Support AP Engineering and Computer Science Courses

Dear Colleague,
We invite you to support STEM education in the classroom by joining us in sending a letter to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of the development of the Advanced Placement (AP) Engineering and Computer Science Principles courses.

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H.R. 4366, Strengthening Education through Research Act

As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on September 17, 2014 H.R. 4366 would amend and reauthorize the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA) through fiscal year 2020. (This authorization would automatically be extended one year through 2021 under the General Education Provisions Act.) The legislation would authorize […]

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Cosponsor H.R. 4793, The Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act

Dear Colleague:
The cost of college applications often stands between veterans and their ability to access their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. That is why I ask you to join in cosponsoring the Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act (H.R.4793), bipartisan legislation that would allow veterans to use the educational benefits they have earned towards college application fees.

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Briefing Tomorrow at 10am in 2103 Rayburn on Solar Energy in Schools

From: The Honorable Steve Israel Sent By: tricia.russell@mail.house.gov Date: 10/7/2014 Dear Colleague, By now you should have received the invitation below from The Solar Foundation and the Solar Energy Industries Association for a briefing tomorrow at 10am in 2103 Rayburn. This event is a great opportunity to learn more about how solar energy is being […]

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Dear Colleague – Briefing on School Nutrition Standards

From: The Committee on Education and The Workforce – Minority Staff Sent By: scott.groginsky@mail.house.gov Date: 10/3/2014 Dear Colleague, Children’s health is significantly affected by nutrition, including the food kids eat at school, where they consume as much as half of their daily calories. With new federal school food standards taking effect this year and others […]

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Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to State on Mitchell Ireland Exchange

From: The Honorable Michael H. Michaud Sent By: ben.goodman@mail.house.gov Date: 10/2/2014 Signers: Mike Michaud, Sen. Chris Murphy, Chellie Pingree, Steve Cohen, Alan Lowenthal, Carolyn McCarthy, Bill Owens, Jim Langevin, Jim McGovern, Dan Lipinski, Bill Pascrell, Sheila Jackson Lee, Sanford Bishop, Tim Bishop, Barbara Lee, Gerry Connolly, Jim Moran, Earl Blumenauer, Joe Courtney, Brian Higgins, Rush […]

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Use Title II ESEA Funds to Prepare Future STEM Teachers

Dear Colleague:
I ask that you sign on to the below letter to Secretary Arne Duncan regarding the use of Title II ESEA funds for recruiting and developing pre-service, physical science teachers. The Department of Education will be developing further guidance for use of Teacher Quality State Grants in Title II. Currently, recipients of these grants may not use them towards pre-service teacher or principal training.

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Save the Mitchell Ireland Program

From: The Honorable Michael H. Michaud Sent By: ben.goodman@mail.house.gov Date: 9/19/2014 Signers: Mike Michaud, Chellie Pingree, Steve Cohen, Alan Lowenthal, Carolyn McCarthy, Bill Owens, Jim Langevin, Jim McGovern, Dan Lipinski, Bill Pascrell, Sheila Jackson Lee, Sanford Bishop, Tim Bishop, Barbara Lee, Gerry Connolly, Jim Moran, Earl Blumenauer, Joe Courtney, Brian Higgins, Rush Holt, Hank Johnson […]

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