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.
|12/3/13||Durbin Statement on the CFPB's Announcement It Will Begin Overseeing Nonbank Student Loan Servicers|
|12/3/13||Durbin Introduces Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights|
|11/20/13||Durbin Meets With University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise to Discuss Funding and Higher Education Issues|
|11/14/13||Durbin, Franken Introduce Legislation to Help Make College Textbooks More Affordable|
|11/13/13||Durbin-Kirk Bill to Protect Schoolchildren with Allergies Signed Into Law by President Obama|
|11/6/13||Durbin, Harkin, Cohen: Congress Should End Loophole That Encourages For-Profit Colleges To Target Veterans & Servicemembers|
|9/25/13||Durbin: NFL, NHL, NBA, US Soccer, NCAA Endorse Concussion Safety Bill|
|9/25/13||Durbin Meets with U of I President Bob Easter to Discuss Research Funding and Higher Education Issues|
|9/18/13||Durbin meets with University of Illinois - Chicago Student Trustees|
|9/10/13||Durbin to Duncan: Time to Crack Down on For-Profit Medical Schools That Use Offshore Loophole|