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  • Committee Leaders Voice Support for K-12 Education Reform Bills
    Feb 15, 2012  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans are rallying in support of new K-12 education legislation introduced last week by committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN). The Student Success Act (H.R. 3989) and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act (H.R. 3990) represent the next... More
  • Despite Promises of State and Local Control, Waivers Scheme Increases Federal Role in Education
    Feb 15, 2012  - After a shrouded review process and months of closed-door debate, the administration last week announced 10 states will receive waivers from certain requirements under No Child Left Behind. With this action, the administration has officially shunned working with Congress to improve federal education... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Hold Legislative Hearing on the Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act
    Feb 14, 2012  - On Thursday, February 16 at 10:00 a.m., the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a legislative hearing on the Student Success Act (H.R. 3989) and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act (H.R. 3990). The hearing will take plac... More
  • 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