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Democrat CA 15

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  • Race to the Top Grant Announcement for Union City Schools

    by Representative Eric Swalwell

    Posted on 2013-02-14

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    SWALWELL of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. SWALWELL of California. I rise today to congratulate the New Haven Unified School District in Union City in the 15th Congressional District for being named one of 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top grant program. The district will receive over $29 million in funding, which will provide training and equipment to support the outstanding students, teachers, and staff of New Haven Unified.

    This is a tremendous achievement, and I am proud of the school's superintendent, Kari McVeigh, and school board members Linda Canlas, Jonas Dino, Michael Ritchie, Sarabjit Cheema, and Michelle Matthews, who had the good sense and worked hard to apply for this competitive grant. I know the 13,000 students from New Haven Unified will benefit from the technology and educational improvements in their schools.

    In Union City, this critical funding will help to expand after-school programs, student support, and access to health care for the most vulnerable students, and will provide teachers with the training and techniques needed to improve our classrooms.

    I am proud to represent New Haven Unified, Union City, students, educators, and administrators, and look forward to hearing of their many successes.


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