Education & Workforce Development
Senator Hassan supports a strong public education system that prepares our young people to participate in our democracy and compete in our workforce.
The Senator first got involved in public service as an advocate fighting to ensure that children like her son, Ben, who experiences severe disabilities, would receive a high-quality education at public schools in their communities.
As Governor, she worked to freeze college tuition at the University System for the first time in 25 years and lowered tuition at community colleges—and she continues to fight to bring down the cost of higher education. She believes we must expand Pell Grants, lower interest rates on student loans, and crack down on predatory for-profit colleges.
As a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, the Senator is also focused on supporting strong K-12 public schools and empowering local school districts, students, and teachers. To ensure that students have the skills and innovative thinking necessary to compete for jobs in the 21st century economy, the Senator is working to strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education and working to expand Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in high schools, including providing students with greater access to work-based learning opportunities.
Senator Hassan will continuing working to improve access to quality early childhood education, make higher education more affordable, and expand apprenticeship and job training opportunities.
December 13, 2018
Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Increase Financial Literacy Among Young People
Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) today introduced legislation that would establish a competitive grant program at the U.S. Department of Education to help states build in-school financial literacy programs, and to encourage community partnerships to promote financial literacy among school-age youth.Read More
December 11, 2018
Bipartisan Farm Bill Includes Hassan-Supported Provision to Reauthorize Northern Border Regional Commission
WASHINGTON - The Senate voted to approve the bipartisan Farm Bill this afternoon, which include a provision cosponsored by Senator Hassan to reauthorize the Northern Border Regional Commission for five years and make other reforms to expand the reach of the program to Cheshire and Belknap counties.Read More
November 29, 2018
Shaheen, Hassan and Bipartisan Group of Senators Call for Reauthorization of Secure Rural Schools Funding
( U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a bipartisan letter to Senate leadership with 23 Senators yesterday, calling for a one-year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program in any year-end funding measures. The SRS program is administered by the U.S. Forest Service and supports public schools, public roads, forest health projects, emergency services and many other essential county services. Three New Hampshire counties including Coos, Grafton and Carroll, receive payments through the SRS program to help offset the loss of revenue from timber receipts on federal forests. This year, New Hampshire has received a total of $446,161 from the U.S. Forest Service with nearly half of those funds coming through the SRS program.Read More
October 30, 2018
Senator Hassan Visits Titeflex Aerospace, Emphasizes Importance of Supporting New Hampshire’s Innovative Businesses
LACONIA - Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Titeflex Aerospace, a manufacturer that provides aerospace support through fluid transfer solutions in a variety of assemblies, recognizing the innovative business for its work supporting the military and NASA, while creating good jobs in the region. Senator Hassan also discussed her efforts to build a stronger workforce in New Hampshire, and noted that Congress funded the Defense Department on time this year for the first time in a decade, and how important that is to our national defense and innovative defense contractors.Read More
October 23, 2018
Senator Hassan Visits Concord Regional Technical Center, Emphasizes Importance of Career and Technical Education Programs to New Hampshire’s Workforce, Businesses, & Economy
CONCORD - Senator Maggie Hassan today visited the Concord Regional Technical Center, where she toured various career and technical education (CTE) classes, met with staff and students, and emphasized the importance of career and technical education programs to New Hampshire’s workforce, businesses, and economy.Read More
October 23, 2018
Senator Hassan Visits Dover Regional Career Technical Center Four Years After Signing Bill to Help Fund Construction as Governor
DOVER - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Dover Regional Career Technical Center (CTC) yesterday where she spoke with teachers and students about the importance of CTE programs and toured some of the classes offered at the center, including culinary arts, cosmetology, electrical technology, animal science classes, and more. In 2014, then-Governor Hassan signed a bill to provide $13.5 million in funding for the construction of Dover Regional CTC.Read More
October 22, 2018
Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Agriculture Committee and a Conferee on the Farm Bill Conference Committee, along with Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, announced a $35,000 USDA Rural Development grant to the Pemi Youth Center to support the renovation of a building for the afternoon teen center in Franklin. The center will provide after school mentoring, academic assistance, substance misuse prevention, and mental and emotional health services. As a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee, Kuster has advocated for robust funding for the USDA Rural Development program in the 2018 Farm Bill.Read More