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  • Schrader Calls OPB Investigative Report into Chemawa Indian School ‘Deeply Troubling’
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oregon First, Education

    Following the beginning of a five-part investigative report by Oregon Public Broadcasting on the Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon, Congressman Kurt Schrader released the following statement. The investigative report, which began airing one week ago, has revealed serious allegations of abuse, fraud and mismanagement at the boarding high school for Native American and tribal youth. "I am deeply disturbed by OPB’s reporting of alleged abuse at the Chemawa Indian School. I support the school's... Read more

  • Bipartisan Schrader Bill to Strengthen Career & Technical Education Passes with Unanimous Support
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05)’s bill to advance workforce development passed unanimously in the House today. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act will support CTE learning opportunities to align learning opportunities with in demand jobs to give the next generation not only the skills they need to compete in the global economy, but the necessary tools that our communities and industries are lacking. The bill also passed unanimously out of the Education an... Read more

  • Schrader Statement on Reckless Trump Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Budget, Deficit Reduction & Fiscal Reform, Education, Energy & Environment, Transportation & Infrastructure, Veterans

    Following the release of the President’s budget proposal today, Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5), the former co-chair of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition, issued the following statement: “Slashing Pell grants by $4 billion and eliminating $2.4 billion for teachers? Seriously? Cutting more than 20 percent of the USDA’s budget, including cuts to the National Forest Service, food safety, rural development and conservation programs? Is this a joke? Cutting NOAA programs left a... Read more

  • Oregon lawmakers urge rural county, schools funding
    Posted in Schrader in the News on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON - Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., led a bipartisan group of lawmakers Friday in urging Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to include adequate funding for the Secure Rural Schools program in the president’s budget for fiscal year 2018. Wyden and Bonamici were joined by Oregon lawmakers Sen. Jeff Merkley and Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Kurt Schrader and Peter DeFazio, along with 76 other members of Congress in a letter to Mulvaney. “Prevailing u... Read more

  • Schrader Applauds Passage of Every Student Succeeds Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) applauded the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The legislation replaces the flawed No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 359-64. “I am very pleased that on the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) we have finally succeeded in getting rid of NCLB and have an ESEA that rewards students’ progress rather than setting arbitrary benchmarks.” ”The Every Studen... Read more

  • Oregon Lawmakers Urge Congress to Target High School Graduation Rates
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oregon First, Education

    Oregon’s U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Representatives Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici today urged Congressional leaders to target high school graduation rates in Oregon and across the country as part of a larger K-12 education bill. The Senate passed its version of the education bill in July, which contains a Wyden-authored provision to help schools raise their graduation rates by making more low-income and low-performing middle and high schools... Read more

  • Schrader Reintroduces BUILD CTE Act to Boost Career Technical Education Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oregon First, Education

    WASHINGTON – To ensure we can continue to grow jobs here in America, Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) reintroduced the Building Understanding, Investment, Learning and Direction (BUILD) Career and Technical Education Act today. The bill creates a 2-year, $20 million Career and Technical Education pilot program to secure greater cooperation between local education agencies and business and industry. The program will expand and grow CTE programs that focus on giving students hands-on experience a... Read more

  • Schrader Meets with Canby High Students
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Kurt Schrader met with students from his hometown of Canby today in his Washington, D.C. office. At the meeting, the students asked questions about NSA surveillance, net neutrality, renewable and unified energy policy, gun safety, drug policies, and immigration reform. The Canby High School students traveled to Washington, D.C. as part of the Close Up Foundation's High School Program. Read more

  • Oregon has a congressman worried
    Posted in Schrader in the News on March 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Small Business

    Kurt Schrader worries about Oregon: "We're in tough shape here." Our education system ranks near the bottom nationally. Our main port, the Port of Portland, has been embroiled in a work-slowing labor dispute, which is an economic disaster for a state whose vitality depends on trade. Rural areas are not enjoying the metropolitan areas' post-recession resurgence. And then there's this scandal that has forced the once-venerable Gov. John Kitzhaber out of office. Schrader didn't want to talk about t... Read more

  • Rep. Schrader answers questions at town hall in Salem
    Posted in Schrader in the News on March 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oregon First, Education, Small Business, Trade

    Community members gathered at the Salem Public Library Loucks Auditorium Tuesday evening to voice their concerns to Rep. Kurt Schrader at a town hall meeting. What was on the public's mind? Education and Trans-Pacific Partnerships. By: Alexa Armstrong Community members expressed education concerns about how Oregon is competing globally and how the state accommodates students whose first language is not English. "We live in a world where education is becoming more and more important to getting a ... Read more