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  • Grothman on Committee’s Higher Education Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Over the last three days, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) has taken part in the Committee on Education and Labor’s markup of H.R. 4674, the so-called College Affordability Act. H.R. 4674 is a large bill that would bring about sweeping changes to the U.S. higher education system. It has received zero Republican cosponsors and key Republican amendments were rejected in committee. Grothman is a member of the Committee on Education and Labor. Grothman does not support the bill as it contai... Read more

  • Grothman Introduces Competency-based Education Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) has introduced H.R. 3422, the Competency-based Education Act. This bill provides the framework needed for universities to more easily and effectively provide CBE to students. Grothman has been joined by fellow Wisconsin Congressmen Mike Gallagher (WI-08) and Bryan Steil (WI-01), who are both original cosponsors of the bill. A major concern in America is the amount of student loan debt students acquire when seeking a traditional four-year college degree. ... Read more

  • Grothman on Debt, Learning and Re-evaluating Higher Education
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    This week, at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) questioned experts about competency-based education (CBE). A major concern in America is the amount of student loan debt students acquire when seeking a traditional four-year college degree. In Wisconsin, the average student graduates with nearly $30,000 of debt. CBE alleviates this by allowing students to learn at their own pace and often obtain the same degree in a much shorter amount to time... Read more

  • Grothman Finds Truth About Conditions in Urban Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    This week, at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) questioned experts about the conditions of urban school districts and why they often have lower graduation rates and more criminal activity than their suburban and rural counterparts. The bulk of Grothman’s questioning focused on Mr. Dion Pierre, who has attended schools in both rural and urban districts. Mr. Pierre contended that the poor conditions in urban school districts are not due to a l... Read more

  • Grothman Asks Secretary DeVos About Department Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) questioned Department of Education (DOE) Secretary, Betsy DeVos, about Department of Education Priorities. Grothman focused on two specific topics. First, her plans to ensure individuals with disabilities have more choices in their employment opportunities. Second, her plan to promote dual enrollment opportunities so high school students can finish college quicker and with less debt. Excerpts of Gr... Read more

  • Grothman Questions Secretary DeVos
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) this week questioned U.S. Department of Education (DoE) Secretary Betsy DeVos about the policies and priorities of the DoE in a Committee on Education and the Workforce Hearing. Grothman urged Secretary DeVos to invest more energy into helping individuals with disabilities by solving the Competitive Integrated Employment problem. Grothman also asked Secretary DeVos about her efforts to streamline the DoE. Excerpts of Grothman’s questioning Congressman Gr... Read more

  • Grothman Introduces Make Schools Safe Again Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today, along with 13 original cosponsors, introduced the Make Schools Safe Again Act. This bill would prohibit the Secretary of Education or the Attorney General from authorizing agreements between schools and law enforcement agencies to encourage the non-reporting of criminal activity of students. “If a student commits, or is suspected of committing a crime, police need to know about it. After the tragic shooting in Parkland, FL, we discovered that the ... Read more

  • Grothman Introduces Student and Teacher Safety Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Protecting Life

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah), along with Congresswoman Karen Handel (R-GA), today introduced the Student and Teacher Safety Act. This bill would allow schools more flexibility with existing federal funds to make physical safety improvements to campus facilities, support local education programs aimed at improving school safety and security and assist in coordination between schools and local law enforcement to identify threats. “Students and teachers have the right to feel safe in s... Read more

  • Higher Education Reform Becoming a Reality
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Higher Education Reform Becoming a Reality By Rep. Glenn Grothman Dec. 15, 2017 As the year comes to an end, Congress is still working for you. Most recently, the House Education and the Workforce Committee, of which I’m a member, has turned its attention to reforming higher education. The Higher Education Act hasn’t been reformed in almost a decade. Since that time, the higher education landscape has changed greatly, and the American workforce is facing a shortage of skilled workers. Additional... Read more

  • Grothman Introduces Bill to Encourage Accelerated College Completion Rates
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) introduced the Pell Grant Modernization Act, which would increase the definition of “full-time” Pell Grant eligibility from 12-units per semester to 15-units per semester, while reducing the amount of semesters a student is eligible to use his/her Pell Grant award—from 12 semesters to 10 semesters. "In too many cases across the country, college students are taking six or more years to complete their college education,” said Grothman. “This unnecessary am... Read more

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