Media Advisory: Thompson to Host Symposium for Educators and School Leaders in State College

Jan 27, 2016

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) will hold an education policy symposium in State College on Thursday, Jan. 28, for a symposium titled The Every Student Succeeds Act:  Empowering Educators and School Leaders in the 21st Century.  

The event will focus on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, which was signed into law in Dec. 2015.  School administrators and stakeholders from across Centre, Clinton, Huntingdon and Clearfield counties are expected to attend the event at the Ramada Inn, State College.


The ESSA will replace No Child Left Behind and includes significant changes to federal policy governing elementary and secondary education across the nation; namely, federal funding flexibility for school districts and returning decision making in education to states, school districts, teachers, students and parents.


Thompson; Corey Williams, National Education Association (NEA); and Joe Bard, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools.


Thursday, Jan. 28, from 9-11 a.m.


Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center, 1450 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801


Media planning to attend, please contact Nick Ruffner at or (202) 680-0006.