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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania

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Education

Matt Cartwright believes that our education system is the crown jewel of American infrastructure.  It is the key to our long-term economic growth and our competitiveness as a superpower. 

To continue to produce worldwide leaders, Congressman Cartwright will fight to ensure that every dollar that the federal government invests in education is efficiently invested in our students. The Congressman will continue to oppose any efforts to systematically divert funding away from the public schools that will produce tomorrow’s leaders.

Good students are made when education starts early.  That’s why Congressman Cartwright opposes any effort to end funding for the federal Head Start program and supports efforts to invest in early childhood education.  Later in life, students face challenges funding their education.  The Congressman is making every effort to ensure that students will be able to attend a school of their choosing by protecting federal grants and working to keep the cost of student loans low.  For those who choose not to attend a four year school, the Congressman is working to ensure that trade and technical schools are available and that community colleges are affordable.

See also information on student financial aid.

More on Education

Sep 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase the transparency around tuition costs and to help students plan for the increased costs of higher education.

Sep 13, 2019 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA- On Friday, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced $486,615 in federal funding for Wilkes University to acquire high-performance scientific technology for research and instruction.

Aug 2, 2019 Press Release

Tannersville, PA – On Friday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced nearly $30,000 in federal funds to plan and establish a Farm to School program in Monroe County, an initiative that will increase local students’ access to fresh food and help them create healthy nutrition habits from a young age. The funding will be administered by the Pocono Mountains United Way and was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Grant Program.

Jul 24, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – On Wednesday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced over $1.5 million in federal funding for Scranton-Lackawanna County Head Start, which will be used to continue providing comprehensive early education programs to children in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Jun 27, 2019 Press Release
The new funding will allow Marywood University to recruit 20 diverse and academically-talented STEM students, mainly mathematics and biology majors, to teach math and science in high-need Pennsylvania school districts.
May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced a bill today to prepare the next generation for success, by ensuring American high school students have the best tools to manage their finances.

Feb 4, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency’s (SLHDA) Head Start Programs received $8,627,060 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Head Start programs provide children with education services focused on early learning, health, and family well-being. These programs promote children’s growth and development, and give parents an opportunity to become actively engaged in their child’s education.

Jan 28, 2019 Press Release

Schuylkill County, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the students from Schuylkill County nominated for appointments to attend the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.  If offered an appointment, the students will join their respective academy's Class of 2023.

Jan 28, 2019 Press Release

Monroe County, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the students from Monroe County nominated for appointments to attend the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.  If offered an appointment, the students will join their respective academy's Class of 2023.

Jan 28, 2019 Press Release

Carbon County, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the students from Carbon County nominated for appointments to attend the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.  If offered an appointment, the students will join their respective academy's Class of 2023.