The House Committee on Education and the Workforce on March 20 marked up and passed by voice vote H.R. 3801, a bill that would overhaul the federal office responsible for conducting education research, collecting statistics on the status and progress of U.S. schools, and distributing information to those working to improve education.

As it stands now, the bill also would eliminate guaranteed yearly funding for the six Regional Technology in Education Consortia (RTECs), agencies that disseminate technology best practices and offer technical assistance to school districts.

H.R. 3801, the

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