Education

Education is one of the most important issues Zoe deals with as a Member of Congress. The stakes are enormous and Zoe takes seriously her responsibility to ensure that the federal government make plans and positions well to make resources available for the education of our children.

Zoe is committed to making sure that elementary and secondary schools get the resources they need to ensure that we are are "leaving no child behind." Additionally, Zoe continues to work with her colleagues in Congress to make college more affordable and accessible to students.

America's greatest resource for innovation resides within classrooms across the country. We must give students more opportunities to be highly-trained in math, science, and technology so they can turn ideas into innovations. Future innovators must reflect the diversity of our country, and we must provide opportunities for every qualified student. Zoe works with her colleagues to create a new generation of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians to ensure that today's students get the job skills they need at any level of learning.

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More on Education

July 25, 2018 Press Release
Zoe Lofgren announced a combined $430,851 in federal funding was awarded to the San Jose State University Research Foundation for new education and research programs.
April 18, 2018 Press Release
Zoe Lofgren announced a new federal grant of $478,897 to the San Jose State University Research Foundation for scientific research.
April 17, 2018 Press Release
Representatives Steve Stivers Zoe Lofgren introduced the Daniel Webster Congressional Clerkship Act, a bill that would establish a coordinated entry portal and recruitment device for recent law graduates to clerk for Congress for one year. This legislation creates 12 one-year positions, split evenly by chamber and party.
April 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D- Calif.) introduced the ZZZ's to A's Act today to examine the relationship between school start times and adolescent health, well-being and performance.

April 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCU.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), Chair of the 39-member California Democratic Congressional Delegation, issued the following statement today regarding a California State Audit report on the University of California Office of the President:

"The recent California State Audit on the UC Office of the President is very troubling.

December 7, 2016 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Mineta National Transportation Research Consortium at San Jose State University was awarded $7 million in federal funding for transportation research, announced U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today. The grant requires a fifty percent match by regional and state partners, in total a $10.5 million investment.
November 1, 2016 Press Release

 SAN JOSE, C.A. – Today, in response to reports that the University of California San Francisco plans to lay-off one-third of its IT workforce in favor of H-1B employees, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren wrote to UC President Janet Napolitano, calling on her to reverse her decision to outsource American IT jobs.

The letter, sent November 1st reads:

September 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.A combined $834,759 in federal funding for new programs at San Jose State University was announced today by U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose).

Two grants, awarded by the National Science Foundation, will support an interdisciplinary technology program for undergraduates and a study of astronomical science at SJSU.

September 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) announced more than $827,000 in federal funds for Downtown College Prep to ensure and expand the promise of graduation for local first-generation college students.

September 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) announced $3 million in federal funding today for the San Jose State University Research Foundation.

The federal grant, administered by the U.S. Education Department's "First in the World" grant program, is designed to support collaboration among multiple partners focused on college access and student data. At the SJSU Research Foundation, the funding will promote active learning strategies through the flipped classroom model in STEM gateway courses.

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