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.

To learn more about the Zoe's work on issues related to education, please click on the news links below:

More on Education

March 5, 2015 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D- Calif.) introduced legislation yesterday aimed to determine the relationship between school start times and adolescent health, well-being and performance. The bill – introduced during Sleep Awareness week, an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep – comes on the heels of mounting evidence that adolescent students would greatly benefit from later start times.
January 9, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) issued the following statement in support of the Departments of Education and Justice's joint guidance released this week reminding states, school districts and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English language learners have equal access to a high-quality education.

September 30, 2014 Press Release
SAN JOSE, CA – New legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D- Calif.) this month would determine the relationship between school start times and adolescent health, well-being and performance. The bill, to direct a Department of Education Study on the issue, comes on the heels of mounting evidence that adolescent students would greatly benefit from later start times.

April 23, 2014 Press Release

SAN JOSE, CA – Nearly all of California's Democratic Congressional Delegation have joined their voices together in an effort to urge University of California President Janet Napolitano to reconsider a recent decision to close the Lick Observatory located on Mt. Hamilton.

April 2, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) delivered the following remarks today during a House Committee on Administration markup hearing considering H.R. 863, legislation that would establish a commission to study the potential creation of a National Women's History Museum in Washington, D.C.  The committee approved the legislation by voice vote:

February 21, 2014 Press Release

SAN JOSE, CA – U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) led a letter (pdf) to President Barack Obama urging strong and sustained funding for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as he prepares his FY 2015 budget. The NIF is the world's most powerful laser and the preeminent research tool in the world for inertial confinement fusion research.

August 1, 2013 Press Release

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) announced today that San Jose State University (SJSU) has been awarded a substantial grant totaling $622,316 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) benefitting students pursuing degrees in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Rep. Lofgren noted the grant will be distributed over a four-year period as scholarships to help motivated, deserving students continue towards advanced degrees and careers in STEM fields.

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