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    Single-Payer Health Care Legislation

    Health care professionals testified that they believed a single-payer system would be the best, and perhaps only, workable option for health care reform. Among the topics they…

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    Technology In Education

    The committee examined technological advances in education.

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    Education Bill

    Members met to resolve differences and finalize an education bill to be sent to the president. The legislation would authorize $26.5 billion for public primary and secondary education,…

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    Teacher Quality

    Witnesses testified about teacher training programs and evaluation systems. Among the topics they addressed were means of measuring student success, state programs to improve teacher…

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    Child Abuse at Private Facilities

    Witnesses testified about treatment of children at private residential treatment facilities and institutions, charges of child abuse at the facilities, and several incidents detailed in a…

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    Retirement Security

    A hearing was held on the effect of the financial crisis on pension funds and workers' directed retirement accounts, such as 401(k) plans. Congressional Budget Office Director Peter…

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    Seclusion and Restraint of Mentally Disabled Students

    The committee met to investigate the dangers of seclusion and restraint on mentally disabled students. Mr. Greg Kutz of the Government Accountability Office detailed student…

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    Environmental Education

    A field hearing, titled “Environmental Education: Educating our Children, Preserving our Future,” was held at the National Wildlife Visitor Center of the Patuxent Wildlife…

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    Measurement of Teacher Performance

    Education professionals testified on teacher performance measurements being used in different states that emphasize student achievement over teacher credentials. Some of those methods…

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    No Child Left Behind Act Reauthorization, Part 1

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan testified about the Obama administration’s blueprint for overhauling the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left…

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    College Tuition Affordability

    The subcommittee held a hearing on the rising costs of higher education and potential ways to reduce tuition and fees. Representatives Virginia Foxx, the subcommittee chair, and Ruben…

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    Worker Retirement Security

    A hearing was held on the shortcomings of the nation’s retirement system and how worker could obtain retirement security. The hearing focused on weaknesses weaknesses in the…

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    Pell Grants and College Affordability

    Student financial aid and higher education policy experts testified on the Pell Grant program and college affordability. The witnesses provided recommendations for improving the…

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    Child Nutrition

    Witnesses testified on the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act. The bill would expand access for millions of children to healthy meals year-round in schools, child…

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    Education Department 2012 Budget Request

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan testified on his department’s fiscal year 2012 budget request.

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    Technical Education and Training Programs

    Education and business leaders testified at a House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education hearing on improving technical education…

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    U.S. Economy and Job Creation, Governors Panel

    Governors Rick Snyder (R-MI) and Dannel Malloy (D-CT) testified at a hearing on ideas to fix the U.S. economy. Governor Snyder expressed support for the Obama administration’s…

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    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Policies

    Jacqueline Berrien testified about Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) policies and practices. Much of the hearing was focused on the agency’s reasons for changing its…

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    School Safety and Security

    Witnesses testified on school safety and security in light of the December 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Topics included the possible benefit of having an…

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    Childhood Obesity

    A hearing on childhood obesity focused on the benefits of physical education. Representatives Wamp and Kind, who co-sponsored childhood obesity legislation, were the first…

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