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  • Lofgren introduces ZZZ’s to A’s Act to examine school start times
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    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. Introduced during Sleep Awareness week, an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep – the bill comes on the heels of mounting evidence that delayed school days help reduce tardiness, improve attendance, performance, and boost driving safety. “Students ... Read more

  • Statement on audit of UC Office of the President
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.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. “I was particularly discouraged to learn that at the same time the University of California outsourced nearly 100 skilled IT workers at UC San Francisco... Read more

  • Lofgren announces $10.5 million for Mineta Transportation Institute research, education, workforce development, and technology transfer programs
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation and Technology, Education

    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. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Centers program in five yearly installments of $1.4 million, will serve the... Read more

  • Lofgren calls on UC President Napolitano to stop outsourcing American IT jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Education

    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: “As you may know from prior comments I have made, I believe the University of California’s plan to oursouce IT staff, including 80 jobs at the San Francisco cam... Read more

  • Lofgren applauds federal grants for San Jose State University
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation and Technology, Education

    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. A third grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will support a new SJSU program to help libraries explore expanding internet access in their communi... Read more

  • Lofgren announces federal funds for Downtown College Prep
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    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. The funds, administered by the United States Department of Education’s Charter School Management Organizations Program, will be used by Downtown College Prep to admit nearly 1,400 additional underserved students in San Jose. These students are expected to outperform their... Read more

  • Lofgren announces $3 million for SJSU Research Foundation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    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 ... Read more

  • Lofgren introduces Zzz’s to A’s Act to protect student health, well-being, and performance
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    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. Research has increasingly shown that the... Read more

  • Lofgren Applauds new school guidance to assist English language learners
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing a Strong Economy, Education

    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. “This guidance is a promising step towards helping ensure that schools are doing all they can to support English language learners,” said Lofgren. “Dive... Read more

  • Lofgren introduces legislation to examine school start times
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    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. Research has increasingly shown that the natural biological sleep pattern of many adolescents is to go to sleep and wake u... Read more