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  • Rep. Susan Davis Cosponsors Bill to Allow Refinancing of Student Loans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) became an original cosponsor of the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act to allow borrowers with high interest rates on their existing student loans in both the public and private markets to refinance these existing loans to lower interest rates. This would make these existing loans in line with policies available to new student loan borrowers. “A college degree is supposed to be a pathway to the American Dream,” said Davis, a senior member of ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Introduces Bill to Require On-Campus Advocate for Sexual Assault Survivors
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) introduced legislation in the House to establish an independent advocate on campus for sexual assault survivors. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced the Senate bill last week. The Survivor Outreach and Support Campus Act requires higher education institutions receiving federal assistance to create an Independent Advocate for Campus Sexual Assault Prevention and Response. “The S.O.S. Campus Act will create a critical resource for sexual assault survivo... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Hosts Student Financial Aid Workshop
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    CHULA VISTA – Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) hosted a financial aid workshop for students at Eastlake High School who are looking to head off to college soon. A representative from the Department of Education spoke on how to apply for federal financial aid, how to accept financial aid packages, and the best way to repay student loans after graduation. “It’s inspiring to see so many students at the workshop for some free advice on how to get the most of their student loans,” said Davis, a seni... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Bill To Help Pay Down Student Loans Faster In President’s Student Bill Of Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    When President Obama announced his Student Bill of Rights this week it contained language from a bill by Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53). Davis’s bill helps borrowers pay down their student loans faster by directing extra payments go toward the principal and not toward the interest. “I was pleased to see the President include my bill and provide some relief to borrowers as part of his effort to help those who have taken out student loans,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Introduces Bill to End Student Loan Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) introduced legislation to eliminate all administrative fees on federal student loans, which would save students over $1.5 billion per year. “The debt saddling students when they leave college hurts not only the student but impacts our economy,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “Massive student debt makes it harder for graduates to buy a home or maybe venture out on a new startup. Federal student loans are ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Passes Amendment Ensuring School Principals Get Supporting Funds
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The U.S. House passed an amendment offered by U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) to ensure funds dedicated to principal improvement are used as intended. As originally drafted, the bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (H.R. 5) did not provide a clear definition of a school principal. Davis’s amendment clarifies that definition. “My amendment removes the ambiguity in the bill, by making clear that the definition of ‘school leader’ should apply, as it was originally int... Read more

  • Rep. Davis, Sens. Franken and Bennet Introduce Legislation to Improve Principal Recruitment, Training Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, U.S. Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) have put forward a key legislative proposal to help struggling schools by making key investments in the recruitment and training of effective principals. TheSchool Principal Recruitment and Training Act would create a new competitive grant program to recruit, support, and prepare aspiring and current principals to lead high-need schools. According to University of Minnesota research, school leadersh... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Introduces Education Reform Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) introduced a pair of education reform bills to increase teacher diversity and to give educators the tools to help military children succeed academically. “Both these bills would ensure that we are meeting a critical need of our students,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “As we consider reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act, it’s important that these students are part of the discussion.... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Bill Would Advance Social and Emotional Learning
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) introduced legislation to help teachers include social and emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom. The Supporting Emotional Learning (SEL) Act would amend the Higher Education Act to support teacher training in SEL to help young people better handle societal issues thus boosting their academic potential. Students receiving social and emotional education do better on tests, show greater pro-social behaviors, and less emotional stress. “Research shows us tha... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Introduces Fee Free Student Loan Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) introduced legislation to eliminate all administrative fees on federal student loans. By ending these fees, students would save over $1.5 billion per year. “The debt saddling students when they leave college hurts not only the student but impacts our economy,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “Massive student debt makes it harder for graduates to buy a home or maybe venture out on a new startup. Federal st... Read more

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