The best way to ensure the long-term growth and strength of our community is to create an environment where our students can thrive. We must invest in education in order to equip our youth with the skills necessary to secure jobs and remain competitive in the global workforce. We must continue to strengthen our school system from early to higher education to ensure we prepare Americans of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds for high-paying, high-skilled jobs. I am committed to ensuring every student receives a first-class education by improving our K-12 public schools, supporting our teachers, expanding access to early education programs, and making college affordable for every student.

  • February 2017
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  • September 2016
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    Brownley Announces Over $3.2 Million in Grants to Support STEM Programs at Local Colleges and Universities

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded over $3.2 million in grants to local colleges and universities to support activities and programs to increase the number of Latino and low-income students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree programs at Hispanic-Serving Institutions in Ventura County.

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  • April 2016
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    Brownley Presents Bronze Star to High School Teacher

    On Thursday, April 7th, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) presented Sgt. Emmet Cullen, a local high school teacher, with the Bronze Star Medal that he earned during his service in Iraq. Sergeant Emmet Cullen, now a Buena High School social studies teacher, received the Bronze Star with Valor for his exceptional actions in protecting his platoon and saving the lives of fellow servicemembers during his deployment in Mosul, Iraq in 2006. 

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  • Buena teacher receives Bronze Star for his wartime heroism 10 years ago

    With hundreds of students looking on, Buena High School social studies teacher Emmet S. Cullen received a Bronze Star with Valor on Thursday for his heroic actions 10 years ago during the Iraq War, when he was a sergeant in the U.S. Army. U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley came to the short midday ceremony in the […]

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  • February 2016
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    Bipartisan Dyslexia Bill Becomes Law

    President Obama today signed the bipartisan Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act (READ Act) (H.R. 3033) into law. The READ Act was introduced by Reps. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Julia Brownley (D-Calif.) who are co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus. The Caucus is comprised of over 100 Members of Congress and is dedicated to increasing public awareness about dyslexia and ensuring all students have equal educational opportunities.

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  • September 2015
  • July 2015
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    Brownley Announces Trio Grants to Help First Generation and Low-Income College Students

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded two grants to local universities through the federal TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSSP) for student counseling in the 2015-2016 school year. Specifically, California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) was awarded $220,000 and California Lutheran University (Cal Lutheran) was awarded $248,925.

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  • May 2015
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  • October 2014
  • September 2014
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    Brownley Testifies Before House Science, Space and Technology Committee Hearing on Dyslexia

    Today, in her role as co-chair of the Congressional Dyslexia Caucus, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) testified and participated in a hearing before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on “The Science of Dyslexia,” describing her daughter’s experience with dyslexia, and what additional steps need to be taken to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to succeed.

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  • August 2014
  • June 2014
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    Brownley Holds Reception for Service Academy Appointees and Families

    On Monday, June 16, 2014, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) held a reception outside her Thousand Oaks office for the nine Ventura County high school students nominated by her who accepted appointments to U.S. service academies – the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York (USMA), the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland (USNA), and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado (USAFA). 

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