Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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Education

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As the brother of two Worcester Public School teachers, Jim McGovern knows that a quality education is essential to preparing our students for the 21st Century economy.  He voted to end the wasteful subsidies to banks in the student loan program, making more funds available for families.  He has worked to increase funding for the Pell Grant program, so that more middle class families can afford to send their kids to college.  He supports investments in early childhood development, providing funds for school construction and modernization, and is working to strengthen the school lunch program.  The Congressman has also fought to improve classrooms by adding high-speed internet access and other cutting-edge technology.

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More on Education

Sep 29, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced a five year, $583,000 University Center program grant for MassDiGI at Becker College has been awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce. The new federal funding will support MassDiGI’s ongoing efforts to promote entrepreneurship, academic cooperation and economic development across the state’s video and digital games ecosystem.

Sep 9, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) expressed his appreciation to the Massachusetts residents who completed a summer internship in his Washington, D.C. district office.

Sep 7, 2016

NORTHAMPTON, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) expressed his appreciation to the students from Western Massachusetts who completed an internship in his Northampton office this summer.

Sep 7, 2016

LEOMINSTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) expressed his appreciation to the students from Central Massachusetts who completed an internship in his Leominster office this summer.

Sep 7, 2016

WORCESTER, MA – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) expressed his appreciation to the 27 Massachusetts residents who completed a summer internship in his Massachusetts district offices.

Aug 15, 2016

WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced a total of $7.3 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education for Massachusetts Education and Career Opportunities, Inc. (MassEdCO) in Worcester.

Jul 19, 2016

NORTHAMPTON, MA – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) applauded the announcement today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that $23.4 million in grants were awarded to support 81 Distance Learning and Telemedicine projects in 32 states across the nation. Among the recipients was the Collaborative for Educational Services Inc., which was awarded $337,356 for their hub in Northampton. The hub services 23 field sites across Massachusetts and Maine.

Jun 30, 2016

HADLEY, MA – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) announced today that the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute has been awarded a new contract from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) for Providing Capacity Building Assistance to OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantees. UMass was selected to be one of five national providers, each responsible for bringing their particular expertise to support grantees in five different priority areas. The grant to the Institute is for $3 million over five years.

May 5, 2016

WORCESTER, MAOn Saturday, May 14, 2016, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will host his annual U.S. Service Academy Day in Worcester. Each year, Congressman McGovern hosts the event to connect high school students interested in serving in a United States Service Academy with representatives who can offer help and advice with the application process.