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  • Apprenticeships, technical education offer a path to a successful workforce – ‘college-only’ is a myth
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs and the Economy

    In making his impassioned speech on how our county’s economy can grow through tax reform, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said Tuesday, “We need to connect people with the skills they need to get good-paying, in-demand jobs.” Speaker Ryan is absolutely right, and the House is immediately answering the Speaker’s call to action. There is a myth about success as it relates to education in this country. Too many Americans have come to believe that the pathway to a successful career lies solely on a c... Read more

  • Education’s student aid office plagued by improper payments, should ‘strive for zero mistakes’
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on May 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The Education Department paid out more than $6 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2016, and that number is likely to rise next year thanks to proposed budget cuts and the suspension of a data retrieval tool used to help populate student loan applications. Education overseers testified during a May 25 joint House subcommittee hearing that the proposed $2 billion or so in cuts to federal financial aid discretionary appropriations will pose hurdles to monitoring the loans. “One of our managemen... Read more

  • 'Modernize' Career- and Tech-Ed Law, House Education Committee Leader Says
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The leader of the House education committee deplores what she called the negative connotations attached to career- and technical-education programs, and expressed optimism that a new bill to revamp federal law governing these programs would make progress in Congress. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., said that too often, bachelor's degrees are held up as the ideal, while other pathways to successful careers are often ignored or given inadequate support. And employers also have a responsibility to shar... Read more

  • Does Higher Education Accreditation Need Fixing?
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Should government-empowered accreditation organizations that oversee higher education institutions be stricter with low-performing schools, or do they already do too much and raise the cost of education with burdensome requirements? Democrats and Republicans were split at times on the right way forward for higher education accreditation reform during a Thursday hearing in the Capitol’s Rayburn office building. The vast majority of American colleges and universities are regulated by what experts ... Read more

  • Foxx Announces 2017 Teacher in Congress Internship
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., is encouraging local teachers to apply for the 11th annual Teacher in Congress Internship. “The Teacher in Congress Internship was created to offer teachers a taste of the real workings of Congress and the day-to-day life of a member of Congress,” said Foxx. “This program provides the participating teacher with a tangible way to give students a look inside the federal government and hopefully inspires the next generation of North Carolina public servants ... Read more

  • Foxx pushing feds to limit rules swamping local schools
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on April 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th District, wants federal bureaucrats to quit swamping states with education mandates that are left over from the Obama administration. In a recent interview, Foxx, the new chairwoman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, told McClatchy media that federal education policies should come only from lawmakers — not bureaucrats who make rules outside of Congress. The Obama administration enacted many of those mandates, under the guise of “dear colleague” letters... Read more

  • If this congresswoman gets her way, the days of federal education regulations are over
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx wants the federal Department of Education to disappear. She wants Washington to stop passing down rules and regulations schools have to follow. As the new chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee, the seven-term North Carolina congresswoman has a powerful forum to talk about all that. Trouble is, she probably doesn’t have the votes to do much of what she wants. It takes 60 to get most legislation through the Senate, where Republicans control only 52 seats, and... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx tours the Forsyth Tech Transportation Technology Center
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on April 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs and the Economy

    Forsyth Technical Community College featured its strategic partnership with Toyota and the Toyota T-TEN program on Monday as U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th, toured the college’s Transportation Technology Center. The tour consisted of the 139,000-square-foot center’s automotive systems and Toyota T-TEN programs, collision repair, diesel and heavy equipment, motorcycle mechanics and Richard Childress Race Car Technology. Several representatives from Toyota and Forsyth Tech were on hand to answer q... Read more

  • Foxx speaks to Lees-McRae students
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx spoke about her life, a day in the life in Congress and more to Lees-McRae students on Friday, March 31, in Evans Auditorium. “I’m really happy to represent Avery County for the first time,” Foxx told the audience. “I don’t know if it’ll stay that way, but I hope it does happen.” Foxx talked about growing up in Crossnore, noting that she was 14 before having electricity. Then, being convinced to go to college, first went to Lees-McRae, which at the time was a two-year sch... Read more

  • Congresswoman Virginia Foxx visits Bridges Academy in State Road to celebrate 10 years
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Virginia Foxx encourages parental involvement in the education system. Bridges Academy held an open house Sunday with special guests to celebrate 10 years of their past as a charter school, with the added expectation of another 10. The school has undergone an inspection by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to renew its 10-year charter, which involved interviews with the administration, teachers and even parents. According to Principal Merry Lowe, after the DPI fou... Read more

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