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Education

In order to compete in a global economy, young people must be able to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the 21st century.  To achieve this, Congressman Pallone believes local schools and teachers must be provided with adequate resources and compensation, and a strong emphasis must be placed on hiring and retaining highly trained and talented teaching professionals.

Expanding access to higher education is an investment in the nation’s future and economic strength. Congressman Pallone represents world-class universities in the sixth district, and college affordability remains a priority of his in Congress. He is committed to increasing Pell Grants for students and has supported legislation to keep student loan interest rates low and outlaw predatory student loan practices.

  • Congressman Pallone is the cosponsor of H.R. 1880 – College for All Act (Jayapal) which would make public colleges and universities tuition-free for working families and significantly reduce student debt by reducing student loan interest rates for new borrowers in half and enabling existing borrowers to refinance their loans.
  • Congressman Pallone is the cosponsor of H.R. 2451 - Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act (Davis) which expands and permanently safeguards the Pell Grant program; improves the purchasing power of Pell Grants, permanently indexes the maximum grant to inflation, shift the Pells Grant program to fully mandatory funding, restores eligibility for defrauded students, and expands eligibility to DREAMers.

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September 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that Rutgers University has been awarded six National Science Foundation (NSF) grants totaling more than $2,700,000.

"Rutgers University continues to show its dedication to pursing new scientific initiatives," Pallone said. "I am extremely proud of their accomplishments and I look forward to any new scientific research these funds will support."

The NSF grants include:

"Tripods+X:Res: Collaborative Research: Identification of Gene Regulatory Network Function from Data,"- $190,000.

May 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that Rutgers University has been awarded a new National Science Foundation grant of  $856,337. The grant will support a project to help students learn to use different kinds of evidence in thinking about and creating models of complex systems. The project transforms the way simulations are used to help students develop scientific practices, epistemologies, and content knowledge within elementary school science classrooms. 

October 5, 2017 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ-  Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released the following statement on his vote against H.Con.Res. 71 – the Fiscal Year 2018 Republican Budget Resolution.

August 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC -  Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released the following statement on the Trump administration preparing to direct the Justice Department’s civil rights division to investigate universities over affirmative action admissions policies.

June 16, 2017 Press Release

New Brunswick, NJ - Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA)  has awarded Rutgers University $25,000 to support an artist residency for photographers at the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions.   The grant is part of an $82 million effort by the NEA to fund arts activities throughout the country.  

March 4, 2016 Press Release

To Kick Off Women’s History Month, Pallone Reads Grace for President at Barack Obama Elementary

ASBURY PARK, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6), visited with and read to kindergarten students at Barack Obama Elementary School in Asbury Park.  To celebrate the start of Women’s History Month, Pallone read Grace for President, an inspiring book that teaches an important lesson about leadership.

February 22, 2016 Press Release

Emphasizes Importance of Learning Computer Science for High School Students

April 28, 2015 Press Release

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJCongressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced the winners of the 2015 Sixth Congressional District High School Art Competition, the recipients of the prestigious Congressional Award, and this year’s U.S. Service Academy nominees at a Congressional Awards Ceremony.  Students representing several local high schools were honored at the reception, held at Rutgers University.  In addition, distinguished guests discussed the importance of the fields recognized.

March 30, 2015 Press Release

742,000 Students in NJ Would Benefit from Student Loan Refinancing Bill

March 30, 2015 In The News
U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., 6th District, hosted a roundtable discussion with student leaders at Rutgers University Monday to talk about the challenges many undergraduate and graduate students face attempting to finance their education.