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  • Rep. Susan Davis Applauds Teacher Diversity Events to be Held by the Obama Administration
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan A. Davis (D-San Diego) praised the Obama Administration’s plan to hold two events to increase teacher diversity in America. Davis recently took the lead on sending a letter calling for a White House summit on the issue. “I applaud the Obama Administration and the Department of Education for their strong response to the need to increase diversity in America’s teaching ranks,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “Students would be... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Urges White House to Hold Summit on Teacher Diversity
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, urged President Obama to hold a White House Summit on increasing teacher diversity. Davis is also sponsoring legislation in Congress to help school districts improve diversity in their teaching ranks. “Expanding teacher diversity and the knowledge and experiences that come with that diversity would help students,” said Davis. “The White House is in a unique position to highlight this ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Moves to Secure More Education Funds for Grossmont School District
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    In the last census count, Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) says that the Census Bureau overestimated the number of students living within the district, lowering the percentage of students in poverty. As result, GUHSD believes it is losing out on at least $550,000 annually in education funding and has challenged the Bureau’s count. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) sent a letter in support of GUHSD’s challenge. “These federal dollars are critical for a school district’s ability to educa... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis and Senator Patty Murray Praise President Obama’s Proposal to End Summer Hunger
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis and Senator Patty Murray praised President Obama’s proposal to reduce child summer hunger by making permanent the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (Summer EBT) program nationwide. During the school year, low-income children have the opportunity to receive free or reduced-price meals at school. However, millions of these same children go hungry during summer break. The President’s budget will address this summer meals gap by investing $12 billion to scal... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Supports Bipartisan Education Reform Bill to End No Child Left Behind
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    After serving as a member of the House and Senate conference committee to work out a final education reform bill, U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) cast a vote for the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act to end No Child Left Behind (NCLB), return local control back to states, and maintain the spirit of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) by ensuring equal access to education for all children. “This bipartisan achievement is a vast improvement from the broken No Child Left Behi... Read more

  • Reps. Susan Davis and Scott Peters Bill to Help Borrowers Pay Down Student Loans Faster
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Being able to pay extra on a student loan can provide a sense of satisfaction that a financial burden is shrinking faster than usual. That’s until you learn that the extra money has been applied to future payments and interest, rather than the principal. Congresswoman Susan Davis and Congressman Scott Peters introduced legislation today that would require extra payments on student loans apply toward the principal of the loan first. “Many people just assume that if they pay a little extra on a s... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Introduces Resolution Honoring School Principals
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) introduced a House Resolution to honor and recognize the critical role that school principals play in education. Davis’s resolution designates October 2015 as National Principals Month. “Leadership is one of the most essential elements for success in life – no less so in education,” said Rep. Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “Elementary, middle level and high school principals have consistently provided the vision,... Read more

  • Reps. Davis and Peters Help Local Artists, Organizations Access Federal Funds
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    SAN DIEGO – Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) and Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined together to host a workshop for local nonprofit arts and culture organizations on how to maximize their potential for acquiring federally-funded grants. The event, held at the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park, had an attendance of more than 200 people and featured representatives from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the California Arts Council, the... Read more

  • Massive Student Loan Debt and a Fading American Dream
    Posted in Editorials on August 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    By Rep. Susan Davis Obtaining a college degree is supposed to be a major step toward realizing the American Dream. Unfortunately, because of enormous student debt graduates are finding the dream farther out of reach. Student loan debt has reached $1.2 trillion. That’s more than credit card debt and auto loan debt. It works out to an average of $28,000 per borrower with an average of 13.4 years to pay off a student loan debt. Parents are also feeling the pinch. Over 3 million parents owe almost ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Opposes Bill to Undermine U.S. Education
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) opposed the Majority’s bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The so-called Student Success Act (H.R. 5) ends oversight of federal tax dollars spent on education, gives up on our nation’s neediest students, and would flat line federal spending on education. “When did ‘local control’ come to mean spend federal dollars but ditch the federal oversight?” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “W... Read more

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