K-12 Education

Every child, regardless of where they live, should have access to high-quality public education. Committee Democrats maintain focus on educational equity and are committed to oversight to ensure states and school districts are acting responsibly. This includes advancing solutions to decrease racial and socioeconomic gaps in education, promoting inclusion for special education students, and improving learning conditions to ensure health, safety, and success.

Key Legislation:

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA)

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by ESSA

The Department of Education’s ESSA Implementation

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004 Reauthorization)

The Youth Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education Act

The Keep All Students Safe Act

The Safe Schools Improvement Act

The Student Non-Discrimination Act

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