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Statement from Deborah Delisle on New STEM Pathways Through College Act from U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse

For Release: Monday, June 27, 2022

Contact: Dorie Turner Nolt, 404.861.1127,  

“We are grateful to U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse for his leadership in pushing for the STEM Postsecondary Pathways Program to become reality. The STEM Pathways Through College Act (H.R. 8231), sponsored by Rep. Neguse, creates new grants to expand science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) pathways that allow students to earn transferable college credit or an industry credential while in high school. The legislation focuses on students who have been historically underserved so that more low-income and first-generation college students can secure a postsecondary degree. I call on Congress to pass this bill, which will not only help students be successful in whatever they choose to do after high school, but also will keep America competitive in the global marketplace.”


Deborah S. Delisle is the president and CEO of All4Ed (formerly the Alliance for Excellent Education) and served as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education from 2012 to 2015. 

All4Ed (formerly the Alliance for Excellent Education) is a Washington, DC–based national organization dedicated to advancing policies and practices so all students, especially those from underserved communities and particularly students of color and those from low-income families, graduate from high school prepared to complete postsecondary education and achieve success in a rapidly changing world.