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  • Loebsack Introduces Resolution Honoring the Importance of School Psychologists
    Posted in Press Release on November 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Dave Loebsack recently introduced a resolution to recognize the week of November 12-16, 2018 as National School Psychology Week. H.Res.1146 honors the work of school psychologists as an integral part of the dedicated team of professionals working in our schools to ensure every student has the opportunity to achieve academic success and reach their full potential. The resolution is supported by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). “Students learn best when they are... Read more

  • Loebsack Reintroduces Legislation to Provide Support for Rural Schools
    Posted in Press Release on September 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Rural Development

    Congressman Dave Loebsack recently reintroduced legislation that would provide greater support to rural communities to ensure that students attending rural schools have access to the same resources as their urban counterparts. Currently, rural schools have fewer financial resources than non-rural schools, which has created challenges to teacher recruitment and retention, and resulted in a lack of quality expanded learning time programs for students. Loebsack’s Restructuring Underutilized Resour... Read more

  • Loebsack Announces Winner of 2018 Congressional Art Contest People’s Choice Award
    Posted in Press Release on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that a painting entitled “A Soldier’s Haunting” by Keokuk High School’s Kaylee Adams was selected to represent Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the 2018 Congressional Art Contest. The painting is from a photo that Kaylee's uncle took of himself while serving in Iraq. After returning home, he suffered from PTSD and took his own life. Kaylee made the painting for her father to honor her uncle. “Each year I am more and more impressed by the creativit... Read more

  • VIDEO: Loebsack Continues Fight for Access to Pell Grants, Affordable College Opportunities
    Posted in Press Release on December 3, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today continued his fight to expand access to higher education by strengthening the Pell Grant program, which supports low income students, in a thoughtful, strategic way. As a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Loebsack has championed numerous pieces of legislation to increase access to higher education and specifically Pell Grants. He authored a provision that created the year-round Pell program in the Higher Education Opportunity Act, which wa... Read more

  • Loebsack Helps Lead Fight to Keep Student Loan Rates from Doubling
    Posted in Press Release on April 9, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today joined Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) in introducing legislation that will keep student loan interest rates at 3.4 percent for an additional two years. On June 1, 2013, interest rates on student loans are set to double to 6.8 percent from 3.4 percent if Congress does not act. Last year, as the only member of the Iowa delegation to serve on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, which has jurisdiction over this legislation, Loebsack helped lead the fight to en... Read more

  • Loebsack Reintroduces WE CARE Act to Help Students and Communities
    Posted in Press Release on July 15, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Dave Loebsack today reintroduced the Working to Encourage Community Action and Responsibility in Education (WE CARE) Act to help ensure that schools and communities work together with families to meet student needs inside and outside the classroom. The WE CARE Act will amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to more strategically engage the community in the education of our students. “I grew up in poverty, so I know the big difference community supports can make in a ... Read more

  • Loebsack, Petri Introduce Legislation to Give Students a 21st Century Education
    Posted in Press Release on July 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressmen Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Tom Petri (WI-06) introduced bipartisan legislation that would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to emphasize the importance of 21st Century skills, such as critical thinking, creativity and innovation, and collaboration. The 21st Century Readiness Act (H.R. 2536) gives states and districts added flexibility to develop and enhance these skills as part of their own initiatives. “Today's students will need more than reading, writin... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Improve Statistics Education and Statistical Literacy
    Posted in Press Release on May 10, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Dave Loebsack introduced the Statistics Teaching, Aptitude, and Training Act of 2011 (STAT Act) to improve statistics education and statistical literacy. “Our nation’s economy is becoming increasingly reliant on data, and organizations and businesses need employees with statistical knowledge and skills,” said Loebsack. “Unfortunately, many students are often unprepared to fill this demand. This legislation would help us to emphasize statistics education and make sure that our ... Read more

  • Loebsack Issues the Following Statement on the President’s Joint Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Release on January 27, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Education, Economy and Jobs, Cleaning up Washington

    Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA) issued the following statement regarding the President’s joint address this evening: “The President’s address tapped into some of the worries and concerns that I have been hearing around Iowa. A renewed commitment to the key drivers of the economy, the middle-class and Main Street, is essential to moving Iowa and the rest of the country forward. “From advancing my workforce development initiatives to spur industry growth though jobs training, to infrastructure pr... Read more

  • Congressman Loebsack Urges Green Schools to Spur Economic Development, Create Jobs
    Posted in Press Release on December 15, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Economy and Jobs

    Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA), in conjunction with Congressman Ben Chandler (D-KY) and several colleagues, wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Leaders Steny Hoyer and John Boehner, and Chairmen George Miller, David Obey, and Barney Frank, urging them to include energy-efficient school modernization into a comprehensive jobs package to aid our economy. Congressman Loebsack’s 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act has strong, bipartisan support, passed the House previously t... Read more

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