• School Is Closed
    Oct 15, 2015  - Less than two months into the school year, Clay County, Tennessee, students and teachers are back at home – not for “Fall Break” – for the foreseeable future. That’s right. All three of the district’s schools are closed, forcing more than 1,000 students to lose valuable learning time. What contribut... More
  • Kline Statement on Education Secretary Duncan
    Oct 2, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced his plan to step down in December: Secretary Duncan has been a dedicated public servant for nearly 15 years, including more than six years leading the... More
  • Bishop, Kline Applaud Passage of the Higher Education Extension Act of 2015
    Sep 28, 2015  - The House of Representatives today approved H.R. 3594, the Higher Education Extension Act of 2015. Introduced by Reps. Mike Bishop (R-MI) and Mark Pocan (D-WI), members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, this legislation extends for one year the Perkins Loan Program that is set to e... More
  • Higher Education Extension Act of 2015
    Sep 24, 2015  - To provide certainty to students and institutions as policymakers continue work on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, Reps. Mike Bishop (R-MI) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) introduced the Higher Education Extension Act of 2015. The bipartisan legislation will extend for one year the Perkins Lo... More
  • Bishop, Pocan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Extend Perkins Loan Program, Other Higher Education Provisions
    Sep 24, 2015  - Reps. Mike Bishop (R-MI) and Mark Pocan (D-WI), members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, today introduced the Higher Education Extension Act of 2015 (H.R. 3594). The legislation extends for one year the Perkins Loan Program that is set to expire on September 30, as well as other h... More
  • Grading the Administration’s College Scorecard: Incomplete
    Sep 16, 2015  - President Obama has unveiled a new “College Scorecard,” an online tool the administration promises will provide prospective students “reliable data on every institution of higher education.” The basic concept behind the scorecard – strengthening transparency in higher education – has long been a bip... More
  • Kline, Foxx Joint Statement on the Administration’s Federal Student Aid Announcement
    Sep 14, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following joint statement regarding the administration’s change to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA: Stream... More
  • Witnesses: No “Simple Solution” to Campus Sexual Assault
    Sep 10, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), today held a hearing to discuss an issue of growing national concern: campus sexual assault. Members learned about efforts to address sexual assault, as well as how existing federal and state policies ... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW: Subcommittee to Discuss Sexual Assault on College Campuses
    Sep 9, 2015  - On Thursday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will hold a hearing entitled, “Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault on College Campuses.” The hearing will take place in room 2261 of the Rayburn House O... More
  • A Better Approach to Higher Education
    Aug 7, 2015  - College costs are on the rise, national student loan debt has eclipsed the $1 trillion mark, and enrollment rates for low-income students are in decline. The Obama administration has responded to those challenges with more regulations and more expensive programs, an approach that is not working for ... More