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. 

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