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Education & Workforce Committee Letters

July 13, 2017

Early Childhood Education

Letter (from Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Washington Governor Jay Inslee) to House and Senate Education Committee Leadership in support of strengthening the state-federal partnership on early childhood education.


May 25, 2017

Education and Job Training Funding in FY 2018

Letter (from Governors Inslee and Sandoval) to House and Senate Appropriations Committees encouraging investment in federal education and workforce programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.


November 07, 2016

ESSA Supplement, Not Supplant Recommendations

Letter (from National Governors Association Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison and National Conference of State Legislatures Executive Director William Pound) to U.S. Department of Education Secretary John King regarding proposed regulations to implement the Title I “Supplement, not supplant” requirement in the Every Student Succeeds Act.


July 19, 2016

ESSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Recommendations

The National Governors Association (NGA) sent recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on accountability and state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).


April 04, 2016

ESSA Implementation

Letter from leaders of the State and Local Implementation Network (the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Association of State Boards of Education, Council of Chief State School Officers, National School Boards Association, The School Superintendents Association, National Association of Elementary School Principals, American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association) to U.S. Secretary of Education John King encouraging regulatory restraint as the U.S. Department of Education implements the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).


February 10, 2016

ESSA Implementation

Letter from leaders of the State and Local Implementation Network (the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Association of State Boards of Education, National School Boards Association, The Superintendents Association, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and National PTA) to Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John King announcing their commitment to work together to ensure a smooth transition from No Child Left Behind to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).


December 02, 2015

Every Student Succeeds Act

Letter (from Governor Herbert, Governor McAuliffe, Governor Inslee and Governor Bentley) to House and Senate Education Committee leadership asking Congress to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act by the end of 2015.


November 10, 2015

Early Childhood Education

Letter (from Governor Inslee and Governor Bentley) to Senate and House Appropriations leadership urging Congress to fund Preschool Development Grants in FY 2016 appropriations.


November 05, 2015

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Letter (from Governor Inslee and Governor Bentley) to Senate and House Appropriations leadership urging Congress to fully restore the set-aside in FY 2016 appropriations.


September 29, 2015

ESEA Conference

Letter (from Governor Inslee and Governor Bentley) to Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander; Ranking Member Patty Murray; Committee on Education and Workforce Chairman John Kline and Ranking Member Robert Scott urging completion of Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization and offering governors’ priorities during conference.