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Rokita Statement: Hearing on "Raising the Bar: Reviewing STEM Education in America"
Apr 10, 2013 -
Good morning. I’d like to start by thanking our panel of witnesses for joining us today. This hearing provides a valuable opportunity to discuss the state of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education in America. In the past 10 years the number of STEM jobs grew three times...
Duncan Statement: Hearing on "Exploring State Success in Expanding Parent and Student Options"
May 16, 2012 -
As a father, I know my children don’t stop learning just because the school day has ended. We have a responsibility as parents to continue to challenge our kids outside the classroom. Parents who make a concerted effort to promote reading, help with homework, and discuss school with their children c...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Reviewing the President's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Proposal for the U.S. Department of Education"
Mar 28, 2012 -
Welcome back, Secretary Duncan, to the Education and the Workforce Committee. We realize your time is valuable and we appreciate the opportunity to speak with you today about the president’s budget proposal. When we met this time last year, we discussed the importance of using taxpayer dollars wisel...
Kline Statement: Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 3990, the Encouraging Innovation and EffectiveTeachers Act
Feb 28, 2012 -
As we begin the markup of the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act, I’d like to take a moment to briefly describe the changes made in the substitute. The Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act provides states with the tools to support private entities engaged in activities th...
Kline Statement: Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 3989, the Student Success Act
Feb 28, 2012 -
The amendment in the nature of a substitute for the Student Success Act makes a number of technical clarifications, but it also includes an important change that I’d like to highlight for the committee. In reviewing feedback from members and education stakeholders, we have noticed a shared desire to...
Kline Statement: Markup of H.R. 3989, the Student Success Act and H.R. 3990, the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act
Feb 28, 2012 -
Today we will begin consideration of the Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act. These pieces of legislation will rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which has been overdue for reauthorization since 2007. Statistics paint a clear picture of the ...
Kline Statement: Hearing on H.R. 3989, the Student Success Act and H.R. 3990, the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act
Feb 16, 2012 -
Last January, we began a discussion on the importance of rewriting elementary and secondary education law. We acknowledged No Child Left Behind’s shortcomings, and convened a series of hearings in which dozens of witnesses described the challenges facing our nation’s education system. We discussed t...
Hunter Statement: Hearing on "Education Research: Identifying Effective Programs to Support Students and Teachers”
Nov 16, 2011 -
Providing more information about educational quality to families and communities is essential to improving K-12 schools in America. We are here today to discuss the value of education research, explore the appropriate level of federal involvement, and examine ways to improve current law to provide m...
Hunter Statement: Hearing on "Education Reforms: Ensuring the Education System is Accountable to Parents and Communities"
Sep 21, 2011 -
Good morning, and welcome to today’s subcommittee hearing. I’d like to thank our witnesses for joining us today. We appreciate the opportunity to get your perspectives on how states and local school districts can ensure public schools are held accountable to parents and communities for improving stu...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Education Reforms: Examining the Federal Role in Public School Accountability
Sep 14, 2011 -
Good morning, and welcome to our committee hearing on public school accountability. I’d like to thank our witnesses for joining us today. We appreciate the opportunity to get your perspective on the role states, local school districts, and the federal government should play in ensuring schools are h...