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Apr 14, 2014

Future Civic Leaders Fosters Youth Participation in Government

Public figures, members of Congress and other Washingtonians gathered recently to celebrate five years of Future Civic Leaders, an organization that fosters political engagement among high school students.

Mar 14, 2014

Payne, Polis Introduce Legislation to Improve Teacher Training & Evaluation Practices

Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Jared Polis (CO-02) today introduced the Great Teaching and Leading for Great Schools Act, which would improve teacher and principal quality across the country by investing in evidence-based best practices for professional learning.

Feb 28, 2014

Payne Weighs In on One Newark Plan with Letter to Cami Anderson

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. is weighing in the controversial One Newark Plan to overhaul the city’s public schools. He sent an official letter to Superintendant Cami Anderson.

Feb 28, 2014

Payne Express Concern With One Newark Plan

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) sent a letter to the Superintendent of Newark Public Schools, Cami Anderson, expressing his concerns with the One Newark Plan. The letter notes that significant efforts to strengthen the district’s traditional public schools are noticeably absent.

Jan 31, 2014

Payne Praises $2 Million in NFL Legacy Grants

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) praised the Super Bowl XLVIII Legacy Grants the NFL Foundation has provided to New Jersey. Every year, the NFL Foundation donates $1 million, which is then matched by private and local donations for a total of a joint $2 million initiative, toward Super Bowl legacy grant programs.

Oct 24, 2013

Rep. Payne, Jr.: Service Is A Family Tradition

Rep. Payne, Jr. speaks about growing up in a family dedicated to public services as well as discusses what he would like to accomplish in Congress, including job creation, gun safety, and increased security for our communities.

Oct 16, 2013

Payne Votes to Open Government and Pay Our Nation's Bills on Time

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) voted to open the government and to pay the nation’s bills on time before the October 17 deadline. The continuing resolution to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling passed the House by a vote of 285 to 144.

Oct 15, 2013

South Orange-Maplewood School District Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Physical Education

The South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP), Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. announced on Friday.