The Congressional visits are part of AASA’s Legislative Advocacy Conference, taking place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.
“This conference provides an opportunity for school superintendents to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill,” said Daniel A. Domenech, AASA executive director. “We are grateful to these individuals who are using this event as a platform to engage in conversations with education policy leaders and decision makers about how we can improve our schools for all of our children.”
In addition to ESEA, topics to be covered during the Capitol Hill meetings include school safety, closing the achievement gap, school finance and education technology.
“There are so many moving education policy pieces in play right now, expanding the national dialogue on these important issues will translate into effective education advocacy,” said Bruce Hunter, AASA associate executive director, advocacy, policy and communications. “It’s important to have superintendents speaking with Congressional leaders as ESEA reauthorization is meaningfully in motion for the first time in 12 years. We support the House GOP bill as our members promote the merits of the legislation.”