Alexander on board with school safety changes to ESSA

Alexander on board with school safety changes to ESSA

March 6, 2018

The Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee—Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander— wants to update ESSA “to allow schools to hire more counselors, make infrastructure improvements, and fund violence-prevention programs.” However, “some in Congress don’t think Alexander’s bill would truly break new ground or create new flexibility in ESSA, and only clarifies what’s already in the law.”