More on Education
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) today introduced the “Prepare All Kids Act,” which would help states provide voluntary high quality pre-kindergarten programs that will prepare children-- particularly low-income children-- for a successful start in elementary school. The bill is the House companion to S. 502, introduced by Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) earlier this month.
New York, NY – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) applauded a $19.86 million federal grant awarded today to City University of New York’s community colleges that will help them train workers who want to change careers – a vital need during this time of high unemployment.
“Dennis Walcott is an excellent choice to lead the Department of Education. In working with him, I have found him to be deeply committed to our city’s children and responsive to the educational needs of the district I represent. I look forward to working with him to address school overcrowding in my district, waitlists, and other challenges facing our school system in the years ahead. I know that Dennis and Mayor Bloomberg are dedicated to ensuring that all our city’s children receive a world-class education.” ###
New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney today applauded the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement that New York is among the winners of Phase 2 of the “Race to the Top” program. New York is now eligible for up to $700 million in federal funding, in exchange for enacting education reforms such as adopting more stringent standards for student and teacher performance and increasing the number of charter schools.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today hailed the House passage of the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act, which provides $10 billion in funding to create an Education Jobs Fund that is projected to save more than 161,000 teacher jobs nationwide. It also provides $16.1 billion in Medicaid assistance to the states that, by reducing state budget shortfalls and stimulating the economy, will save and create an additional 158,000 jobs and help prevent the layoffs of police officers and firefighters.
Queens, NY – Thursday evening, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and representatives from the Sallie Mae Fund held a “Paying for College” workshop for students and their families at the Cretan Association of New York in Long Island City. At the workshop, experts from Sallie Mae gave students and parents information on applying to and paying for college, including accessing grants, scholarships, and other financial aid.
New York, NY - Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Borough President Scott Stringer, Senator Tom Duane, Assemblymember Dick Gottfried, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, Councilmember Dan Garodnick and concerned parents joined forces today outside Public School 116 in east Midtown to urge immediate action by the City Department of Education to relieve serious overcrowding at the school. The officials and parents released a fact sheet (below) detailing the growing crisis at P.S. 116, a K-5 school that is currently operating at 113% of capacity.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) issued the following statement on the 36th Anniversary of Title IX, the federal statute prohibiting sex discrimination in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance:
WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), a lifelong advocate for reading and early education, today reintroduced the Access to Books for Children Act, or ABC Act (H.R. 6175). Maloney’s legislation would provide low-income infants and children participating in The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) with vouchers to purchase educational books.
Washington, D.C.: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney expressed her strong support for a new “G.I. Bill” to give veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan educational opportunities on par with those afforded to returnees from World War II. H.R. 5740, the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, would provide Iraq or Afghanistan veterans who have served 3 years on active duty with benefits to cover the costs of a four-year public college education, along with a stipend for housing, books and other expenses. Current veterans' education benefits cover only about 60% of the cost of a four-year degree.