Education

A strong education system is critical to maintaining America’s economic edge in the 21st century. Investing in our public schools is key to ensuring these opportunities are available to every child in America, no matter their socio-economic background, race, or gender. As the son of a former Dallas public school teacher, Congressman Allred will strongly support funding for our public schools, making sure that schools and their teachers are well equipped to prepare our students for the future. This includes rebuilding crumbling schools and establishing universal pre-k so that every child, no matter where they live can get a good start on their education and parents get much needed relief in child-care. 

As student loan debt climbs to record heights, we need to lessen the burden our young people and their parents take on as they pursue higher education. That is why Congressman Allred is committed to making college affordable and accessible to all, and to expanding vocational and training programs to ensure our students are prepared for an evolving workforce. An investment in our kids is an investment in the future of this country, and Congressman Allred will fight for every child to have the education they need for success.

 

 

More on Education

April 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today commended the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) for earning a $3.3 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The grant will be used to support UTD’s ongoing research to develop technology around offshore wind turbine systems.  

February 19, 2020 Press Release

Garland, Texas – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) hosted a roundtable in Garland with North Texas education leaders, businesses and labor leaders. The topics of discussion included expanding job training, connecting businesses with students, talent retention and ensuring that higher education and certifications are accessible and affordable.

January 22, 2020 Press Release

Richardson, Texas – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) hosted a roundtable in Richardson with education leaders and educators from the Richardson Independent School District, Richland College, the University of Texas at Dallas and the American Federation of Teachers. The topics of discussion included ensuring our teachers have the resources they need, making higher education more affordable and accessible for our students, funding our public schools and making pre-kindergarten available for all students. 

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), released the following statement after voting in support of the bipartisan Appropriations bills that will fund the government through September 30, 2020: 

“I am encouraged that leaders in both parties were able to come together and forge a bipartisan compromise to keep our government open and working for the American people. 

November 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today introduced the Helping Student Parents Succeed Act. The bill requires higher learning institutions to post on their website their policies regarding leaves of absence related to pregnancy or adoption of a child, as well as any policies related to making up missed work, lactation accommodations, the availability of child care, and housing for students with dependents. 

October 7, 2019 Casework Success Stories

Jishan immigrated from Bangladesh to Dallas on a student visa to pursue his education. When he completed his master’s degree, he applied for a work permit so he could pursue Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT allows international students to gain more work experience specifically in their field of study, after their student visas expire.

July 1, 2019 Press Release

Richardson, Texas – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a report detailing his first six months working for the people of the 32nd Congressional District of Texas. 

June 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32), Rep. Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06) and Rep. Kendra Horn (OK-05), introduced the Better Service to Borrowers Act. The legislation would require the Department of Education to create a common loan servicing manual to ensure that no matter who services their student loans, borrowers receive the same basic quality of service.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), released the following statement after the House passed a funding package that includes four appropriations bills: Labor-HHS-Education; Energy and Water Development; State-Foreign Operations; and Defense. 

June 3, 2019 Casework Success Stories

Julie is a social worker from Garland who worked at nonprofit organizations for over a decade. During this time, she stayed up to date with her student loan payments in order to qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. As a single mother, Julie aims to make smart financial decisions for the well-being of her son. Loan forgiveness would allow her to continue to provide for her family.