Home > news > Education

Education

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Upton announces judges for Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, announced today the three judges who will participate in the Sixth District’s Congressional App Challenge (CAC). This panel of judges will select the winning app, and the winner will be eligible to have their apps featured in a U.S. Capitol exhibit, on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website, and on the Congressional App Challenge website. Winners will also meet with Upton and will be invited to #HouseOfCode, the springtime computer scien... Read more

  • Upton issues statement after President Trump signs Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed S. 239, the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). Upton introduced the House-version of the bill in January as H.R. 500 with more than 300 cosponsors. The Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019 will mint a $1 silver coin – at no cost to the U.S. taxpayer - in honor of Christa McAuliffe, the teacher and ... Read more

  • Upton launches Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, announced today that students from the Sixth Congressional District are invited to participate in the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a coding competition for students in middle and high school. The CAC accepts computer programs (or apps) written in any programming language, for any platform, such as desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, or other devices. “This is an exciting opportunity for students in southwest Michigan to get involved i... Read more

  • Upton, Burchett, Kuster, Rouda, and Schrier Introduce Bipartisan Expanding Access to Graduate Education Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Tim Burchett (R-TN), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Harley Rouda (D-CA), and Kim Schrier, MD (D-WA) introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 3334, the Expanding Access to Graduate Education Act, which would allow students who received a Pell Grant during their undergraduate education to utilize their remaining Pell eligibility toward their first graduate degree. Under current federal law, individuals are prohibited from using Pell grants for their gra... Read more

  • Upton announces 2019 Art Competition Winner
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Results for Southwest Michigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that Makala Carr, a junior at Centreville High School, is the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. Her art, a colored pencil, charcoal, and ink pen piece titled “Opinion Orange,” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. “Makala’s piece is so unique and creative, and it will be a real joy to see her art represent our community in our nation’s Capitol for the next y... Read more

  • Upton announces Military Academy Appointments
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that seven local students have received coveted appointments to military academies based on Upton’s recommendation. “These students are our nation’s future leaders, and we could not be prouder of what they have accomplished already in their lives,” Upton said. “We also come together to thank them for their willingness to serve our country and help keep it safe. We look forward to seeing what’s next for these young men and wo... Read more

  • Upton Backing Legislation To Prevent College Sex Assaults
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform & Oversight

    Upton Backing Legislation To Prevent College Sex Assaults WSJM May 4, 2019 New legislation in the U.S. House and Senate is intended to help prevent a repeat of the Larry Nassar debacle at Michigan State University. At a press conference this past week, Congressman Fred Upton joined colleagues to announce the ALERT Act. The act would require university leaders to certify they have reviewed any reports of sexual abuses perpetrated by university employees each year. Upton said he’s found backing fo... Read more

  • Upton, others call for tougher sanctions on sex abuse at universities
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform & Oversight

    Upton, others call for tougher sanctions on sex abuse at universitie Holland Sentinel May 1, 2019 WASHINGTON — Several Michigan elected officials took part in a press conference calling for the passage of the ALERT Act, a bipartisan effort aimed toward holding public universities accountable for sexual abuse and misconduct done by university employees. Republican U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and Democratic U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow were among the participants. Democratic U.S. Rep. Eliss... Read more

  • Bill would boost university accountability for sexual abuse cases
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform & Oversight

    Bill would boost university accountability for sexual abuse cases Detroit News April 30, 2019 Washington — Bipartisan legislation introduced by Michigan lawmakers in Congress this week would require the leadership of colleges that receive federal funds to certify that they've reviewed sexual abuse investigations of campus employees. The bill, dubbed the Alert Act, is a response to the case of serial sex abuser Larry Nassar at Michigan State University and the claims by MSU leaders that they were... Read more

  • Nassar-inspired Title IX bills force campus leaders to review sex abuse allegations
    Posted in Fred in the News on April 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform & Oversight

    Nassar-inspired Title IX bills force campus leaders to review sex abuse allegations MLive April 30, 2019 Members of Michigan’s Congressional delegation are trying again to pass legislation requiring university leaders to personally review Title IX sexual abuse complaints involving school employees. The Accountability of Leaders in Education to Report Title IX Investigations Act -- Alert Act for short -- would require high-ranking officials at federally funded colleges and universities to review ... Read more

Stay Connected

Office Locations