Pressed for the initial authorization of a new program to promote math and science education in elementary and high schools and successfully increased funding for the new program over several years to a level of $182 million in 2006. The program funds grants through the Department of Education to create math and science partnerships to help train teachers in the most effective ways to foster the math and science competency of our nation's children.
Worked for tax deductions for the costs of college education and introduced legislation that became a centerpiece of the 2007 Democratic Congressional agenda to reduce college student loan interest rates.
|6/12/13||Durbin Praises Northern Illinois University at Senate Hearing Examining For-Profit Colleges & DOD Education Programs|
|5/15/13||Durbin, Senators Introduce Fully Paid for Legislation to Prevent Student Loan Rate Hike|
|5/3/13||Durbin, Kirk, Schneider Visit Great Lakes Naval Station LEARN Charter School|
|5/1/13||Durbin, Enyart to Students and Parents: Beware Dramatic Differences Between Student Loan Options|
|3/1/13||Durbin: Sequester Poses Imminent Threat to Bio-Medical Research in Illinois|
|1/23/13||As Student Loan Debt Surpasses $1 Trillion, Senators Introduce Legislation to Address Crisis|
|11/27/12||Durbin to Accreditor: Audit Baseless Job Placement Rates of For-Profit College Company EDMC|
|9/21/12||Senators to FTC: Investigate Companies That Use Deceptive Online Marketing to Recruit for For-Profit Colleges|
|9/18/12||Durbin Statement on Announcement That Chicago Public Schools Will Resume Classes on Wednesday|
|9/10/12||Durbin Statement on Chicago Public Schools Teachers Strike|