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  • It’s Time To Repair K-12 Education
    Feb 10, 2015  - If it’s broken, fix it. When it comes to elementary and secondary education, that is precisely what the Education and the Workforce Committee plans to do this week. As any parent, teacher, or administrator knows, the nation’s K-12 education system is in need of repair. Decades of Washington’s oversi... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Rokita to Hold Hearing on Student Privacy
    Feb 10, 2015  - On Thursday, February 12 at 11:15 a.m., the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education will hold a hearing to explore the use of new technology in the classroom and examine the need to modernize the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The hearing, entitled “H... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Mark Up the Student Success Act
    Feb 9, 2015  - On Wednesday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will mark up the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). The markup will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. There is broad, bipartisan agreement the curren... More
  • 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
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