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Rokita Statement: Hearing on “Exploring Opportunities to Strengthen Education Research While Protecting Student Privacy”
Jun 28, 2017 -
There is no denying the fact we live in a data-driven society. Information sharing is connecting and changing almost every industry, and our education system is no exception. In 2002, the Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA) was enacted to update and improve how we could leverage education research ...
Guthrie Statement: Hearing on “Empowering Students and Families to Make Informed Decisions on Higher Education”
May 24, 2017 -
Many people in this country grow up dreaming about the college experience — leaving home and starting off on their own in the world — hoping to obtain the education and skills they need to be successful in life. With more than 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the U.S. to choose from, selecting th...
Guthrie Statement: Hearing on "Improving Federal Student Aid to Better Meet the Needs of Students"
Mar 21, 2017 -
Today’s hearing is part of our committee’s broader effort to strengthen higher education. We all know and have seen the significant opportunities provided by a postsecondary education. Unfortunately, as we have also seen, realizing the dream of a higher education is becoming increasingly difficult ...
Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education"
Feb 7, 2017 -
These are exciting times in higher education. Institutions across the country are providing their students new opportunities to earn a degree. As a result, we are seeing more diversity on campuses, and the idea of a “traditional student” has been turned on its head. Today’s students come from a wid...
Foxx Statement: Markup of H.R. 3178, "Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act"
Jun 22, 2016 -
Each year, families across the country face difficult decisions about where they can afford to send their children to college and what institution is the best fit for them. Students must wade through massive and often conflicting amounts of information in order to make an informed choice. While the ...
Heck Statement: Markup of H.R. 5528, "Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act"
Jun 22, 2016 -
Early last year, I held a roundtable on higher education in my district to help better understand the issues facing students, teachers, and higher ed administrators in Nevada. Nearly everyone in attendance raised the issue of the overly complicated student aid application process, and specifically, ...
Heck Statement: Markup of H.R. 5529, "Accessing Higher Education Opportunities Act"
Jun 22, 2016 -
Like many states, Nevada has a severe doctor shortage. While the number of patients is steadily increasing, there continues to be too few qualified health care providers to meet this growing demand for care. Additionally, while the Hispanic population is growing throughout the country, especially in...