(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) recently appointed Assembly Member Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) to serve as the California State Assembly’s representative on the national Education Commission of the States (ECS).
“As an educator of over four decades, I am extremely thankful to the Speaker for allowing me the opportunity to serve as a Commissioner of this important organization,” stated Assembly Member Weber. “The Commission has a storied history of positively shaping education policy in our country, and I’m elated to now have a role in that process,” she said.
The ECS was founded through the establishment of the Compact for Education, a nation-wide, non-partisan, interstate compact approved by Congress in 1965. It is an organization that is committed to providing assistance to states seeking to develop effective policy and practice for public education by providing data, research, analysis, and leadership, and by facilitating collaboration among the states.
“I’m eager to serve and look forward to meeting and working with all of my new colleagues on the Commission to highlight important education policy and fiscal issues effecting schools nationally,” she expressed.
ECS’ core purpose is to enlighten, equip, and engage key education leaders – governors, legislators, chief state school officers, higher education officials, business leaders and others – to work side by side to improve education across 50 states and U.S. territories.
Assembly Member Weber’s status as a Commissioner is effective February 13, 2013, the day that she was appointed.