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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York

Education and Opportunity

Educating our children properly gives them the best opportunities to grow and achieve their full potential. Preparing young students for college and beyond fuels our economy with new generations of innovators and entrepreneurs. Congresswoman Stefanik understands the key to a well-educated workforce is through academic success early on. But time and time again we see how a one-size-fits-all bloated federal program often fails and is riddled with inefficiencies and waste. Why would we educate our students this way?

As a Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Congresswoman Stefanik will fight to make sure parents and teachers in our New York communities are the ones making the best educational decisions for Northern New York students.

Education beyond high school must also remain a priority as well as accessible and affordable. Larger universities and four-year colleges aren’t the right fit for every student. But vocational schools, technical colleges, and community colleges also offer high school graduates more opportunities to achieve their goals. These academic options throughout the 21st Congressional District are an important component to ensuring the American workforce is well-educated and prepared for the future.


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More on Education and Opportunity

March 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – During National School Breakfast Week, Congresswomen Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) introduced the Early Childhood Nutrition Improvement Act, a bipartisan bill to expand access to nutritious meals for young children. The bill improves the existing Child and Adult Care Food Program by better supporting families who rely on full-day child care and reducing paperwork for providers.

September 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement after her bipartisan legislation, the Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act, surpassed 50 cosponsors:

February 11, 2016 In The News

JOHNSTOWN -- Congresswoman Elise Stefanik spent the day in Johnstown Monday and learned a lot of what has been going on in the Fulton County community during her visit.

February 10, 2016 In The News
January 6, 2016 In The News
December 10, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.–Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after President Barack Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act – bipartisan legislation  to replace No Child Left Behind and improve K-12 education:

July 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) introduced the Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act -- common sense legislation that expands flexibility for Pell Grants so that these important education resources are available for qualifying students all year round.