• Secretary Knows Best?
    Sep 23, 2016  - The Obama administration has always had a “we-know-best” mentality when it comes to K-12 education. The Department of Education has spent years unilaterally dictating education policy through pet projects and conditional waivers. Last year, former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan boasted that the ... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Secretary King to Testify Before Committee on ESSA Implementation
    Jun 16, 2016  - On Thursday, June 23 at 9:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Examining Recent Efforts to Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.” Part of the committee’s ongoing oversight of... More
  • Congressional Leaders Raise Concerns with Integrity of ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking
    May 17, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN)—along with Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN)—today wrote to the Department... More
  • Kline: SOAR Act Puts D.C. Students on the Path to Hope
    Apr 29, 2016  - Ahead of House passage today of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Reauthorization Act, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) urged members to support the legislation and renew a “vital investment in the children who live in the District of Columbia.” Intr... More
  • Kline Statement: Debate on H.R. 4901, the SOAR Reauthorization Act
    Apr 29, 2016  - I rise today in strong support of the SOAR Reauthorization Act, which will renew our vital investment in the children who live in the District of Columbia. In passing the Every Student Succeeds Act last year, we took important steps to support and encourage greater school choice for students and the... More
  • Witnesses: Must Find Balance Between Education Research and Student Privacy
    Mar 22, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), held a hearing today to examine federal policies affecting education research and student privacy. Members and witnesses discussed how education research is used, how states can protect student privacy while condu... More
  • Kline Statement: Hearing on “Strengthening Education Research and Privacy Protections to Better Serve Students”
    Mar 22, 2016  - Education research has long played an important role in our nation’s classrooms. States and school districts use research to identify teaching and learning strategies that improve classroom instruction and those that don’t. Education research also provides parents, teachers, school leaders, and poli... More