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  • 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

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Introduces Bill to Expand Access to Early Education
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    As the view of early education as a national priority continues to grow, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) introduced legislation to provide access to Pre-K education for low- and middle-income families. The EARLY Act (Expanded Access to Real Learning for our Young Act) would set up partnership between states and the federal government to make Pre-K education available to millions of children at no cost. “The argument for universal Pre-K is not just a moral imperative – it’s also good sci... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Awards Winners of 2015 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Lemon Grove – Congresswoman Susan Davis presented awards for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for local high school students on Monday. La Mesa resident and Helix Charter High student Aysha Alani took the top prize for her piece Balboa Park Tower, which will hang in the Capitol complex in Washington, DC for the year. Second and third place winners were also awarded, as well as two honorable mentions. “Congratulations to Aysha, the other winners and all the students who inspired us with the... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Leads CA Delegation Letter in Support of Sally Ride Statue in US Capitol
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Issues, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) led a California congressional delegation letter in support of having a statue of astronaut and educator Sally Ride represent California in the U.S. Capitol. The letter to Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, who is leading the legislative effort in the Assembly, urges the California legislature to approve the resolution to commission a statue of Ride “Sally Ride personifies the California and American spirits of exploration and discovery,” said Rep. Davis. “Sal... Read more

  • 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

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