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  • During House Floor Debate, Curbelo Expresses Support for Juvenile Justice Reform Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Criminal Justice Reform

    As the House debates the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017 on the House floor today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined his colleagues to express his support of the legislation, of which he is a co-sponsor, that would reauthorize and improve current law and put more kids on the pathway to success. Curbelo previously introduced similar legislation in the 114th Congress, which passed the House in September 2016. A transcript of Curbelo’s remarks is below. A video of the full speech is ... Read more

  • Curbelo Discusses Youth Educational Barriers at Ways and Means Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

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  • Ripon Advance: Anti-bullying measure from Curbelo targets policies that foster safer schools
    Posted in In The News on April 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    School districts would be required to develop policies to prevent and prohibit various types of bullying under bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) on Thursday. The Safe Schools Improvement Act, which Curbelo introduced with U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) and 11 bipartisan members of Congress, would require school districts to develop policies to prevent bullying based on race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, gender identity or religious b... Read more

  • Curbelo, Sánchez Introduce Anti-Bullying Legislation To Protect America’s Students
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    “As a former School Board member and the father of two young children in public school, it’s of great importance to me that schools across the country are a safe place where students can learn and thrive without being subject to bullying or harassment.  We need to support policies that promote healthy learning environments and empower students to succeed, while also reducing the risk of avoidable tragedies that can cause incredible pain for families and communities.  I believe that this legislation is an important step towards achieving these goals and I’m proud to join Representative Sanchez in this effort.”  Read more

  • Ripon Advance: Curbelo, Stefanik Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bring Flexibility to Pell Grant System
    Posted in In The News on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Bipartisan legislation recently introduced by U.S. Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) would make federal Pell Grants more flexible and available to students year round. The Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act would better reflect student demographics becoming older, having families and working part- or full-time jobs while attending school. … Currently, Pell Grants support nearly one-third of undergraduate students. It doesn’t, however, support students who take ... Read more

  • Curbelo, Google Host Internet Safety Event for FL-26 Middle School Students
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    “As the father of two young daughters, I’ve seen firsthand how the Internet has become a part of children’s lives earlier than ever before. While online resources are vast and contribute greatly to the learning and sharing of information, we have a responsibility to recognize and prepare our children to combat the ever-present danger from those who try to take advantage of users. Programs like this give parents and our students the resources to practice safe and secure online habits.” Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Tours Caribbean K-8 Center with Speaker Ryan
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Miami, Florida—Today, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) hosted Speaker Paul Ryan in South Florida. They visited Caribbean K-8 Center in Miami. “During today’s visit to Caribbean K-8 Center with Speaker Ryan, we met with students, faculty, and administrators who have directly benefited from the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). As a Member of the Education and the Workforce Committee in Congress and former School Board Member of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, one of my top prioritie... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo's Bill to Help At-Risk Youth Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House passed Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s (FL-26) bill, H.R. 5963, the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act, part of the House Republicans “A Better Way” agenda. Rep. Curbelo issued the following statement: “The desire for our nation’s children to lead successful lives is a value that all Americans share. However, many of the most vulnerable youth believe they lack the resources needed to thrive in our society. Absence of hope may lead children in the... Read more

  • Curbelo Bill to Help At-Risk Youth Adopted During Committee Mark-Up
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House Education and the Workforce Committee marked-up, H.R. 5963, the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act: “It’s important to provide our at-risk youth and juveniles an opportunity to succeed. Unfortunately, whether they are born into circumstances they can’t control or make misguided decisions that steer them off course, these kids often don’t know that they have options to build successful, fulfilling lives. Instead, they believe their only ... Read more

  • Curbelo Applauds Passage of Co-Sponsored Bill to Help Americans Entering Workforce
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington, D.C.—The House of Representatives passed H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, a better way to improve our nation’s education and workforce. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), an original co-sponsor of the bill, released the following statement in support of its passage: “Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the tools to succeed in a variety of fields, including the technology and healthcare sectors. Though these progr... Read more

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