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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Mar 2, 2020 Press Release

NEW YORK,  NY- On International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed Congresswoman Maloney’s H.R. 943 - Never Again Education Act to support Holocaust education across the country. Today, this critical legislation has 47 co-sponsors in the US Senate.


Congresswoman Maloney released the following statement to update the progress of the bill, and urge for swift passage in the Senate.


Feb 14, 2020 Newsletter

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Feb 3, 2020 In The News

House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney on Monday threatened Education Secretary Betsy DeVos with a subpoena, saying DeVos' office “stonewalled and delayed” when the committee tried to confirm a date for her testimony.

Feb 3, 2020 In The News

House Oversight Committee and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) warned Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday that the panel may subpoena her to testify after she attended campaign events on behalf of President Trump rather than testifying before the committee.

Jan 28, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — In a bid to ensure that future generations of Americans “never forget,” students would be taught the horrors of the Holocaust as part of a $10 million federal funding bill that passed the House on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Monday.

Jan 28, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on Monday to allocate $10 million in federal funding over five years to further Holocaust education.

Authored by New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, the Never Again Education Act would direct millions of dollars toward expanding the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s education program, supporting a website with curriculum materials for teachers, and hosting workshops in Holocaust education and awareness throughout the country.

Sep 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reintroduced last week in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and in the Senate by Senator Mazie K. Hirono,  the Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act would establish grants to support programs designed to increase participation for women and minorities in STEM. Under the bill,  grants would support online workshops, mentoring opportunities to connect professionals with students, internships for undergraduate and graduate students, outreach programs for K-12 students, and retention programs for STEM faculty.


Sep 6, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, I had a great last week of the August District Work Period here in NYC and I’m ready to get back to Washington, DC on Monday to continue our work in holding the Trump Administration accountable and working on issues that are important to our community and city. Below are some highlights from the week.
Jan 31, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) yesterday submitted a public comment to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos against the Department of Education’s new proposed rule for Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 which would threaten the civil rights, safety and well-being of countless college students. The Congresswoman urged the Secretary to withdraw the rule.