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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio



Beatty on Education

As a former college administrator, I wholeheartedly support programs that ensure access to high-quality education, from childhood to adulthood. Our nation’s elementary, secondary, and higher education institutions provide the next generation with the much-needed skills and opportunities to compete in the 21st century economy. Making a better system for them also means looking for avenues to address the racial and gender disparities in our education system from pre-K through college.

Highlights of Beatty Work on Education

  • Author of the 21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities Act to provide science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) school programs for girls and other groups underrepresented in STEM fields.
  • Leads the effort in Congress to provide funding for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Excellence in Research Program within the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • Secured tens of millions of dollars in funding for Head Start programs in the Columbus area.

Read more below, or please contact my office for more information concerning my work and views on Education.

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More on Education

May 28, 2013 Press Release

Beatty Introduces a Bill that helps Head Start Teachers

(Washington, D.C.) – Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) released the following statement detailing a bill she sponsored, H.R. 2141, to help Head Start Teachers.  H.R. 2141 is supported by the National Head Start Association, national Education Association, and American Federation of Teachers.

May 21, 2013 Press Release

Beatty opposes bill that would make college loans more expensive

(Washington, D.C.) – Congresswoman Beatty (OH-03) released the following statement regarding her opposition to the Smarter Solutions for Students Act, H.R. 1911.

On May 20, 2013, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-3) voiced her concerns regarding legislation that will be considered before the U.S. House of Representatives, the Smarter Solutions for Students Act, H.R. 1911, during the Congressional Black Caucus Special Order Hour. 

Apr 25, 2013 Speeches

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I would like to join my other colleagues in thanking my freshman class members Mr. Jeffries and Mr. Horsford for leading the Congressional Black Caucus' discussion on this critical issue.

I rise today to be an advocate for improving access to quality education for minority students and to discuss the government's role in breaking down economic barriers for educational opportunity.