U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • Committee approves Polis’s amendment to increase college affordability and access
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The Committee on Education and the Workforce adopted an amendment by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., to help more community college transfer students earn degrees. Polis’s amendment was added to the Republican Higher Education Act Reauthorization. The amendment is similar to Polis’s Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill, which was widely praised by the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, Front Range Community College, and the Colo. Dept. of Higher Education. The am... Read more

  • Parents, educators, school districts, nonprofits, Coloradans rally around Polis’s bill to fully fund special education
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced legislation today to provide teachers with the resources they need to effectively serve students with disabilities. The Defending Special Education Students and Families Act fully funds the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA). Congress introduced IDEA in 1975 and committed to contributing 40 percent of the additional costs of educating students with disabilities, sharing the cost with states and districts. Today, 42 years later, the federal... Read more

  • Polis’s plan to make textbooks more affordable gets praise from faculty and students, alike
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced the Affordable College Textbook Act today, as part of his plan to make college more affordable. The bill expands access to free, high-quality textbooks, earning praise from faculty and students at Front Range Community College. According to College Board, the average student budget for college books and supplies during the 2016-17 academic year was $1,250. According to a survey by U.S. PIRG, 65 percent of students decided not to buy a textbook be... Read more

  • Polis introduces a nationwide plan to bolster access to affordable preschool and child care
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act today, a nationwide plan to ensure that all families have access to affordable, quality preschool and child care. “Education, from early childhood through college, is the single best investment we can make in our future. Sadly, many parents are priced-out of high-quality preschool and child care,” said Polis. “No child should be denied a good start just because of their family's economic circumstances, and no parent s... Read more

  • Colorado schools agree with Polis’s bill to increase college affordability and access
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced bipartisan legislation to help more community college transfer students earn degrees, obtaining praise from the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, Front Range Community College, and the Colo. Dept. of Higher Education. The Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2017 would streamline credit sharing between community colleges and four-year institutions so students can more easily attain a degree for credit they’ve earned. “All levels of skills are ... Read more

  • Polis, Messer introduce legislation to expand affordable higher education model
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON: Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., introduced bipartisan legislation to expand an innovative higher education model that allows students to attain a degree in less time and at a lower cost. The Advancing Competency-Based Education Act of 2017 creates a demonstration project to provide new flexibility for competency-based education programs, while at the same time establishing new levels of transparency and accountability. Competency-based education award... Read more

  • Polis and Mitchell introduce the College Transparency Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., introduced the College Transparency Act of 2017 (H.R. 2434) to enable students and families to make more informed choices about education after high school. The College Transparency Act of 2017 will provide actionable and customizable information for students and families as they consider higher education opportunities by accurately reporting on student outcomes such as enrollment, completion, and post-college... Read more

  • Greeley Tribune: Rep. Polis stops at two Greeley schools in education tour
    Posted in Articles on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    After touring the Greeley Early College Academy and Salida del Sol Academy on Thursday morning, Rep. Jared Polis said he was impressed by the schools' innovation. "To have the opportunity for high school kids to get an associate degree at the same time as their high school diploma is an enormous benefit," he said of the Early College Academy, 5590 11th St. Polis, a Boulder Democrat, has been rumored as a possible candidate in the crowded field for the Democratic nomination for Colorado governor.... Read more

  • Polis legislation will allow more high school students to earn college credit
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., reintroduced bipartisan legislation to help make college more affordable and accessible by expanding access for high school students to earn college credit. The Making Education Affordable and Accessible Act (MEAA) would provide grants to eligible institutions of higher learning to create dual and concurrent enrollment and early/middle college programs that allow high school students to earn college credits before their high school graduation. “Allow... Read more

  • Polis Named Lead Democrat on Key Education Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Early today, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), who is known for his extensive background in education, was selected to serve as the lead Democrat on the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee and as a member of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee. “I truly believe that education is the single best investment we can make in the future of our great country,” Polis said. “Every student in America – regardless of zip code or their station in life – has th... Read more

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  • Polis calls on Members of Congress to disclose cryptocurrency holdings

    February 07, 2018

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., authored a letter to the House Committee on Ethics asking the committee to formally require Members of Congress to disclose virtual currency holdings. Because virtual currencies are a relatively new type of asset, the House...

  • Polis statement on another short-term government funding bill

    February 06, 2018

    Washington, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement after the House of Representatives approved another short-term, stop-gap budget: "Once again, Congress is punting its responsibilities. Once again, we are at risk of a shutdown in an...

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