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Subcommittee Highlights Support For Data, Research to Improve Teaching And Learning

06.28.17   WASHINGTON - TODAY, the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held a hearing titled "Exploring Opportunities to Strengthen Education Research While Protecting Student Privacy." Educational data serves as an invaluable research tool that is necessary to improve teaching and learning, when it is collected, stored, and used responsibly. There is a need for greater investment in education research and Congress must incentivize state and local leaders to develop data sy… Continue Reading


Polis: CTE Programs Must Emphasize Equity, Provide Opportunity for All Students

02.28.17   WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, delivered the following statement during a hearing on career and technical education. Rep. Polis emphasized the need for a full bipartisan reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act. Key Excerpts from Rep. Polis' Remarks: "Unfortunately, after harmful sequestration cuts, public funding for CTE is at historic lows. It is c… Continue Reading


Clark, Langevin, Nolan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Career and Technical Education

06.28.16   WASHINGTON - Led by Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-05) on the Committee on Education and the Workforce, policymakers from across the aisle today introduced the Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act. Introduced by Reps. Clark, Jim Langevin (RI-02), Co-Chair of the Career and Technical Education Caucus, and Rick Nolan (MN-08), and Republican Reps. Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-05), Carolos Curbelo (FL-26) and Bradley Byrne (AL-01), the legislation reauthorizes an… Continue Reading


Members Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Career and Technical Education

06.28.16   WASHINGTON - Led by Republican and Democratic members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, policymakers today introduced the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Introduced by Reps. Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA) and Katherine Clark (D-MA), the legislation reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and will help more Americans enter the workforce with the skills they need to compete for high-skilled, in-demand j… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Education Department’s Proposed Rule to Enhance Equity and Excellence in Schools

05.26.16   WASHINGTON - Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Department of Education issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement provisions of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) regarding school accountability, data reporting, and consolidated state plans. Earlier this week, ranking members Scott and Patty Murray (D-WA) sent a letter to Secretary of Education John King, requesting that the Department use… Continue Reading

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