YAKIMA, Wash.-- Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) also visited with local educators at Adams Elementary in Yakima Thursday.
A panel of superintendents, administrators, and educators from all over the upper and lower valley shared their thoughts on the No Child Left Behind Act.
Senator Murray is working to reform and reauthorize it.
She wanted to hear concerns from local educators about what they like and what they want to see change.
"I want to make sure as we rewrite this law that it works for districts like Yakima that are very diverse, where it's very important that all of our kids have the opportunity to really get a good education," said Sen. Murray.
State Superintendent Randy Dorn released rankings putting Washington at 38th in the nation in education.
Murray said there is a lot of work left to do, but she is hopeful that reform on No Child Left Behind will help.