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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Examine Opportunities to Strengthen Education Research through the Institute of Education Sciences

On Tuesday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled “Education Research: Exploring Opportunities to Strengthen the Institute of Education Sciences.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Established by the Education Sciences Reform Act, the Institute of Education Sciences gathers information on education progress, conducts research on educational practices in the nation’s schools, and examines the quality of federal education programs and initiatives. This information helps parents make decisions about their children’s learning experience and provides taxpayers valuable data about the federal investment in education. Additionally, state and local education officials can use the Institute’s research to identify and implement successful instructional programs, curriculum, and school improvement strategies.

Tuesday’s hearing will provide committee members an opportunity to discuss ways to improve the quality, timeliness, and usefulness of education research. Members will also examine opportunities to strengthen the Institute of Education Sciences through the upcoming reauthorization of the Education Sciences Reform Act. To learn more about Tuesday’s hearing, visit


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