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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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).
This afternoon, U.S. Rep. Craig introduced the Ryan Frascone Memorial Student Loan Relief Act of 2020, which would release all cosigners on all private student loans upon a student’s death.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig brought career and technical education leaders together to discuss how a focus on career and technical education will be needed to rebuild the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, U.S. Reps. Angie Craig (MN-02) and Pete Stauber (MN-08) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Supporting Apprenticeship Colleges Act of 2020.
This bill would provide assistance to apprenticeship colleges throughout the country. As these colleges bestow an Associate’s Degree and a Registered Apprenticeship, they are federally accredited institutions but are often left out of traditional higher education grant programs while they prepare students for the most in-demand jobs available.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, a member of the House Rural Broadband Task Force, joined her colleagues to introduce an urgent framework to expand broadband access. The plan includes affordability measures for families and investments in creative solutions like lending hot spots to students to address the current lack of reliable broadband infrastructure.