Education

Jaime Herrera Beutler Announces Congressional App Competition for Southwest Washington Students

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today announced that Southwest Washington students will have the opportunity to participate in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge, an original app design competition for middle and high school students to put their innovation and STEM skills to the test in a region-wide competition. “The Congressional App Competition is a great way to spark STEM-related skills...

Herrera Beutler Introduces Bill to Increase Safety of Southwest Washington Schools

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at increasing safety of schools across Southwest Washington. The bill expands schools’ access to school resource officers and the use of silent panic alarms to immediately alert law enforcement to respond more quickly to school incidents. “School resource officers can be a vital way for law enforcement to sup...

Jaime Herrera Beutler Announces Congressional Art Competition Winner: Andreea Coroi from Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today announced the winners of Southwest Washington’s Congressional Art Competition, voted on by a panel of judges from across the region. The competition’s first prize winner is Andreea Coroi, from the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, with her artwork entitled “Mellona.” The contest’s 2nd and 3rd prize winners both hail from Kelso High School. In 2nd pla...

Herrera Beutler Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Help Student Loan Borrowers

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) reintroduced the Student Loan Disclosure Transparency Act last week, co-led by U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (VA-07). The bill was cosponsored by Representatives Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Bill Johnson (OH-06), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Michael Waltz (FL-06), Angie Craig (MN-02), Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon (PR), Greg Stanton (AZ-09), Kim Schrier (WA-08), an...

Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Help Southwest Washington Residents Access Jobs Training

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Today, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16), Andy Levin (MI-09), Steven Horsford (NV-04), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), John Katko (NY-24), Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE At Large), and Ashley Hinson (IA-01) reintroduced the Jumpstart Our Businesses By Supporting Students (JOBS) Act that expands Pell Grant eligibility to qualifying short-term training programs to he...

Jaime Herrera Beutler Announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today that her office is accepting submissions for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students, grades 9-12, in Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. The winner of the competition will have his or her artwork displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol Building. The second an...

The Columbian: Herrera Beutler: Return to classrooms

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After a year of mostly empty classrooms, parents and students have reached a breaking point. A mom from Battle Ground recently wrote to me, “I am struggling to get my kindergartner to do his assignments, and doing them on the computer is difficult and time-consuming. It is killing their love for learning before it is even given a chance to start.” A teacher from a nearby school district said of he...

Jaime Herrera Beutler Announces Congressional App Competition Winner: Ian MacDonald of Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today announced the winners of Southwest Washington’s Congressional App Challenge, voted on by a team of judges made up of STEM educators and technology professionals from the region. The competition’s first prize winner is Ian MacDonald of Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, with his app entitled “Time to Recolor.” “I’m consistently amazed by the ingenuity ...

Herrera Beutler Requests Flexibility in Emergency Funding to Boost Learning of Disadvantaged Southwest Washington Students

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today requested Governor Inslee to make congressionally-approved funds immediately available to help vulnerable Southwest Washington students where in-person public education is inaccessible. In the letter to Governor Inslee, Herrera Beutler highlights the $745 million she recently secured for Community Service Block Grants to assist students during the ...

Herrera Beutler Conversation with Camas Native, Astronaut Michael Barratt, and NASA Administrator Now Available

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Q&A session with Camas native, NASA Astronaut Dr. Michael Barratt, and Vancouver iTech Preparatory and Camas’ Odyssey Middle School, is now posted and available for others to watch any time. The virtual conversation focused on NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to land the first woman and next man on the Moon in 2024. Students from both participating schools a...