• An Opportunity to Succeed
    Oct 27, 2016  - After an altercation with a schoolmate, 16-year-old Jhanae Burnett was arrested and sentenced to probation. Living in the south suburbs of Minneapolis, her options for fulfilling the requirements of her probation were limited. Fortunately for Jhanae, her case was transferred to a county that allowed... More
  • Harnessing the Power of CTE
    Oct 24, 2016  - Career and technical education (CTE) plays an important role in helping students explore a variety of career opportunities and acquire the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the workforce. That’s why, across the country, education leaders are looking for new ways to harness the power of CT... More
  • Back on Track
    Oct 20, 2016  - Standing in a juvenile court and being charged with grand larceny, Aeryn Van Eck’s life was in disarray. Growing up with a dysfunctional family and little guidance or support, Aeryn became a runaway teen, dropping out of school and getting into trouble with the law. “Lost, naïve, and in search for c... More
  • #TBT: Changing for the Better
    Oct 13, 2016  - Sloane Baxter was on the wrong path—one that led him to enter the juvenile justice system at the age of 14. A year ago this month, Sloane appeared before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to share his journey through the juvenile justice system. He was initially sent to a detention ... More
  • A Better Way in September
    Sep 30, 2016  - House Republicans have been working to provide Americans A Better Way, moving forward with a bold policy agenda to tackle the country’s challenges. September was no exception, with the Committee on Education and the Workforce advancing positive solutions that will help individuals compete in the wor... More
  • On Overtime Rule, Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Colleges and Universities Ask Congress for More Time
    Sep 28, 2016  - Today, the House will consider H.R. 6094, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act. Introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, the legislation will provide a much-needed six-month delay in the effective date of the Dep... More
  • Providing Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Colleges and Universities More Time
    Sep 27, 2016  - The clock is ticking on schools, small businesses, and charitable organizations across the country. In two short months, the Department of Labor’s extreme and partisan overtime rule will go into effect. Despite repeated warnings of harmful consequences, the administration looks determined to enforce... More