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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
  • Trusting State and Local Education Leaders
    Jul 10, 2013  - No one understands the needs of students better than the parents, teachers, and school administrators who spend time with them every day. Yet current law assumes Washington knows best, mandating one-size-fits-all accountability requirements that restrict states’ ability to effectively evaluate and i... More
  • Kids Deserve Great Teachers in the Classroom
    Jul 3, 2013  - For more than a decade, federal K-12 education law has relied upon strict requirements to determine “highly qualified” teachers. These requirements focus solely on credentials and diplomas, and ignore an educator’s ability to actually teach and raise student achievement levels. Our children deserve ... More
  • A Better Approach to K-12 Education
    Jun 27, 2013  - Decades of growing federal intrusion in America’s elementary and secondary schools has failed to significantly improve student achievement. Nearly half of our elementary school children are below grade level in reading and math, and far too many high school students graduate without the skills they ... More
  • Shrinking Washington's Role in Our Schools
    Jun 26, 2013  - America’s education system faces serious challenges, and the federal law governing K-12 classrooms is overdue for reform. But instead of working with Congress to rewrite the law, the Obama administration is using conditional waivers and pet grant programs to compel states to adopt the president’s pr... More
  • Myth vs. Fact: The Student Success Act
    Jun 19, 2013  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce is marking up the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), legislation to rewrite the nation’s K-12 education law. Despite critics’ best attempts to dismiss this responsible proposal, committee Republicans know H.R. 5 is an important step forward for students,... More
  • Education Reform in Plain Sight: A Look at the Numbers
    Feb 29, 2012  - House Republicans began the 112th Congress with a promise, one that centered on listening to the American people and fielding their concerns and ideas for turning things around. We vowed to do away with backroom deals in Washington and advance legislation through a transparent, open process. Through... 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
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