CCSSO Releases Statement on Passage of American Recovery Act

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Washington, D.C. (March 10, 2021) – The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Chief Executive Officer Carissa Moffat Miller released the following statement following passage of the American Rescue Plan Act.

“We thank Congress for recognizing continued needs in the K-12 education system as schools respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The additional relief provided in the American Rescue Plan Act will help states address what we know will be a years-long recovery in our education system. States stand ready to use these funds effectively and efficiently to reopen school buildings, accelerate learning, help close the digital divide, and provide other assistance that will support equitable educational recovery for all students.”  


The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Bureau of Indian Education, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.

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