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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

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.

Jan 28, 2019 Press Release

Northampton County, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the students from Northampton 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

Lackawanna County, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the students from Lackawanna 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 8, 2019 Press Release

Luzerne, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Luzerne County Head Start received $9,136,837 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These funds are used for the continuation of high quality, comprehensive, early childhood education.

Luzerne County Head Start offers Pre-K, Early Head Start, and Head Start programs for children in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. These comprehensive programs provide social, nutritional, and educational services to children and families in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Dec 6, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded three grants totaling $11,930,201 to The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education (WCGME).  

Nov 14, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development division awarded The Wright Center a $463,223 Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant to enable doctors to communicate with patients via electronic technology. This is part of USDA’s Rural Development’s broad portfolio of programs to improve the lives of rural Americans.

Oct 16, 2018 Press Release

WILKES-BARRE, PA—Congressman Matt Cartwright encourages all interested residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania to join him in welcoming Piotr Wilczek, Ambassador of Poland to the United States, as he visits Wilkes University. The ambassador’s discussion, which is free of charge and open to the public, is titled “An Overview of Polish-American Relations.”

The university-sponsored event will be held Monday, October 22.

 

When:  7 p.m.

Where: 2nd Floor Ballroom