Senator Collins has a strong record of supporting education at all levels, including promoting early childhood education; improving our public school system for kindergarten through 12th grade; and working to increase the affordability of higher education. As a member of the Senate Appropriations and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committees, Senator Collins will continue to work to ensure that Congress provides robust funding and targeted legislation for the most effective educational programs aimed at helping teachers and students.

Senator Collins has made engaging with Maine’s students and faculty a top priority, visiting nearly 200 schools during her time as a Senator. 

Senators Collins, King Announce $182,845 Grant for Saint Joseph’s College Chemistry Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced that Saint Joseph’s College will receive a $182,845 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the College’s “Chemistry for the Community” initiative. Through the initiative, Saint Joseph’s College will create a service-learning chemistry curriculum that will partner Saint Joseph’s students with high school students in the Windham/Raymond school district.

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Senators Collins, King Announce Nearly $103,000 Grant for Saint Joseph’s College to Support Prospective Science Educators

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced today that Saint Joseph’s College in Standish has received $102,997 in funding from the National Science Foundation to support a scholarship program that seeks to encourage students to study and pursue careers in science education, as well as help connect graduates with high-need school districts in Maine.

 

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Senators Collins, Brown Lead Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Our Nation’s Teachers

Washington, D.C. - To honor our nation's teachers and commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize the important work of teachers across the nation and thank them for their work to prepare students for success.  The resolution passed the Senate by unanimous consent.

 

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Senators Collins, Murray Announce Resolution Designating this Week “National School Counseling Week”

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a resolution, authored by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Patty Murray (D-WA), designating February 5 through February 9 as “National School Counseling Week.”  The resolution seeks to increase awareness of the important and necessary role school counselors play in the lives of students in the United States.  Recognizing the work of school counselors is especially important as schools across the country face budgetary pressures and are often forced to make difficult cuts to school counseling.

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Senators Collins and King Announce Maine Nominees to the United States Military Service Academies

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced their nominees to the United States Military Academies. To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by an authorized nominating source, which includes Members of Congress.  Admission to the United States Coast Guard Academy, also a federal service academy, does not require a congressional nomination.

 

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Senator Collins Meets with Principal and Teacher of Falmouth Elementary School, a National Blue Ribbon Recipient, in Washington

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with Falmouth Elementary School Principal Gloria Noyes and physical education teacher Kathy Earle in her Washington, D.C., office.  In September, Falmouth Elementary School was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. Falmouth Elementary School is one of only three Maine schools—and one of only 342 public and private schools nationwide—to be recognized for this highly prestigious achievement in 2017.

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Senator Collins Welcomes Boothbay Region High School Principal, Maine’s 2017 Principal of the Year, to Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with Daniel Welch, the principal of Boothbay Region High School, in her Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Welch is the recipient of the 2017 Maine Principal Association’s (MPA) Principal of the Year Award.

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Senator Collins, King Announce USM to receive nearly $300,000 for Veterans Upward Bound Program

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the University of Southern Maine (USM) will receive $263,938 through the U.S. Department of Education’s Veterans Upward Bound Program. This is the first time Maine has received this grant, which is designed to help veterans who are the first in their family to attend college develop the skills necessary to succeed in postsecondary education programs.

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Collins, King Congratulate Three Maine Schools Recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King applauded Fourteenth Street School in Bangor, Connors-Emerson School in Bar Harbor, and Falmouth Elementary School for being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools. These Maine schools are three of only 342 public and private schools across the nation being recognized for this achievement in 2017. 

 

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Senators Collins, King Announce $1.5 Million Grant Awarded to the University of Maine

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded $1.5 million to the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center. The funding will be used to support a $3 million project to replace an existing pier, renovate the Flowing Seawater Laboratory, and construct three new laboratory spaces. Approximately 50 jobs are expected to be created through this project.

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U.S. Senator Susan Collins Announces UPMI to receive $639,000 for Upward Bound Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Education Committee, announced today that the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) will receive $639,257 in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Education’s Upward Bound Program. Upward Bound helps low-income, first-generation, and other students from disadvantaged backgrounds pursue higher education.

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