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  • What They’re Saying: School Leaders Voice Strong Support for Student Success Act
    Jul 18, 2013  - Support continues to grow for the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), legislation the House is currently considering to rewrite the nation’s K-12 education law. As detailed in letters sent to the committee, the Student Success Act will help raise student achievement by restoring local control, supporting ... More
  • Parents: A Student's Greatest Advocate
    Jul 17, 2013  - Studies show parental involvement is a significant factor in determining a child’s success in the classroom. But instead of recognizing this important role, existing federal policies have made schools more accountable to Washington bureaucrats than parents and local communities. In addition, layers ... More
  • Part 2: Separating the Myths from the Facts on K-12 Education Reform Legislation
    Feb 28, 2012  - Today, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved the Student Success Act (H.R. 3989) and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act (H.R. 3990). Together, these thoughtful proposals will reduce federal intervention in schools, provide state and local leaders much ne... More
  • Separating the Myths from the Facts on K-12 Education Reform Legislation
    Feb 28, 2012  - Today, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce will vote on the Student Success Act (H.R. 3989) and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act (H.R. 3990). Together, these thoughtful proposals will reduce federal intervention in schools, provide state and local leaders muc... More
  • Addressing Challenges in K-12 Classrooms
    Feb 13, 2012  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans recently introduced two pieces of legislation designed to reform K-12 education law, currently known as No Child Left Behind. The Student Success Act (H.R. 3989) and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act (H.R. 3990) encourage a ... More
  • Supporting State and Local K-12 Education Reform
    Feb 8, 2012  - Reform-minded governors in states like New Jersey, South Dakota, and Virginia are using this year’s “state of the state” speeches to call for much-needed K-12 education reform that supports effective state and local initiatives. House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans have long recog... More
  • Supporting School Choice Year-Round
    Jan 24, 2012  - January 22 marked the start of National School Choice Week – a week to celebrate education options for all students. School choice is an important principle that has received bipartisan support in Washington for years. For children who are trapped in under-performing public schools, the opportunity ... More
  • House Republicans Agree: “We Can’t Wait” For K-12 Education Reform – So We’re Taking Action
    Jan 20, 2012  - President Obama has hit the campaign trail with full force in recent months, and the slogan du jour for the entire administration seems to be “We Can’t Wait.” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has tied the phrase to education reform in speeches across the country in recent months, asserting ov... More
  • House Republicans Take Steps to Streamline Federal Bureaucracy
    Jan 17, 2012  - Last week, President Obama announced plans to streamline the federal government, starting with the consolidation of six federal agencies with overlapping authorities over business and trade. The president specifically asked for enhanced executive power to implement further “reforms that result in mo... More
  • Part 5: Ten Years Later, A Better Way Forward for K-12 Schools
    Jan 13, 2012  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans recently released two pieces of draft legislation designed to rewrite elementary and secondary education law, currently known as No Child Left Behind. The Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act are commons... More
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