One of the greatest blessings in America is the ability for anyone, no matter their economic background or family history, to work hard and succeed. As the first person in my family to attend college, I know firsthand the transformative power of education.
I believe every child in America should have access to a high-quality education in a safe and welcoming environment, regardless of whether their education takes place in a public school, private school, home school or non-traditional setting. As the wife of a school teacher, I know that our education system faces challenges. American students have been testing below their international peers, debt for college students has skyrocketed, and the federal government’s resources for education are strained. But I firmly believe America has the ability to produce the best and brightest students, from preschool through graduate school.
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La PORTE — Paula Nichols tried not to cry, but it's not every day a congressional record of your hard work and dedication for 38 years is placed into Capitol Hill records to stand for all time. So, it was appropriate she cried a little.
"I'm humbled," said Nichols, director of South La Porte County Special Education Cooperative, after discovering U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski's visit on Tuesday wasn't to honor just the cooperative's work, but to shine a light on Nichols herself.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) announced this week’s honoree for her ‘Who’s Who in IN-02’ initiative. During a speech on the House floor, Walorski recognized Principal Steve Hope of Penn High School in Mishawaka for earning the 2015 Indiana High School Principal of the Year from the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) announced this week’s honoree for her ‘Who’s Who in IN-02’ initiative during a speech on the House floor. In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Walorski paid tribute to South LaPorte County Special Education Cooperative Director Paula Nichols for her dedication to providing services to 1,489 students of varying disabilities, including those with down syndrome.
Mishawaka, Ind. – In honor of National Preparedness Month, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today visited Xavier School of Excellence to tour the school, attend a preparedness assembly, and participate in a schoolwide weather drill. In addition, the American Red Cross attended the event to explain the Monster Guard Phone App they created to teach students how to prepare for emergencies and presented the school with a weather radio.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) announced this week’s honoree for her ‘Who’s Who in IN-02’ initiative. During a speech on the House floor, Walorski congratulated educator Jenna McGivney of Southwood Junior-Senior High School for being selected to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute.
The teacher institute is reserved for teachers around the country and trains them in primary-source-based teaching strategies to take back to their school districts, apply in the classroom and share with colleagues.
NORTH MANCHESTER — U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski met with students of Manchester Jr. - Sr. High School's AP environmental science class on Tuesday to discuss local produce in the school's lunches, part of Walorski's two-day education tour.
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski is taking a look at local schools in her district, to see what steps they are taking to increase graduation. One of her stops Monday was at North Judson-San Pierre High School. That school district has been challenged by budget issues, but school officials are working to keep programs in place to help struggling students graduate.