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  • Hastings Honors Dr. Anthony Lockhart, Florida’s 2017 Principal of the Year
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement honoring Dr. Anthony Lockhart on being named Florida’s 2017 Principal of the Year: “I am pleased to honor Dr. Anthony Lockhart on being named Florida’s 2017 Principal of the Year. Dr. Lockhart has shown outstanding merit and dedication to his profession, and has been a source of inspiration for hundreds of students in the Palm Beach County School District throughout his 20 years of service to our community. “Since the start of... Read more

  • Hastings, Rokita Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ease Student Loan Burden
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Todd Rokita (R-IN) introduced bipartisan legislation to ease the burden of student loan debt in the United States. The legislation, the Student Loan Lower Interest Rate and Lower Monthly Payment Refinancing Act of 2017, will help parents and students refinance loans at lower interest rates and alleviate their financial burden. (Please find attached a copy of the legislation): “Interest rates on new federal student loans are approximately 3.8 pe... Read more

  • Hastings Calls for Anti-Trafficking Education in South Florida Public Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Judiciary Issues

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letter to Dr. Robert Avossa, Superintendent of Palm Beach County Public Schools, and Robert Runcie, Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, urging them to incorporate human trafficking education into the curriculums of the public schools systems. Joining Hastings in sending the letter were Representatives Ted Deutch, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Lois Frankel, and Frederica S. Wilson. (Please find below and attached a copy of the lette... Read more

  • Hastings: Trump Administration Abandoned Transgender Students
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, LGBTQ Equality

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the Trump Administration rescinded protections for transgender students enacted by President Obama: “In rescinding guidance issued by President Obama’s Administration, President Trump has abandoned transgender students across the country. I am deeply disappointed by the Administration’s retraction of these important protections that benefit nearly 150,000 transgender students. “This is not a states’ rights issue as the W... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on National Bullying Awareness Month
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement recognizing National Bullying Awareness month, which takes places every year during the month of October: “During National Bullying Awareness Month, we highlight the need to raise awareness of bullying prevention. Bullying is defined as any behavior that hurts, harms, or humiliates a student, either physically or emotionally. It can happen while at school, online, or in communities away from school grounds. Bullying beh... Read more

  • Hastings Receives an “A” Letter Grade from National Education Association
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after receiving an A from the National Education Association for the 114th Congress: “I am truly honored to receive this recognition from the National Education Association (NEA). Our nation is rooted in the belief that all Americans deserve an equal opportunity to achieve the American dream. In today's world, a quality education is crucial to the realization of that dream. We are blessed to live in a country that promi... Read more

  • Hastings Congratulates Broward Children’s Services Council on Grant Award
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and members of the Broward County Congressional delegation released the following statement congratulating the Children’s Services Council (CSC) of Broward County on its selection for a $700,000 grant under the Performance Partnership Pilots Program (P3): “I am extremely proud of The Children’s Services Council of Broward County and the work they are doing for at-risk youth. CSC is vital to ensuring productive life outcomes for our children and this $7... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Head Start Program
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement regarding the 50th Anniversary of the Head Start Program: “Investing in the education of our nation’s youth builds stronger families, stronger communities, and a stronger nation. Since its inception, Head Start has served more than 32 million children and their families in urban and rural areas all over the country. “I am extremely proud of all the Head Start centers around the country that work with families to ensure they have t... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces Bill to End Corporal Punishment In Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced the Ending Corporal Punishment In Schools Act of 2015, which would end corporal punishment in our nation’s schools (Please find attached a copy of the legislation): "Corporal punishment is disproportionately used as a form of punishment for African American students and children with disabilities. Although it is currently banned in 31 states, on average about 838 students are hit each day in public schools and this must be stopped. "Schools are sup... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces Resolution Honoring Dr. Elmira Mangum as the First Female President of Florida A&M University
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Women's Issues

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced a resolution honoring Dr. Elmira Mangum as the first female president of Florida A&M University (Please find attached a copy of the resolution): “Dr. Elmira Mangum is paving the way for women across the country to realize their dreams and achieve greatness. That is why I was proud to introduce this resolution honoring her as the first permanent female president of Florida A&M University (FAMU), one of the nation’s most distinguished Historically Bl... Read more

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