Members, Subcommittees & Jurisdiction
Chairwoman Foxx Opening Statement: Hearing on “ESSA Implementation: Exploring State and Local Reform Efforts”
Jul 18, 2017 -
ESSA can be considered a milestone for K-12 policy because it was a monumental shift in the role states and school districts would have in the future of education. ESSA sought to achieve two specific goals for K-12 education: autonomy and accountability. States and school districts were given new in...
Rep. Todd Rokita Opening Statement: Hearing on “Opportunities for State Leadership of Early Childhood Programs”
Jul 13, 2017 -
A child’s early development lays critical groundwork for he or she to succeed in the future. While a parent is the ultimate decider of what is best for their own child’s early development, the federal government has had a role in childcare for over 50 years. With enactment of the Head Start Act in 1...
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 ...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on “Helping Students Succeed Through the Power of School Choice”
Feb 2, 2017 -
In recent years, this subcommittee has helped advance positive, legislative solutions for America’s students and families. At the center of those efforts has always been the desire to make sure every child has the opportunity to receive an excellent education. That’s a mantra we repeat often around ...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on “Supplanting the Law and Local Education Authority Through Regulatory Fiat"
Sep 21, 2016 -
When the committee last met to discuss the Every Student Succeeds Act, we heard concerns from state and local education leaders that the administration is not implementing the law in a way that respects its letter and intent. Since that time, the Department of Education has released a regulatory pro...
Kline Statement: Hearing on “Next Steps in K-12 Education: Examining Recent Efforts to Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act”
Jun 23, 2016 -
Welcome back, Secretary King, and thank you for joining us. When we last met, the process for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act was just getting underway. We had a healthy discussion about the bipartisan reforms Congress passed and the president signed into law. Those reforms are designed ...
Kline Statement: Hearing on “Strengthening Education Research and Privacy Protections to Better Serve Students”
Mar 22, 2016 -
Education research has long played an important role in our nation’s classrooms. States and school districts use research to identify teaching and learning strategies that improve classroom instruction and those that don’t. Education research also provides parents, teachers, school leaders, and poli...