Education is the foundation for success in our democracy. All students should have access to a quality education.
Education starts early and we must build the foundation for young students, starting with universal pre-K. Research has revealed preschool education represents the foundation for future brain and learning development.
In Congress, I have advocated for the unique education needs of our military community. For example, ahead of House passage of the annual defense bill, I played a key role in securing $50 million in Department of Defense Impact Aid to support public school districts with more than 20% military child enrollment, including $10 million to provide education for military children with severe disabilities. Additionally, I support legislation to increase civics education programs so that students are better equipped to contribute to public life in our society.
We must do more to help students succeed in school and become productive members of society. That is why I support expanding career and technical education and promoting college affordability. But our investment in education cannot stop there. We must provide adequate student loan forgiveness so it would not deter students from pursuing a college degree. No student should be deterred from seeking higher education because of the cost.
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) introduced the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Improvement Act to help teachers receive additional student loan relief. This bill would increase the amount of student loan relief that certain teachers would be eligible to receive. If signed into law, this initiative would allow highly qualified teachers, which includes those who teach math, science, and special education classes, to be eligible for up to $30,000 in loan forgiveness and other teachers to be eligible for $15,000 in student loan relief.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Congresswoman Elaine Luria signed a bipartisan letter urging Congressional Leadership to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in future COVID-19 relief packages.
HAMPTON ROADS – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) on Monday gave the keynote address at NASA Langley’s Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop, praising 250 agency staff for their work and positive impact on national security, scientific research, and the broader economy.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today announced that her office will host its first annual Congressional App Challenge in Virginia’s Second Congressional District.
The Congressional App Challenge is a competition for middle and high school students to develop original apps and to encourage students to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), along with computer science.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today announced House passage of nearly $13 billion in funding she requested for important health, labor, and education priorities, including increased funding for the Head Start program and career and technical education.