America Forward: Statement on Passage of the Student Success Act

The following statement is from America Forward, the nonpartisan policy arm of New Profit. 

“On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). America Forward is grateful that the House has made an important step in advancing ESEA reauthorization this year. In particular, we commend the inclusion of an amendment to H.R. 5 that makes Pay for Success initiatives an allowable use of funds for states and school districts to improve student outcomes and state resources by training and supporting educators.

We look forward to continuing to work with the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to craft a reauthorized ESEA that catalyzes cross-sector partnerships, rewards results, spurs innovation, supports learner-centered systems, pushes forward on accountability and transparency, and ensures that our teachers and school leaders have the tools they need to support all students.”

THE AMERICA FORWARD COALITION is a network of more than 70 innovative, impact-oriented organizations, working in every state and in more than 1,000 communities nationwide, dedicated to driving systemic change in education, early childhood, workforce development, child welfare, and criminal justice. America Forward Coalition members share a commitment to innovating to achieve better results, using data to track progress and ensure accountability, and leveraging resources across silos and sectors to improve the lives of the people they serve. Our Coalition organizations are achieving measurable outcomes in communities across the country every day. We believe that policy approaches that spur innovation, focus on outcomes, and reward results can transform these local results into national change and propel all of America forward.

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