What Hank believes:
- High-quality education (like health care) must be a right of all Americans, not a privilege.
- Chronic underinvestment in education seriously threatens America’s future competitiveness and well-being.
- The single most important investment we can make is in the literacy, aptitude, productivity, and enlightenment of all Americans, young and old.
- We must strive to make college and higher education a possibility for all Americans who are eager to achieve that level of scholarship and post-secondary and training/re-training opportunities available to everyone.
- Teaching is among the noblest and most essential callings in society and should be rewarded accordingly.
- Massive inequality within our educational system effectively condemns Americans living in poor and under-served communities to economic hardship.
What Hank has done:
- Launched his 2020 AppChallenge competition and application process for Military Academies.
- Cosponsored H.R. 2475, the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2017, to allocate federal funds to the improvement of public school infrastructure.
- Cosponsored H.R. 137, the Stopping Abusive Student Loan Collection Practices in Bankruptcy Act of 2017, to amend title 11 of the United States Code to stop abusive student loan collection practices in bankruptcy cases.
- Cosponsored H.R. 6537, the Education Department Civil Rights Transparency Act, to require the Secretary of Education to annually report on the Federal civil rights violations of educational institutions, and for other purposes.
- Cosponsored H.R. 6525, the Higher Education Dream Act of 2018, To prohibit discrimination in higher education against certain undocumented students on the basis of immigration status, and for other purposes.
- Cosponsored H.R. 6184, the Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act of 2018, to support educational entities in fully implementing title IX and reducing and preventing sex discrimination in all areas of education.
- Cosponsored H.R. 6137, the Guarantee Access to Arts and Music Education Act of 2018 or the GAAME Act of 2018, to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to expand access to school-wide arts and music programs, and for other purposes.
- Cosponsored H.R. 5814, Educators Expense Deduction Modernization Act, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers.
What Hank will do:
- Work to drive more funding to struggling public schools.
- Work to protect the futures of college students and other post-secondary students who have taken on debt to attend school.
- Support significant increases in funding for public education nationwide, including full funding of neglected No Child Left Behind mandates.
- Continue to insist that teaching is a vital profession and ought to be rewarded with dramatically higher pay; we must make teaching a career that will lure America’s best and brightest.
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LITHONIA, GA – Since taking office in 2007, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) has worked to help secure more than $61 million for constituents seeking help with federal agencies from his offices in Georgia’s 4th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of DeKalb, Gwinnett and Newton counties and all of Rockdale County.
Hank Johnson, the U.S. Rep. for Georgia’s 4th Congressional District, announced June 25 his 2019 Congressional App Challenge winners—three graduates from Arabia Mountain High School—in a virtual meeting.
According to Johnson’s staff, the “App Challenge” was designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding. The challenge was launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015 and is a nationwide effort in which students compete against peers by creating an application or “app,” for any device.
DECATUR, GA – This week, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) celebrated his 2019 Congressional App Challenge winners via a virtual meeting with three graduates from Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia.
Assitan Ndiaye of Decatur; Ayomikun Akin-David of Conyers; and Danait Issac of Stone Mountain: won the 2019 competition with their mobile application: RAMPAGE. The mobile app serves as a one-stop-shop for students to keep up with current events at their school, navigate through their campus and learn things that benefit them according to their grade level.
For Immediate Release
June 1, 2020
Contact: Joshua Smith, 678-699-4617
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced today that his 2020 Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app competition for students in middle and high school, is officially open.
The CAC accepts computer programs (or apps) written in any programming language, for any platform (desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, etc.).
Congressman Hank Johnson is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia’s 4th Congressional District. He works to empower underserved minority communities and help ex-offenders reenter society after incarceration.
Congressman Hank Johnson, D-Ga., announced his 2020 U.S. Service Academy nominations in February, and the list includes four Gwinnett students.
Brookwood High School’s Natalie Chavez, South Gwinnett High’s Allyja French and Nathaniel Poteat and Mountain View High School’s Amirah Rogers are part of a list of 20 students nominated by Johnson.
STONE MOUNTAIN, GA — Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the winners of his 2020 Congressional Arts Competition and awarded four college scholarships worth a total of $35,000 on March 7 at the Art Station in Stone Mountain.
STONE MOUNTAIN— On Feb. 18, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced his office nominated 20 students to attend a U.S. Service Academy: Military Academy (West Point), Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy and the ROTC Congressional Scholarship Initiative.
The Congressman also honored two Fourth District veterans who served their country and home and abroad. The reception was held at Stone Mountain’s Art Station.
The Congressman’s office will announce official service academy appointments between May and June.
DECATUR, GA — Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) today announced the opening of this year’s Congressional Arts Competition for all high school students who reside or attend a school in Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District.
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.