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NASBE Issues Statement on Confirmation of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos


For Immediate Release: February 7, 2017

Contact: Renee Rybak Lang, renee.lang@nasbe.org, 703-740-4841

Alexandria, VA — The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) President/CEO Kristen Amundson issued the following statement:

“NASBE has had a productive working relationship with every U.S. secretary of education since Shirley Hufstedler. At a time when states are shouldering greater responsibility for public education, we look forward to working with Secretary DeVos to advance the twin goals of excellence and equity for all students in our nation’s public schools.”

The National Association of State Boards of Education represents America’s state and territorial boards of education. Our principal objectives are to strengthen state leadership in education policymaking, advocate equality of access to educational opportunity, promote excellence in the education of all students, and ensure responsible lay governance of education. Learn more at www.nasbe.org.

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