Reauthorization of education law said to put ‘needs of children first’

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July 27, 2015

Woman walks past U.S. Capitol in Washington

A woman checks her smartphone as she walks past the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In reauthorizing the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the House and Senate have made “significant improvements for providing equitable services for students and teachers in religious, private and independent schools,” said a U.S. archbishop.

Archbishop George J. Lucas of Omaha, Nebraska, made the comments as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Catholic Education.

The Senate passed its reauthorization measure, the Every Child Achieves Act, July 16. The House of Representatives passed its version, the Student Success Act, July 8. The votes were cast along party lines.

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