As a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, I heard from students about the financial burdens placed upon individuals and families, and the barriers that must be navigated in order to ensure students are prepared to enter the workforce. One of the best things the federal government can do in this area is to get out of the way. Giving states the flexibility to serve their students is something we must address during this Congress. Far too often, we see policies come out of D.C. that provide a top-down approach, increasing costs instead of improving the system. Education should be in the hands of the states and local tech schools and universities, not bureaucrats in Washington.
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JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Today, Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) announced that the 2021 Artistic Discovery Contest is now open to high school students in Wisconsin’s First Congressional District. The winner of the 2021 Artistic Discovery Contest will have their art displayed in the halls of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Submissions are due April 19, 2021.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) introduced a resolution to support students and highlight the need for schools to safely reopen. Steil was joined by 22 colleagues, including Wisconsin Congressmen Mike Gallagher (WI-08) and Scott Fitzgerald (WI-05).
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) asked Wisconsin State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor for information on the status of CARES Act funds allocated to Wisconsin to safely reopen schools.
JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Today, Congressman Bryan Steil announced the nomination of 17 high school students from Southeast Wisconsin for appointments to attend U.S. service academies.
JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Bryan Steil announced an innovative challenge for middle school and high school students to grow interest in coding and computer technology. The national Congressional App Challenge is now accepting registrants from Wisconsin’s First Congressional District for this year’s competition.
JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Bryan Steil is working to ensure children and parents are supported during the coronavirus crisis and to help parents reenter the workforce. Steil urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to invest and prioritize child care.
FRANKSVILLE, WISCONSIN—Today, Bryan Steil announced the winner of his second annual First District Artistic Discovery Contest. Geneva Hebron of Franksville will have her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol.
Math class at the kitchen table. Gym outside in the backyard. History class from the living room. Families of the 50 million students across the nation forced to learn at home are facing a unique financial challenge.
In a time of crisis, targeted and innovative actions must be taken to ease the burden on families, especially when it comes to at-home and online schooling. We must address the costs incurred by families, like new materials, books, laptops or online educational programs.
JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Today, Bryan Steil led 12 of his colleagues to urge Speaker Pelosi, Republican Leader McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader McConnell, and Minority Leader Schumer to allow parents to access funds from 529 plans for expenses incurred while students are required to learn from home without being taxed or penalized.
JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Today, Bryan Steil announced changes to the Artistic Discovery Contest to help high school students compete while unable to be in their classrooms. The artwork submission deadline has been moved to May 14th and artwork submissions must now be sent via email.