Education

As the father of triplets and a former school transportation supervisor, I understand the need to invest in early childhood education, like Head Start, so that every child has the foundation for success from cradle to career. My Promise Neighborhoods Act will support community-based efforts to level the playing field for low-income children and narrow educational disparities that exist in many of our communities.  Furthermore, I strongly believe in reforming No Child Left Behind so that schools and teachers are rewarded based on their successes rather than punished for their failures, teachers are compensated fairly, and students have modern schools and technology to compete globally. Moreover, higher education is not only a pathway to success, but making college affordable is essential to growing our economy. As such, we must continue to invest in Pell Grants and reduce the soaring costs of higher education because no child should be denied an opportunity to get a college degree simply because they cannot afford it. 

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September 30, 2021 Press Release

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September 10, 2021 Press Release

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June 22, 2021 Press Release

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May 14, 2021 Press Release

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March 31, 2021 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement regarding today’s release of President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan.  The plan would create millions of new jobs to improve the nation’s transportation infrastructure and water distribution system, modernize our nation’s schools and childcare facilities, and upgrade American veterans’ hospitals.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

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February 27, 2021 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. was proud to vote for the American Rescue Plan today to support New Jersey residents and all Americans during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.  The bill was a success for Rep. Payne, Jr. because he fought for efforts to get direct funding to New Jersey and local communities throughout the 10th District.      

February 11, 2021 Press Release

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February 11, 2021 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. wants to see a greater emphasis on teacher vaccinations nationwide in order to protect students and staff.  

Rep. Payne, Jr. wrote a letter today to Norris Cochran, Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and asked him to make teacher vaccinations the highest priority as the country tries to return to normal during the coronavirus global pandemic.