Bennet, Colleagues Address School Safety Concerns with New Legislation

Bill Would Require School Districts Across the Country to Develop and Implement Locally Driven Anti-Bullying Policies

A Department of Education study found that one in five children between the ages of 12 and 18 are affected by bullying. In an effort to address this ongoing issue, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, joined by more than 30 colleagues, this week introduced the Safe Schools Improvement Act. This legislation would help ensure that no child is afraid to go to school for fear of unchecked bullying and harassment.

Bennet, Colleagues Ask DeVos for Answers on Disciplinary Protections For Minority Students

Bicameral legislators ask Devos to confirm or deny reports of Department walking back school discipline guidelines

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 15 Senators and 36 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos asking her not to revoke or modify school discipline guidelines, following press reports that suggest she is considering a repeal of the protections.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today, with eight members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urging her to address the dramatic increase in reports of harassment, bullying, and intimidation in schools since the election of President Trump.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with a group of Democratic senators, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos criticizing her decision to revoke guidance that directs schools on how to handle investigations of sexual assault and urging her to reverse course.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) this week announced that Colorado State University (CSU) will receive $2.5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study the integration of new technologies to manage potato pathogens in North American potato crops.