Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Reintroduces Legislation to Allow States to Set Their Own Education Policy

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Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) reintroduced legislation to put individual states in charge of their education policies. H.R. 2263, the Make Education Local Act, would allow individual states to submit their own education plans, known as a State Management Decision, to the Secretary of Education. After approval by the Department of Education, all federal funding programs would roll…

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Introduces Students and Teachers Over Politicians (STOP) Act

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Today, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko introduced the Students and Teachers Over Politicians Act, or STOP Act. This bill terminates public funding of presidential election campaigns and transfers the remaining funds in the Presidential Election Campaign Fund (PECF) to students and teachers under title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. “Recently, House Democrats passed…

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Statement on State of the Union

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Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement today after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address. “President Trump delivered an inspiring message for our nation tonight and outlined a policy agenda that both parties can support in order to achieve his vision. Under the President’s leadership, America’s economy is booming, employment and wages are up,…

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Visits 11 Schools in Arizona’s 8th District

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U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko started the week with the sound of school bells. On Monday, she began the day at Peoria Traditional School, a public school part of the Peoria Unified School District. Congresswoman Lesko met students outside to recite the Pledge of Allegiance before heading inside to observe reading and math classrooms. This week, Congresswoman Lesko visited…

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Visits Schools in Glendale and Avondale

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Today, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) visited three schools in Arizona’s Eighth Congressional District. Congresswoman Lesko toured Luke Elementary School in Glendale, Legacy Traditional School in Glendale, and Universal Technical Institute in Avondale.  “Every student in Arizona deserves access to a high-quality education that meets their individual needs,” said Congresswoman…

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Announces Congressional App Challenge for Students

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Today, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko announced the launch of the Congressional App Challenge for middle and high school students in Arizona’s Eighth District. Congresswoman Lesko released the following statement encouraging students to participate in the Congressional App Challenge: “As a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I know how important it is to encourage…

What They’re Saying About the Make Education Local Act

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Last week, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced her first bill since being sworn into Congress. H.R. 6259, the Make Education Local Act of 2018, allows individual states to set their own education policy. In addition to support from Goldwater Institute, Arizona Parents for Education, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Legacy Traditional Schools, and Arizona State Senator…

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Introduces Legislation to Allow States to Set Education Policy

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Today, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced her first bill since being sworn into Congress. H.R. 6259, the Make Education Local Act of 2018, would allow individual states to submit their own education plans, known as a State Management Decision, to the Secretary of Education. After approval by the Department of Education, all federal funding programs would roll into one pot of…

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