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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Education

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education - Enforce Accountability Provision in "Every Student Succeeds Act"
April 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education - Call to Hold College Accreditors Accountable, Protect Taxpayers
April 6, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of Defense - Make Bipartisan Push to Bring Earned GI Bill Benefits to National Guard Soldiers Who Served in Hostile Areas
April 6, 2016 Sen. Franken Says His Office's "Rural Education Tour" Finding That Rural Educators Face Unique Challenges In Ensuring Quality Education For Students
Feb. 3, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Bipartisan Push to Increase Support for Dilapidated Tribal School Buildings
Dec. 9, 2015 Sen. Franken: "No Child Left Behind" Overhaul Will Improve Education in Minnesota, Help Students and Schools Succeed
Nov. 18, 2015 Sen. Franken Named to Key Congressional Committee That Will Fix "No Child Left Behind" Law Starting This Week
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; the Honorable John Kline, Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce; the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committe on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; the Honorable Robert Scott, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce - On Support for Native American Students in Major Education Bill
March 25, 2015 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 -- Continued
March 25, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Introduce Comprehensive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education Legislation
Feb. 10, 2015 Sen. Franken, Rep. Polis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Bullying of LGBT Students
Feb. 5, 2015 Sen. Franken, Rep. Honda Introduce Legislation to Promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education
Oct. 23, 2014 Gillibrand, Franken, Casey Push For Enhanced Safety Guidelines For Students Studying Abroad
Oct. 17, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Sen. Franken Pushes to Improve Native School Buildings
April 10, 2014 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Help Students in Minnesota, Across Country Access School Meals
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Education
Nov. 8, 2013 Sen. Franken Unveils Legislation to Improve Early Childhood Education
Oct. 13, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013-- Motion to Proceed--
Sept. 19, 2013 Sen. Franken Maintains Focus on College Affordability during Just-Started Reauthorization of Higher Education Policy
April 26, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes for School Principal Recruitment, Training to Improve Education
April 26, 2013 Bennet, Franken Push for School Principal Recruitment, Training to Improve Education
April 10, 2013 Sen. Franken Provisions to Improve Mental Health in Schools Clears Key Hurdle
March 19, 2013 Tribal School Construction
March 13, 2013 Sens. Franken, Harkin, Mikulski Introduce Legislation to Improve Student Loan Counseling
Feb. 13, 2013 Rep. Napolitano Reintroduces Mental Health in Schools Act
July 18, 2012 Sen. Franken Praises New White House Initiative to Recognize and Reward Top Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Educators
May 11, 2012 Letter to Senate Conferees
May 4, 2012 A College Education Shouldn't Drive Students Toward Bankruptcy
May 1, 2012 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education
March 21, 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act
Feb. 16, 2012 Franken Introduces Bill to Protect Veterans, Service Members from Unscrupulous For-Profit Colleges
Feb. 16, 2012 Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Military and Veterans Education Benefits
Feb. 9, 2012 Franken: "No Child Left Behind" Waiver Will Allow Minnesota Schools to Move Forward with Education Reforms
Feb. 9, 2012 Letter to Jeffrey Zients, Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Nov. 3, 2011 Sen. Franken's Provisions to Reform "No Child Left Behind" Pass Key Hurdle
Oct. 21, 2011 Sen. Franken's Provisions to Reform "No Child Left Behind" Pass Key Hurdle
Oct. 6, 2011 Merkley, Franken, Begich, Gillibrand Introduce Legislation to Promote Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Oct. 6, 2011 Sens. Franken, Merkley Introduce Bill to Promote STEM Education
Sept. 22, 2011 Senators Introduce Resolution to Defend Pell Grants
May 16, 2011 Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education
May 3, 2011 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius and Arne Duncan, US Dept. of Health and Human Services, and Secretary of Education
April 15, 2011 Senators Introduce Legislation to Improve Middle School Achievement
April 12, 2011 STEM Education
April 7, 2011 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Increase Retention of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Teachers, Better Prepare Students for High-Tech Jobs
March 24, 2011 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Max Baucus, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee, Mike Enzi, Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member
Feb. 25, 2011 Bemidji Pioneer - Franken Bill Would Fund STEM Help
Feb. 24, 2011 Sen. Franken Announces Legislation that Invests in STEM Education, Enhances Minnesota's Global Competitiveness
Feb. 10, 2011 Sen. Franken Joins Bipartisan Rural Education Caucus
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Education - Elementary & Secondary Education - Principal Quality
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Education - Elementary & Secondary Education - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
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