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Rosen Announces Nearly $1.5 Million in Grant Funding for UNLV to Increase STEM Education for Historically Underrepresented Students

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that the National Science Foundation will be awarding $1.49 million in funding to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to increase access to STEM education. This will fund over 40 full-time university scholarships to students pursuing degrees in biological sciences and support undergraduate STEM research and internships, with the goal of increasing STEM degree completion of low-income and first-generation students.

“As a former...

Rosen, Cassidy, Garbarino, Clarke Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution to Designate June as National Cybersecurity Education Month

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Representatives Andrew Garbarino (R-NY-02) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY-09) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution to designate June as National Cybersecurity Education Month. The resolution also aims to inform Americans on the essential role of cybersecurity education and to support federal, state, and local efforts.

“As the first former computer programmer elected to the United States Senate,...

VIDEO: During Committee Hearing, Rosen Asks About Access to Affordable Child Care for Employees Who Work Non-Traditional Hours

Witness Praises Rosen Bipartisan Legislation To Support Non-Profit Child Care Providers And Make Child Care More Affordable

Watch Video of Senator Rosen’s Remarks HERE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) questioned Rhian Evans Allvin, CEO of National Association for the Education of Young Children, on the shortages in affordable child care and preschool options for parents who work non...

ICYMI: Rosen Discusses Ways to Address Student Mental Health Crisis

LAS VEGAS, NV – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona yesterday to tour Spring Valley High School in Las Vegas and discuss mental health issues with Nevada students and school counselors. They also discussed ways the federal government can provide additional mental health and suicide prevention resources to schools and students, including Senator Rosen’s bipartisan bill to help address this issue. 

Also yesterday, The Hill published an op-ed from...

Senator Rosen, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Participate in Student Mental Health Roundtable at Spring Valley High School

Rosen, Cardona Spoke With Students and Counselors About the Growing Student Mental Health Crisis and Rosen’s Bipartisan Bill to Address It 

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LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) visited Spring Valley High School with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara, and State Superintendent Jhone Ebert. They held a roundtable discussion with Nevada students and school counselors about student mental health and how the...

Rosen Attends Grand Opening of Federally Funded Nevada Strong Start Child Care Services Center

This New Facility Received Funding from COVID Relief Laws that Rosen Helped Pass

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) attended the grand opening of the Nevada Strong Start Child Care Services Center in Las Vegas and toured the new facility with local leaders and child care providers. Federal funding for the new center was provided by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, both of which Senator Rosen voted for and helped pass....

More than 20 Organizations Endorse Rosen’s Bipartisan Student Mental Health Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that more than 20 different organizations have endorsed her bipartisan legislation to address the mental health crisis among K-12 students. The Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Act, which Rosen introduced last week with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), would authorize the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide direct funding assistance to K-12 school districts for comprehensive...

Rosen, Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address K-12 Student Mental Health Crisis

Clark County School District Has Reported An Increase In Student Suicides While Schools Were Closed For In-Person Learning, Rosen Bill Provides Resources To Address That

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), both members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the bipartisan Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Act, which would authorize the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration...

Rosen Joins Inhofe to Introduce Bipartisan Medical Student Education Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) this week in introducing the Medical Student Education Authorization Act. This bipartisan legislation would reauthorize and expand the Medical Student Education (MSE) Program for five years, ensuring that Nevada is eligible for funding to help reduce its physician shortage. 

This existing program provides grants to public...

Rosen, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Include Accounting in STEM K-12 Education

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced their STEM Education in Accounting Act, bipartisan legislation that would designate accounting as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subject, strengthening education and career pathways for the accounting profession and promoting diversity within the field. 

The bill would amend the Every Student Succeeds Act to add accounting education programs as an allowable use of K-12 grant funding...