Tag: Education

Wyden, Merkley Announce $150 Million for Low-Income Students Across Oregon

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced schools across Oregon will receive over $150 million in federal support to better educate low-income students. “As schools grapple with serving a quality education to their students in the middle of a global pandemic, it’s unfortunately become even easier

Wyden, Merkley Welcome $2.2 Million in Glacier Study Grants for OSU, UO

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said today that a combined $2.2 million in new collaborative research grants for Oregon State University and the University of Oregon to study tidewater glaciers will generate key climate change data. Noting that sea-level rise will affect millions of people in coastal communities

Merkley, Wyden Announce Over $7 Million to Help First-Generation, Low-Income Students, and Students with Disabilities Succeed in College

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that over $7 million in TRIO grants are headed to 19 higher education institutions across Oregon to support first-generation, low-income students, and students with disabilities through the Student Support Services Program. Students who receive the grant will have

“Unlawful, Unfair, Illogical, Impossible”: Oregon Members Call on U.S. Department of Education to Rescind Rule that Would Misdirect $11M from Oregon Public Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. [08/04/20] –?Congresswoman?Suzanne?Bonamici,?Senators Ron Wyden?and Jeff Merkley, and?Representatives?Peter DeFazio?and?Earl Blumenauer?called on the U.S. Department of Education to rescind a rule that would take?up to $11,310,291 from Oregon public schools?and redirect it to private schools, calling it?unlawful, unfair, illogical, and impossible.?  The Representatives and Senators responded to an interim final

Merkley, Wyden Push to Support School Meal Programs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden are urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to continue critical flexibility that has allowed students to access much-needed meals throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. If extended throughout the 2020-2021 school year, children would maintain access regardless of school opening