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  • 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

  • Curbelo Introduces Bill to Help At-Risk Youth
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Criminal Justice Reform

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), a Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, introduced H.R. 5963 the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act. This important bill is a reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act to promote safe and healthy communities. Rep. Curbelo released the following statement in support of his bill: “Giving our nation’s at-risk youth and juvenile offenders the services they need to get on the ... Read more

  • Curbelo Leads Efforts to Expand Student Educational Possibilities
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce marked up H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), an original cosponsor, released the following statement in support of this crucial legislation. "The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act is an extremely positive step forward for career and technical education. This proposal brings the various stakeholders to... Read more

  • Education and the Workforce Committee Mark-Up Child Nutrition Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the Education and the Workforce Committee marked-up H.R. 5003, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016. “Today the House took the first step towards strengthening and reforming our child nutrition programs to ensure that they are serving the most needy children and families in a way that protects taxpayers. The Committee's product includes encouraging provisions such as an increased reimbursement for the School Breakfast Program and a greater focus on nut... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Amendment Included in New Education Overhaul Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington, D.C.—Today, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Rep. Curbelo (FL-26), a Member of the Education and Workforce Committee who also served as a negotiator of the bill as a Member of the House and Senate Conference Committee, released the following statement in support of the new law: “The passage of ESSA represents the first major overhaul of K-12 education policies in the United States since 'No Child Left Behind' became law in 2002. While maintainin... Read more

  • Second Annual Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The House of Representatives is currently hosting the Second Annual Congressional App Challenge for high school students. This challenge puts students’ coding skills to the test by asking them to design an app for computers, tablets, or mobile. This contest is intended to foster creativity and interest in STEM education. Science, technology, engineering, and math are at the forefront of our ever changing society. Learning skills like coding today gives students an advantage in tomorrow’s workfo... Read more

  • House Adopts Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington, D.C.—Today the House adopted the Conference Report for S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Rep. Curbelo (FL-26), a Member of the Education and Workforce Committee who was also appointed as a Conferee, released the following statement in support of its passage: “The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act will replace No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and is a long overdue step to revitalize our education system. The spirit of NCLB is that every student counts, and with this ... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Appointed to K-12 Conference Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) was appointed by Speaker Ryan to the Conference Committee on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). He offered the following statement: "Building a better education system for every child in America is one of my great passions. I began this work five years ago as a member of the Miami-Dade County School Board and have been able to continue it on the Committee on Education and the Workforce here in Congress. I thank Speaker Ryan for the... Read more

  • Reps. Curbelo and Lipinski Introduce UTC Program Funding Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, Reps. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Daniel Lipinski (IL-03) introduced H.R. 3665, to Authorize the University Transportation Centers Program through FY16-21. Since its implementation by Congress in 1987, over 16,000 students have conducted research within the UTC program to revitalize our infrastructure. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement: “Currently, 125 universities fall under UTC programing, including Florida International University (FIU), which I ... Read more

  • Reps. Curbelo, Stefanik, and Hinojosa Introduce the Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, Reps. Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), and Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15) introduced H.R. 3180, the Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act. Rep. Curbelo issued the following statement: "I am proud to co-lead this effort with my colleagues on the House Education and the Workforce Committee. This bipartisan bill will benefit students who wish to complete a postsecondary education more quickly and at a lower cost, allowing them the flexibility to draw ... Read more

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