Education

As a former educator, Congresswoman Maloney understands the importance of a quality education. She is a strong advocate for college affordability, investing in K-12 schools, and providing early childhood education for all families. She also is a national leader in the fight to prevent sexual assault on college campuses.

School investments: Throughout her career, Congresswoman Maloney has advocated for strong federal investment in schools, including Title I funds to help schools that serve low-income students and School Improvement Grants to turn around low-performing schools.

Early childhood education programs: Congresswoman Maloney has introduced the Prepare All Kids Act to promote the development of early-childhood education programs to make sure that all children arrive at Kindergarten prepared to learn. Today all students in New York City are eligible for pre-kindergarten at the age of four thanks to the efforts of the City and State governments. Congresswoman Maloney believes universal pre-k should be available to all students nationwide.

Affordable higher education: Congresswoman Maloney understands that one of the most effective ways we can ensure a strong future and address inequality is by making higher education widely accessible. She is an advocate of the Pell Grant, a government grant for college tuition, and other initiatives to provide all students with the chance at a college education. The Congresswoman has also cosponsored the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act. This legislation would allow federal and private student loan borrowers to refinance their existing student loans to lower interest rates, similar to those that are currently available to new student loan borrowers, thereby saving students and families thousands of dollars.

Campus safety: Every day, women across American college campuses face sexual assaults. Congresswoman Maloney believes it is everyone’s job to advocate for making college campuses safer for women. She introduced the Campus SAVE Act and the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, two bipartisan bills intended to achieve this goal and challenge universities to create safer environments.

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  • High school creation: In New York, Congresswoman Maloney worked to create new educational options for high-school students and relieve school overcrowding in lower grades. She co-chaired task forces that led to the creation of the Eleanor Roosevelt High School and PS 151. She also worked with her colleagues in government to create the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School, PS 78, PS 267 and the development of new facilities for other schools, including East Side Middle School, which moved to its new building in 2010.
  • Legislation: The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, passed as part of the 2013 Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, holds college campus law enforcement agencies accountable by requiring annual reports on the number of sexual offenses on their campuses, so policymakers and activists can identify trends and best practices. The law also improves training for campus staff and clarifies standards for disciplinary procedures to improve accountability.

 

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More on Education

Sep 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) voted to pass H.R. 2574, the Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act (EIEA), legislation which will restore the power of students and parents to hold schools and other federally funded programs accountable for discriminatory policies and practices.  
 

Sep 15, 2020 Press Release

 

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) voted to pass H.R. 2639, the Strength in Diversity Act, legislation which will establish a grant program to support the efforts of school districts to increase racial and socioeconomic diversity. The goal of the bill is to invest in effective solutions that enforce the spirit and letter of the landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

Aug 25, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) on Monday was joined by New York Representatives Max Rose, Kathleen M. Rice, Thomas R. Suozzi, Adriano Espaillat, José E. Serrano, Eliot L. Engel, and Sean Patrick Maloney in voicing concerns about the “City University of New York (CUNY) administration’s decision not to renew the contract of approximately 2,800 members of its faculty for instruction during the upcoming fall semester.”

Jul 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congresswoman Carolyn B.

Jun 22, 2020 In The News

Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) have called for an investigation into Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for possible violations of the Privacy Act of 1974 and undermining legal protections of student borrowers. 

Jun 4, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, sponsor of the Never Again Education Act which was signed into law last week, was joined by bill co-leads Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Saul Carbajal (D-CA), and Don Bacon (R-NE) in requesting that the Committee on Appropriations including funding for the bill’s programming for Fiscal Year 2021.

Jun 1, 2020 In The News

Amid the rise in anti-Semitism in the United States and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Never Again Education Act into law on Friday as part of Jewish American Heritage Month, one month after the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany.

May 30, 2020 In The News

U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Never Again Education Act, which seeks to expand Holocaust education in the United States, into law on Friday.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the legislation in January, while the U.S. Senate did so on May 13.

The new law expands the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s (USHMM) education programming to teachers nationwide, requiring the museum to develop and disseminate resources to improve awareness and understanding of the Holocaust and its lessons.

May 29, 2020 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), sponsor of H.R.943, the Never Again Education Act, released the following statement after the legislation was signed into law today. The Never Again Education Act supports Holocaust education across the country by bolstering the already expansive educational resources at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM).