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    Education and the Workforce

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    Child Nutrition Assistance

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on rules and regulations for child nutrition programs. The Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was set to expire on September 30, 2015. The…

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    Education and the Workforce

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    Missing Children

    John D. Ryan testified on his National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s organization ongoing efforts to find missing children and investigate violent crimes against…

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    Education and the Workforce

    Full Committee meeting to assign recently elected Members to subcommittees

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    Unionizing Student Athletes

    Witnesses testified at a House Education and Workforce Committee hearing on the consequences of unionizing student athletes. On April 25, 2014, student athletes at Northwestern…

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    Education Department Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Secretary Arne Duncan testified on the Department of Education’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. He talked about the increase in high school graduation in 2012 and his…

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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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    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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    Health and Human Services Department Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on her department’s fiscal year 2014 budget request. She also discussed the implementation of the health care law.

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    Education Department Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan testified on his department’s fiscal year 2014 budget request. He stressed the importance of early childhood education, and addressed “No…

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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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    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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    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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    Multi-Employer Pension Plans

    Josh Gotbaum testified on the fiscal health of multi-employer pension plans and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). He said that without congressional changes, the agency would…

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