***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Mark Up the Student Success Act
H.R. 5 will replace No Child Left Behind and improve K-12 education
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 9, 2015
On Wednesday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will mark up the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). The markup will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
There is broad, bipartisan agreement the current elementary and secondary education law, known as No Child Left Behind, is no longer meeting the needs of all students. One of five students do not receive a high school diploma and, of those who do, too few have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in postsecondary education and compete in the workforce.
To replace No Child Left Behind and improve education, Chairman Kline and Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) introduced the Student Success Act. The legislation will reduce the federal footprint and restore local control, while empowering parents and education leaders to hold schools accountable for effectively teaching students.
H.R. 5 – STUDENT SUCCESS ACT:
To learn more about the Student Success Act, click here.
To learn more about the markup, visit www.republicans-edlabor.house.gov/markups.
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