On June 19th, BEC, in partnership with Girls Not Brides USA, The Coalition for Adolescent Girls, Global Citizen, UNICEF USA, and World Vision, sponsored a Congressional staff briefing on Keeping Girls in School Around the World. The briefing focused on the Keeping Girls in School Act (H.R. 2153) and the need for U.S. foreign assistance to address the barriers that keep adolescent girls out of school internationally. The event featured remarks by Rep. Quigley (D-IL), Rep. Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Rep. Frankel (D-FL), and Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya. BEC Executive Board Member, Heather Simpson, moderated the widely-attended event.