Education

Grothman on Debt, Learning and Re-evaluating Higher Education

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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 s...

Grothman Finds Truth About Conditions in Urban Schools

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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 d...

Grothman Asks Secretary DeVos About Department Priorities

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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...

Grothman Questions Secretary DeVos

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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 Secret...

Grothman Introduces Make Schools Safe Again Act

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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 cri...

Grothman Introduces Student and Teacher Safety Act

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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 an...

Higher Education Reform Becoming a Reality

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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...

Grothman Introduces Bill to Encourage Accelerated College Completion Rates

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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 ar...

ICYMI...Duffy & Grothman Urge Department of Education to Restore Education Funding For Rural Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, and Wisconsin Congressman Glenn Grothman today called on the Department of Education to restore education funding for students in Rural Wisconsin. The Department of Education recently announced a procedural change regarding applications for the Gaining Early and Readiness for Undergradua...

Grothman: Joint-Employer Rule Hurts Small Business; Must be Rolled Back

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today explored the growing threat to small businesses and franchises posed by the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Obama-era definition of the joint-employer standard during a combined House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions hearing. The subcommittee hearing s...

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