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Letters to Congress concerning elementary and secondary education legislation



NCWGE's Elementary & Secondary Education Task Force focuses on ensuring gender equity in all aspects of elementary & secondary education. Since 1965, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has governed federal education programs for kindergarten through 12th grade. Congress is required to review the Elementary and Secondary Education Act every five years. During prior reauthorizations, NCWGE was integral in ensuring that the Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) was reauthorized; that teachers were trained in gender equitable practices; and that dropout prevention and sexual harassment were addressed in schools. During the 111th Congress, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which is now the No Child Left Behind Act, is expected to be reauthorized. This task force is chaired by the American Association of University Women.