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US Senate, 2016
This hearing is the fourth in the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions' series examining issues in postsecondary education in anticipation of reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Accreditation's role is to help ensure an acceptable level of quality across a wide spectrum of American higher education. Under the Higher…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Educational Needs
US Senate, 2016
This hearing represents the eighth in the series of Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions' hearings preparing to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The primary focus of this hearing is strengthening Federal loan programs to ensure they are working well for students and families. Statements from the following committee members are…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Public Agencies
US Senate, 2016
This is the seventh in a series of hearings to inform this committee's reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. The focus of this hearing, teacher preparation, is profoundly important for all students, from the very youngest to adult students. Study after study shows that teacher quality is the decisive in-school factor in boosting student…
Descriptors: Hearings, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Low Income Groups
US Senate, 2016
This field hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, focused on discussing new ways to use technology in the classroom. The committee met on Friday, November 22, 2013, in the media room, Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology with Hon. Kay Hagan presiding. Opening remarks by Honorable Kay R. Hagan began with her stating…
Descriptors: Hearings, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers
US Senate, 2016
This hearing is the third in a series examining critical issues in postsecondary education as the committee looks to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The topic discussed is of paramount importance and is arguably the bedrock of Federal higher education policy, that is, the Federal financial aid programs and their effectiveness in providing…
Descriptors: Hearings, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Higher Education
US Senate, 2015
The roundtable discussion transcribed in this report focuses on how students with disabilities are accessing and succeeding in post-secondary education. It marks the sixth in a series to examine issues the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions plans to address in the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Statements…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
US Senate, 2015
In 2012, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions launched a series of hearings to examine the challenge of college affordability. In the first three hearings, the Committee heard from the administration, from both traditional and online universities and community colleges, from State officials, higher education associations,…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Hearings, Federal Legislation, Legislators
US Senate, 2015
The Federal Government currently funds a number of programs to support early childhood education and care. However, they are well short of meeting existing needs. The Strong Start for America's Children Act significantly expands investments at the Federal level to accelerate the work being done in States to support high-quality pre-K. It also…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Federal Legislation, Preschool Education
US Senate, 2015
This hearing serves as a first in a set of hearings focusing on early learning. In his opening statement, Senator Tom Harkin, Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, strongly encouraged members of this committee on both sides of the aisle to hold roundtables and have discussions on early learning in their local…
Descriptors: Hearings, Laws, Legislation, Federal Government
US Senate, 2014
Nearly half a century ago, the U.S. Congress passed the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 during the 88th Congress. In October 2011, this committee passed a reauthorization of ESEA, preserving the reporting and transparency components of No Child Left Behind and continuing to emphasize strategies to close the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Achievement Gap
US Senate (NJ1), 2014
There is no evidence that physically restraining or putting children in unsupervised seclusion in the K-12 school system provides any educational or therapeutic benefit to a child. In fact, use of either seclusion or restraints in non-emergency situations poses significant physical and psychological danger to students. Yet the first round of data…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Punishment, Educational Research
US Senate, 2011
Among the topics discussed in this hearing were: what constitutes green energy, how workers can best be provided the skills to thrive in green industries, and the future of America's energy and environmental policies. Statements were presented by: Honorable Patty Murray, a U.S. Senator from the State of Washington, opening statement; Honorable…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Legislators, Labor, Presidents
US Senate, 2011
This hearing of the Committee of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions focused on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This hearing on the economic importance of having a world-class K-12 education system should remind everyone of the critical importance of this reauthorization. Well-educated Americans are the single…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
US Senate (NJ3), 2012
In accordance with Rule XXV of the Standing Rules of the Senate, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (the committee) holds legislative jurisdiction over all proposed legislation, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to education and student loans and grants. Proprietary schools and institutions…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Higher Education, Federal Aid, Grants
US Senate (NJ3), 2012
In accordance with Rule XXV of the Standing Rules of the Senate, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (the committee) holds legislative jurisdiction over all proposed legislation, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to education and student loans and grants. Proprietary schools and institutions…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Higher Education, Federal Aid, Grants
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