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  • Reps. Loebsack, Graves Introduce Resolution Honoring America's Teachers
    Posted in Press Release on May 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Representative Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Representative Sam Graves (MO-06), introduced a resolution in Congress to honor teachers. H. Res. 363 recognizes the roles and contributions of America’s teachers to building and enhancing the Nation’s civic, cultural, and economic well-being. National Teacher Appreciation Week runs May 6th through May 10th this year. “I am pleased to help honor teachers across the nation for their hard work and dedication to ensuring our future generations have th... Read more

  • Loebsack Announces Winner of 2019 Congressional Art Contest People’s Choice Award
    Posted in Press Release on May 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that a colored pencil drawing entitled “Apples” was selected to represent Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the 2019 Congressional Art Contest. The drawing was done by Amber Burroughs, a senior at Fairfield High School. “Each year I am more and more impressed by the creativity, ingenuity, and talent of our local high school students. I send my congratulations to all of the young artists whose wonderful submissions made it a very close contest this ... Read more

  • Loebsack Announces Start of Online Voting for 2019 Congressional Art Contest
    Posted in Press Release on April 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that online voting to select the 2019 People’s Choice Award winner to represent Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the Congressional Art Contest has now begun. The artwork that receives the most votes will be named this year’s winner and will be displayed in the tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol for one year. The winning student and one parent or guardian will also each receive a free flight to Washington, D.C. to attend a reception held in the stu... Read more

  • Loebsack Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Non-academic Support Staff in Schools
    Posted in Press Release on April 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Dave Loebsack again introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives that would designate the week of April 8-12, 2019 as National Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP) Appreciation Week. Loebsack’s bipartisan resolution honors the critical role that non-academic support staff play in education. SISP includes positions such as school counselors, school nurses, psychologists, school psychologists, social workers, school social workers, occupational therapists, phys... Read more

  • 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

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