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  • What If Congress Doesn't Replace NCLB? Part II
    Apr 10, 2015  - The Obama administration’s temporary, conditional waiver scheme has masked the harsh reality of America’s current K-12 education landscape: No Child Left Behind remains the law of the land. In other words: Virtually all schools are considered failing under the law’s one-size-fits-all, high-stakes ac... More
  • What If Congress Doesn’t Replace NCLB? Part I
    Apr 9, 2015  - State education leaders recently gathered in Washington to send an urgent message: America’s K-12 education system is broken, and only a new law can fix it. They’re talking about the need for Congress to replaceNo Child Left Behind (NCLB) through the legislative process. That is precisely what House... More
  • Reining in the Secretary of Education
    Mar 27, 2015  - Separation of powers. States’ rights. Local control. These are just a few fundamental principles the Obama administration has ignored when it comes to K-12 education, and it’s time for Congress to do something about it. It began in 2009 with a multibillion dollar slush fund known as “Race to the To... More
  • #StudentSuccessAct: Restoring State and Local Control of K-12 Education
    Mar 9, 2015  - The Student Success Act (H.R. 5) is a conservative proposal to replace a flawed education law and stop the administration from governing K-12 schools through executive fiat. While many have expressed support for the legislation, calling it “the most conservative federal education move in a quarter ... More
  • 5 Ways the #StudentSuccessAct Gets Washington out of the Business of Running Schools
    Feb 25, 2015  - Our current elementary and secondary education system is failing. Despite the federal government’s ever expanding footprint in K-12 classrooms, student achievement remains stagnant. It’s no wonder out of 34 countries that participate in the Programme for International Student Assessment, the U.S. ra... More
  • It’s Time To Repair K-12 Education
    Feb 10, 2015  - If it’s broken, fix it. When it comes to elementary and secondary education, that is precisely what the Education and the Workforce Committee plans to do this week. As any parent, teacher, or administrator knows, the nation’s K-12 education system is in need of repair. Decades of Washington’s oversi... More
  • Strengthening Child Care Support for Working Families
    Sep 16, 2014  - Continuing its efforts to support working families, the House passed a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to reform and reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant program. A vital lifeline for parents working or pursuing an education, the program helps provide low-income families access to ... More
  • Supporting Victims of Youth Sex Trafficking
    Jul 22, 2014  - The House is set to consider this week bipartisan legislation to strengthen support for youth who are victims of sex trafficking. With an estimated 300,000 children at risk of being victimized each year, youth sex trafficking is a crisis that demands national attention. As Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), c... More
  • What They’re Saying: Education Stakeholders Express Support for Bipartisan Charter School Bill
    May 7, 2014  - Education and community leaders are voicing support for the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 10), bipartisan legislation to support charter school growth that is expected to be considered by the House this week. Stakeholders praise the legislation for bolstering loca... More
  • Save American Workers Act Helps Protect Schools from Flawed Health Care Law
    Apr 2, 2014  - ObamaCare continues to harm American families through canceled plans, lower wages, and skyrocketing costs. This week the House will vote on a bill to provide relief from one of the law’s most onerous provisions. The Save American Workers Act (H.R. 2575) will repeal ObamaCare’s 30-hour definition of ... More