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  • Rep. Susan Davis Leads Effort for Stanford Rape Survivor Letter to be part of Sexual Assault Education
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) is leading an effort in Congress to use the Stanford rape survivor letter to combat campus sexual assault. In a letter to the heads of the California State University and University of California systems, members of the California congressional delegation urged that the letter be added to consent education curriculums. “It’s important that all university students hear the words of this young woman who has powerfully articulated the emotions and thoughts s... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Announces Nearly $800,000 in AmeriCorps Funding for San Diego
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) today announced that the San Diego County Superintendent of Schools has received nearly $800,000 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. “This will be an incredible opportunity for young people to play a positive role in our communities,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “The leadership skills they will ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Leads Effort to Increase Teacher Diversity
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) led the effort for greater diversity in the nation’s teaching force. Davis gave opening remarks at a summit on teacher diversity held at the Department of Education. The summit was organized at the urging of Davis, who is also sponsoring legislation to help schools recruit diverse teachers. “Our teaching force must reflect the backgrounds of our students,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “A majority of studen... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Unveils New Initiative to Protect Children and Combat Sex Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    SPRING VALLEY, CA – Flanked by representatives from the California Department of Justice, the Sherriff’s Department, the San Diego Police Department, and local advocates, U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) announced a new initiative to combat sex trafficking. Davis crafted the Empower Educators to Prevent Trafficking Act to help school districts train school staff to detect the signs that children are falling victims to sex trafficking. “Our educators not only want their schools to be a place o... Read more

  • 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

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