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Patricia Reser came more than ready to make her dream of a regional arts center in Beaverton a reality
Two years from now, the doors will open for the center, which her family foundation is the major donor at $13 million. The amount is about half the total raised from individuals, businesses and foundations. The other $21 million will come from city revenue bonds, repaid from city lodging taxes.
The daughter of a music teacher, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici knows that the arts strengthen STEM and vice versa. “Integrating the arts into STEM education inspires more critical thinking, which we need to maintain our country’s spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship,” she says.
Friday is the last day for the public to comment on a proposed rule change by the Trump administration that would eliminate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, or food stamps, for more than 3 million people.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture also recently admitted that the plan would mean that almost a million children would no longer automatically qualify for free school lunches.
Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) discusses her top tech priorities toward empowering the next generation of government IT workers. Initiatives include advocating for widespread education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) plus the integration of arts — through efforts like the Congressional App Challenge.
House Democrats on Wednesday angrily questioned why the Agriculture Department took months to acknowledge that hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren would no longer be automatically eligible for free meals under a proposed rule aimed at cracking down on food stamp eligibility standards.