More on Education

Jul 31, 2015

Statement on Obama Administration announcement of pilot program to allow incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants and take college courses

Rep. Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the federal Department of Education announced the Second Chance Pell Pilot program that will allow Americans in both state and federal prisons to receive Pell Grants and pursue the post-secondary education:

Jun 10, 2015

Bass statement on Department of Education Corinthian College announcement

Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement after the Department of Education announced that it will forgive student loans for people impacted by Corinthian Colleges' closing campuses.

Aug 13, 2014

Statement on George McKenna School Board victory

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement today following Dr. George McKenna’s victory in last night's special election for the Los Angeles Board of Education, District 1.

May 6, 2014

Washington Informer: Indenturing Our Young People

It is unacceptable that the sons and daughters of America’s working families must face indentured servitude simply to get the education they need.

May 1, 2014

Los Angeles Wave: LAUSD to launch pilot program in local schools

Cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers, special education assistants and other members of Service Employees International Union Local 99 last Friday announced the launch of a new program in the Los Angeles Unified School District called OASIS — Optimizing Access to Services, Inspiring Success.

Mar 5, 2014

Black Voice News: President Obama Asks for Support of Black Male Initiative, California Endowment Answers Call

The foundation’s $50 Million program to boost “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative in California, leading other organizations with the largest contribution so far

Jan 8, 2014

Statement on LA Unified calling a special election to fill school board vacancy

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement today on Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD’s) decision to fill the current board vacancy via a special election in lieu of an appointment.

Dec 17, 2013

Statement from Rep. Karen Bass on Filling Term on LA Unified School Board

Representative Karen Bass released the following statement today on Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD’s) upcoming decision on how to fill the vacant seat following the passing of Board Member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte.

Nov 20, 2013

Rep. Bass Introduces Legislation to Enable More Students Attend College

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) announced that she has joined with Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) in introducing legislation that will open up affordable college education to tens of thousands of American students.

Nov 15, 2013


Rep. Bass introduced the "Stopping Unfair Collateral Consequences from Ending Student Success Act" (SUCCESS Act) to prevent an unnecessary law and collateral consequences from affecting students access to federal financial aid.