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  • Computer Science for All Moves One Step Closer to Reality
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene joined Congresswoman Barbara Lee in introducing the Computer Science for All Act to ensure that all students have access to the critical computer science skills that are necessary for success in the 21st century economy. The bill would authorize $250 million in new grants to advance computer science education for pre-K to 12th graders. “We have a responsibility to ensure that our students are prepared to out-compete and succeed in the jobs of today and tomorro... Read more

  • DelBene Fights to Protect Students’ Financial Aid
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today stood up for low-income students and their access to federal financial aid, such as Pell Grants and student loans. DelBene offered an amendment to H.R. 3438 to ensure the bill doesn’t disrupt the administration of student financial aid programs, but Republicans blocked it in a House Judiciary Committee markup. “Growing up, my parents struggled financially. But with student loans and financial aid, I was able to go to college and get a great education. W... Read more

  • DelBene Invites #WA01 High School Students to Compete in Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Education

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) is reminding Washington’s First District high school students that her office is now accepting submissions for the Third Annual Congressional App Challenge. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 2, 2016. “As someone who worked in the technology sector before coming to Congress, I know firsthand that innovation requires creative, entrepreneurial leaders. The future of our nation and its economy depend on the next generations being able to think outside of the b... Read more

  • Bear Creek students receive commissions to West Point
    Posted in In the News on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, National Security

    The Bear Creek School's Sam Humphries and John Lee both received commissions to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. They received their commissions in person on June 10 from Marion Thorkildsen, West Point admissions office representative, who attended Bear Creek's annual Upper School Honors Assembly. Click here for the full story. Read more

  • ​DelBene Signs Letter to Defend Child Nutrition Assistance
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Education

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today joined a letter to House Education and the Workforce Committee leaders expressing concern over a number of harmful provisions included in the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016. “We write today to express our concerns with the recently introduced Child Nutrition and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Reauthorization legislation,” the letter states. “Given that 31 million students depend on these programs for nutritious and accessible mea... Read more

  • DelBene Thanks Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    KIRKLAND – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today visited John Muir Elementary to recognize two teachers for their hard work and important societal contributions during National Teacher Appreciation Week. DelBene delivered apples from Washington’s First District and school supplies to show her appreciation for the educators. “In classrooms throughout the First District and across the country, teachers are doing incredible work to educate our kids and prepare them to succeed,” DelBene said. “W... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Winner of 2016 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    REDMOND – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that Eva Waltz of Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish won the 2016 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. Waltz won with her piece, “Into the Woods,” 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... Read more

  • DelBene Shines Light on Sports-Related Brain Injuries
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Education

    SEATTLE – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) today discussed the importance of brain injury awareness at a roundtable with local athletes, coaches, doctors and researchers. “As a former high school football referee and athlete, I know sports are important to keeping our communities fit and healthy, but we must ensure we’re taking every possible safety precaution to protect students and athletes,” DelBene said. “We can and should start to address the troubling increase in sports injuries, like co... Read more

  • DelBene, Cárdenas Lead Push for Computer Science Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Education

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today led more than 60 House members in calling for a $100 million investment in computer science education. The letter to House Appropriators, which was co-led by Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), aims to make computer science available to all students. “Unfortunately, too few students in the United States today are exposed to computer science and given the opportunity to pursue high-quality programming and coding coursework,” the letter states. “By allowin... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    BOTHELL – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) called on local high school-aged students to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition by submitting artwork by Friday, April 8, at 5 p.m. The contest is open to all students in grades 9-12 who either reside or attend high school in Washington’s First Congressional District. The winning entry will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and runners-up will be displayed in DelBene’s congressional office. To participate, stud... Read more