• Kline Statement: Debate on H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
    Sep 13, 2016  - A quality education is vital to succeeding in today’s workforce. However, it’s important to know that a quality education doesn’t have to mean a four-year college degree. Career and technical education can be just as valuable, and for many individuals, it’s the path that’s best for them. Earlier thi... More
  • Thompson Statement: Debate on H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
    Sep 13, 2016  - A weak economy and advances in technology have dramatically changed today’s job market, creating both challenges and opportunities for men and women entering the workforce. That is why equipping today’s students with the tools they need to remain competitive is essential. One way we can achieve that... More
  • Members Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Juvenile Justice System
    Sep 9, 2016  - Republican and Democrat members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce introduced the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act (H.R. 5963). Sponsored by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), the legislation reauthorizes and reforms the Ju... More
  • Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act
    Sep 8, 2016  - BACKGROUND To promote safe and healthy communities, the federal government has long supported state efforts to set at-risk youth and juvenile offenders on the pathway to success. Helping children reject a life of crime requires more than an adjudication system and a detention facility. It requires ... More
  • Rethinking Pathways to Prosperity
    Sep 8, 2016  - Career and technical education helps students acquire the education, skills, and experience they need to compete and succeed in the workforce. That’s why Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Katherine Clark (D-MA) introduced—and the committee unanimously approved—the Strengthening Career and Techni... More
  • A CTE Home Run
    Sep 2, 2016  - When Jasmine Morgan began her freshman year at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, a teacher recognized Jasmine’s talents and encouraged her to enroll in the marketing and entrepreneurship courses the school offered through its career and technical education (CTE) program. Jasmine quickly ... More
  • Kline, Rokita Statement on New Head Start Performance Standards
    Sep 1, 2016  - Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) issued the following joint statement in response to the Department of Health and Human Services’ final rule revising the Head Start Progr... More