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Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

Biden’s Deafening Silence on Charter Schools

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after President Biden broke with a decades-long tradition by failing to issue a proclamation in support of National Charter Schools Week, a move that comes after months of putting political allies over students: “I am extremely disappointed that the Biden administration has decided not... Read more »

Democrats Use Students With Disabilities to Argue Socialist Agenda

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Pandemic-related school closures are disproportionately impacting students with disabilities. This is not new information. Recognizing this problem, Republican Leaders wrote a letter calling for a bipartisan investigation into the effects school closures are having on children with disabilities, including whether and how states are complying with federal special education requirements. Republicans... Read more »

Allen Opening Statement at Hearing on the Impact of COVID-19 on Students with Disabilities

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Today, Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing on the impact of COVID-19 on students with disabilities: “For the last 107 days, President Biden and my Democrat friends have ignored the science at the expense of our nation’s students, especially those with disabilities. This is not a partisan talking point – the New York ... Read more »

Foxx, Owens Request Examination on Child Trafficking

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Republican Leader Burgess Owens (R-UT) sent a letter to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro requesting the Government Accountability Office (GAO) examine the federal government’s efforts to combat child trafficking. In the letter, the Members write: “Chil... Read more »

Foxx, Murphy Press Cardona on Failure to Comply with CARES Act Reporting Requirements

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee Republican Leader Greg Murphy (R-NC) penned a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona underscoring the Department’s failure to comply with CARES Act reporting requirements regarding the use of waiver flexibilities. In the letter, the Members writ... Read more »

Biden’s Failing Report Card on School Reopenings

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We are 97 days into the Biden administration and one of his first promises - that America’s schools will reopen for in-person learning in his first 100 days - is set to be broken. That is, unless you believe White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s ridiculous claim that a school is considered “open” if it welcomes students just one day a week. Republicans listened to the science and pushed for safe... Read more »

Foxx Slams Education Department’s Proposed Priorities on School Curriculum

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Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement in response to the Education Department’s proposed priorities on school curriculum, which would trample academic independence and unfairly reward schools that implement debunked, left-wing ideologies in America’s classrooms: “This week’s proposed priorities from the Education Departmen... Read more »

Owens Opening Statement at Hearing on Educational Equity

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Today, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Republican Leader Burgess Owens (R-UT) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing to discuss educational equity post COVID-19: "Ensuring all children have opportunities to achieve the American Dream must never be a partisan issue. All students – regardless of zip code or soc... Read more »

Committee Leaders Praise Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment

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Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) issued the following statement after the House passed legislation that strengthens federal efforts to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect. The Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Stronger CAPTA) provides greater funding and establishes new tools to combat the... Read more »

Foxx: Child abuse and neglect are heartbreaking, immoral, and inexcusable

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Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke in support of H.R. 485, the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). Stronger CAPTA is bipartisan legislation to strengthen federal efforts to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect. On the House floor today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee, deliv... Read more »

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