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  • 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
  • School Choice Options Empower Parents
    Jan 28, 2015  - Each year, countless parents have no choice but to send their children to broken schools. For many students, their likelihood for success is contingent upon their zip code, not their unique needs and abilities. Fortunately, there are educational opportunities that offer a promising alternative. By e... More
  • Kline Speaks on Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute
    Jan 22, 2015  - Last fall the American people sent a clear message: They want to move our country in a new direction, one that will lead to prosperity and opportunity for every man and woman willing to work for it. That’s no small task when you consider the problems we face: a persistently weak economy, stagnant ho... More