Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Education

Having worked in education before entering politics, Congressman Serrano is deeply interested in education issues.

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.

More on Education

Oct 3, 2018 Press Release

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.

Sep 5, 2018 Press Release

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.

Aug 29, 2018 Press Release

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.

Aug 29, 2018 Press Release

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.

Aug 8, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DCCongressman José E. Serrano (D-NY) today announced the first round of National Science Foundation (NSF) funding under the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program.

Aug 2, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC Congressman José E. Serrano, Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that Bronx Community College in the Bronx will receive $317,098 in funding to develop and offer new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses through the NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP).

Jun 12, 2018 The Serrano Report

In Washington, DC


Congressman Serrano Expresses Concern Over Commerce Agreement with Chinese Company ZTE

May 23, 2018 The Serrano Report

In Washington, DC


Congressman Serrano, Rep. Meng Introduce Amendment to Restrict Funding for Inclusion of Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

May 15, 2018 The Serrano Report

In Washington, DC


Serrano Questions Attorney General Sessions on Troubling DOJ Policies 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared before the House Appropriations Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommitee to discuss the DOJ budget request for fiscal year 2019. During the hearing, Ranking Member Serrano questioned AG Sessions on troubling DOJ judicial performance evaluation policies that seem to seek to speed up the processing of immigrant cases.

Apr 20, 2018 Press Release

The Bronx – This week, Congressmen José E. Serrano, Jerrold Nadler, and Robert C. “Bobby” Scott sent a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office requesting the agency to evaluate and issue a report on public schools’ compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The three Members are the Ranking Member of the House Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, and Ranking Member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, respectively.