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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Addressing Challenges in K-12 Classrooms
    Feb 13, 2012  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans recently introduced two pieces of legislation designed to reform K-12 education law, currently known as No Child Left Behind. The Student Success Act (H.R. 3989) and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act (H.R. 3990) encourage a ... More
  • VIDEO: Kline Announces New Legislation, Shares Vision for K-12 Reform
    Feb 9, 2012  - In a speech at the American Enterprise Institute this morning, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) announced two new pieces of legislation that represent the next chapter in House Republican efforts to reform K-12 education. The bills will encourage greater stat... More
  • Kline: K-12 Legislation Marks Next Chapter in Education Reform
    Feb 9, 2012  - U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) today introduced two pieces of legislation to restructure the federal role in elementary and secondary education. The proposals reflect the latest effort by House Republicans to enact lasting reforms to No Child Left Behi... More
  • H.R. 3990, the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act
    Feb 9, 2012  - THE PROBLEM: The Department of Education operates approximately 80 programs tied to K-12 classrooms, each with its own set of burdensome rules and reporting requirements. According to Virginia's Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Edgar Hatrick, navigating this complicated system often res... More
  • Listening and Learning from Education Experts
    Feb 7, 2012  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans understand an effective K-12 education system cannot be created solely by Washington bureaucrats. It must include insight from state and local education officials and other experts who better understand the needs of students. Over the last year... More
  • Listening and Learning from Education Experts
    Feb 6, 2012  - In the first session of the 112th Congress, House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans held 11 hearings to discuss a better way forward for the K-12 education system. Dozens of state and local education officials offered their thoughts on the challenges facing states and school district... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Rep. Noem Explains Need for Increased Flexibility for K-12 Schools
    Jan 26, 2012  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans today released the final in a series of videos that explore new draft legislative proposals to improve federal K-12 education law, known as No Child Left Behind. In the video below, Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), a member of the Subcommittee on Early... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Rep. Kelly on Supporting Effective Teachers in K-12 Schools
    Jan 25, 2012  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans today released the second in a series of videos that explore new draft legislative proposals to improve federal K-12 education law, known as No Child Left Behind. In the video below, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), a member of the Subcommittee on Early... More
  • House Republicans Agree: “We Can’t Wait” For K-12 Education Reform – So We’re Taking Action
    Jan 20, 2012  - President Obama has hit the campaign trail with full force in recent months, and the slogan du jour for the entire administration seems to be “We Can’t Wait.” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has tied the phrase to education reform in speeches across the country in recent months, asserting ov... More
  • Part 5: Ten Years Later, A Better Way Forward for K-12 Schools
    Jan 13, 2012  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans recently released two pieces of draft legislation designed to rewrite elementary and secondary education law, currently known as No Child Left Behind. The Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act are commons... More
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