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State Education Chief: We're Ready, Willing, and Able to Lead

The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), today held an oversight hearing on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Members learned what state and local leaders expect from the new law and discussed opportunities to ensure control over K-12 education is restored to states and school districts. “The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act puts states and school districts back in charge of education, and in...

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Rokita Statement: Hearing on "Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control"

After years of flawed policies and federal intrusions into the nation’s classrooms, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act based on the principle that responsibility of K-12 education must be returned to state and local leaders. The new law repeals onerous federal requirements and ensures important decisions affecting education – like standards, accountability, and school improvement – are made by state and local leaders, not Washington bureaucrats. That’s why the Wall Street Journal edi...

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Kline on President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal

Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today released the following statement in response to the president’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request: The American people aren’t interested in continuing the same failed policies that have fostered an anemic economy, stagnant wages, and a lack of full-time jobs. Yet that’s precisely what the president’s budget would do. It doubles down on the false hope that the federal government – through more spending, mo...

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*** MEDIA ADVISORY *** State and Local Education Leaders to Discuss Next Steps for Every Student Succeeds Act

On Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. In December 2015, Congress passed and the president signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act. The law replaces the failed No Child Left Behi...

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