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  • Kline, Rokita Introduce Bill to Replace No Child Left Behind
    Feb 3, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) today introduced legislation to improve K-12 education and replace No Child Left Behind. Based on a proposal passed by the House in... More
  • Student Success Act: Reducing the Federal Footprint and Restoring Local Control
    Feb 3, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: The federal government’s involvement in elementary and secondary education is at an all-time high. In 2013, the federal government spent nearly $35 billion on K-12 education – a roughly 400% increase over the past 30 years – and the Department of Education operates more than 80 program... More
  • Student Success Act
    Feb 3, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: Every child in every school deserves access to an excellent education. Unfortunately, the country continues to fall far short of reaching that goal. The federal government’s involvement in local K-12 schools is at an all-time high, yet student achievement remains stagnant. Approximatel... More
  • Student Success Act: Empowering Parents and Education Leaders to Hold Schools Accountable
    Feb 3, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: The involvement of parents and education leaders is vital to ensuring every student in every school receives an excellent education. Yet, under the current law, states and school districts are bound by what Washington wants, not by what parents and education leaders know their children... More
  • Republican Leaders Recognize National School Choice Week
    Jan 27, 2015  - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statements in recognition of National School Choice Week: Speaker Boehner: A good education is the great equalizer in America, and... More
  • Kline Speaks on Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute
    Jan 22, 2015  - Last fall the American people sent a clear message: They want to move our country in a new direction, one that will lead to prosperity and opportunity for every man and woman willing to work for it. That’s no small task when you consider the problems we face: a persistently weak economy, stagnant ho... More
  • Committee Requests Public Feedback to Reform Head Start Program
    Jan 21, 2015  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee today released a white paper outlining goals to reform the Head Start Act and requesting public feedback on ways to strengthen the law. The paper is the latest effort by the committee to improve federal early learning and child care programs for the na... More
  • ObamaCare 2.0: Same Old Headaches for Nation's Classrooms
    Nov 24, 2014  - The second year of the ObamaCare open enrollment season has begun and Americans are more displeased than ever with the president’s health care law. Schools, in particular, continue to feel the law’s negative effects, from increased costs to diminished services. In Louisiana, administrators are being... More
  • Kline, Miller Praise Senate Passage of Bill to Update Child Care Program
    Nov 17, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) and Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), senior Democrat on the committee, praised the Senate’s passage of a bill to improve and reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant today. House and Senate leaders negotiated the b... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Outlines Education and Workforce Priorities
    Nov 11, 2014  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, today outlined broad priorities to help strengthen the nation’s classrooms and workplaces. Chairman Kline discusses in a new video steps Washington must take to support students and working families, such as fixing ... More
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