U.S. Senate Education Committee plans hearing about returning to school

U.S. Senate Education Committee plans hearing about returning to school

The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee plans to hold a “COVID-19: Going Back to School Safely” hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 10.

The hearing follows a similar discussion with postsecondary leaders this week, which featured testimony about institutions’ efforts to develop practices for housing, instruction, and other activities for the next school year that allow colleges and universities to reopen without compromising the health of students and staff.

Witnesses at the K-12 safety hearing will include:

  • Ms. Susana Cordova, Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
  • The Honorable John B. King, Jr., President and CEO, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. Penny Schwinn, Commissioner of Education, Tennessee Department of Education
  • Dr. Matthew Blomstedt, Commissioner of Education, Nebraska Department of Education

The hearing will be livestreamed at 9 a.m. CDT and the video and written testimony will remain archived on the committee’s website for later viewing.

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