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.
|4/7/14||Durbin Announces $2.67 Million Federal Training Grant for Chicago Education and Manufacturing Coalition|
|4/3/14||Durbin, Harkin, Cummings: More Coordination Needed in Federal Oversight of For-Profit College Industry|
|4/1/14||Durbin Announces Illinois to Receive $22 Million for School Improvement|
|3/27/14||Durbin Statement Following Senate Hearing on Student Loans|
|3/11/14||Inspector General Report on Campus Debit Card Use Confirms Need to Better Protect Students|
|2/28/14||Durbin Asks Department of Education to Investigate ITT Educational Services|
|2/12/14||Durbin Meets With Leaders From Illinois Community Colleges To Discuss Higher Education Issues|
|2/6/14||Durbin: Education Department's Rejection of New Programs at Corinthian Colleges Should Prompt Action from Accreditor|
|2/4/14||Durbin Meets With Leaders From Illinois Colleges and Universities To Discuss Higher Education Issues|
|1/28/14||Durbin Statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address|