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  • New Job Corps program focuses on student success
    Posted in In the News on August 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Education

    SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Ashley Bennett had never been to Sedro-Woolley until four months ago when she arrived in search of a better future. “I wanted to get my life together,” said the 17-year-old from Spokane. Now, Bennett is among the first students in the Cascades Job Corps College and Career Academy and is on track to achieve her lifelong dream of helping the elderly. On a sunny afternoon Monday, Bennett and four classmates were busy with their studies in the program’s new health care track — one o... Read more

  • Rep. DelBene visits Redmond Girls Who Code class
    Posted in In the News on August 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Suzan DelBene (D – WA) spoke to the Girls Who Code summer immersion class at AT&T’s Redmond offices on Aug. 15, highlighting the vital role that technology plays in almost all aspects of our lives and the importance of diversity when it comes to solving the biggest problems ahead of us. “We need more women who understand technology and are excited about what they can do with it to help change the world,” DelBene told the class, noting her own path working in technology – at Microsoft and at... Read more

  • DelBene talks cuts to public education
    Posted in In the News on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility, Education

    U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene recently met with regional representatives to address potential federal policy changes that may slash education funds. School board administrators and directors from Washington’s 1st Congressional District attended the meeting in early May to provide feedback on specific concerns about the potential negative effects to local programs. The 1st Congressional District consists of most of Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties, and part of King County. Click here to read the ... Read more

  • DelBene Helps Introduce Bill to Let Families Refinance Student Loans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today helped introduce the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act to allow students and families with undergraduate student debt to refinance their loans to the current interest rate of 3.76 percent. “We should provide every student borrower the opportunity to refinance their loans. It’s unacceptable that Americans are currently able to refinance their car loans, mortgages and business loans, but cannot take advantage of lower interest rates on stude... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Military Academy Appointments from Washington’s First District
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    BOTHELL – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that four U.S. military academies accepted the nominations of nine First District high school students and graduates. Every year, DelBene has the privilege of nominating a limited number of students to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, West Point Military Academy and Merchant Marine Academy. The honor of attending a military service academy comes with a commitment to service for a minimum of five years upon graduation. “Being accep... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Winner of 2017 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    REDMOND – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that Nate McGaw from Glacier Peak High School won the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Washington’s First District. DelBene joined local students, families and friends at a reception honoring all the participants who submitted artwork for the competition. McGaw won with his piece, “Ballpoint Boy,” which will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., as part of a year-long national exhibition. McGaw is ... Read more

  • Education Focus: DelBene visits Boys & Girls club to see program in action
    Posted in In the News on April 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    MOUNT VERNON — Even after school, the hallways and classrooms at LaVenture Middle School are bustling with activity. Some kids are catching up on homework in a computer lab, others are working on their math skills, and some are experimenting with Mentos candies and soda bottles. The students, as well as their counterparts at Mount Baker Middle School, aren’t there because they have to be — they’re there because they want to be. Click here to read the whole story. Read more

  • DelBene Donates Computers to Local Boys & Girls Club as Trump Attempts to Gut Their Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility, Education

    MOUNT VERNON – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today visited the Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County to donate computers and highlight the devastating effects of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts on our community — including this important afterschool program. “It’s shameful the President is proposing the elimination of funding for vital afterschool programs like the Boys & Girls Club. These investments provide an essential safety-net for middle-class families, improve academic achieveme... Read more

  • On the value of science, healthcare and education, our Washington delegation is listening
    Posted in In the News on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Education

    This week, I spent a few days in the “other Washington” where I had the opportunity to meet with the members of our federal legislative delegation and their staffs. I shared with them the invaluable, vital work that our University of Washington community does to expand the frontiers of scientific research, improve healthcare, develop creativity through the arts and provide quality and affordable education to our students. I also detailed the truly devastating effects some of the cuts in the Pres... Read more

  • Bipartisan bill makes college more affordable for middle-class families
    Posted in In the News on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-Wa.) this week introduced the Higher Education Loan Payments (HELP) for Students and Parents Act, bipartisan legislation that will make college more affordable by modernizing how the tax code treats employer contributions toward student loan repayment. “The average American student graduates with more than $37,000 in student debt and for too many middle class students, a college degree is simply out of reach all together,” sai... Read more