Senator Gardenhire Named To National Committee On Education

Friday, February 22, 2013
State Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) has been appointed to serve as a member of the National Conference of State Legislature’s (NCSL) standing Committee on Education. The appointment was made by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey this week in Nashville. 
 
“I appreciate the opportunity to serve on this national committee on education,” said Sen. Gardenhire.  “Education and increasing career opportunities are my highest priorities.
  I look forward to exchanging ideas and solutions with my counterparts in other states on how we can move education forward in Tennessee and create more opportunities for our students.” 
 
The Education Committee is one of 12 Standing Committees of NCSL. The committee covers all education issues, including early childhood education, K-12 reform efforts, higher education, the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the Higher Education Act, school violence, special education, teachers, and school finance and adequacy. The committee educates Congress and federal agencies about state concerns related to federal actions that impact the states, based on policy positions adopted by the states through NCSL's policy process. In addition, the committee serves as a forum for legislators and legislative staff to learn about and share information about policy options being considered in states. 
 

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