LOGAN — This week, the Senate is involved in debates over legislation to reform the No Child Left Behind law, and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke out about the importance of improving education in Ohio.

“We owe it to children and taxpayers to ensure that education provided in all of our classrooms is effective, no matter where those classrooms are,” Brown said. “This bill is an opportunity to strengthen public education in Ohio, and I’m working on a number of provisions to ensure that all children have access to a quality education.”

Brown discussed at length the Support Making Assessments Reliable and Timely (SMART) Act, which has been an issue for more than six months.

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