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  • ICYMI: Rep. Joe Wilson: #StudentSuccessAct Gives Students "Fresh Start"
    Apr 16, 2015  - Washington’s outsized role in education has imposed a series of one-size-fits-all policies that assume federal bureaucrats know better than parents, teachers, and local leaders. As Education and the Workforce Committee member Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) writes in a recent op-ed, “the quality of our chil... More
  • School Nutrition Experts Call for Increased Flexibility of Child Nutrition Programs
    Apr 15, 2015  - WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today held a hearing to discuss the importance of federal child nutrition programs as the committee begins an effort to reauthorize these programs later this year. “Healthy meals are vitally important... More
  • Kline Statement: Hearing on “Serving Students and Families through Child Nutrition Programs”
    Apr 15, 2015  - Healthy meals are vitally important to a child’s education. It’s just basic commonsense that if a child is hungry then he or she is less likely to succeed in the classroom and later in life. That is why our nation has long invested in services that provide low-income students nutritious meals in sch... More
  • #StudentSuccessAct represents the 'epitome' of a conservative agenda
    Apr 15, 2015  - For too long, Washington has insisted more programs, mandates, and spending would fix a broken K-12 education system. While well intended, No Child Left Behind doubled-down on this flawed approach, leaving countless students trapped in failing schools. A one-size-fits-all accountability system has u... More
  • Committee Leaders Seek Information Following Reports of Neglect and Abuse at Head Start Centers
    Apr 14, 2015  - WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) have requested information about how the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) responds to reports of ne... More
  • Reps. Kline and Rokita Seek Information on Head Start's Safety and Health Procedures
    Apr 14, 2015  - Dear Secretary Burwell, As members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, we are responsible for oversight of the Head Start Act and write today deeply concerned about the health and safety of children enrolled in the Head Start program. This concern stems from apparent discrepancies i... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Hearings Slated This Week on ObamaCare and Child Nutrition
    Apr 13, 2015  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce will hold hearings this week on the five year anniversary of President Obama’s health care law and various child nutrition programs in preparation for reauthorization of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act. O... More
  • What If Congress Doesn't Replace NCLB? Part II
    Apr 10, 2015  - The Obama administration’s temporary, conditional waiver scheme has masked the harsh reality of America’s current K-12 education landscape: No Child Left Behind remains the law of the land. In other words: Virtually all schools are considered failing under the law’s one-size-fits-all, high-stakes ac... More
  • What If Congress Doesn’t Replace NCLB? Part I
    Apr 9, 2015  - State education leaders recently gathered in Washington to send an urgent message: America’s K-12 education system is broken, and only a new law can fix it. They’re talking about the need for Congress to replaceNo Child Left Behind (NCLB) through the legislative process. That is precisely what House... More
  • Reining in the Secretary of Education
    Mar 27, 2015  - Separation of powers. States’ rights. Local control. These are just a few fundamental principles the Obama administration has ignored when it comes to K-12 education, and it’s time for Congress to do something about it. It began in 2009 with a multibillion dollar slush fund known as “Race to the To... More
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