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Kline Statement: Hearing on "Expanding Educational Opportunity Through School Choice"
Feb 3, 2016 -
This committee’s work to improve K-12 education has always been guided by the belief that every child – regardless of where they come from or how much money their parents make – should receive an excellent education. Unfortunately, some schools are failing to provide students that opportunity. Too m...
Kline Statement: Conference Committee Meeting on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Nov 18, 2015 -
I want to thank our colleagues for being here today. It’s not every day that the House and Senate come together in a formal conference committee to address an important issue facing our country. The fact that we are here reflects a commitment to follow regular order where members on both sides of th...
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...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Strengthening Head Start for Current and Future Generations"
Oct 7, 2015 -
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Head Start, a program that plays an important role in the lives of many children and families. Head Start was designed to offer comprehensive services to three- and four-year-old children from low-income families so they could start school on a level playing f...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on “Child Nutrition Assistance: Looking at the Cost of Compliance for States and Schools”
Jun 24, 2015 -
We all know the important role healthy food plays in a child’s education. We cannot expect children to learn or excel in the classroom if they are hungry or are not properly nourished. That’s why we on the Education and the Workforce Committee have been examining child nutrition programs to ensure t...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Child Nutrition Assistance: Are Federal Rules and Regulations Serving the Best Interests of Schools and Families?"
Jun 16, 2015 -
We all know the important role nutrition plays in a child’s development and education. As I’ve said before, it’s just commonsense that if children are hungry or malnourished, then they are less likely to succeed in the classroom. That’s why the federal government has long invested in programs that a...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on "Addressing Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Federal Child Nutrition Programs"
May 19, 2015 -
Last month, the Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing to discuss the importance of federal child nutrition programs, many of which need to be reauthorized by Congress later this year. Members engaged in a robust discussion about these programs, and we understand the role healthy fo...
Kline Statment: Hearing on "Examining the Federal Government's Mismanagement of Native American Schools"
May 14, 2015 -
I’d like to begin by thanking Dr. Roessel and Mr. Mendoza for participating in this hearing. We are disappointed that Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, declined an invitation to join us this morning. Mr. Washburn would bring an important perspective to this discussion, and it is...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on "Examining Challenges Facing Native American Schools"
Apr 22, 2015 -
Nearly a century ago, the federal government made a promise to deliver to Native American children a quality education that preserves their customs and culture. Under the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education, the federal government is expected to support the education of more than 40,...
Kline Statement: Hearing on “Serving Students and Families through Child Nutrition Programs”
Apr 15, 2015 -
Healthy meals are vitally important to a child’s education. It’s just basic commonsense that if a child is hungry then he or she is less likely to succeed in the classroom and later in life. That is why our nation has long invested in services that provide low-income students nutritious meals in sch...