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  • Student Success Act: Prohibiting Federal Involvement in Common Core
    Feb 18, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: The Obama administration has taken unprecedented action to further expand the federal footprint in America’s classrooms. Through the administration’s waiver scheme and pet programs such as Race to the Top, the Secretary of Education has used taxpayer dollars to coerce states into enact... More
  • Kline Statement on White House Education Report
    Feb 13, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement in response to the White House education report released earlier today: “The White House report pretends the president’s budget proposal is the law of the land. It isn’t and never will be. In fact, ... More
  • Committee Approves Bill to Replace No Child Left Behind, Improve K-12 Education
    Feb 11, 2015  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today approved the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). Introduced by Chairman Kline and Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN), this responsible legislation will re... More
  • It’s Time To Repair K-12 Education
    Feb 10, 2015  - If it’s broken, fix it. When it comes to elementary and secondary education, that is precisely what the Education and the Workforce Committee plans to do this week. As any parent, teacher, or administrator knows, the nation’s K-12 education system is in need of repair. Decades of Washington’s oversi... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Rokita to Hold Hearing on Student Privacy
    Feb 10, 2015  - On Thursday, February 12 at 11:15 a.m., the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education will hold a hearing to explore the use of new technology in the classroom and examine the need to modernize the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The hearing, entitled “H... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Mark Up the Student Success Act
    Feb 9, 2015  - On Wednesday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will mark up the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). The markup will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. There is broad, bipartisan agreement the curren... More
  • Kline, Rokita Introduce Bill to Replace No Child Left Behind
    Feb 3, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) today introduced legislation to improve K-12 education and replace No Child Left Behind. Based on a proposal passed by the House in... More
  • Student Success Act: Reducing the Federal Footprint and Restoring Local Control
    Feb 3, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: The federal government’s involvement in elementary and secondary education is at an all-time high. In 2013, the federal government spent nearly $35 billion on K-12 education – a roughly 400% increase over the past 30 years – and the Department of Education operates more than 80 program... More
  • Student Success Act
    Feb 3, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: Every child in every school deserves access to an excellent education. Unfortunately, the country continues to fall far short of reaching that goal. The federal government’s involvement in local K-12 schools is at an all-time high, yet student achievement remains stagnant. Approximatel... More
  • Student Success Act: Empowering Parents and Education Leaders to Hold Schools Accountable
    Feb 3, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: The involvement of parents and education leaders is vital to ensuring every student in every school receives an excellent education. Yet, under the current law, states and school districts are bound by what Washington wants, not by what parents and education leaders know their children... More
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