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Statement from Deborah Delisle, President and CEO of the Alliance for Excellent Education, on the new HEROES Act

For Release: September 29, 2020

Media Contact: Dorie Turner Nolt, (404) 861-1127,

Washington, DC—”The new HEROES Act shows that children and their education are a priority to our country during this unprecedented crisis. This legislation provides the building blocks for public education to emerge from this pandemic stronger than when we entered it, particularly when it comes to providing home internet and digital access for the millions of children who fall into the homework gap. We need Congress to quickly pass, and the president to sign, this important measure so that we can begin providing relief to our teachers, families, and students.”


Deborah S. Delisle is the president and CEO of the Alliance for Excellent Education and served as the U.S. assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education from 2012 to 2015.

The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those underperforming and those historically underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.