Education

Representative Houlahan Addresses A Severe Lack of Women In STEM Community And Launches Bipartisan Women In STEM Caucus

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Rep. Chrissy Houlahan launches the bipartisan Women in STEM Caucus. Originally posted in Daily Local News WEST CHESTER — U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-6 of Easttown, launched the first-ever Women in STEM Caucus Wednesday, which was founded to increase the presence of women and underrepresented minorities across STEM fields. The caucus currently has 13 bipartisan Members. “I was one of 10 women in... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Announces Funds Secured By Critical Education Programs In Chester And Berks Counties

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Rep. Houlahan visits the Head Start Program at the Chester County Intermediate Unit. DOWNINGTOWN – This week, Representative Chrissy Houlahan announced Federal grants totaling $4,730,485 to the Head Start Programs at the Berks County Intermediate Unit and the Chester County Intermediate Unit. This money helps fund early childhood education, particularly among English Language learners, in both Ch... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Protects Funding For HBCUs And Minority Serving Institutions

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representative Chrissy Houlahan voted to pass the Fostering Undergraduate Talent By Unlocking Resources For Education (FUTURE) Act, which will restore urgently-needed funding for Minority-Serving Institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI), Asian American and Native ... Read more »

Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan holds town hall in Reading, addresses immigration, guns and infrastructure

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U.S. Rep Chrissy Houlahan speaks at town hall meeting that drew about 80 people to the Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading on Sunday afternoon. It lasted an hour, addressing infrastructure, education, immigration, and climate change. Originally published in the Reading Eagle Written by Dan Kelly READING, PA — There are a lot of frustrating things involved in the daily life of a freshman le... Read more »

Representatives Houlahan, Gallego, Cisneros, and Hayes Launch Effort to Increase Recruitment of Diverse Teachers

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), joined by Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Gil Cisneros (D-CA), and Jahana Hayes (D-CT), introduced the Teacher Diversity and Retention Act to help combat our nationwide teacher shortage by increasing recruitment of diverse teachers and improving teacher training and retention programs. “I taught Chemistry for Teach for America to a diverse g... Read more »

Women Scientists Form a Policy Advocacy Network in the Mid-Atlantic

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Originally published in Union of Concerned Scientists Many societal challenges are rooted in structural inefficiencies and inequities that require government solutions informed by science. Women experience burden and harm from inaction in distinct ways, but our voices are underrepresented in both the advocacy and policy processes. We believe women scientists have untapped potential to leverage the... Read more »

Reps. Shalala, Houlahan, Cisneros and Moulton Introduce Bill to Protect Veterans’ Education Benefits from Predatory For-Profits

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Originally published in Community News Written by Community News U.S. Representatives Donna Shalala (D-FL), Seth Moulton (D-MA), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), and Gil Cisneros (D-CA) introduced the Defending All Veterans in Education (DAVIE) Act of 2019. DAVIE closes the GI Bill loophole in federal law that allows for-profit colleges to take advantage of veterans and servicemembers. Currently, for-prof... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Introduces Literacy Amendment and Addresses the Literacy Crisis on the House Floor

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) introduced her amendment to H.R. 2740, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020. The amendment advocates for funding for the Department of Education’s Comprehensive Literacy Development Grants (LEARN program). The House adopted the Amendment into the bill by a vote o... Read more »

Reading Eagle - In Reading, a youth mentoring program gets renewed funding

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Originally published in Reading Eagle By Jim Lewis READING, PA — Anya Ohlinger, 18, listens to the children walking past her house in Reading on their way home from school, and sometimes their conversations, their sharp words and anger, trouble her. She wonders if their parents know, if the children talk to them, if the adults at home provide a friendly ear. “They experience more things than the t... Read more »

The Reading Eagle - Glenside Elementary students meet U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

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Originally published in The Reading Eagle By Reading Eagle U.S. Rep Chrissy Houlahan, a Chester County Democrat, was in Reading on Thursday, where she visited the students of Glenside Elementary School. A two-hour delay to the start of school had students arriving at 10 a.m., the time Houlahan was set to arrive. Dr. Khalid N. Mumin, superintendent of the Reading School District, accompanied Houlah... Read more »