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  • 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
  • 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
  • Part 2: Despite False Rhetoric, K-12 Education Reform Legislation is a Step in the Right Direction
    Feb 16, 2012  - Today, the House Education and the Workforce Committee is holding an open discussion on the Student Success Act (H.R. 3989) and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act (H.R. 3990). These thoughtful proposals will reduce federal intervention in schools, provide state and local leaders m... More
  • Despite False Rhetoric, K-12 Education Reform Legislation is a Step in the Right Direction
    Feb 16, 2012  - Today, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce is holding an open discussion on the Student Success Act (H.R. 3989) and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act (H.R. 3990). These thoughtful proposals will reduce federal intervention in schools, provide state and local l... 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
  • Listening and Learning from Education Experts
    Feb 7, 2012  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans understand an effective K-12 education system cannot be created solely by Washington bureaucrats. It must include insight from state and local education officials and other experts who better understand the needs of students. Over the last year... More
  • Listening and Learning from Education Experts
    Feb 6, 2012  - In the first session of the 112th Congress, House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans held 11 hearings to discuss a better way forward for the K-12 education system. Dozens of state and local education officials offered their thoughts on the challenges facing states and school district... 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
  • 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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