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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the conference report for S.1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act:

“The path to success starts with a great education, and we are committed to making sure every student has the opportunity to succeed. This bipartisan bill will reduce the federal government’s role in K-12 education, prevent Washington bureaucrats from promoting one-size-fits-all programs like Common Core, and empower states to set their own academic standards. If enacted, it would mark the first major educational overhaul since 2002. I commend Chairman Kline for his leadership in steering these reforms through committee and the Congress.”