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  • 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
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW: Kline to Speak on Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute
    Jan 21, 2015  - On Thursday, January 22 at 8:30 a.m., U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) will speak at the American Enterprise Institute about committee priorities for improving education. The nation’s education system faces many challenges. No Child Left Behind is no lon... More
  • Kline, Miller Praise Senate Passage of Bill to Update Child Care Program
    Nov 17, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) and Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), senior Democrat on the committee, praised the Senate’s passage of a bill to improve and reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant today. House and Senate leaders negotiated the b... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Outlines Education and Workforce Priorities
    Nov 11, 2014  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, today outlined broad priorities to help strengthen the nation’s classrooms and workplaces. Chairman Kline discusses in a new video steps Washington must take to support students and working families, such as fixing ... More
  • Kline, Miller Praise Passage of Charter School Bill
    May 9, 2014  - The House of Representatives today approved the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 10) with strong bipartisan support in a vote of 360 to 45. Introduced by House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Senior Democratic Member George Miller... More
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