• 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
  • Rokita Introduces Bill to Reauthorize, Reform Child Nutrition Assistance
    Apr 20, 2016  - Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, today introduced the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 (H.R. 5003). The bill will reauthorize and reform federal child nutrition programs to ensure states and schools have... 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
  • *** MEDIA ADVISORY *** TOMORROW: Committee to Examine Education Research and Student Privacy Protections
    Mar 21, 2016  - On Tuesday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Strengthening Education Research and Privacy Protections to Better Serve Students.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House ... More
  • Kline Questions Burwell on Early Childhood Development, ESSA Implementation
    Mar 15, 2016  - Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell testified before the Committee on Education and the Workforce at a hearing to examine a number of the department’s policies and responsibilities, including early childhood development. During his opening remarks, Chairman John Kline (R... More
  • A Warning Against Repeating Past Mistakes
    Mar 2, 2016  - At a hearing on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce questioned Acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. about how the Department of Education plans to implement the law in a manner consistent with the letter and intent of the law. Rep.... More
  • When It Comes to Testing, ESSA Empowers States, Parents
    Mar 1, 2016  - At a hearing on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce questioned Acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. about how the Department of Education plans to implement the law in a manner consistent with the letter and intent of the law. Noti... More
  • Fundamentally Different
    Feb 29, 2016  - At a hearing on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce questioned Acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. about how the Department of Education plans to implement the law in a manner consistent with the letter and intent of the law. Focu... More