Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Education

Education

“As the daughter of two longtime educators, I know that education is the great equalizer. Education has been and continues to be the single best avenue into the middle class for individuals across my district.”

-Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell 


 
A successful workforce starts with a solid education base.  As a product of public schools and the daughter of two educators, I know firsthand the difference that a strong education can make in achieving the American Dream, regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic background.  Improving education can help break the cycle of poverty that affects families all across west Alabama. Children from every background and every walk of life deserve the right to reach their full potential.  With that in mind, we must expand our efforts to involve positive role models in the lives of our youth, we must enlist community and business leaders to go into our schools and deliver a message of commitment, responsibility, and hope and we must work to create jobs through innovation, education and training.  When our communities unify, our families are strengthened, economic opportunities are created and our children are better prepared for the future.
 

Check back in the coming week for updates concerning my work and views on education.
 
For more information in the meantime, please contact my Washington, DC office
 
I look forward to your feedback.
 
Thank you.

 

More on Education

Oct 7, 2021 Press Release

Birmingham, AL - Today, Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced $1,100,000 in TRIO Grant funding for the University of Alabama at Birmingham from the United States Department of Education. This funding is a part of the TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) program, designed to provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds with opportunities for academic development as they seek higher education. 

Oct 7, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced that schools and libraries in Alabama’s 7th District can apply now through October 13th for additional funding from the American Rescue Plan’s Emergency Connectivity Fund to increase broadband services.

Sep 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) celebrated the recognition of Hall-Kent Elementary School and MacMillan International Academy as Blue Ribbon Schools by the United States Department of Education. The two schools are among 325 public and private schools across the country recognized for their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student groups.

Aug 5, 2021 Press Release

Montgomery, AL – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced over $2 million in funding for Alabama State University from the United States Department of Education. This funding will be used to support the university’s TRIO Talent Search program, which provides academic, career, and financial counseling to youth from disadvantaged backgrounds as they seek higher education. 

Jul 30, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced that she secured the inclusion of over $7.8 million for eight community projects in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District in House Democrats’ FY2022 government funding bills. With the passage of these bills in the House of Representatives this week, funding for these community projects has cleared a key hurdle. The bills must now face negotiations in the Senate.

Jul 30, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted to pass nine of House Democrats’ Fiscal Year 2022 spending bills to fund the federal government through 2022 and make historic investments in working families, infrastructure, health care, education, and our veterans. The bills also include funding for key issues important to Alabama’s 7th District.

Jul 29, 2021 Press Release

Montgomery, AL – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), released the following statement celebrating Alabama State University for its recent award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a part of its Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoveries in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) award: 

Jun 30, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced over $7 million in federal funding for Head Start programs serving Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. This funding will allow Head Start programs to continue preparing Alabama children for success and will grow our economy by helping caregivers get back to work knowing their children are safe and cared for.

Jun 2, 2021 Press Release

Bessemer, AL — Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) continued her American Rescue Plan District Tour with a stop at Bessemer City Hall to highlight the direct relief that the City of Bessemer and Bessemer City Schools will receive from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. Thanks to this historic legislation, the City of Bessemer will receive over $13.97 million in funding and Bessemer City Schools will receive over $15.91 million.

May 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced more than $163 million in emergency funding for colleges and universities in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District from the American Rescue Plan. The funding will help local institutions recover from the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving students safely. At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to students who are struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their education.