Tag: Education

Merkley, Colleagues Push to Increase Nursing Education and Workforce Support 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, along with U.S. Senators Peter Welch (D-VT), Tina Smith (D-MN), Angus King (I-ME), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Alex Padilla (D-CA), introduced the bicameral Future Advancement of Academic Nursing (FAAN)

Salinas, Wyden, Merkley Announce Federal Grant to Chemeketa Community College

Salem, OR – Today, U.S. Representative Andrea Salinas (OR-06), along with U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $1,421,219 to Chemeketa Community College as part of the first-ever Perkins Innovation and Modernization Career Connected High Schools (CCHS) grant program. This

Merkley, Bowman: No More Legacy Admissions at Colleges and Universities

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley introduced legislation with U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman Ed.D. (D-NY-16) to stop universities across the country from giving preferential treatment to children of alumni and donors and help ensure equity in the admissions process. The bicameral Fair College Admissions for Students Act comes

Merkley, Wyden Announce $1.7 Million Coming to OSU for Cybersecurity Workforce Development

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced Oregon State University (OSU) is receiving $1,727,359 from the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) to prepare highly qualified cybersecurity professionals to serve in federal, state, local, and tribal governments. “We must be prepared to

As Surgeon General Sounds the Alarm, Senator Merkley and Assistant Speaker Clark Announce the Introduction of Legislation to Increase Mental Health Resources in Schools

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (MA-05) today announced the introduction of the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act, legislation that would greatly boost the availability of mental health resources in America’s public schools. Mental illness affects one in five­­—20 percent—of American youth,