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  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW: House-Senate Joint Conference Committee on K-12 Education to Hold First Meeting
    Nov 17, 2015  - On Wednesday, November 18th, at 2:30 p.m., a House and Senate conference committee to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will hold its first meeting in HVC-201 of the Capitol Visitor Center. At the first meeting, members of the conference committee are expected to deliver opening... More
  • House Moves Toward K-12 Education Conference Committee
    Nov 17, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives approved a motion to go to conference on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) appointed House Republican con... More
  • Joint Statement on Efforts to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    Nov 13, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA), along with Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), issued the following joint statement on... More
  • Foxx: Apprenticeships Can Change Lives
    Nov 5, 2015  - In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke moments ago about the important role apprenticeships play in helping Americans compete for today’s high-skilled, in-demand jobs. For far too long, there has been a dis... More
  • Foxx Statement: National Apprenticeship Week
    Nov 5, 2015  - Today, I rise to recognize the inaugural observance of National Apprenticeship Week. Across the United States, hundreds of thousands of apprenticeship programs are helping to prepare workers for today’s high-skilled, in-demand jobs. For far too long, there has been a discrepancy in what students are... More
  • Keeping Our Promises to Native Americans, Part I
    Nov 5, 2015  - Every year since 1994, presidents have issued proclamations designating November “National Native American Heritage Month,” a time to celebrate Native Americans for their rich culture and customs. It’s also a time to reaffirm our commitment to providing Native Americans the quality education they ne... More
  • Putting Americans Back to Work with 21st Century Skills
    Nov 4, 2015  - This week marks National Apprenticeship Week, a time for students, employees, educators, job creators, and policymakers to reflect on the critical role education and on-the-job experience play in helping Americans succeed in an increasingly competitive and evolving workforce. As conversations take p... More
  • Witnesses: School, Employer Partnerships Key to Preparing Students for 21st Century Jobs
    Oct 27, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), today held a hearing on ways to reform the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and improve career and technical education (CTE) to better serve students and meet the needs of ... More
  • Rokita Statement: Hearing on “Improving Career and Technical Education to Help Students Succeed in the Workforce”
    Oct 27, 2015  - Young adults are entering a job market today that is vastly different from the one that existed a generation ago. Technological advances and the growth of a global economy have significantly changed the kinds of jobs available and the skills required to do them, making quality education and training... More
  • Kline: Let’s Stand with D.C. Students, Support SOAR Reauthorization Act
    Oct 21, 2015  - Right now, the House is considering the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act. Introduced by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), the bill (H.R. 10) will ensure the popular and successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program continues to serve students from needy families residing in ... More