Bennet, Colorado Delegation Members Call for Additional Financial Support for Higher Education Institutions and Students

Colorado’s Institutions of Higher Learning are Facing a Financial Shortfall of $274 Million Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) and Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D), Diana DeGette (D), Ed Perlmutter (D), and Jason Crow (D) joined a bipartisan bicameral letter to House and Senate leadership. The letter requests $47 billion in additional funding for institutions of higher learning and students to address financial shortcomings related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, as well as $26 billion for research.

Bennet Urges Senate Leaders to Ensure All Students Can Continue Education Remotely During Coronavirus Crisis

The Current Public Health Emergency is Likely to Exacerbate a Longstanding “Homework Gap” Without Immediate Action by Congress

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), led 17 of their colleagues in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) urging them to support robust funding for all K-12 students to have adequate home internet connectivity if their schools close due to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the next version of the coronavirus relief package.

Bennet, Democrats Urge DeVos to Issue Clear Guidance for Schools and Families as Schools Cancel In-Person Classes

Senators Push for DeVos to Address School Lunches, Online Learning, and Federal Financial Aid and Student Loans

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and 32 of his Democratic colleagues urged Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to provide clarity and guidance for school districts and institutions of higher education, as well as families and students, following decisions by schools in Colorado – including CU Boulder and Colorado College – and across the country to cancel in-person classes due to the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Bennet Honors Life and Legacy of Denver’s Marie Greenwood with Congressional Tribute

During Black History Month, Bennet Submits Statement into Congressional Record in Memory of Denver’s First Tenured Black Teacher

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet commemorated Black History Month by honoring the life and legacy of Marie Greenwood, Denver’s first tenured black teacher and an inspiring education advocate, with a formal statement for the Congressional Record. Greenwood passed away in late 2019.

Bennet, Gardner Call on Federal Government to Expand Analysis of K-12 Education Spending in New Study

Letter Asks Department Of Education to Include Programs That Benefit Low-Income and Underrepresented Students in Upcoming Study

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) called on the U.S. Department of Education to expand its planned analysis of federal K-12 education spending – the first study of its kind in over a decade – to include dual and concurrent enrollment programs and early college high schools.

Bennet, Senate Colleagues Reintroduce the Bipartisan AIM HIGH Act

Legislation Would Improve Accessibility of Higher Education Technology for Students with Disabilities

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), announced the reintroduction of the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HIGH) Act to develop voluntary guidelines that schools can use to ensure that educational technology is accessible to students with disabilities.

Bennet, Gardner To DeVos: Extend Closed School Discharge Eligibility For Colorado Students

Senators Urge DeVos to Help Student Borrowers Misled By Accreditation Misrepresentation of Art Institute Of Colorado

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) today sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urging her to extend the closed school discharge eligibility lookback period for Dream Center Education Holding’s (DCEH) Art Institute of Colorado and Illinois Institute of Art students who attended or withdrew on or after January 20, 2018.