Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Education (K-12)

As a former teacher and Head Start program director, I believe there is no better investment than in the education of our children, and I will always make this a top priority. We must invest in our children’s education early through Head Start programs, and support all the teachers of our great nation.

More on Education (K-12)

May 25, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON D.C.] U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today reintroduced his legislation to declare the commitment of Congress to our Nation’s students through support of a federal, publically-funded Universal School Meal & Nutrition Program that benefits all students and generations to come. The resolution was introduced on Thursday with 7 original cosponsors.

Jan 31, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON D.C.] Calling Betsy DeVos “the most unqualified candidate ever to be nominated for Secretary of Education,” U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today urged Congress, State leadership, school officials, teachers and parents to join him in “holding her feet to the fire” and ensuring that she protects public education after a party-line Senate panel vote advances her nomination to a full Senate confirmation vote.

Nov 22, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today joined a bicameral amicus brief in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District.

Oct 12, 2016 In The News

Last April,Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig SchoolSuperintendent Mary Trapp made a long, long, long awaited announcement to students and staff.

“We had tears, we had claps, we had cheers,” she recalled. “The kids are excited that this is only going to take a year.”

The excitement rose for the promise of a new copy1.9 million high school.

Sep 29, 2016 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan this week introduced H.RES 913, legislation to declare the commitment of Congress to our nation’s students through support of a federal, publically-funded Universal School Meal & Nutrition Program that benefits all students and generations to come.

Sep 22, 2016 In The News

A small school with humble beginnings is getting the national attention it deserves.

Last week, federal lawmakers descended upon Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School located in Bena for an official ground-breaking ceremony.

Sep 22, 2016 In The News

CASS LAKE  — The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (LLBO), School Board and Superintendent, along with additional local, state, and federal leaders, celebrated the groundbreaking for the new replacement Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School Aug. 24 with a ceremony and reception at the school complex.

The new high school, located on the same property as the current school in Bena, is expected to be completed in July of 2017.

Sep 22, 2016 In The News

U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee Member Al Franken, D-Minn., along with Congressional Native American Caucus Co-Chair Betty McCollum, D-Minn., and Rep. Rick Nolan D-Minn., took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new high school Wednesday near Cass Lake.

The ceremony took place at the site of the future Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation, an event they said is the culmination of their years-long fight to replace what has been a dangerously dilapidated school.

Sep 22, 2016 In The News

State officials and local community leaders gathered Wednesday to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new, replacement Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School with a ceremony and reception at the school complex.

The new high school, located on the same property as the current school in Bena, Minnesota, is expected to be completed in July of 2017.

Sep 22, 2016 In The News

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (LLBO), School Board, and Superintendent, along with additional local, state, and federal leaders, celebrated the groundbreaking of the new, replacement Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 with a ceremony and reception at the school complex. The new high school, located on the same property as the current school in Bena, Minnesota, is expected to be completed in July of 2017.