Education

Blaine’s Bulletin: Back to School

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This was the first week back to school for many students in the Third District. Since our state’s schools closed in April parents, students, and teachers have all stepped up to adapt to distance learning and ensure our kids don’t fall behind. While learning from home was an acceptable alternative as we began understanding the virus and preparing our response, Missouri’s numbers have dramatically i... Read more »

Luetkemeyer, Select Committee Hold Hearing on the Need to Get American Students Back to School this Fall

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in a briefing entitled “The Challenges to Safely Reopening K-12 Schools” in the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) delivered the following remarks to the committee and witnesses. Click HERE to watch. “This is a brand-new disease… Now over the last several months we continue to develop plans and strategies as new evidence come... Read more »

Blaine's Bulletin: The Need to Reopen Missouri Schools

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, life has looked much different for most adults. Some have worked from home, some have unfortunately lost their jobs and essential workers have worked harder than ever. And while the adults have been trying their best to navigate the difficulty of the past couple of months, students have been at home trying to cope with their new normal: distance learning. This ha... Read more »

Blaine’s Bulletin: National Teacher Appreciation Week

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This week we celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Week – a week that has taken on a whole new meaning this year with Missouri schools closing due to coronavirus. This health crisis has posed many challenges, and our children’s education is no exception. To slow the spread of the virus, the Governor announced in April that our schools would remain closed for the rest of the academic year, requi... Read more »

Blaine's Bulletin: Turning Education Back to States

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Parents and local educators know what is best for our nation’s children; parents are the ones who are raising their children to become well-rounded individuals and educators are with the children day in and day out and they know how to best operate a classroom. I believe that entrusting education decisions with those closest to the students, rather than bureaucrats in Washington, creates the most effective and sustainable education programs. Read more »

Luetkemeyer Announces Dates for Second Round of 2014 Constituent Service Days

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The staff of U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3) will be hosting the second round of Constituent Service Days of 2014 in all 13 counties of the 3rd Congressional District beginning Monday, July 7 and running through Thursday, July 10. Constituent Service Days allows constituents to meet with Luetkemeyer staff to discuss issues and have questions answered. Read more »

Luetkemeyer Bill Would Ensure Privacy of Students Under Threat from New Regulations

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In an effort to strengthen federal student privacy policy and keep student records secure, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3) has introduced the Protecting Education Privacy Act (PEPA) which would enhance protections for students by rolling back regulatory changes made by the administration to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Read more »

Blaine's Bulletin: Common Core Remains A Concern

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Around the nation, parents and teachers are joining together to oppose the implementation of the top-down, “one-size-fits-all” approach to education through Common Core State Standards. Movements in states from Pennsylvania to Georgia have gained momentum and forced lawmakers to examine the value of Common Core and in some cases halt its implementation. Read more »