We’re pleased to let you know that today the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the conference agreement to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act by a final vote of 359 – 64. The bill has many positive arts education provisions including the retention of arts and music as part of a “Well-Rounded Education.” Now the process will move to the Senate where debate is expected to take place on Monday, December 7th with a vote following quickly.
To help ensure a successful outcome, we ask that you reach out now to your U.S. Senators and urge them to vote for the conference agreement. You can do this by sending an email from HERE
Once the Senate takes action, if they approve the bill it would be sent to President Obama who is expected to sign it. This will bring to an end the No Child Left Behind era.