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April 10, 2019 In The News

House Democrats who focus on education peppered U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos with questions about her vision for school choice, arming teachers, and federal education law during a lengthy, often confrontational hearing here Wednesday.

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April 10, 2019 In The News

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos knew one of her policy decisions could lead to worse academic performance and depression among transgender students.

And she did it anyway.

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April 10, 2019 In The News

During a House Committee on Education and Labor hearing on Wednesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos shared an admission that seemed to startle some members of Congress.

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April 10, 2019 In The News

For the price of a cup of tea, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici heard four Hillsboro High School students talk about their work experience at the First Tech Credit Union coffee shop.

All of them are enrolled in the business/marketing course, one of 10 the school offers in career and technical education. The district's other high schools have their own offerings.

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April 10, 2019 In The News

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seems to have a problem answering direct questions with direct answers — at least when testifying before Congress.

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April 8, 2019 In The News

Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) has an idea for how to battle ocean acidification: Give prizes to the people who come up with the best ideas.

April 7, 2019 In The News

In a scathing attack on the Trump administration’s immigration policies, Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives have called them xenophobic, abhorrent, un-American, and have pledged to protect the human rights of those seeking refuge and asylum in the US.

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April 7, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, a longtime advocate of adding the arts to science education, got a firsthand look at what students are learning.

April 5, 2019 In The News

The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis held its first-ever hearing on Thursday.

The bi-partisan committee took an unusual approach by calling on young leaders from around the country to testify, instead of hearing from typical experts in the field. 

18-year-old Aji Piper is suing the U.S. government over climate change.

April 3, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici will hold six town hall meetings in five northwest Oregon counties, beginning at 11 a.m. April 13 in the Melrose Hall Ice Auditorium on the campus of Linfield College in McMinnville. After stops in Portland and Astoria, Bonamici will next appear locally at 6 p.m. April 18 in the gym at Gaston Junior/Senior High School, then at 6 p.m.

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