Education is one of the most powerful tools we can give our children. From early education all the way through graduate studies and beyond, Brian strongly believes that all students should be given an equal chance to succeed. In order to prepare students to enter the workforce, Higgins has been a strong advocate for math and science education, in addition to workforce training programs, to give students the marketable skills they need to compete in a globalized economy. Brian has also been outspoken on the need to make higher education more affordable to reduce the skyrocketing education debt burden faced by so many recent graduates.
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“Today’s meeting involved a good discussion about the University at Buffalo’s strategic plan and the university’s role in the economic development of our community.
“We agree that the planned move of UB’s five health-related schools to Downtown Buffalo is an immediate priority, representing a great opportunity to jump-start an innovation-based economy and we will work to examine additional opportunities toward this goal.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined Big Tree Elementary School Principal Joanne Saniewski, Frontier Central School District Superintendent Ronald DeCarli, and Big Tree Elementary teachers, students and staff to recognize the school for being named a 2009 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that Erie Community College will receive a $64,599 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for their child care program.
“This grant will allow more working parents to pursue higher education leading to better employment opportunities and a better future for the student and their family,” said Higgins.
The funding, which will support the City Campus Child Development Center, is provided through the Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program which encourages campus-based child care services.
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 3293, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act of 2010, a bill that supports critical federal education and health programs and services.