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Co-Chair: Sen. Tanya Cook (NE) 
Co-Chair: Rep. Patricia Smith (LA) 

Vice Chair: Del. Carolyn Howard (MD) 
Vice Chair: Rep. Quinton Ross (AL)
 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Education Committee monitors state education policies and programs, as well as the distribution of resources that affect access to quality, affordable education, academic excellence, and success of students from pre-school through post-graduate education. Examples span the provision of universal pre-school, the deployment of STEM education in all K-12 settings, the prioritization of economic access to higher education through financial aid and government subsidy, and the protection of student-athletes’ well-being. This committee also reviews and develops policies concerning the financial health and viability of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Serving Institutions.