One of my top priorities is fully funding public education. I believe that when we invest in every aspect of education, we invest in stronger communities. That’s why I’m committed to improving teacher pay and retention so that every student can learn from high quality educators, dedicating the promised federal resources for special education, finding new ways to make higher education more affordable, and expanding career skills and technical education opportunities.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN) and Pete Stauber (R-MN) introduced the bipartisan Supporting Apprenticeship Colleges Act of 2021 to provide grants to eligible apprenticeship colleges throughout the country to expand and support enrollment. The apprenticeship programs that would be eligible for grants in this bill are federally accredited institutions that are often left out of traditional higher education grant programs despite the important work they do to prepare students for high-demand jobs.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig announced the start of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for students in Minnesota’s Second District. The annual competition, hosted each spring, is open to all high school students who live in the Second District. The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year alongside artwork from Congressional District across the Nation.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Angie Craig joined legislation to invest $15 billion in our nation’s workforce training system, which will help support millions of workers who have lost their jobs or are under-employed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Relaunching America’s Workforce Act authorizes funding to provide essential career services and help workers attain additional skills and credentials as the economy emerges from its deepest decline since the Great Depression.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig announced Nathan Labiosa and Akansha Kamineni as the winners of the Congressional App Challenge in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. The Congressional App Challenge is an annual nationwide competition for middle school and high school students interested in computer science.
This week, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig voted for H.R. 2639, the Strength in Diversity Act. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Marcia Fudge and cosponsored by Rep. Craig to help fulfill the promise of equity in education by offering support to school districts that are developing, implementing, or expanding school diversity initiatives. It also creates a federal grant program to support voluntary, community-driven strategies to increase diversity in schools.
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig hosted a meeting with members of the African American Educators Forum to discuss the unique challenges faced by students of color across Minnesota and opportunities for change.
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig has fought for small businesses and hard-working Minnesotans since her first day in Congress. Today she continued her push in securing $2 billion for Career, Technical and Adult Education, an increase of $25 million from last year.
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig’s push for increased special education was included in the education appropriations package with an increase of $194 million above last year’s funding, for a total of $1.4 billion. Her bipartisan push for the federal government to fulfill its promise continues as she joins 73 colleagues urging House leadership to include strong funding in the next COVID-19 relief package for the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) to help our schools properly support students with disabilities.
Today, the House passed the Child Care is Essential Act, which Rep. Angie Craig cosponsored. The bill would create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization Fund and invest in child care so that providers across Minnesota have the resources they need to safely reopen. Without adequate investments in the child care industry, families across the country will be unable to return to work.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig sent a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos opposing their interim final rule interpreting the equitable services provision of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).