Opening Statement of Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), Chairwoman, Committee on Education and the Workforce Hearing on “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education.”

Just a few days ago, we experienced yet another tragedy, this time at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Madam Secretary, I hope we’ll hear from you today about the work of the Commission on School Safety. I know state and local school districts are struggling with how to address this issue, and I know parents and students are concerned and even scared. I hope today will be an opportunity for all of us to learn more about how the Commission is developing recommendations for keeping our schools safe ...

Education Secretary DeVos Testifies Before House Committee

Today, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), held an oversight hearing with Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to review the Department’s policies and priorities. As Chairwoman Foxx said in her opening remarks: “Secretary DeVos has made it clear that she is also a believer in local solutions for education challenges. It’s parents and the local school leaders they know and trust who are best equipped to make the decisions that will help imp...

ICYMI: Rep. Virginia Foxx: Honor the class of 2018 by giving their successors a better deal

By Chairwoman Virginia Foxx — May 17, 2018 Graduation season is upon us once again, and for millions of Americans who are finally about to get their hands on a baccalaureate degree, the road has been longer and more expensive than ever. Far too many students graduating with what they thought would be a four-year degree started their coursework more than six years ago. Those at a public college or university ended up paying, on average, an additional $22,826 for each year beyond the four they’d ...

THIS WEEK: Hearing on Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education and Subcommittee Hearing on Regulatory Reform

**Please note media RSVP** On Tuesday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m., the Committee on Education and the Workforce will hold a hearing on "Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education." The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will examine the U.S. Department of Education’s achievements since the Secretary's confirmation and outline the Department’s upcoming priorities and agenda. Witness The Honorable Betsy DeVos Secretary U....

Committee Members Introduce Legislation to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Today, Members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce introduced four bipartisan bills to comprehensively address the opioid public health crisis: H.R. 5889, Recognizing Early Childhood Trauma Related to Substance Abuse Act of 2018 | Dave Brat (R-VA) and Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) H.R. 5889 requires HHS to disseminate information to professionals working with young children on ways to recognize children impacted by trauma related to an adult’s substance use, and how to respond in a manner th...

Watch Foxx Recognize Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary

Remarks as delivered: "Thank you, Mr. Speaker. "I am honored to stand before you to recognize the 64th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education. "Because of the relentless courage of Linda Brown, her parents, and civil rights leaders, the abhorrent segregationist policy of “separate-but-equal” education came to an end. As a result, millions of children were afforded the educational opportunities they deserve and their rightful shot at a successful life...

Opening Statement of Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), Chairwoman, Committee on Education and the Workforce Hearing on “Protecting Privacy, Promoting Data Security: Exploring How Schools and States Keep Data Safe”

Over the past several decades, there has been a significant leap in the ways that technology can be used to strengthen classroom instruction and improve student outcomes. Companies specializing in education technology have provided teachers, school districts, and states with the cutting-edge software and tools needed to create a modern learning environment that inspires student success. The use of this technology can greatly enrich the student experience and help teachers adjust instruction acco...

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