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  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** This Week: Hearings to Examine Head Start, the Juvenile Justice System, and Worker Safety
    Oct 5, 2015  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold hearings this week to discuss a number of important issues facing America’s children and workers. On Wednesday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m., the full committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, "Strengthening Head ... 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
  • House, Senate Education Leaders Discuss Efforts to Replace No Child Left Behind
    Jul 30, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Senate Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), and House Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) today met to discuss proceeding with a conference co... More
  • Student Privacy Protection Act
    Jul 22, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: For students, parents, and teachers, mobile applications, cloud-based platforms, and other innovative technologies have made education more accessible, reliable, and efficient. It has provided students of all ages and all backgrounds greater access to learning, enhanced communication b... More
  • Kline Statement on Senate Passage of Bill to Replace No Child Left Behind
    Jul 16, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act: Thanks to the hard work of Senators Alexander and Murray, we are one step closer to replacing a flawed law and improving K-12 education fo... More
  • Rep. Bishop: Student Success Act Builds a Better Path Forward for Students
    Jul 15, 2015  - The nation’s one-size-fits-all mandates dictating K-12 education have been letting students down for years. Federal involvement in classrooms is at an all-time high. Yet far too many schools are ill-equipped to make the grade. The Obama Administration has only made a broken system worse by imposing ... More
  • One Step Closer to Replacing NCLB
    Jul 9, 2015  - For years, parents, teachers, and state and local leaders across the country have expressed the urgent need to replace No Child Left Behind, a well-intended but flawed law that has not delivered on its promise to improve K-12 education. Yesterday, the House answered their call to action when members... More
  • Kline, Rokita Applaud House Passage of the Student Success Act
    Jul 8, 2015  - The House of Representatives today approved the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). Introduced by Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN), the legislation replaces the current K-12 ed... More
  • #StudentSuccessAct: Commonsense Reforms the American People Deserve
    Jul 8, 2015  - Last month, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan extended the administration’s intrusion into K-12 classrooms when he renewed a controversial temporary, conditional waiver scheme in several states. This is not the first time the secretary has issued waivers – bypassing Congress to dictate education po... More
  • Education Leaders: Restore ‘Local Leadership and Flexibility’ to Child Nutrition Programs
    Jun 24, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), today held the latest in a series of hearings on federal child nutrition programs. The hearing provided members an opportunity to learn from state and local education leaders about how feder... More