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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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    Mine Safety

    Witnesses testified on miner safety and health. Among the topics they addressed were lessons learned from the April 5, 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, West…

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    U.S. Economy and Job Creation, Business Owner and Academics

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on ideas to fix the U.S. economy. Among the topics they addressed were the impact of regulation of business and the economy, tax policy, and worker…

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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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    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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    Education Department 2012 Budget Request

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

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    Student Athletes and Concussions

    The House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing on pending legislation to reduce and more safely manage concussions in student athletes. Witnesses testified that student…

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    Miner Safety and Health

    Witnesses testified on H.R. 5663, the Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010, which would authorize the government to temporarily close coal mines under certain conditions and would provide…

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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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    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 Nutrition Programs

    Witnesses testified about federal child nutrition programs, including school meal programs, the child and adult care food program, and the WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) program.

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