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  • Hastings Congratulates Student Ambassadors of Do the Write Thing Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after he met with the student ambassadors and delegation from the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Do the Write Thing (DtWT) Challenge, a national campaign to prevent youth violence: “It was my pleasure to meet with and congratulate the two student ambassadors who won the Palm Beach Do the Write Thing (DtWT) Challenge, Magaly Diaz-Perez and Rohith Karthik, for their outstanding essays. Magaly is an 8th grader attending Howell ... Read more

  • Hastings Announces Winner of 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Florida’s 20th Congressional District
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement announcing that Mr. Eduardo Pantoja is the winner of the 2019 Annual Congressional Art Competition for Florida’s 20th Congressional District: “I’m pleased to recognize Mr. Eduardo Pantoja for winning the 2019 Annual Congressional Art Competition,” said Hastings. “I commend Eduardo for his talent and dedication and could not be more proud to have his outstanding artwork represent Florida’s 20th Congressional District. “Eduar... Read more

  • Hastings Reintroduces Resolution Commemorating Jubilee Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) reintroduced a resolution Supporting the Goals and Ideals of Jubilee Day, honoring the accomplishments of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers and those who carry the tradition forward today. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Fisk University celebrates Jubilee Day annually on October 6th. Joining Hastings as original cosponsors include: Representatives Jim Cooper (D-TN), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Lucy McBath (D-GA) and Joyce Beatty (D-... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces the Teacher Victims' Family Assistance Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced the Teacher Victims' Family Assistance Act of 2019, legislation providing assistance to the immediate family of a K-12 teacher or other school employees killed in an act of violence, while performing school duties. Joining Hastings as original co-sponsors include: Reps. Frederica Wilson (D-FL), Gwen Moore (D-WI), and Susan Wild (D-PA) (Please find attached a copy of the bill): “With the responsibility of protecting students in addition to... Read more

  • Hastings and Woodall Introduce the Civics Learning Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Rob Woodall (R-GA) introduced the Civics Learning Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that increases funding for innovative and evidence-based civics education programs serving K-12 students and teachers, as well as empowering local schools to develop a curriculum tailored to their needs. Joining Hastings and Woodall as original co-sponsors include: Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Al Green (D-TX), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Ben... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces Legislation to End Corporal Punishment in Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after introducing the Ending Corporal Punishment In Schools Act of 2019. The legislation would end corporal punishment in our nation’s schools. Joining Hastings as original co-sponsors include: Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN), Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-DC-At-Large), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Tim Ryan (D-OH) (Please find a copy of the bill attached): “I am pleased to introduce the Ending Corpo... Read more

  • Hastings Meets With Student Ambassadors from the National Campaign to Stop Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after meeting with student ambassadors from the National Campaign to Stop Violence. During the meeting, students presented Hastings with a copy of the published writings of 330 middle school students from Palm Beach County on reducing youth violence: “Today, I had the opportunity to meet with students participating in the ‘Do the Write Thing’ Challenge Program. These students truly inspire me. There are so many things we must ... Read more

  • Hastings Honors Dillard High School Jazz Ensemble
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced a resolution honoring the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble for winning first place at the prestigious Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition on May 12, 2018 in New York City. Dillard’s Jazz ensemble is the only band from Broward County to ever compete in Essentially Ellington. The group joined the nation’s top 15 high school jazz bands in the competition. Joining Hastings as original co-sponsors of the resolution in... Read more

  • Hastings to Attend Keiser University 40th Anniversary Celebration
    Posted in Media Advisories on February 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) will attend the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Keiser University. The university was founded in 1977 by Dr. Arthur Keiser and his mother, Ms. Evelyn Keiser, in Fort Lauderdale. During the ceremony, Hastings will present a copy of a Congressional Resolution lauding the University’s impact on Florida. The celebration will take place TONIGHT, February 1, 2018 at 6:00 PM at Keiser University’s Fort Lauderdale Campus, located at 1500 Northwest 49th Street, Fort L... Read more

  • Hastings and Buchanan Introduce Resolution Honoring Keiser University on its 40th Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) introduced a resolution honoring Keiser University on its 40th anniversary. Hastings and Buchanan were joined by Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Neal Dunn (R-FL), Dennis Ross (R-FL), Brian Mast (R-FL), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Al Lawson (D-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), John Rutherford (R-FL), Darren Soto (D-FL), Tom Rooney (R-FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Val Demings (D-FL), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Bill Posey (R-FL), Stephan... Read more

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