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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Examine the Role of Charter Schools in K-12 Education

On Tuesday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m., the House Education and the Workforce Committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Raising the Bar: The Role of Charter Schools in K-12 Education.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  

Charter schools encompass two key principles American families want from our nation’s education system: choice and flexibility. These institutions empower parents to play a more active role in their child’s education, open doors for teachers to pioneer fresh teaching methods, encourage state and local innovation, and help students escape underperforming schools. 

Tuesday’s hearing will provide members an opportunity to discuss the benefits of the successful charter school model while also exploring opportunities to improve charter school quality and expand access to this valuable school choice option. To learn more about Tuesday’s hearing, visit http://edworkforce.house.gov/hearings.  

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WITNESS LIST 

Ms. Deborah McGriff      
Chair of the Board      
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools   
Milwaukee, WI      

Mrs. Lisa Graham Keegan     
Chair of the Board      
National Association of Charter School Authorizers  
Peoria, AZ       

Mr. David Linzey 
Executive Director
Clayton Valley Charter High School
Concord, CA

Ms. Alyssa Whitehead-Bust
Chief of Innovation and Reform
Denver Public Schools
Denver, CO

Mr. Alan Rosskamm
Chief Executive Officer
Breakthrough Schools
Cleveland, OH

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