• State Education Chief: We're Ready, Willing, and Able to Lead
    Feb 10, 2016  - The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), today held an oversight hearing on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Members learned what state and local leaders expect from the new law and discussed opportuniti... More
  • Kline on President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal
    Feb 9, 2016  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today released the following statement in response to the president’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request: The American people aren’t interested in continuing the same failed policies that have fostered an anemic eco... More
  • *** MEDIA ADVISORY *** State and Local Education Leaders to Discuss Next Steps for Every Student Succeeds Act
    Feb 8, 2016  - On Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control.” The hearing will take pla... More
  • Witness Credits School Choice with Ending Her Family’s Cycle of Poverty
    Feb 3, 2016  - Denisha Merriweather, graduate student at the University of South Florida, testifies before members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today held a hearing on the role school choice plays in em... More
  • *** MEDIA ADVISORY *** NEXT WEEK: Protecting Access to Retirement Advice and Examining School Choice Efforts
    Jan 29, 2016  - The House Committee Education and the Workforce next week will consider legislation to strengthen the retirement security of working Americans and hold a hearing to examine school choice efforts at the state and local levels. On Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m., the full committee, chaired by Rep. ... More
  • President Signs Bill to Reform K-12 Education
    Dec 10, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA), along with Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), released the following statements after... More
  • Kline Applauds Senate Passage of K-12 Education Bill
    Dec 9, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement today after the Senate passed a bipartisan, bicameral bill to replace No Child Left Behind and improve K-12 education: Senators Murray and Alexander are to be commended for their leadership on a vit... More