Bennet, Education Secretary Make Push for Transformational Change in America's Public Schools

Bennet Highlights Need for More Kids to Go to College, Obtain Skills to Compete for Jobs in the New Economy

Washington, DC - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado and former Superintendent of Denver Public Schools, today made a push for transformational change in public education that will help prepare our kids to succeed in school, go on to college, and compete in the new economy. Bennet's push for reform came during a Senate Comm...

Bennet: 'Farm to School' Program An Important Part of Our Effort to Provide Kids With Safe, Healthy Food At School

Says Program Logical Part of Wider Effort to Improve Child Nutrition, Fight Child Hunger

Washington, DC- Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, is supporting an initiative that enlists Colorado's local farmers in the effort to provide kids with safe and healthy food at school. The Growing Farm to School Programs Act, introduced today by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-...

Bennet statement on Banking Committee's Wall Street Reform Bill

The bill's level of strength on consumer protections will be a focus for Bennet

Washington, D.C. - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, offered the following statement regarding legislation announced today by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT) that would improve regulations over financial institutions that were largely credited with abusing current regulations that nearly led to a collap...

Bennet: President's "Blueprint for Reform"? Will Help Improve Outcomes for Our Kids, Ensure Country's Competitiveness in New Economy

President's Proposed Overhaul of the Public Education System is a Major Step Forward to Prepare Our Kids For the Future

Washington, DC - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado and former superintendent of Denver Public Schools, released the following statement after President Obama unveiled his "Blueprint for Reform" with respect to the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA): "As a former school superintendent, I k...
Washington, DC - Today, members of the Moderate Democrats Working Group joined Senator Michael Bennet in signaling their commitment to work with President Obama and the U.S. Congress to enact meaningful reform in America's public schools that will close the achievement gap and help ensure our nation's competitiveness in the global ...
Backs Senate Resolution Urging Japan to Expand Market Access for U.S. Beef Products Ban Currently Results in $1 Billion in Lost Exports for American Producers Washington, DC - As Colorado's beef producers struggle through the current economic downturn, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, joined Senate colleagues today in...

In Keynote Speech, Bennet Says New Approach Needed to Support, Reward and Retain Talented Teachers in America's Public Schools

In a Speech at Center for American Progress, Bennet Emphasizes Central Role Teachers Play in Improving Student Outcomes

Washington, DC - In a keynote speech before the Center for American Progress, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado and former Superintendent of the Denver Public Schools, highlighted the need for a new approach to support, reward and retain talented teachers in America's public schools and stressed the important role they will...

Bennet: To Meet the Needs of the Economy, We Need to Close the Achievement Gap Now and Ensure All Kids Can Go to College

Highlighting the Importance of Education to Improve Our Economy, Bennet Calls for a Fundamental Change to Our Public Education System

Washington, DC - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado and former Superintendent of Denver Public Schools, today made a push for transformational change in our public schools that will help close the achievement gap, allow more students to obtain a college degree, and prepare our kids with the skills they need to compete and su...

Bennet, Udall Push to Recognize Colorado Springs as New Home of National Memorial Service for Fallen First Responders

Introduce Resolution to Make Colorado Springs New Location for Yearly Memorial Service to Honor First Responders Who Have Died in Line of Duty

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today introduced a Senate resolution recognizing Colorado Springs as the new home of a yearly National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Memorial Service to honor first responders who have died in the line of duty. The resolution comes after a decision made by the Nationa...