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  • Promoting Effective Teachers
    May 6, 2015  - There is more to celebrate this week than quality charter schools. With Teacher Appreciation Week upon us, men and women from across the country are also taking time to #ThankATeacher for their dedication to improving the lives of children through education. Research shows an effective teacher can d... 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
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Secretary Duncan to Discuss Education Department's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget and Policy Priorities
    Apr 25, 2014  - On Tuesday, April 29 at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Reviewing the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal for the Department of Education.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Raybu... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Examine the Role of Charter Schools in K-12 Education
    Feb 28, 2014  - On Tuesday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m., the House Education and the Workforce Committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Raising the Bar: The Role of Charter Schools in K-12 Education.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Charte... More
  • Foxx Statement: “Exploring Efforts to Strengthen the Teaching Profession"
    Feb 27, 2014  - So often teachers are unfairly blamed for the problems in our nation’s school. I had excellent teachers throughout my education and know many exceptional teachers. In fact, my own experience highlights the difference a good teacher and educational opportunity can make in the life of a student. While... More
  • Rokita Statement: “Exploring Efforts to Strengthen the Teaching Profession"
    Feb 27, 2014  - Research has confirmed teachers have an enormous influence on student learning and performance. Outside of their parents, teachers are often the single greatest influence on students’ ability to build the best possible life for themselves. Whether as a parent or in our own school days, many of us ha... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittees To Examine Opportunities to Strengthen the Teaching Profession
    Feb 25, 2014  - On Thursday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), will join the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), in holding a hearing entitled, “Exploring... More
  • Kids Deserve Great Teachers in the Classroom
    Jul 3, 2013  - For more than a decade, federal K-12 education law has relied upon strict requirements to determine “highly qualified” teachers. These requirements focus solely on credentials and diplomas, and ignore an educator’s ability to actually teach and raise student achievement levels. Our children deserve ... More
  • Guthrie: Kids Need the Brightest Teachers in the Classroom
    Jul 1, 2013  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans today released the second in a series of videos highlighting the four key principles of the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), legislation to rewrite the nation’s K-12 education law. Watch Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) explain how the bill will help sch... More
  • The Student Success Act: Supporting Effective Teachers
    Jun 24, 2013  - THE PROBLEM: Studies have consistently shown teacher quality to be among the most influential factors in student academic achievement. Unfortunately, federal teacher policies, most notably the “Highly Qualified Teacher” mandates, value a teacher’s credentials over his or her ability to boost studen... More