The issue of Education is important to our district and to my work in Congress.
As a parent, former school teacher and the daughter of an educator, I have seen firsthand the triumphs that happen in our classrooms, but also the challenges our students, their teachers, and school administration officials face in today’s education system.
Education is not just a critical step in creating individual opportunities here in the United States, but it also plays a major role in our nation’s continued prosperity and competitiveness. While the government should have a role in encouraging families to get the best quality education for their children, federal lawmakers should not be empowered to make the decisions that parents should be making for their children.
I believe our local school boards, not the federal government, are better equipped to assess the needs and the future of our schools and students.
Additionally, I am committed to having safe schools and ensuring teachers – who have one of the most important jobs in our nation – have the resources they need to make sure our children are prepared to be the leaders, innovators, and job creators of tomorrow.
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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement today applauding the U.S. Department of Labor’s announcement of a $1.1 million grant to Fort Worth’s Community Learning Center dba CLC, Inc. This award is one of 67 grants totaling up to $85 million from the department to YouthBuild programs across the country.
Last week, Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education, proposed creating a new federal agency to better manage federal student loans. Many Texans, including myself, are concerned that the Department is not equipped to effectively handle our nation's massive student debt.
Washington, DC (April 24, 2019) —Fort Worth Independent School District and The Congressional Award Foundation strengthened their commitment to student leaders by launching a new effort to grow tomorrow’s leaders, today.
The two organizations announced today a regional collaboration, which will address the need to prepare tomorrow’s workforce with tangible skills and attributes necessary to excel in a classroom setting and beyond.
WASHINGTON, DC—Last night, Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) met with Malala Yousafzai, who earned a Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy of education for young women. Congresswoman Granger released the following statement about the meeting:
“Malala Yousafzai’s accomplishments are a source of inspiration for me and many others. As the daughter of a teacher and principal, and a former educator myself, I know firsthand the profound impact that an education can have on a young adult.
“The work that Malala does improves the lives of young men and women throughout the world.
In July, I had the honor of delivering the commencement address to the graduating students of Columbia College in Fort Worth.
For those who may not be as familiar with Columbia College, it’s located on the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base and is unique because a majority of the student population serves in the military. In fact, out of the three colleges that make up the Columbia College system nationwide, one in every four of their enrolled students is serving in the military.
Even as the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high across the country there is a shortage of people with qualifications in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to fill jobs. This curbs innovation and puts the United States at a disadvantage with our global competitors.
By Michael Gryboski
A Congresswoman helped a Texas teen, who is carrying a cross from his home state to Washington, D.C., get permits to display the giant cross in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House.
Republican Congresswoman Kay Granger of Texas helped 19-year-old Junior Garcia of Oasis Church International get the necessary permits to set up the 12-foot cross at the famous park.
"I am proud of Junior and impressed with his commitment to this journey," said Granger in a statement given to The Christian Post.