CCAC to host public discussion on Every Student Succeeds Act on Friday

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Article by: CCAC Public Relations
PITTSBURGH—Community College of Allegheny County will host a public discussion on the Every Student Succeeds Act on Friday, December 2, in the Foerster Student Services Center Auditorium on Allegheny Campus. The discussion is being presented by the State Department of Education in partnership with Pennsylvania state representatives Jake Wheatley and Ed Gainey, Pittsburgh City Council members Daniel Lavelle and Ricky Burgess, Allegheny County Councilman DeWitt Walton, along with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and A+ Schools. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. The program will start at 9:30 a.m. Legislative staff will be on hand to provide materials and information on state government programs.

The event is one of a series being held by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to engage the public on important education topics in the state. The Every Student Succeeds Act is a federal education law signed by President Barack Obama in late 2015. A senior leader from the department will provide background on the law and discuss the ongoing development of Pennsylvania’s plan for its implementation, which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in 2017.

In order to provide the best avenue for public comment as well as an opportunity for those who cannot attend, members of the community are encouraged to review materials and offer comments at www.education.pa.gov/Pages/Every-Student-Succeeds-Act.

The Foerster Student Services Center is located at 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15212.

For more information, contact Rep. Wheatley’s constituent service office at 412.471.7760.

The event is open to the media, including still/video cameras.

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