Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee unanimously passed the Museum and Library Services Act of 2018 (MLSA), legislation authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI) to reauthorize MLSA through fiscal year (FY) 2025. The programs in this bill directly serve libraries and museums across the country.
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.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that York County Community Action Corporation received $1,342,612 for its Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Side x Side, Inc., will receive a four-year, $2,482,515 grant through the U.S. Department of Education. The funding will support Side x Side’s project titled “(Re)Imagining Education” to promote arts curriculum in Portland and Lewiston elementary schools. The University of Southern Maine will be Side x Side’s primary partner. Senators Collins and King wrote a letter to the Department of Education in support of this grant.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King applauded Dr. Levesque Elementary School in Frenchville, Falmouth High School, and Yarmouth Elementary School for being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools. These Maine schools are three of only 349 public and private schools across the nation being recognized for this achievement in 2018.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representative Chellie Pingree announced that the University of Southern Maine’s Veterans Upward Bound program has been awarded $275,155 from the U.S. Department of Education.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Bowdoin College will receive $468,990 in 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.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) joined a bipartisan group of 18 Senators in urging U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to work with TRIO grantees to allow the use of FAFSA as documentation of a student’s income or family’s income to determine eligibility for TRIO programs.
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.
Kennebunk, ME – U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered remarks at the Kennebunk High School Graduation Breakfast at St. Martha’s Catholic Church in Kennebunk. Approximately 175 students and faculty members attended the event.
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.
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.
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.
BRUNSWICK, ME – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded a grant totaling $388,000 to the University of Maine at Orono to study potato breeding and improve quality and pest resistance in the eastern United States.
Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Susan Collins met today with Conners-Emerson School Principal Barbara Neilly and teacher Rebecca Edmondson in her Washington, D.C., office. Earlier this year, Conners-Emerson School in Bar Harbor was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School.
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.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Al Franken (D-MN) praised the unanimous Senate passage of their resolution last night recognizing Lights on Afterschool, a celebration of afterschool programs nationwide.
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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.