Washington, D.C. (February 27, 2021) – Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Chief Executive Officer Carissa Moffat Miller released the following statement on House passage of legislation that would provide additional COVID relief for K-12 education.
“States have worked diligently during the pandemic to provide learning opportunities for all children amid unprecedented disruptions. We appreciate the federal aid provided for K-12 education over the past year as states provided immediate emergency response and long-term recovery supports to schools, and we support the additional efforts in Congress to safely deliver education to students, accelerate learning for the students most impacted by this pandemic, and invest in bridging the digital divide.”
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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