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February 22, 2021 Press Release
ROCKVILLE, M.D. – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today launched the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for 8th District high school students. The annual competition, hosted each spring, is open to all high school students who live in the 8th District. The winning submission from the 8th District will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year alongside artwork from every Congressional District across the Nation.
February 5, 2021 Press Release
ROCKVILLE, M.D. – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today recognized 28 elementary school Student Reading Champions who completed the inaugural “Raskin’s Readers” program. Rep. Raskin launched the program in October, National Book Month, to encourage K-5 students to read at least 10 books with help from their parents, grandparents, guardians, or other family members.
February 3, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman David Trone today were joined by co-sponsors Senator Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kwiesi Mfume, Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) in announcing new legislation in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that would provide an additional $1.4 billion in federal grant funding for states and local communities that commit to transformative policy changes and allocate significant additional resources to address education inequities.
January 25, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $1.17 billion in federal funding for K-12 schools and higher education institutions across Maryland.
December 22, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen David Trone, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.), applauded the inclusion of the FAFSA Fairness Act of 2019 (S. 416) in the end-of-year spending bill recently passed by Congress.
December 11, 2020 Press Release
ROCKVILLE, M.D. – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today announced the winners of his 2020 Congressional App Challenge: teammates Kevin Xu, a Senior at Montgomery Blair High School, and Leon Si, a Junior at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute Ontario. Their winning submission, Tabulo, is a free virtual whiteboard app that can dramatically improve the virtual learning experience for teachers and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tabulo connects a mobile device to a computer and turns it into an enhanced drawing pad: whatever you draw or write on your phone is synchronized with the computer in real-time.
December 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all Md.) today announced $8.94 million in new federal funding to help strengthen and expand early childhood education in Maryland.
October 30, 2020 Press Release
ROCKVILLE, M.D. – As National Book Month concludes, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today announced the launch of his first annual Raskin’s Readers program to encourage elementary school students (K-5) and their families to continue their reading journeys.
October 8, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $100,000 in federal funding for Maryland Public Television (MPT) to develop personalized learning experiences for children, especially those in low-income communities. Funding comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Ready to Learn (RTL) Grant Program.
September 14, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone today announced $1.5 million in federal funding to expand nanotechnology research and training at the University of Maryland, College Park.