“A View from Montana” Education Roundtable Coming to Missoula

Event will Bring Senator Tester, Superintendent Juneau, U.S. Education Department, and Local Education Officials Together

(Montana) – Senator Jon Tester, Superintendent Denise Juneau, the U.S. Department of Education and local education officials will be sitting down together for “A View from Montana: A Roundtable on Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act.”

“When Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act the goal was to give Montana teachers and school boards the tools they need to ensure our kids and grandkids are receiving a quality public education,” said Tester, a former teacher. “This roundtable will help ensure Washington is listening to folks from Montana as they roll out this new legislation.”

“For the first time in more than a decade, Montana educators and parents have a seat at the table in developing an education accountability and achievement model that will work for Montana students,” Superintendent Juneau said. “The Every Student Succeeds Act will keep Montana students and schools moving forward, and this roundtable is an opportunity to highlight the good work happening in our schools.”

Tester, Juneau, and Senior Advisor to U.S. Education Secretary Ruthanne Buck will join teachers, administrators, and school board members from across Montana to participate in a discussion on the rollout of ESSA.

A View from Montana
A Roundtable on Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act
October 18, 2016
3:00 pm
Missoula County Public Schools Business Building Boardroom
915 South Avenue West
Missoula, Montana

Tester helped Congress pass the Every Student Succeeds Act last year, which replaces No Child Left Behind and returns more control of the classroom back to state and local leaders.

“A View from Montana” follows Tester’s amendment to the ESSA that pushes the Education Secretary to receive input from local stakeholders, like school boards, before developing new rules.

The event is free and open to the public, and there will be an opportunity for attendees to provide public comment. You can register for the event HERE.