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Kline Statement: Hearing on "Education Reforms: Exploring Teacher Quality Initiatives"
Jul 27, 2011 -
Good morning, and welcome to our committee hearing on teacher quality initiatives. I’d like to thank our witnesses for joining us today. Your time is valuable and we appreciate the opportunity to get your perspective on how states, school districts, and the federal government can support and encoura...
Thompson Statement: Markup of H.R. 2445, The State and Local Funding Flexibility Act
Jul 13, 2011 -
The amendment in the nature of a substitute makes some minor technical changes regarding the short title, and inserts new language to reiterate that states and school districts must comply with existing Title I school allocation and civil rights requirements. I want to be very clear that states and ...
Kline Statement: Markup of H.R. 2445, The State and Local Funding Flexibility Act
Jul 13, 2011 -
I’d now like to turn to consideration of the State and Local Funding Flexibility Act, which is the third in the committee’s series of reforms designed to overhaul current elementary and secondary education law. Since the beginning of the 112th Congress, members of this committee have met with teache...
Hunter Statement: Markup of H.R. 2218, the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act
Jun 22, 2011 -
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The amendment in the nature of a substitute makes some slight technical corrections, clarifies some of the original bill language, and makes some minor policy additions to further improve the legislation’s overall goal of expanding access to high-performing charter schools. ...
Kline Statement: Markup of H.R. 2218, the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act
Jun 22, 2011 -
Today, the committee will consider the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act, legislation introduced last week by my colleague and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, Mr. Hunter. This legislation is the second in a series of educatio...
Hunter Statement: Hearing on "Education Reforms: Exploring the Vital Role of Charter Schools"
Jun 1, 2011 -
Today we will review the important role charter schools play in the nation’s education system. As you may know, charter schools are public schools created through a contract with state agencies or local school districts. The contract affords the school more flexibility to meet the unique education ...
Duncan Statement: Hearing on "Examining the Costs of Federal Overreach into School Meals"
May 13, 2011 -
Today, we will examine the costs associated with the recent reauthorization of federal child nutrition programs. We typically think of costs in terms of dollars and cents. However, as is often the case with federal laws and regulations, there is an additional cost that can’t be measured by any agenc...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Education Reforms: Promoting Innovation and Flexibility"
Apr 7, 2011 -
Over the last several months, our committee has been actively examining the current state of education in the nation. We have listened to state and local leaders who are working to improve the quality of education our children receive. Through a series of hearings, we have heard stories of both chal...
Hunter Statement: Hearing on "Education Regulations: Burying Schools in Paperwork"
Mar 15, 2011 -
Good morning, welcome to the subcommittee’s first hearing of the 112th Congress. I would like to thank our witnesses for being with us today; we look forward to your testimony. During today’s hearing, we will examine the adverse impact extensive federal regulations and reporting requirements have on...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "The Budget and Policy Proposals of the U.S. Department of Education"
Mar 9, 2011 -
Good afternoon to our guests and 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 regarding the president’s budget proposal and the current state of education in the nation. Our co...