• Foxx Reacts to Report on D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program
    Apr 27, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement in response to a report on the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program and its impact on student test scores: We always need to be honest about how students are performing in the ... More
  • Foxx Welcomes Review of K-12 Regulatory Policies
    Apr 26, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order requiring the Department of Education to review K-12 regulatory policies: The committee is leading the way in reducing the fede... More
  • President Trump Signs Resolution Overturning Obama-era Regulation That Undermined Local Control of Schools
    Mar 27, 2017  - President Trump today signed a resolution to rescind the Obama administration’s final regulation implementing accountability provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – a victory for local school boards over a National School Board and an affirmation that Congress writes the law, not the ... More
  • Foxx, Rokita Statement on Education Department's ESSA State Plans Guidance
    Mar 13, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, today issued the following joint statement in response to the Department of Education's upd... More
  • Foxx Statement on the President's Address to Congress
    Feb 28, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress: Tonight the president outlined a positive vision for our country, one that reflects the renewed hope a... More
  • Foxx Statement on Administration's Title IX Action
    Feb 23, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's Title IX action: No administration should circumvent the law to advance its own political agenda, but that's exactly what the O... More
  • House Votes to Rein in Federal Role in Education
    Feb 7, 2017  - The House voted today to block two flawed Obama administration regulations that, if implemented, would expand the federal role in education and diminish the ability for state and local leaders to make decisions affecting their students, teachers, and schools. Introduced by Higher Education and Workf... More