from APTS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE -- NOV 6, 2015
Ready to Learn and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Intense negotiations continue between House and Senate Education Committees leaders as they aggressively work to finish a compromise bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Both chambers passed updated versions of ESEA in July 2015. The Senate version of the bill reauthorizes "Ready to Learn" as a stand-alone program, while the House version does not. The Education Committees leaders have a goal of finalizing the bill as soon as possible.
PROTECT MY PUBLIC MEDIA asked its advocates with lawmakers in key states and districts to express their support for Ready to Learn and request reauthorization in the bill as a stand-alone program.