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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittee to Discuss State Efforts to Expand Parental Engagement

On Wednesday, May 16th, at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), will hold a hearing entitled, “Exploring State Success in Expanding Parent and Student Options.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Recognizing parents are in the best position to shape and improve their children’s futures, state education leaders have made great strides to ensure all parents – regardless of income – have an opportunity to make a real choice on behalf of their children’s education.  Across the country, states are improving charter school laws, expanding private school scholarship programs, and offering tools such as “parent trigger laws” to help parents become more involved in the local education system.

Wednesday’s hearing will provide members an opportunity to discuss the importance of parental engagement and learn about the successful ways states are encouraging parents to play a more active role in their children’s education. To learn more about this hearing, visit


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Witnesses to be announced.