Educating Our Future
Every child deserves a quality education – one that offers opportunities to learn the skills and tools necessary to succeed in today’s world. This means not only ensuring children can read, write, add, and subtract, but taking a comprehensive approach to put our children on the path to success.
We need to invest in our teachers, who are often overworked and under-supported in their classrooms; upgrade our infrastructure so schools are built for education in the 21st century; expand opportunities for students interested in STEM fields or in Career and Technical Education; and uplift students attending schools in concentrated areas of poverty because a student’s zip code should never be an obstacle to their success.
As the husband of a retired middle school teacher, I have seen firsthand the transformative impact education can have on a child. I am dedicated to working with parents, advocates, and educators to ensure every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential. That’s why I’m proud to support:
H.R. 865 The Rebuild America's Schools Act
To invest $100 billion in public school facilities to create jobs, improve educational equity, and better learning and working conditions for students and teachers in every state.
H.R. 3667 The Summer Meals and Learning Act
To create federal funding that enables students participating in summer meals programs to access the library.
H.R. 2653 The Safe Schools Improvement Program Act
To help schools improve anti-bullying and anti-harassment initiatives as well as develop and implement programs to reduce consequences of bullying.
H.R. 3378 The Stop Child Summer Hunger Act
To provide families who have children eligible for free and reduced-price school meals with a benefit transfer card to offset the cost of meals a student would otherwise receive during the school year.
H.R. 2831 The BUILDS Act
To provide Department of Labor grants to bring together local businesses, industry organizations, and educational institutions to support workforce training programs in infrastructure-industry jobs.
H.R. 4301 The School Shooting and Safety Act
To require the Secretary of Education, in consultation with the Attorney General and Secretary of Health and Human Services, to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety that includes data on school shootings.
H.R. 3808 Teacher Education for Computer Science Act
To help build a pipeline of K-12 Computer Science teachers by promoting computer science education in colleges and universities.
H.Res. 119 The National Career and Technical Education Month Resolution
To express support for Career and Technical Education programs that equip students with skills necessary to fill jobs, closing the "skills gap" within an industry.
Note: The outlined legislation above was introduced during the 116th Congress.
By investing in our schools, we are directly investing in the future of our children. I’ll continue working everyday to ensure nothing stands in the way of our children’s educational success.
More on Educating Our Future
(Rochester, N.Y.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle marked National Teacher Appreciation Day and announced his co-sponsorship of a resolution recognizing the invaluable work of teachers across America, especially this past year during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 14, 2021 (Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that $470,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has been awarded to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). RIT is the home of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), the first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the world. This grant will support the DeafTEC Ready Pilot Program housed at NTID to help deaf and hard-of-hearing students learn IT technical skills to better prepare them for the workforce.
(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle called on the United States Department of Commerce to address the significant delays in obtaining technology like Chromebooks and Tablets that are preventing school districts from adequately preparing for remote and distance learning.
(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that the University of Rochester has been awarded a $2.5 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will utilize findings from the University’s partnership with East High to further expand STEM participation, particularly for vulnerable and economically marginalized students.