Having worked in education before entering politics, Congressman Serrano is deeply interested in education issues. He believes that promoting quality education across the country is critical for helping people get high quality jobs. Therefore, children from all kinds of backgrounds should receive the support they need to succeed at school.
To achieve such broad based success requires that the appropriate resources are provided at every level. School districts need to have the funding to hire good teachers and good support staff. Teachers need to have the resources to provide students with an engaging, high quality education, and a positive learning environment. Funding also needs to be provided for maintaining school infrastructure so that the teachers, the students and the other people in the building have a safe and well-maintained environment in which to do their work.
Congressman Serrano believes that this commitment to education should not be limited to providing a minimal level of competency, but that the government has a responsibility to encourage students to pursue higher education and to provide them with the funding they need to achieve their potential. In the modern world, higher education is ever more important for getting a quality job and every child should have the opportunity to pursue it.
Because of his work in the field, Congressman Serrano has a particular interest in improving education by providing teachers with the support staff they need. He has introduced a bill to increase the number of paraprofessionals in schools. This would help provide teaching assistants, language assistants, librarians and other vital educational staff to schools to help ensure that students have the guidance they need.
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The subcommittee shall come to order.
I would like to welcome NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, to the subcommittee.
NASA is a great agency that has accomplished much over the last 60 years. A milestone in space flight occurred on July 20th, 1969, 50 years ago, when Americans, Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on the moon. At 4:17pm Eastern Standard Time, Armstrong became the first man to step onto the lunar surface – an inspiring accomplishment!
The subcommittee shall come to order. I would like to welcome NSF Director, Dr. France Córdova, to the subcommittee.
Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano today announced that CUNY Hostos Community College has been awarded $999,400 in funding for the Engineering Academic Talent Scholarship Program that builds on their previous NSF-funded project “Bridges to Engineering Success for Transfers” Program. The Bridges program helped to establish a Joint Dual Engineering Degree Program between Hostos Community College and the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY).
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano (NY-15) led a letter from 19 members of the New York Congressional Delegation calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to immediately address the unnecessary delays that student veterans at Fordham University and other universities across New York State are facing in receiving educational benefits promised to them under the Forever GI Bill.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $348,911 to Bronx Community College through the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program. The CCAMPIS Program provides funding for child care on campus so low-income students with children do not have to miss class and can successfully complete their schooling.
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Ros-Lehtinen, Serrano, and Menendez Issue Joint Statement in Response to UCLA Smithsonian Latino Inclusion Report
Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano today announced that CUNY Hostos Community College has been awarded $207,452 in funding for their project “Collaborative Research: RUI: Examining linkages between Agulhas Leakage and ocean overturning in the last glacial cycle and through the mid-Pleistocene transition.” The grant comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Division of Ocean Sciences, which supports efforts to better understand global oceans and ocean basins.
Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano today announced that Bronx Community College (BCC) has been awarded $4,999,921 in funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their “Developing a Growth Mindset Model to Build Resiliency in STEM Students” project.
Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano today announced that Fordham University has been awarded $1 million in funding for their project "Achievement in STEM through a Program of Immersive Research Experiences and Support.
Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY) today announced the first round of National Science Foundation (NSF) funding under the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program.