“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
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Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) announced her participation in the annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC). Through the CAC, students in Alabama’s 7th District will code original mobile, web, or desktop apps for the chance to be selected for recognition, win prizes, and have their work put on display in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
Washington, D.C. – On Friday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) and Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) led a letter with 41 Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, urging Secretary of Education Betsy Devos to provide clarity in denied Upward Bound grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as well as targeted assistance to HBCUs. During the FY17 grant period, a concerning number of HBCUs lost funding for their Upward Bound programs, many for non-substantive errors such as font or file format.
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, bipartisan foster care legislation introduced by Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Congressman Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) passed the full House of Representatives by a vote of 382 to 19. The Reducing Barriers for Relative Foster Parents Act makes it easier for foster children to be placed in the home of a family member by encouraging states to update their foster care systems to promote such placements.
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order amending federal policy towards historically black universities and colleges (HBCUs). The executive order relocates the White House Initiative on HBCUs, requires federal agencies to plan for greater HBCU participation in federal initiatives, but provides no path forward for increasing federal funding for HBCUs.
MONTGOMERY, AL – On Thursday, April 9th Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will welcome National Aeronautics and Space Administration Astronaut (NASA) Dr. Scott D. Tingle (Capt., U.S. Navy) to Carver Elementary and Arts Magnet School in Montgomery. Upon his "landing," Captain Tingle will make a special presentation to 5th graders and the entire student body will host a welcoming parade.
MONTGOMERY, AL –Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will host the 5th Project R.E.A.D.Y seminar on Friday December 6, 2013 at Trenholm State Technical College. The event will feature workshops on career development and workforce options. The workshops will serve as a tool to prepare attendees for career readiness and job training.
“Job creation remains my top priority and I hope my constituents will continue to take full advantage of a Project R.E.A.D.Y workshop in a town near them,” Rep. Sewell said.
Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell released the following statement on Ramsay High School being named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).
“I am so proud of the teachers, administrators and students of Ramsay High School in Birmingham for earning this prestigious award. Ramsay High School is highly deserving of this recognition for its exceptional academic standards and exemplary student body.
“Today, I voted against passage of H.R. 5 because it undermines our ability to ensure all students are given equal opportunities to reach their full potential. Instead of working towards a bipartisan solution to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), this partisan bill includes extreme policies that would prevent America’s students from succeeding. This bill keeps education funding at sequestration levels, removes accountability provisions, weakens requirement standards, and eliminates and weakens protections for disadvantaged students.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) announced that $1.59 million was awarded to four colleges in the 7th Congressional District for the Upward Bound Program under the U.S. Department of Education. The Upward Bound Program is one of eight Federal TRIO programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first generation college students and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) announced that the University of West Alabama (UWA) was awarded $235,543 from the U.S. Department of Education under the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP). This funding will be used for UWA’s Project Engage which seeks to attract and retain students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, as well as address the shortage of minorities in professional STEM fields.