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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued the following statement on the passing of Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member, Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte.
Two senior Democratic lawmakers from the House – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Ranking Member on the Financial Services Committee and Congressman George Miller (D-Calif.), the senior Democrat on the Education and the Workforce Committee– released the following joint statement today after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a report highlighting ways in which student loan debt can have a domino effect on other financial decisions for consumers.
Today, President Obama signed an executive order creating the White House Initiative on Improving Education Outcomes for African Americans. Congresswoman Waters' statement regarding the signing of this executive order is below:
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) held a reception at the Hawthorne Memorial Center to honor the 31 high school students from the 35th Congressional District who submitted art into the 2012 Congressional Art Competition.
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) released the following statement commending Loyola Marymount University's (LMU) TRiO Upward Bound Program for receiving a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. LMU will use these funds to continue its work helping low-income and first-generation-to-college students graduate from high school and get into college. The Congresswoman's statement is below:
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) released the following statement commending Co-Op LA's TRiO Upward Bound program for receiving a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Co-Op LA will use these funds to continue its work helping low-income and first-generation-to-college students graduate from high school and get into college. CO-OP is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive case-managed services to eligible residents in the Greater Los Angeles area. The Congresswoman's statement is below:
Today, three Californian interns from the Washington Center for Internship Placement (TWC) met with Congresswoman Maxine Waters in her Washington, DC office. The interns, who attend California State University- Long Beach and Loyola Marymount University (LMU), spoke with the Congresswoman about their current internship sites and policy issues concerning: public schools, budgetary cuts to education, diversity within her congressional district, and higher education funding.
Today, Congresswoman Waters' sent a letter to the Washington Post Company's CEO, Donald E. Graham, regarding the recent suspension of the Dental Assistant program at their Kaplan College's campus in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Dental Assistant program was suspended following allegations that its officials lied to students about the credentials they'd receive after graduating. As a result of this outcry, students were refunded their full tuition and Kaplan forfeited their license to operate this program on their Charlotte campus. The text of this letter is below: