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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: K-12 Education

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Senator Franken announced his resignation from the US Senate on December 7, 2017. He stated that he will formally vacate his seat in the coming weeks.
Date Title
Oct. 27, 2017 Senators Collins, Franken Praise Unanimous Senate Passage of Resolution Celebrating Afterschool Programs
June 15, 2017 Sen. Franken Reintroduces Legislation to Help Students Get The Care They Need by Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Schools
May 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of the L-HHS-ED Subcommittee on Appropriations, the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Continue Funding for Federal Impact Aid Program
April 17, 2017 Sen. Franken Announces New Bill to Spur Innovative School-Industry Partnerships
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Support Adequate Funding for the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination (SRS) Program
Aug. 29, 2016 Duluth News Tribune - Community Breaks Ground on New Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School
June 23, 2016 Sen. Franken: My Bipartisan Measure Will Help Give Foster Kids in Minnesota More Stability
June 23, 2016 Senators Applaud Agencies for Their Leadership to Increase the Educational Success of Children in Foster Care
June 4, 2016 Rochester Post-Bulletin - Sen. Franken Praises Kingsland for College in the Schools
May 13, 2016 After Pressure from Sens. Franken and Baldwin, Depts. of Education and Justice Release Guidelines to Protect Transgender Students
May 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Hon. Dr. John King, Secretary of Education - Implementation of Key Reforms to Improve Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care
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 5, 2016 Sen. Franken Announces Nearly $12 Million to Fix Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School in Northern MN
Dec. 8, 2015 Student Success Act--Conference Report--Continued
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
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions - Technology Education
Sept. 17, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, The Honorable Barbara Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, The Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations and The Honorable Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations - Concerns Surrounding Preschool Development Grants Programs
July 20, 2015 MPR News - Franken: Schools Need More Mental Health Counselors
July 20, 2015 CBS Minnesota - Sen. Franken Trying to Overhaul 'No Child Left Behind'
July 16, 2015 Sen. Franken's Provisions Included in Senate-Passed Bill to Reform "No Child Left Behind"
July 14, 2015 Sen. Franken: Senate Failure to Advance LGBT Anti-Bullying Measure a "Tremendous Disappointment"
July 14, 2015 Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
July 13, 2015 Student Non-Discrimination Act
July 9, 2015 Every Child Achieves Act
June 24, 2015 Post Bulletin - Our View: Expand Mental Health Referrals in Schools
June 19, 2015 Bill Introduced to Help Children in Foster Care with Educational Stability
June 16, 2015 Sen. Franken's Bill to Expand Access to Mental Health Care in Schools Will Help Students, Families in Minnesota & Across Country
May 19, 2015 Sen. Franken Throws Support Behind Legislation to Expand Quality Early Education Programs
May 6, 2015 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior - Native American Education Priorities
April 16, 2015 Key Provisions Authored by Sen. Franken Included in Bipartisan Bill to Fix "No Child Left Behind"
March 30, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Thad Cochran, Chairman of Senate Committee on Appropriations, and the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human - Expanding Louisiana Preschools
March 26, 2015 Letter to Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Early Childhood Education
March 14, 2015 Pioneer Press - Minnesota's School Testing Changes Face Tough Sell to Feds
Feb. 12, 2015 Rep. Davis, Sens. Franken and Bennet Introduce Legislation to Improve Principal Recruitment, Training Efforts
Dec. 17, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Broadband Internet for Rural Schools and Libraries
Feb. 27, 2014 Sun Current - Schools Grapple With Mental Health Issues
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Education
Dec. 11, 2013 Sen. Franken Recognized as Champion for Children
June 12, 2013 With Sen. Franken's Help, Bill to Replace "No Child Left Behind" Now Closer to Becoming Law
June 4, 2013 Key Provisions Authored by Sen. Franken Included in Bill to Fix "No Child Left Behind"
June 4, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Protect LGBT Students from School Bullying
May 23, 2013 Senator Seeks to Help Families in Minnesota Afford Tuition by Expanding Access to Accelerated Learning Programs
Feb. 13, 2013 Murray, Franken, Begich, Hirono Introduce Bill to Support Early Childhood Education
Aug. 24, 2012 Sen. Franken's Speech to the Rochester Chamber of Commerce
March 29, 2012 Senator Franken Urges Continued Funding for Youth Mentoring
Jan. 25, 2012 The Advocate - Franken Tells GSAs He Needs Votes for Anti-Discrimination Measure
Oct. 12, 2011 Sen. Franken Disappointed at Senate's Failure to Pass President's Jobs Bill
Oct. 5, 2011 Duluth News Tribune - No Child Left Behind Can be Fixed
June 29, 2011 13 Senators Team Up to Assure LGBT Youth that "It Gets Better"
Jan. 25, 2011 Sen. Franken's Response to the President's State of the Union Address
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