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US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines the Strong Start for America's Children Act, a bill that will greatly expand access to high quality early learning experiences for children from birth through kindergarten. Following opening statements by Honorable Tom Harkin (Chairman, Committee on Health, Education,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Federal Programs, Primary Education
US Senate, 2017
This marks the ninth hearing that the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee has convened in advance of the Higher Education Act reauthorization. The purpose of this hearing is to discuss the unique challenges facing minority serving institutions (MSIs) and to learn about programs and support to help facilitate student success.…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Minority Group Students
US Senate, 2017
The aim of this hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions is to foster a productive conversation about how schools are meeting the needs of veterans and service members, what more can be done to ensure veterans are not putting themselves into financial trouble in order to get an education and, ultimately identify what the…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Military Personnel, Access to Education, Higher Education
US House of Representatives, 2017
This document records testimony from a hearing held to examine recent efforts to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. Member statements were presented by: (1) Honorable John Kline, Committee on Education and the Workforce; and (2) Honorable Robert C. Scott, Ranking Member, Committee on Education and the Workforce. Witness statements were…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Change
US House of Representatives, 2017
This document records testimony from a hearing held to examine ways in which federal student aid could be improved to better meet the needs of students. Member statements were presented by: (1) Honorable Susan A. Davis, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development; and (2) Honorable Brett Guthrie, Chairman,…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, College Students, Student Loan Programs
US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, focusing on ensuring college affordability. Following an opening statement by Honorable Lamar Alexander (Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions), the following senators provide statements: (1) Honorable…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Student Costs
US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines the role of states in higher education. Following opening statements by Honorable Tom Harkin (Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions) and Honorable Lamar Alexander (U.S. Senator from the State of Tennessee), the following senators provide…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Government Role, State Government, Government School Relationship
US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines No Child Left Behind, focusing on innovation to better meet the needs of students. The questions addressed are: (1) What is your State, district, or school doing to implement innovative approaches to improve academic outcomes for students, particularly low-income and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Innovation, Student Needs
US Senate, 2017
This field hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions highlights the importance of early identification of students with dyslexia, how high-stakes testing affects such students, and the need for appropriate accommodations. Following the opening statement by Honorable Bill Cassidy (U.S. Senator from the State of Louisiana),…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Dyslexia, High Stakes Tests, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines No Child Left Behind, focusing on testing and accountability. At the center of the debate about how to fix No Child Left Behind is what to do about the Federal requirement that states, each year, administer 17 standardized tests with high stakes consequences.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Accountability
US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, focusing on opportunities to improve student success. Following an opening and prepared statement by Honorable Lamar Alexander (Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions) and an opening statement by Honorable…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Higher Education, Graduation
US Senate, 2017
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines fixing No Child Left Behind, focusing on supporting teachers and school leaders. Following an opening statement by Honorable Lamar Alexander (Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions), the following senators provide statements: (1) Honorable Patty…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Educational Improvement
US Senate, 2017
This hearing is the 11th in a series of hearings to inform the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions about the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. The focus is on campus sexual assault--a topic of profound importance. Too many students are being assaulted on the Nation's college campuses. According to current research, an…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Rape, Violence, Crime
Office of Child Care, 2017
This Report to Congress is required by Section 658L of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act, as amended. The report provides information about the role of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), which is authorized under the CCDBG Act. This report covers fiscal year (FY) 2016 and (FY) 2017. The data and analysis contained in…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Child Care, Federal Aid, Grants
US Congress, 2017
The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 is an act to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. The Act includes the following titles: (1) Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program; (2) Other Educational Assistance…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Veterans
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