Washington, D.C. (December 21, 2020) – The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Chief Executive Officer Carissa Moffat Miller released the following statement on pending federal COVID relief for K-12 education:
“State education leaders, school district officials, and teachers have worked tirelessly to educate all students amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate Congress’s bipartisan recognition of the enormous financial burden brought on by the pandemic. The additional aid for K-12 schools will help states deliver safe, high-quality education, expand access to technology, and recover academic learning loss. Every day Congress waits, the situation becomes more dire in states and communities across this country. We urge Congress to pass this legislation quickly and get this much-needed aid to schools as soon as possible.”
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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