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  • Kline, Alexander Call for GAO Study on Education Department’s Waiver Requirements
    Aug 12, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), senior Republican on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, today requested a study from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the Department of Education’s Elemen... More
  • Rokita Statement: Hearing on “How Data Mining Threatens Students' Privacy”
    Jun 25, 2014  - We are dealing with an issue today that is both critically important and exceptionally complex. Why is it so important? As we fight for all Americans looking to build better lives for themselves and their families, we know that a quality education is at the root of that better life. With very few ex... More
  • Rep. Messer Introduces Bill to Protect Classrooms from ObamaCare’s Punitive Employer Mandate
    May 30, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Member Luke Messer (R-IN) today introduced legislation in response to the challenges facing schools as the result of the president’s health care law. The Safeguarding Classrooms Hurt by ObamaCare’s Obligatory Levies (SCHOOL) Act (H.R. 4775) would exempt sc... 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
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Speaks in Support of Bipartisan Charter School Bill
    May 8, 2014  - The House of Representatives is currently debating the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 10), legislation to bolster local charter school initiatives, aid the expansion and replication of successful charter school models, and improve charter school accessibility for s... More
  • House Approves Legislation to Enhance Education Research
    May 8, 2014  - The House of Representatives today approved the Strengthening Education through Research Act (H.R. 4366) with bipartisan support. Introduced by Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) and Ranking Member Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), the bill reauth... More
  • Kline Statement: H.R. 10, the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act
    May 8, 2014  - For many children and their parents, charter schools are a beacon of hope for a better education – and a better life. The schools are extraordinarily in demand; waitlists for charter schools have grown steadily in recent years, with more than one million students’ names on waitlists for the 2013-201... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TODAY: Charter Schools Week Press Conference
    May 7, 2014  - Today at 4:00p.m., House Republican leaders will hold a press conference to discuss the important role quality charter schools play in the nation's education system. The press conference will also highlight the ​Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act​ (H.R. 10), legislation that... More
  • Kline: Prioritize Funding for Special Needs Students
    Apr 29, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today urged the Obama administration and House Appropriations Committee leadership to increase support for students with disabilities by prioritizing federal funding for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (... More
  • Five Questions for the Secretary of Education
    Apr 29, 2014  - Today Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify before the House Education and the Workforce Committee on the department’s budget and policy priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. Nearly one year has passed since the secretary last appeared before the committee, and members are eager to discuss... More
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