Polis Named Lead Democrat on Key Education Subcommittee
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
Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee
The Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee
Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee
The Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee considers legislation affecting education after high school, whether it be a short-term certificate program or an advanced degree program. Polis plans to introduce several bills this Congress that tackle the skyrocketing cost of college, addressing everything from the cost of textbooks to
Polis is the former Chair of the Colorado State Board of Education, and the founder and former superintendent of The New America School - a network of charters schools in several states serving new immigrants and English-language learners - as well as the Academy for Urban Learning for homeless and at-risk youth. The district he represents today includes Colorado State University and
In addition to these subcommittees, Polis will serve on the full education committee called the Committee on Education and the Workforce, as well as the Rules and Ethics Committees.
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