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

Jul 19, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Pre-K Now, a Washington D.C.-based public education and advocacy organization, today recognized two New York organizations for their remarkable efforts to increase access to quality pre-kindergarten. In large part because of Winning Beginning New York, represented by Nancy Kolben and Karen Schimke, and Docs for Tots, represented by Dr. Dina Liser, the state will see its largest increase in pre-k funding in decades. 
Jul 13, 2007 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) and her House colleagues overwhelmingly approved the largest increase in financial aid for college students since the 1944 G.I. Bill. 
Jun 26, 2007 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today introduced legislation that would provide high-quality pre-kindergarten education to help all children prepare for school.  The “Prepare All Kids Act” is the House version of legislation introduced by Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) in May.

Jun 22, 2007 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) issued the following statement today on tomorrow’s 35th Anniversary of Title IX, the federal statute prohibiting sex discrimination in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance:

May 22, 2007 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Investing in high-quality education is a cost-effective way of improving the life circumstances of children while also increasing U.S. economic growth over the long-term, according to new report by the Joint Economic Committee (JEC). In addition, a JEC fact sheet details the various federal and state tax credits available to families with children.

Mar 22, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) have reintroduced bipartisan legislation in the House and Senate, respectively, that would help increase awareness of the Holocaust.  The Simon Wiesenthal Holocaust Education Act (H.R. 1092) would give a boost to programs and institutions that teach about the Holocaust and its lessons.
Jan 18, 2007 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) voiced her strong support for H.R. 5, The College Student Relief Act, which will cut federal student loan interest rates in half over the next five years.  Maloney voted to approve the measure, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 356 - 71. 
Sep 17, 2006 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY – As hundreds of thousands of New York City students head back to college this fall, they’re paying more for their education and not getting the help they need to meet rising expenses.  Today, Reps. Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn & Queens), Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan & Queens), Eliot Engel (D-Bronx), Gary Ackerman (D-Queens), Joseph Crowley (D-Queens & the Bronx), Edolphus Towns (D-Brooklyn) and Major Owens (D-Brooklyn) released a new report showing that tuition at SUNY and CUNY schools has soared 30% over the past four years while federal student aid has hardly kept pace and household income has remained flat (text of report).
Jun 26, 2006 Press Release
New York, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) urged the Bush Administration to reverse a controversial policy that will hamper enforcement of Title IX, a landmark law that prohibits sex discrimination in federally-funded education programs.
May 5, 2006 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - In a major boost to legislation that would bolster awareness about the Holocaust in the United States, Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s (D-NY) Simon Wiesenthal Holocaust Education Act (H.R. 4604) has been introduced in the Senate (S. 2651) by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The Wiesenthal Act would establish federal grants – $2 million a year for five years – for educational institutions to teach about the Holocaust and its larger lessons. Many Holocaust education programs are currently struggling for resources.