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S. 1753 - 7/13/2015--Introduced.Rebuilding America's Schools Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to qualified zone academy bonds issued to finance public school facilities, to: (1) extend the national limitation amount for such bonds through calendar year 2014 and then increase such amount and make it permanent after calendar year 2014, (2) expand the enumerated purposes of such bonds to include the construction of public school facilities in a qualified zone academy, (3) lowe 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1376 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 1 (1 R) We support this legislation
S. 1177 - 4/30/2015--Reported to Senate without amendment. (There is 1 other summary)(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 This bill reauthorizes and amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The bill addresses issues such as accountability and testing requirements, distribution and requirements for grants, fiscal accountability requirements, and the evaluation of teachers 1 (1 R) We support this legislation
S. 882 - This summary has been edited for length3/26/2015--Introduced.Better Educator Support and Training Act or the BEST Act Revises, and reauthorizes appropriations through FY2021 under, part A (Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund) of title II (Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Redesignates title II (Developing and Supporting Effective Educators for Disadvantaged Students) and it 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 811 - 3/19/2015--Introduced.Supportive School Climate Act of 2015 Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require each state that wants to use a part A grant to provide students with positive behavioral interventions and support to submit a plan to the Secretary of Education that describes specified steps it will take to: (1) create a positive school climate for all students, (2) improve engagement for disconnect 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
S. 809 - 3/19/2015--Introduced.Educational Opportunities Act Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow individual taxpayers a tax credit for charitable contributions to a scholarship granting organization. Allows a maximum credit amount of $4,500 ($2,250 for a married individual filing a separate return). Defines "scholarship granting organization" as a tax-exempt entity whose exclusive purpose is to provide scholarships for the tuition and other expenses of elementary and secondary school students f 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
S. 696 - 3/10/2015--Introduced.Next Generation High Schools Act Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or charter schools that partner with at least one institution of higher education, at least one community-based partner, and a qualified intermediary to provide high school students with challenging, engaging, and relevant academic and career-related learning opportunities that are aligned with rigorous, challenging academic content that p 4 (4 D) -
S. 690 - 3/10/2015--Introduced.Local School Board Governance and Flexibility Act Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the responsibility for education resides with the states and the local educational agencies (LEAs) to which they have delegated authority; and (2) the Secretary of Education should only issue those regulations, rules, guidance materials, grant conditions, or other requirements that are specifically needed to implement federal legislation and are within LEAs' educational, operatio 3 (3 R) -
S. 672 - 3/4/2015--Introduced.Keep Kids in School Act Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require state school improvement plans to contain assurances that the state will work with other education stakeholders to reduce suspensions and expulsions in public preschool programs and public elementary and secondary schools. Requires the school improvement plans of local educational agencies (LEAs) to include: a de 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 671 - 3/4/2015--Introduced.Computer Science Education and Jobs Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to define "computer science" as the study of computers and algorithmic processes, including the study of computing principles, computer hardware, software design, computer applications, and the impact of computers on society. Redesignates "core academic subjects" as "priority subjects" and makes computer science a priority subject. Includes comp 2 (1 R, 1 D) We support this legislation
S. 658 - 3/4/2015--Introduced.Local Taxpayer Relief Act Amends the Impact Aid Improvement Act of 2012 to make permanent amendments that Act made to the Impact Aid program (which compensates local educational agencies [LEAs] for the financial burden of federal activities affecting their school districts) that: require the valuation of the federal property located within the boundaries of an LEA by calculating the valuation, for property tax purposes, of all property within the LEA's boundaries and 2 (1 R, 1 D) We support this legislation
S. 645 - 3/3/2015--Introduced.Prepare All Kids Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to establish a Prekindergarten Incentive Fund from which matching grants shall be awarded to states and, through them, subgrants to qualified prekindergarten providers to establish, expand, or enhance voluntary high quality full-day prekindergarten programs serving children ages three through five. Directs state grantees to set aside: (1) at least 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 643 - 3/3/2015--Introduced.Continuum of Learning Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to coordinate school improvement and professional development activities with early childhood development and education programs. Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the ESEA to require states to create or revise early learning guidelines for preschool age children and early learning standards for children in kindergarten through grade three. 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 622 - 3/2/2015--Introduced.Family Engagement in Education Act of 2015 Amends title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize states to reserve school improvement funds to: award a grant to a statewide nonprofit organization to establish a Statewide Family Engagement Center that provides comprehensive training, technical assistance, and capacity building to local educational agencies (LEAs), organizations 6 (6 D) We support this legislation
S. 605 - 2/26/2015--Introduced.Investing in Innovation for Education Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to local educational agencies (LEAs), educational service agencies, and nonprofit organizations to support the school innovation efforts of public schools and LEAs. Requires at least 25% of the grant funds to be awarded for projects in rural areas. Requires each grant applicant to demonstrate that 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
S. 581 - 2/26/2015--Introduced.Success in the Middle Act of 2015 Directs the Secretary of Education to allot grants to states, based on their proportion of poor children aged 5 to 17, to: (1) implement state middle grades needs analyses and, on the basis of such analyses, improvement plans that describe what students must master to complete successfully the middle grades and succeed in academically rigorous secondary school coursework; and (2) award competitive subgrants to local educational agencies 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 557 - 2/25/2015--Introduced.Accelerated Learning Act of 2015 Directs the Secretary of Education to allot grants to states, based on their share of low-income elementary and secondary school students, to cover part or all of the Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) examination fee low-income students incur. Directs the Secretary to award renewable competitive matching grants to states, local educational agencies (LEAs), or partnerships between a nonprofit organization and a 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 528 - 2/12/2015--Introduced.Empowering Parents and Students Through Information Act Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require each state that elects to use alternate academic achievement standards for students that have the most significant cognitive disabilities to: establish and monitor the implementation of clear and appropriate guidelines for individualized education program (IEP) teams to apply in determini 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 516 - 2/12/2015--Introduced.Every Child Counts Act Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow states to establish alternate academic achievement standards and assessments for students who have the most significant cognitive disabilities. Requires the alternate standards to meet certain conditions, including that they: are aligned with the state's challenging academic content and achievement standards; provide acc 2 (2 D) We oppose this legislation
S. 514 - 2/12/2015--Introduced.Promise Neighborhoods Authorization Act of 2015 Amends title IV (21st Century Schools) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a new part D, entitled "the Promise Neighborhoods Act of 2015." Directs the Secretary, under subpart 1 (Promise Neighborhood Partnership Grants), to award renewable, competitive, matching grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs), Indian tribes or tribal organizations, or nonprofit organizations to i 6 (6 D) We support this legislation
S. 492 - 2/12/2015--Introduced.No Child Left Inside Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to direct the Secretary of Education to award grants to states and, through them, competitive subgrants to eligible partnerships to support the implementation of state environmental literacy plans that include environmental education standards and teacher training. Includes in the eligible partnerships a local educational agency (LEA) and at least one institution of higher 8 (1 R, 7 D) We support this legislation
S. 478 - 2/12/2015--Introduced.Career Ready Act of 2015 Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow states to include certain career readiness indicators in their determination as to whether students are making adequate yearly progress toward state academic performance standards. Allows states to include on their annual report cards on student progress toward those standards: the number and percentage of their public 3 (1 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
S. 476 - 2/12/2015--Introduced.School Principal Recruitment and Training Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a principal recruitment and training grant program awarding renewable, matching grants to states, local educational agencies (LEAs), educational service agencies, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and partnerships of those entities to recruit, prepare, place, and support principals in eligible schools. Defines "eligible schools" 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 464 - 2/11/2015--Introduced.Native Hawaiian Education Reauthorization Act of 2015 Amends the Native Hawaiian Education Act to revise the duties and composition of the Native Hawaiian Education Council. (The Native Hawaiian Education Council coordinates the educational and related services and programs available to Native Hawaiians.) Requires the Council to be composed of 15 members who: (1) are from certain educational, governmental, Trust, and grant-making entities; and (2) demonstrate at least 3 (1 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
S. 451 - 2/11/2015--Introduced.Enhancing Education Through Technology Act of 2015 Replaces part D (Enhancing Education Through Technology) of title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) with a new part D (Achievement Through Technology and Innovation). Directs the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to strengthen state and local technological infrastructure and professional learning that 5 (1 I, 4 D) -
S. 442 - 2/10/2015--Introduced.Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program Act Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) through an Innovation Inspiration grant program to: (1) promote science, technology, engineering (including robotics), and mathematics (STEM) in secondary schools and after school programs; (2) support the participation of secondary school students in nontraditional STEM teaching methods; and (3) broaden secondar 7 (7 D) We support this legislation
S. 439 - 2/10/2015--Introduced.Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015 Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates. Considers harassment to be a form of discrimination. Prohibits retaliation against anyone for opposing conduct made unlawful under this Act. Authorizes federal departme 42 (1 R, 1 I, 40 D) We support this legislation
S. 436 - 2/10/2015--Introduced.Supporting Athletes, Families and Educators to Protect the Lives of Athletic Youth Act or the SAFE PLAY Act Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop public education and awareness materials and resources concerning cardiac health, including: information to increase education and awareness of high risk cardiac conditions and genetic heart rhythm abnormalities that may cause sudden cardiac arrest in 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 419 - 2/9/2015--Introduced.STEM Support for Teachers in Education and Mentoring (STEM) Act or the STEM 2 Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive planning grants to states, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, or institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop effective state or tribal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) networks that coordinate STEM education efforts b 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 418 - 2/9/2015--Introduced.Promoting Health as Youth Skills in Classrooms and Life Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include health education and physical education in the definition of "core academic subjects." Requires each state to determine the most feasible measure for assessing students in health education and physical education, including through adaptive assessments, to measure student knowledge and performance against state standards. Authorizes 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 416 - 2/9/2015--Introduced.Pregnant and Parenting Students Access to Education Act of 2015 Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make formula grants to states and, through them, competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to establish or enhance educational programs and related services that enable expectant and parenting students to enroll in, attend, and succeed in school. Requires state grantees to: (1) designate a Coordinator for Education of Expectant and Parenting Student 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 412 - 2/9/2015--Introduced.Schools Utilizing Comprehensive and Community Engagement for Success Act or the Success Act Amends part A of title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require local educational agencies (LEAs) to work with public and private state and local entities to provide children and families with services that are integrated with services from specialized instructional support personnel and LEA 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 410 - Building upon Unique Indian Learning and Development Act 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 402 - 2/5/2015--Introduced.STEM Master Teacher Corps Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to consortia of local educational agencies (LEAs) or states, acting in partnership with institutions of higher education or nonprofit organizations to establish a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Master Teacher Corps program. Requires grantees to: select exemplary elementary a 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
S. 389 - 2/5/2015--Introduced.All Students Count Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require information on the annual state report cards on student achievement at each proficiency level to be disaggregated by the same major racial groups as the decennial census of the population. (Currently, that information is to be disaggregated by race, but the racial groups are not specified.) Requires the proficiency information which is disaggregated by such racial groups 11 (11 D) We support this legislation
S. 363 - 2/4/2015--Introduced.To Aid Gifted and High-Ability Learners by Empowering the Nation's Teachers Act or the TALENT Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require state assessments of student proficiency to measure individual academic achievement, including above grade level achievement. Requires states to: (1) recognize local educational agencies (LEAs) that significantly increase the proportion of their students, overall and in specified student subgroups, that sc 5 (2 R, 3 D) We support this legislation
S. 355 - 2/3/2015--Introduced.Teach Safe Relationships Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize the Secretary of Education to award competitive four-year grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide: (1) professional development to school administrators, teachers, and staff in safe relationship behavior education; and (2) educational programming and curricula for students regarding safe relationship behavior. Defines "safe relationship 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
S. 342 - 2/3/2015--Introduced.21st Century Classroom Innovation Act Amends part A (Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund) of title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow states to use up to 5% of their part A grant funds that are reserved for allocating subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to award competitive grants to LEAs, charter schools, or consortia of such entities to carry out blended learning projects. Defines a "blended learning projec 2 (2 R) -
S. 325 - 1/30/2015--Introduced.All Year Schools Support Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to carry out a multi-year pilot program awarding four grants to states, local educational agencies, or other public or private entities to establish or expand year-round education programs at public elementary or secondary schools. Allows grantees to increase the salaries of teachers participating in the year-round education programs by not to exc 2 (1 R, 1 D) We oppose this legislation
S. 317 - 1/29/2015--Introduced.Providing Resources Early for Kids Act of 2015 or the PRE-K Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to enhance or improve state-funded preschool programs to states that: (1) have curricula aligned with state early learning standards; (2) use nationally-established, or better, best practices for class size and teacher-to-student ratios; (3) require each teacher to have at least an associa 13 (13 D) We support this legislation
S. 316 - 1/29/2015--Introduced.Expanding Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act Revises subpart 1 (Charter School Programs) of part B (Public Charter Schools) of title V (Promoting Informed Parental Choice and Innovative Programs) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, including by subsuming subpart 2 (Credit Enhancement Initiatives to Assist Charter School Facility Acquisition, Construction, and Renovation) under subpart 1. Replaces the current charter school grant program 13 (8 R, 5 D) -
S. 312 - 1/29/2015--Introduced.Strengthening Kids' Interest in Learning and Libraries Act or the SKILLS Act Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require the inclusion of effective school library programs in school improvement programs. Defines an "effective school library program" as one that: (1) is staffed by a state sanctioned school librarian; (2) has up-to-date materials and technology, including broadband; (3) includes regular colla 4 (1 R, 3 D) We support this legislation
S. 311 - 1/29/2015--Introduced.Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states to direct their local educational agencies (LEAs) to establish policies that prevent and prohibit conduct, including bullying and harassment, that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to: (1) limit students' ability to participate in, or benefit from, school programs; or (2) create a hostile or abusive educational environment that adversely affect 41 (1 R, 1 I, 39 D) We support this legislation
S. 308 - 1/29/2015--Introduced.After School for America's Children Act Amends the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program under part B of title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). (21st Century Community Learning Centers provide students with before and after school programs to improve their academic performance.) Requires the Centers to provide: (1) students with activities that are targeted to their academic needs and aligned with the instruction they receive d 13 (2 R, 11 D) We support this legislation
S. 306 - 1/29/2015--Introduced.Enhancing Educational Opportunities for all Students Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow a state educational agency to allocate grant funds among local educational agencies based on the number of eligible children (children age 5 to 17 from a family with an income below the poverty level) enrolled in the public schools and the state-accredited private schools within each local agency's geographic jurisdiction. Amends the Internal Rev 3 (3 R) We oppose this legislation
S. 265 - 1/27/2015--Introduced.Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education Act or the CHOICE Act Amends the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act to: (1) require the Secretary of Education to use funds appropriated under the Act that are carried over from one fiscal year to the next to provide opportunity scholarships to eligible students who have not yet received them; and (2) include among the eligibility criteria for such a scholarship a requirement that 14 (14 R) We oppose this legislation
S. 251 - 1/26/2015--Introduced.Prescribe A Book Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to nonprofit organizations for the implementation of Pediatric Early Literacy Programs, through which: health care providers encourage parents to read aloud to their children and offer parents developmentally appropriate recommendations and strategies for doing so; health care providers give each visiting child between the ag 5 (1 R, 4 D) We support this legislation
S. 197 - 1/20/2015--Introduced.Support Making Assessments Reliable and Timely Act or the SMART Act Amends subpart 1 (Accountability) of part A of title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to revise the program allotting grants to states to develop and administer state academic content and achievement standards and assessments of student progress toward those standards. Requires each state to use such grant to: develop and administer such assessments and further align them with 17 (1 I, 16 D) We support this legislation
S. 182 - 1/16/2015--Introduced.Learning Opportunities Created At Local Level Act or the LOCAL Level Act Expresses the sense of Congress that state and local prerogatives over elementary and secondary education need to be preserved. Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to prohibit any federal officer or employee from directly or indirectly, through grants, contracts, or other cooperative agreements under the ESEA: mandating, directing, or controlling a state's, local edu 10 (10 R) We oppose this legislation
S. 144 - 1/9/2015--Introduced.Local Leadership in Education Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to prohibit a federal officer or employee, either directly or indirectly through grants, contracts, or other cooperative agreements under ESEA, from: mandating, directing, or controlling a state's, local educational agency's (LEA's), or school's academic standards, curriculum, program of instruction, or allocation of state or local resources; mandating a state or subdivi 9 (9 R) We oppose this legislation
S. 102 - 1/7/2015--Introduced.21st Century Charter School Act Amends the Charter School program of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Makes public and private nonprofit entities eligible for program grants. (Currently, state educational entities are eligible for such grants.) Allows grantees to award subgrants to charter school developers or nonprofit charter support organizations and award them multiple grants to support multiple campuses of a public charter school. Sets forth 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
S. 100 - 1/7/2015--Introduced.Home School Opportunities Make Education Sound Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow all taxpayers, including taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions, a tax deduction for expenses relating to the home schooling of their children at the elementary or secondary school level. 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
S. 73 - 1/7/2015--Introduced.Local Control of Education Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to prohibit the federal government from directly or indirectly mandating, directing, controlling, incentivizing, or conditioning federal support on a state's, local educational agency's (LEA's), or school's adoption of: the Common Core State Standards, any other academic standards common to a number of states, or any statewide or nationally recognized content standards; or 3 (3 R) We oppose this legislation
S. 72 - 1/7/2015--Introduced.Expanding School Choice Act Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow states to allocate school improvement grant funds among their local educational agencies (LEAs) on the basis of the number of children aged 5 through 17 whose family income lies below the federal poverty level and who are enrolled in the public and state-accredited private schools within each LEA's geographic jurisdiction. 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
S. 37 - 1/6/2015--Introduced.Core Opportunity Resources for Equity and Excellence Act of 2015 Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require states to adopt student achievement standards that lead to college and career readiness by high school graduation. Requires each state school improvement plan to ensure that the state's public school system enables students to meet those standards by providing them with 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
S. 30 - 1/6/2015--Introduced.Forty Hours is Full Time Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the employer mandate to provide health care coverage, to: (1) modify the formula for calculating the number of full-time employees employed by an applicable large employer subject to the mandate; and (2) define a "full-time employee" as an employee who is employed on average at least 40 hours per week (currently, 30 hours). 42 (40 R, 2 D) We oppose this legislation
S.J.RES. 8 - 3/4/2015--Passed Senate without amendment. (There is 1 other summary)(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Disapproves and nullifies the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board and published December 15, 2014, relating to representation case procedures. 52 (52 R) We oppose this legislation
S. CON. RES. 11 - An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025. 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 2940 - 6/25/2015--Introduced.Educator Tax Relief Act of 2015 Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the tax deduction for the expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers, to: (1) allow an inflation adjustment to the amount of such deduction for taxable years beginning after 2014, (2) allow the deduction of professional development expenses, and (3) make such deduction permanent. 25 (18 R, 7 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2685 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 1682 - 3/26/2015--Introduced.National Jazz Preservation, Education, and Promulgation Act of 2015 Establishes a National Jazz Preservation Program and a National Jazz Appreciation Program, to be carried out by the Smithsonian Institution through the National Museum of American History, to: (1) preserve knowledge and promote education about jazz, and (2) further the appreciation of jazz music throughout the nation. Requires the Smithsonian Institution to: (1) record audio and video interviews with 11 (11 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1639 - 3/25/2015--Introduced.Charter School Transparency, Accountability, and Quality Act Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require a state's school improvement plan to include assurances that its authorized public chartering agencies: meet nationally recognized professional standards; annually file and disclose independently audited financial statements for the charter schools they authorize, adopt and enforce employee compensation and co 1 (1 D) -
H.R. 1624 - 9/28/2015--Passed House amended. (There is 1 other summary)Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and Public Health Service Act to include employers with 51 to 100 employees as large employers for purposes of health insurance markets. States have the option to treat these employers as small employers. Currently under PPACA, employers with 51 to 100 employees are small employers, but before January 1 236 (189 R, 47 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1519 - 3/19/2015--Introduced.Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act Directs the Secretary of Education to award National Classified School Employee of the Year Awards to classified public school employees within certain occupational specialties who provide exemplary service to students in prekindergarten through higher education. Requires the Secretary to choose an awardee each year, out of nominations received from each state, from one of the following occupational specialties 43 (3 R, 40 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1511 - 3/19/2015--Introduced.Educational Opportunities Act Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow individual taxpayers a tax credit for charitable contributions to a scholarship granting organization. Allows a maximum credit amount of $4,500 ($2,250 for a married individual filing a separate return). Defines "scholarship granting organization" as a tax-exempt entity whose exclusive purpose is to provide scholarships for the tuition and other expenses of elementary and secondary school students f 4 (4 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 1435 - 3/18/2015--Introduced.Supportive School Climate Act of 2015 Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require each state that wants to use a part A grant to provide students with positive behavioral interventions and support to submit a plan to the Secretary of Education that describes specified steps it will take to: (1) create a positive school climate for all students, (2) improve engagement for disconnect 13 (13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1318 - 3/4/2015--Introduced.Local Taxpayer Relief Act Amends the Impact Aid Improvement Act of 2012 to make permanent amendments that Act made to the Impact Aid program (which compensates local educational agencies [LEAs] for the financial burden of federal activities affecting their school districts) that: require the valuation of the federal property located within the boundaries of an LEA by calculating the valuation, for property tax purposes, of all property within the LEA's boundaries and 6 (2 R, 4 D) -
H.R. 1306 - 3/4/2015--Introduced.ZZZ's to A's Act Directs the Secretary of Education to conduct a study examining the relationship between school start times and adolescent health, well-being, and performance that: comprehensively reviews the scientific evidence relating to that relationship; compares adolescent health, well-being, and performance among local educational agencies with different school start times; and evaluates factors that contribute to or affect school start times. Requires the 22 (22 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1194 - 3/2/2015--Introduced.Family Engagement in Education Act of 2015 Amends title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize states to reserve school improvement funds to: award a grant to a statewide nonprofit organization to establish a Statewide Family Engagement Center that provides comprehensive training, technical assistance, and capacity building to local educational agencies (LEAs), organizations 12 (2 R, 10 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1082 - Building upon Unique Indian Learning and Development Act 3 (1 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1081 - 2/25/2015--Introduced.STEM Support for Teachers in Education and Mentoring (STEM) Act or the STEM 2 Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive planning grants to states, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, or institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop effective state or tribal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) networks that coordinate STEM education efforts 4 (1 R, 3 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1079 - 2/25/2015--Introduced.Counseling for Career Choice Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive establishment grants to states to develop and implement comprehensive school career counseling programs that provide students with effective postsecondary education planning and career guidance services. Requires each program to be aligned with a statewide counseling framework that: (1) encompasses grades 6 through 12 and 12 (1 R, 11 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1071 - 2/25/2015--Introduced.Fiscal Fairness Act Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to condition local educational agency (LEA) receipt of school improvement funds on: (1) an average state and local spending per pupil in each school receiving school improvement funds of at least 97% of such spending per pupil across all of the LEA's schools that are not receiving such funds; and (2) an average state and local spending per pupil in each higher poverty scho 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1070 - 2/25/2015--Introduced.Student Bill of Rights Directs the Secretary of Education to make annual determinations as to whether each state's public school system provides all its students with the educational resources to succeed academically and in life. Requires such education to enable students to: (1) acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for responsible citizenship, (2) meet challenging academic achievement standards, and (3) compete and succeed in a global economy. Requires each syst 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1042 - 2/24/2015--Introduced.Afterschool for America's Children Act Amends the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program under part B of title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). (21st Century Community Learning Centers provide students with before school, after school, and summer learning programs to improve their academic performance.) Requires the Centers to provide students' families with opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children's 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1004 - 2/13/2015--Introduced.Achievement Through Technology and Innovation Reauthorization Act of 2015 Amends title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to rename part D (Achievement through Technology and Innovation) as the Achievement Through Technology and Innovation Act of 2015 or the ATTAIN Act and to reauthorize it through FY2020. Authorizes the Secretary of Education to reserve a portion of the part D funding to provide states with technical assistance and informa 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 973 - 2/13/2015--Introduced.Social Security Fairness Act of 2015 Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to repeal the government pension offset requirement applicable to and reducing husband's and wife's insurance benefits, widow's and widower's insurance benefits, and divorced mother's and divorced father's insurance benefits with respect to federal, state, or local government employees who receive a government pension and did not pay Soci 151 (37 R, 114 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 966 - 2/13/2015--Introduced.Ready-to-Compete Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to public telecommunications entities to coordinate the development, production, and distribution of innovative multiplatform educational programming and services for young children and youth and their parents, educators, and caregivers. Requires grantees to award subcontracts or enter into agreements with public television stations and 7 (7 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 937 - 2/12/2015--Introduced.Fast Track to College Act of 2015 Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award matching six-year grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) that partner with institutions of higher education (IHEs) to establish or support dual enrollment programs, such as early college high schools, that allow secondary school students to earn credit simultaneously toward a secondary school diploma and a postsecondary degree or certificate. Gives grant priority to applicants: (1) th 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 930 - 2/12/2015--Introduced.School Principal Recruitment and Training Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a principal recruitment and training grant program awarding renewable, matching grants to states, local educational agencies (LEAs), educational service agencies, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and partnerships of those entities to recruit, prepare, place, and support principals in eligible schools. Defines "eligible schools" 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 895 - 2/11/2015--Introduced.Native Hawaiian Education Reauthorization Act of 2015 Amends the Native Hawaiian Education Act to revise the duties and composition of the Native Hawaiian Education Council. (The Native Hawaiian Education Council coordinates the educational and related services and programs available to Native Hawaiians.) Requires the Council to be composed of 15 members who: (1) are from certain educational, governmental, Trust, and grant-making entities; and (2) demonstrate at least 3 (1 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 882 - 2/11/2015--Introduced.No Child Left Inside Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to direct the Secretary of Education to award grants to states and, through them, competitive subgrants to eligible partnerships to support the implementation of state environmental literacy plans that include environmental education standards and teacher training. Includes in the eligible partnerships a local educational agency (LEA) and at least one institution of higher 52 (2 R, 50 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 858 - 2/10/2015--Introduced.Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation Act or the LEARN Act Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants to states to develop or improve a comprehensive plan to improve the literacy of children from birth through grade 12. Directs the Secretary to award grants to states to implement their comprehensive literacy plans for such children through: competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or early learning programs for specified ac 10 (10 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 851 - 2/10/2015--Introduced.Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to eliminate the current reservation of 1% of the school improvement funds for outlying areas and Indian education. Reserves .67% of the school improvement funds for Indian education, but raises that reservation to .75% beginning with the fiscal year the allocations to states equal or surpass FY2015 levels after subtracting .75% of those allocations for Indian education. Establishes formulae 2 (1 R, 1 D) -
H.R. 850 - 2/10/2015--Introduced.Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning Act of 2015 Amends title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include teacher and principal training in practices that address the social and emotional development needs of students among the activities funded under the Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund program. Allows funded training to include training in classroom instruction and schoolwide initiatives that enable students to acquire th 14 (14 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 848 - 2/10/2015--Introduced.Great Teaching and Leading for Great Schools Act of 2015 Amends part A (Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund) of title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states to use at least 50% of their part A grant funds that are reserved for state activities for programs and activities to improve principal effectiveness. Adds to the state activities those grants may fund, the development and implementation of: teacher and principal 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 847 - 2/10/2015--Introduced.Investing in Innovation for Education Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to local educational agencies (LEAs), educational service agencies, and nonprofit organizations that partner with an LEA or consortium of schools to support school innovations. Requires at least 25% of the grant funds to be awarded for projects in rural areas. Requires each grant applicant to dem 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 846 - 2/10/2015--Introduced.Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015 Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates. Considers harassment to be a form of discrimination. Prohibits retaliation against anyone for opposing conduct they reasonably believe to be unlawful under this Act. Au 158 (2 R, 156 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 840 - 2/10/2015--Introduced.STEM Gateways Act Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to eligible entities for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) elementary and secondary school programs for women and girls, underrepresented minorities, and individuals from all economic backgrounds. Requires those programs to be directed toward at least one of the following goals: encouraging the interest of elementary and secondary school students in the STEM fields 27 (27 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 834 - 2/10/2015--Introduced.Helping Military Children Succeed in Schools Act Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states to include in their annual state report cards, by the 2015-2016 school year, information on: (1) the number of their military-connected students, and (2) how those students performed in comparison to all their other students on the assessments of student progress toward state academic achie 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 833 - 2/10/2015--Introduced.Diverse Teachers Recruitment Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or nonprofits, educational service agencies, institutions of higher education, or states that enter into partnerships with such LEAs to: (1) recruit individuals from underrepresented groups as public elementary and secondary school teachers, and (2) provide traini 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 829 - 2/10/2015--Introduced.Supporting Athletes, Families and Educators to Protect the Lives of Athletic Youth Act or the SAFE PLAY Act Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop public education and awareness materials and resources concerning cardiac health, including: information to increase education and awareness of high risk cardiac conditions and genetic heart rhythm abnormalities that may cause sudden cardiac arrest in 47 (47 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 823 - 2/10/2015--Introduced.Educating Tomorrow's Engineers Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states to incorporate engineering design skills and practices into their academic content standards and academic achievement standards and assessments in science. Requires states and local educational agencies (LEAs) to use grants and subgrants under the Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund program to develop and provide professional development 30 (2 R, 28 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 794 - 2/5/2015--Introduced.STEM Master Teacher Corps Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to consortia of local educational agencies (LEAs) or states, acting in partnership with institutions of higher education or nonprofit organizations to establish a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Master Teacher Corps program. Requires grantees to: select exemplary elementary a 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 773 - 2/5/2015--Introduced.Transform Education in America through Choice Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow states to allocate school improvement grant funds among their local educational agencies (LEAs) on the basis of the number of children whose family income lies below the federal poverty level and who are enrolled in the public and state-accredited private schools within each LEA's geographic jurisdiction. Amends the Individuals with Disabilities E 7 (7 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 770 - 2/5/2015--Introduced.Impact Aid Fairness and Equity Act of 2015 Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 to make permanent amendments that Act made to the Impact Aid program (which compensates local educational agencies [LEAs] for the financial burden of federal activities affecting their school districts) that: require the valuation of the federal property located within the boundaries of an LEA by calculating the valuation, for property tax purposes, of all pro 2 (2 R) -
H.R. 755 - 2/5/2015--Introduced.Defending State Authority Over Education Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to prohibit the Secretary of Education from attempting to influence, incentivize, or coerce a state to participate in a voluntary partnership with another state to develop and implement academic content and achievement standards and assessments. Prohibits the Secretary from conditioning the approval of a state's, local educational agency's (LEA's), or In 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 754 - 2/5/2015--Introduced.All Children are Equal Act or the ACE Act Amends part A of title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to alter the formula for determining the share of targeted grant funds and education finance incentive grant funds a local educational agency (LEA) receives. Alters the formula so that LEAs that have a high percentage of impoverished students, but a comparatively low number of such students, re 3 (2 R, 1 D) -
H.R. 736 - 2/4/2015--Introduced.Directs the Secretary of Education to allot funds to states for distribution to local educational agencies (LEAs) to recruit, hire, and train 100,000 new classroom paraprofessionals in order to improve educational achievement for children. Requires that 80% of a state's allotment be allocated to LEAs on the basis of each LEA's proportion of low-income schoolchildren in the state, and that the remainder be allocated on the basis of each LEA's proportion of the overall po 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 718 - 2/4/2015--Introduced.Supporting Community Schools Act of 2015 Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize local educational agencies (LEAs) to use school improvement funds to transform schools identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring into community schools. (Schools are identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring when they fail to make adequate yearly progress [AYP] toward state ac 9 (9 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 717 - 2/4/2015--Introduced.All Students Count Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require information on the annual state report cards on student achievement at each proficiency level to be disaggregated by the same major racial groups as the decennial census of the population. (Currently, that information is to be disaggregated by race, but the racial groups are not specified.) Requires the proficiency information which is disaggregated by such racial groups 17 (17 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 678 - 2/3/2015--Introduced.21st Century Classroom Innovation Act Amends part A (Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund) of title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow states to use up to 5% of their part A grant funds that are reserved for allocating subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to award competitive grants to LEAs, charter schools, or consortia of such entities to carry out blended learning projects. Defines a "blended learning projec 1 (1 R) -
H.R. 645 - 2/2/2015--Introduced.American Manufacturing Jobs for Students Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education, when awarding grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for school counseling programs, to give special consideration to coordinated efforts to significantly engage students in manufacturing careers. Requires such programs to provide students in grades 7-12 with: (1) information on career and educational pathways leading to jobs 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 618 - 1/28/2015--Introduced.Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education Act or the CHOICE Act Amends the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act to: (1) require the Secretary of Education to use funds appropriated under the Act that are carried over from one fiscal year to the next to provide opportunity scholarships to eligible students who have not yet received them; and (2) include among the eligibility criteria for such a scholarship a requirement that 4 (4 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 587 - 1/28/2015--Introduced.Providing Resources Early for Kids Act of 2015 or the PRE-K Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to enhance or improve state-funded preschool programs to states that: (1) have curricula aligned with state early learning standards; (2) use nationally-established, or better, best practices for class size and teacher-to-student ratios; (3) require each teacher to have at least an associa 11 (11 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 566 - 1/27/2015--Introduced.Technology-Enabled Education Innovation Partnership Act Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive, renewable grants to eligible partnerships to design, implement, refine, and scale technology-enabled education innovation programs. Defines an "eligible partnership" as a partnership composed of at least one state or local educational agency (LEA) and at least one institution of higher education or nonprofit research organization working with th 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 565 - 1/27/2015--Introduced.Stepping Up to STEM Education Act Amends the Department of Education Organization Act to establish an Advanced Research Projects Agency for Education within the Department of Education to pursue breakthrough research and development in educational technology and to facilitate the effective use of that technology to improve student achievement. Directs the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to state-based science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and c 20 (20 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 562 - 1/27/2015--Introduced.Improving Education for Foster Youth Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require states that receive ESEA assistance to implement policies ensuring that foster care children who are changing schools can transfer school credits and receive partial credits for coursework satisfactorily completed while attending a prior school or educational program. 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 561 - 1/27/2015--Introduced.Assessing Appropriate School Start Times Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to study the impact of school start times on student health, well-being, and performance. 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 554 - 1/27/2015--Introduced.Enhancing Educational Opportunities for all Students Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow a state educational agency to allocate grant funds among local educational agencies based on the number of eligible children (children age 5 to 17 from a family with an income below the poverty level) enrolled in the public schools and the state-accredited private schools within each local agency's geographic jurisdiction. Amends the Internal Rev 6 (6 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 541 - 1/27/2015--Introduced.Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act Amends title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to reauthorize appropriations under part H (School Dropout Prevention). Establishes a transition-to-success mentoring program under part H of the ESEA requiring the Secretary of Education to award grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or partnerships between LEAs and community-based nonprofit organizations to establish, expand, or provide technical supp 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 524 - 1/26/2015--Introduced.Local Control of Education Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to prohibit the federal government from directly or indirectly mandating, directing, controlling, incentivizing, or conditioning federal support on a state's, local educational agency's (LEA's), or school's adoption of: the Common Core State Standards, any other academic standards common to a number of states, or any statewide or nationally recognized content standards; 53 (53 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 523 - 1/26/2015--Introduced.Prescribe A Book Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to nonprofit organizations for the implementation of Pediatric Early Literacy Programs, through which: health care providers encourage parents to read aloud to their children and offer parents developmentally appropriate recommendations and strategies for doing so; health care providers give each visiting child between the ag 23 (23 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 495 - 1/22/2015--Introduced.Developing Innovative Partnerships and Learning Opportunities that Motivate Achievement Act or the DIPLOMA Act Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award renewable five-year grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local consortia that include a local educational agency and other community partners to: (1) ensure the academic, physical, social, emotional, and civic development of disadvantaged youth; and (2) strengthen their families and communities. Requir 18 (18 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 452 - 1/21/2015--Introduced.Student Testing Improvement and Accountability Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to eliminate the requirement that students be tested against state academic content and achievement standards in mathematics and reading or language arts in each of grades three through eight. Requires, instead, that those tests be administered at least once during: (1) grades 3 through 5, (2) grades 6 through 9, and (3) grades 10 through 12. 42 (23 R, 19 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 408 - 1/20/2015--Introduced.Support Making Assessments Reliable and Timely Act or the SMART Act Amends subpart 1 (Accountability) of part A of title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to revise the program allotting grants to states to develop and administer state academic content and achievement standards and assessments of student progress toward those standards. Requires each state to use such grant to: develop and administer such assessments and further align them with 16 (1 R, 15 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 375 - 1/14/2015--Introduced.Total Learning Act Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to full-service community schools or partnerships between local educational agencies and public or nonprofit social service providers or full-service community schools to implement innovative early learning curricula in preschool and elementary school programs in high-need communities for children from birth through age nine. Defines "full-service community schools" as public sc 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 374 - 1/14/2015--Introduced.Supporting Early Learning Act Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive, matching Quality Pathways grants to states that demonstrate the greatest progress toward establishing a high-quality system of early learning that includes: state early learning standards; preservice and ongoing training for staff; the systematic review, rating, and monitoring of early learning programs for ameliorative purposes; parental involvement; health, disability, an 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 346 - 1/14/2015--Introduced.Financial Literacy for Students Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to states to: (1) integrate financial literacy education into each of their public elementary and secondary schools that are eligible for school improvement funds under title I of the ESEA, and (2) train their secondary school financial literacy or entrepreneurship teachers to teach financial literacy in core a 40 (1 R, 39 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 240 - 1/9/2015--Introduced.Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 Provides FY2015 appropriations to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Provides appropriations for Departmental Management and Operations for: (1) the Office of the Secretary and Executive Management, (2) the Office of the Under Secretary for Management, (3) the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, (4) the Office of the Chief Information Officer, (5) Analysis and Operations, and (6) the Office of Inspecto 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 193 - 1/7/2015--Introduced.Core Opportunity Resources for Equity and Excellence Act of 2015 Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require states to adopt student achievement standards that lead to college and career readiness by high school graduation. Requires each state school improvement plan to ensure that the state's public school system enables students to meet those standards by providing them with 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 121 - 1/6/2015--Introduced.Local Education Authority Returns Now Act This bill requires the Secretary of the Treasury to make an annual determination of states that have chosen to opt-out of K-12 education grant programs and the Secretary of Education to determine credits due to states as opt-out state education amounts. The bill also amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow individual taxpayers in states that opt-out a refundable tax credit for a share of the opt-out amount creditable to such s 3 (3 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 106 - 1/6/2015--Introduced.Restoration of Parental Rights and State Sovereignty Act of 2015 Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to prohibit the Secretary of Education from forcing a state to satisfy any requirement imposed as a condition of receiving assistance under an ESEA grant program. Prohibits the Secretary from releasing assistance to a state under an ESEA grant program unless the state's legislature has by law expressly approved the program. Allows that approv 2 (2 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 72 - 1/6/2015--Introduced.Breath of Fresh Air Act Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to: (1) purchase nebulizers for use in their schools, and/or (2) train school personnel to use nebulizers. Requires LEA grant applicants to demonstrate that for each of their schools that are to use the nebulizers: (1) a full-time certified nurse is on staff, (2) trained personnel and other r 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 5 - Student Success Act 12 (12 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 2 - Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 14 (8 R, 6 D) -
H. CON. RES. 27 - 3/20/2015--Introduced.Establishes the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2016 and sets forth budgetary levels for FY2017-FY2025. Recommends levels and amounts for FY2016-FY2025 for federal revenues, new budget authority, budget outlays, deficits (on-budget), debt subject to limit, debt held by the public, and the major functional categories. Includes reconciliation instructions directing 13 House authorizing committees to submit deficit reduction legislation to the Hous 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
113th Congress, Second Session
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 2753 - Increasing Student Achievement by Increasing Student Support Act 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 2718 - SAFE PLAY Act 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 2557 - 6/26/2014--Introduced.Core Opportunity Resources for Equity and Excellence Act of 2014 - Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require states to adopt student achievement standards that lead to college and career readiness by high school graduation. Requires each state school improvement plan to ensure that the state's public school system enables students to meet those standards by providing them wit 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 2452 - This summary has been edited for lengthStrong Start for America's Children Act - Title I: Prekindergarten Access - Subtitle A: Access to Voluntary Prekindergarten for Low- and Moderate-Income Families - (Sec. 113) Directs the Secretary of Education (Secretary) to allot matching grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs), childhood education program providers, or consortia of those entities to implement high-quality prekindergarten programs for children f * We support this legislation
S. 2349 - 5/15/2014--Introduced.Supporting College Success Through Dual Enrollment Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to make matching grants to states to promote moderate- to low-income student participation in dual-enrollment programs. Defines a "dual enrollment program" as a program through which a secondary school student takes courses offered through an institution of higher education (IHE) while enrolled in secondary school for which the student earns both secondary and postsecon 9 (1 I, 8 D) We support this legislation
S. 2297 - 5/7/2014--Introduced.Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere Act or the NURSE Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make competitive matching demonstration grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) in which the student-to-school nurse ratio in each of their public elementary and secondary schools is 750 or more students to every school nurse to pay a specified federal share of the cost of reducing such ratio. Gives grant priority to high-need LEAs that demonstrate: (1) the g 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 2259 - 4/28/2014--Introduced.Helping Military Children Succeed in Schools Act - Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require states to include in their annual state report cards information regarding the number of, and the academic achievement of, their military-connected students (students who have a parent who serves in the Armed Forces). Prohibits that academic achievement information from being used for sch 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
S. 2167 - Computer Science Career Education Act of 2014 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 2108 - 3/11/2014--Introduced.National STEM Education Tax Incentive for Teachers Act of 2014 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow certain full-time elementary and secondary school teachers of mathematics, science, engineering, or technology courses a refundable tax credit for 10% of their undergraduate tuition up to $1,000 in any taxable year. Increases such credit amount to $1,500 for teachers in schools serving disadvantaged children. Terminates such credit after the 10th taxable year for wh 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 2036 - 2/24/2014--Introduced.Keeping All Students Safe Act - Requires each state educational agency and local educational agency (LEA) that receives federal funds to prohibit school personnel, contractors, and resource officers from subjecting students to: (1) seclusion, (2) mechanical or chemical restraint, (3) aversive behavioral intervention that compromises student health and safety, or (4) physical restraint that is life-threatening or contraindicated based on the student's health or disability 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
S. 2029 - 2/12/2014--Introduced.All Year School Study Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to carry out a multi-year pilot program awarding four grants to states, local educational agencies, or other public entities to establish or expand year-round education programs at public elementary or secondary schools that focus on raising student achievement. Allows grantees to increase the salaries of teachers participating in the year-round ed 2 (1 R, 1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1948 - 1/16/2014--Introduced.Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to schools and private or tribal nonprofit organizations to develop and maintain, or improve and expand, programs that support the use by schools, from the prekindergarten through postsecondary level, of Native American languages as their primary language of instruction. Requires grant applicants to present 7 (1 R, 6 D) We support this legislation
S. 1796 - 12/10/2013--Introduced.STEM Gateways Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to eligible entities for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) elementary and secondary school programs for women and girls, underrepresented minorities, and individuals from all economic backgrounds. Requires those programs to be directed toward at least one of the following goals: encouraging the interest of elementary and secondary school students in the STEM fiel 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1777 - 11/21/2013--Introduced.Innovate America Act - Directs the Secretary of Education, in coordination with the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), to award grants, on a competitive basis, to state educational agencies to establish or expand the number of STEM secondary schools in the United States from approximately 100 to approximately 200. Defines "STEM" as the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, including computer science. Requires the Secr 2 (1 R, 1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1697 - This summary has been edited for length11/13/2013--Introduced.Strong Start for America's Children Act - Directs the Secretary of Education (Secretary) to allot matching grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs), childhood education program providers, or consortia of those entities to implement high-quality prekindergarten programs for children from low-income families. Allots grants to states based on each state's proportion of children who are age f 30 (1 I, 29 D) We support this legislation
S. 1674 - 11/7/2013--Introduced.Parent Education and Family Engagement in Early Childhood Care and Education Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award competitive matching grants to states and, through them, competitive subgrants to local agencies to establish, expand, or enhance early childhood and elementary school parent education and family engagement programs. Requires a state to use: (1) at least 83% of its grant for subgrants to pr 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1673 - 11/7/2013--Introduced.Early Childhood Care and Education Workforce Improvement Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) (Secretaries) to award competitive matching grants to states to support services for early childhood educators and early childhood care and education programs across all early childhood age groups. Requires grant applicants to demonstrate that they have a comprehensive early childhood educator professional development 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1546 - 9/25/2013--Introduced.Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act of 2013 - Requires each state that receives funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) and that does not meet the requirements for the prevention and treatment of concussions set forth in this Act as of the date of enactment of this Act to enact legislation or issue regulations establishing such requirements by the last day of the fifth full fiscal year after such date. Requires each local educa 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1532 - 9/19/2013--Introduced.Financial and Economic Literacy Improvement Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award formula matching grants to states or partnerships between states and experienced nonprofit providers of financial literacy or personal finance education. Requires grantees to use 25% of the grant funds to: (1) develop financial literacy standards and assessments for at least three grade levels, (2) create teach 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1523 - 9/18/2013--Introduced.Rebuilding America's Schools Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to tax-exempt bond funding for educational facilities, to: (1) reinstate the national qualified school construction bond limitation amount for calendar years after 2013, (2) make permanent the qualified zone academy bond (QZAB) limitation amount, (3) permit private entities to waive the 10% matching requirement for QZABs, and (4) revise the definition of QZAB for purposes of the credit for 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
S. 1086 - This summary has been edited for length3/13/2014--Passed Senate amended. (There are 2 other summaries)Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 - (Sec. 3) Reauthorizes the child care and development block grant program (CCDBG) under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (CCDBG Act) through FY2020 at the level of discretionary appropriations necessary. (Sec. 4) Allows governors to designate a collaborative agency or establish a joint interagency office to serve a 6 (3 R, 3 D) We support this legislation
S. 1086 - This summary has been edited for length3/13/2014--Passed Senate amended. (There are 2 other summaries)Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 - (Sec. 3) Reauthorizes the child care and development block grant program (CCDBG) under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (CCDBG Act) through FY2020 at the level of discretionary appropriations necessary. (Sec. 4) Allows governors to designate a collaborative agency or establish a joint interagency office to serve a 6 (3 R, 3 D) We support this legislation
S. 1086 - This summary has been edited for length9/15/2014--Passed House amended. (There are 3 other summaries)Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 - (Sec. 3) Reauthorizes the child care and development block grant (CCDBG) program under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (CCDBG Act) through FY2020 at specified levels. (Sec. 4) Allows governors to designate a collaborative agency or establish a joint interagency office to serve as the lead agency responsible for ad 6 (3 R, 3 D) We support this legislation
S.J.RES. 19 - 6/18/2013--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Grants Congress and the states the power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents with respect to federal and state elections, respectively. 41 (2 I, 39 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 5759 - 11/20/2014--Introduced.Executive Amnesty Prevention Act of 2014 - States that no provision of the Constitution, the Immigration and Nationality Act, or other federal law shall be interpreted or applied to authorize the executive branch of the government to exempt, by executive order, regulation, or any other means, categories of persons unlawfully present in the United States from removal under the immigration laws. Declares any action by the executive branch with the purpose of circumventin 17 (17 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 5343 - 7/31/2014--Introduced.All Students Count Act of 2014 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require information on the annual state report cards on student achievement at each proficiency level to be disaggregated by the same major racial groups as the decennial census of the population. (Currently, that information is to be disaggregated by race, but the racial groups are not specified.) Requires the proficiency information which is disaggregated by such racial grou 18 (18 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 5324 - SAFE PLAY Act 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 5219 - English Learning and Innovation Act 12 (12 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 5168 - 7/23/2014--Introduced.Full-Service Community Schools Act of 2014 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to: (1) consortia composed of one or more local educational agencies (LEAs) and one or more community-based, nonprofit, or other public or private entities to assist public elementary or secondary schools to function as full-service community schools; and (2) state collaboratives to support the development 30 (30 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 5165 - Advancing Girls in STEM Act of 2014 3 (1 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 5127 - Helping Schools Protect Our Children Act of 2014 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 5016 - 7/2/2014--Introduced.Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015 - Department of the Treasury Appropriations Act, 2015 - Makes appropriations for FY2015 for the Department of the Treasury. Executive Office of the President Appropriations Act, 2015 - Makes appropriations for FY2015 for the Executive Office of the President. Judiciary Appropriations Act, 2015 - Makes appropriations for FY2015 for the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts and related offices. Dist 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 5005 - 6/26/2014--Introduced.Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act of 2014 - Amends the General Education Provisions Act to prohibit the Secretary of Education from providing education funding to any educational agency or institution that allows school personnel to inflict corporal punishment upon a student as a form of punishment or to modify undesirable behavior. Requires each state to submit a plan to the Secretary, within 18 months of this Act's enactment and every third year thereafter, th 26 (26 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 5001 - 6/26/2014--Introduced.Core Opportunity Resources for Equity and Excellence Act of 2014 - Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require states to adopt student achievement standards that lead to college and career readiness by high school graduation. Requires each state school improvement plan to ensure that the state's public school system enables students to meet those standards by providing them wit 6 (6 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4984 - 6/26/2014--Introduced.Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education (IHEs) to provide annual (currently, entrance) counseling to student borrowers under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan program, beginning at or prior to the student's acceptance of the loan. Requires that counseling to be conducted in person, online, or through the use of an online couns 17 (15 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4983 - 6/26/2014--Introduced.Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to eliminate the restriction of college cost calculations to those costs incurred by first-time students. Eliminates the requirement that the Secretary of Education make publicly available on the College Navigator website: (1) college affordability and transparency lists, and (2) state higher education spending charts. Requires that the Secretary develop, annually update, 16 (15 R, 1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4973 - 6/25/2014--Introduced.Spurring Teacher Education Movement for STEM Act or the STEM for STEM Act - Expresses the sense of Congress that: the United States should be at the forefront of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; students in low-income and rural areas have limited access to STEM resources; teachers should have high-quality professional development opportunities in STEM; and teacher professional development should provide strategies for integrating STEM edu 1 (1 R) We support this legislation
H.R. 4965 - 6/25/2014--Introduced.Pre-K for USA Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting jointly in accordance with an interagency agreement, to award competitive grants to local educational agencies or local governmental entities to develop, enhance, or expand high-quality preschool programs. Requires each of those programs to include structural elements that are evidence-based and n 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4935 - 7/17/2014--Reported to House amended. (There is 1 other summary)Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the child tax credit, to: (1) increase from $110,00 to $150,000 ($75,000 for individual taxpayers and married taxpayers filing separately) the threshold amount applicable to married couples fiing joint tax returns above which such tax credit is reduced, and (2) allow an inflation adjustment to the threshold amounts and the $1,000 credi 4 (4 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 4929 - 6/20/2014--Introduced.Computer Science Career Education Act of 2014 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to consortia composed of at least one local educational agency, at least one institution of higher education (IHE), and community representatives for the development and operation of four- or six-year computer science career education programs. Requires each program to include the development of computer science programs for both secondary and postsecondary edu 10 (10 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4913 - 6/19/2014--Introduced.Achievement Through Technology and Innovation Reauthorization Act of 2014 - Amends title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to rename part D (Achievement through Technology and Innovation) as the Achievement Through Technology and Innovation Act of 2014 or the ATTAIN Act and to reauthorize it through FY2020. Requires states to use a portion of their allotted funds under subpart 1 (State and Local Grants) of part D to develop challenging academic co 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4828 - 6/10/2014--Introduced.Innovative STEM Networks Act or the I-STEM Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states or local educational agencies (LEAs) to establish STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) innovation networks in partnership with nonprofit organizations, businesses, institutions of higher education (IHEs), educational service agencies, or other entities to prepare students f 13 (13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4827 - 6/10/2014--Introduced.Youth Access to American Jobs Act of 2014 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award grants to 10 eligible entities (partnerships among a local educational agency (LEA), a community college, and a state apprentice program or a joint-labor management training program) to carry out a program for students to: (1) take science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses and other courses during grades 11 and 12 at a secondary school served by the LEA that pre 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4826 - 6/10/2014--Introduced.School Modernization and Revitalization Through Jobs Act, the SMART Jobs Act, or the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act - Requires the Secretary of Education to make grants to states for the modernization, renovation, or repair of public schools, including early learning facilities and charter schools, to make them safe, healthy, high-performing, and technologically up-to-date. Allocates grant funds among states on the basis of the relative 22 (22 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4815 - 6/9/2014--Introduced.American Manufacturing Jobs for Students Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education, when awarding grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for school counseling programs, to give special consideration to coordinated efforts to significantly engage students in manufacturing careers. Requires such programs to provide students in grades 7-12 with: (1) information on career and educational pathways leading to jobs 9 (9 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4782 - 5/30/2014--Introduced.Building Understanding, Investment, Learning, and Direction Career and Technical Education Act of 2014 or the BUILD Career and Technical Education Act of 2014 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive two-year grants to local educational agencies to support career and technical education exploration programs that provide middle and high school students with experiential learning opportunities that are connected to their education and career pathways. Req 10 (10 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4756 - 5/29/2014--Introduced.Bullying Redress and Verified Enforcement Act or the BRAVE Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require the employees of local educational agencies (LEAs) who become aware of bullying to report to an LEA-designated individual, within seven business days: (1) the acts that constituted bullying; (2) the protected characteristic of the victim if the bullying included a reference to or was motivated by such an actual or perceived protecte 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4515 - 4/29/2014--Introduced.Getting into Researching, Learning, & Studying of STEM Act of 2014 or the GIRLS-STEM Act of 2014 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to local educational agencies that serve underrepresented or low-income students to enable their elementary and secondary schools to establish and implement programs that: encourage the ongoing interest of female students in careers requiring science, tech 18 (18 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4414 - Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act of 2014 20 (11 R, 9 D) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 4321 - Employee Privacy Protection Act 31 (31 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 4320 - Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act 32 (32 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 4280 - 3/21/2014--Introduced.National Jazz Preservation, Education, and Promulgation Act of 2014 - Establishes a National Jazz Preservation Program, to be carried out by the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution through the Director of the National Museum of American History and in collaboration with other Smithsonian museums, to preserve knowledge and promote education about jazz. Requires the Secretary to: (1) record audio and video interviews with leading jazz artists; (2) acquire, preserve, 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4269 - Great Teaching and Leading for Great Schools Act of 2014 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4214 - 3/12/2014--Introduced.Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to schools and private or tribal nonprofit organizations to develop and maintain, or improve and expand, programs that support the use by schools, from the prekindergarten through postsecondary level, of Native American languages as their primary language of instruction. Requires grant applicants to present 4 (2 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4172 - Student Testing Improvement and Accountability Act 22 (9 R, 13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4108 - 2/27/2014--Introduced.Breath of Fresh Air Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to: (1) purchase nebulizers for use in their schools, and/or (2) train school personnel to use nebulizers. Requires LEA grant applicants to demonstrate that for each of their schools that are to use the nebulizers: (1) a full-time certified nurse is on staff, (2) trained personnel and other 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4086 - 2/25/2014--Introduced.Afterschool for America's Children Act - Amends the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program under part B of title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). (21st Century Community Learning Centers provide students with before school, after school, and summer learning programs to improve their academic performance.) Requires the Centers to provide students' families with opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children's 17 (17 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3984 - 2/3/2014--Introduced.Supporting Early Learning Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive, matching Quality Pathways grants to states that demonstrate the greatest progress toward establishing a high-quality system of early learning that includes: state early learning standards; preservice and ongoing training for staff; the systematic review, rating, and monitoring of early learning programs for ameliorative purposes; parental involvement; health, disability, an 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3983 - 2/3/2014--Introduced.Total Learning Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to full-service community schools or partnerships between local educational agencies and public or nonprofit social service providers or full-service community schools to implement innovative early learning curricula in preschool and elementary school programs in high-need communities for children from birth through age nine. Defines "full-service community schools" as public sc 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3911 - 1/16/2014--Introduced.Amends the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act to require: (1) states to use grants for safe and drug-free schools to collect and report information on the incidence of bullying and harassment, and (2) local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools to use subgrants to prevent and respond to incidents of bullying and harassment. Requires such LEAs or schools to: (1) notify parents and students annually of conduct prohibited in their school discipline policies, 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3873 - 1/14/2014--Introduced.Supporting Community Schools Act of 2013 - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize local educational agencies (LEAs) to use school improvement funds to transform schools identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring into community schools. (Schools are identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring when they fail to make adequate yearly progress [AYP] toward state 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3778 - 12/16/2013--Introduced.Expanded Access to Real Learning for our Young Act or the EARLY Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states to carry out full-day prekindergarten programs. Requires those programs to: be located at public schools, if practicable, or otherwise carried out by private or other community providers; permit parents, regardless of income, to voluntary enroll their four-year old children in the programs and do so at no cost if their co 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3738 - 12/12/2013--Introduced.Broadening Opportunities Through Education Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states that make school attendance compulsory through age 17. Requires states to use their grant to improve their secondary school programs, such as by: establishing or expanding work-based programs that integrate academic and career-based skills; implementing an early warning system that helps high schools and their feeder middle schools identify and 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3692 - 12/10/2013--Introduced.Schools of the Future Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive three- to five-year grants to eligible partnerships to implement and evaluate the results of technology-based learning practices, strategies, tools, or courses at rural schools. Defines "eligible partnerships" as those composed of a school partner, a digital learning partner, and an evaluation partner. Describes a "school partner" as a: (1) local educational agen 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3690 - 12/10/2013--Introduced.STEM Gateways Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to eligible entities for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) elementary and secondary school programs for women and girls, underrepresented minorities, and individuals from all economic backgrounds. Requires those programs to be directed toward at least one of the following goals: encouraging the interest of elementary and secondary school students in the STEM fiel 11 (11 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3660 - 12/5/2013--Introduced.Alerting Local Leaders and Ensuring Responsible Guidelines for Youth Act or the ALLERGY Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to condition each local educational agency's (LEA's) receipt of funds under the ESEA on the LEA establishing and implementing a policy on allergy bullying that requires its schools to: educate students, school personnel, and parents about allergy bullying and about such bullying being against school rules; clear 6 (1 R, 5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3536 - 11/19/2013--Introduced.Support Our Students Act of 2013 or the S.O.S. Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to support or develop programs that will train teachers, school personnel, and specialized instructional support personnel regarding mental health conditions in children. Includes as grant and subgrant recipients, states and 7 (7 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3532 - 11/19/2013--Introduced.Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to condition each state's receipt of ESEA funds, beginning in FY2015, on the state having in effect and enforcing a law or regulation that meets the minimum requirements for the prevention and treatment of concussions set forth in this Act. Requires each local educational agency in the state to develop and implement a standard plan for concussion 7 (7 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3490 - 11/14/2013--Introduced.Teacher Tax Deduction Enhancement Act of 2013 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) extend until 2020 the tax deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school educators (i.e., teachers, instructors, counselors, principals, or aides); (2) increase to $500 the allowable amount of such deduction for full-time educators (working at least 900 hours during the school year); and (3) allow such tax deduction for educators in preschool programs. 44 (17 R, 27 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3461 - This summary has been edited for length11/13/2013--Introduced.Strong Start for America's Children Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Education (Secretary) to allot matching grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs), childhood education program providers, or consortia of those entities to implement high-quality prekindergarten programs for children from low-income families. Allots grants to states based on each state's proportion of children who a 125 (2 R, 123 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3435 - 10/30/2013--Introduced.Put School Counselors Where They're Needed Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to implement a demonstration project providing competitive, 4-year grants to at least 10 secondary schools that have a 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate of 60% or lower, for the provision of additional school counselors and counselor resources. Expresses the sense of Congress that grantees should provide one additional cou 32 (32 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3433 - 10/30/2013--Introduced.Investing in Innovation for Education Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to local educational agencies (LEAs), educational service agencies, and nonprofit organizations that partner with an LEA or consortium of schools to support school innovations. Requires at least 25% of the grant funds to be awarded for projects in rural areas. Requires each grant applicant to d 10 (10 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3401 - 10/30/2013--Introduced.Restorative Justice in Schools Act of 2013 - Amends title II (Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow local educational agencies to use title II subgrants to train school personnel in restorative justice and conflict resolution. 14 (14 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3357 - 10/28/2013--Introduced.Early Childhood Education Professional Improvement Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants to states to: provide scholarships that enable preschool teachers employed in an early childhood education program to pursue a bachelor's degree in early childhood education or a closely related field; support preschool teachers employed in an early childhood education program to attain a credential, licensure, or endorsement that demonstrates comp 7 (7 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3325 - 10/23/2013--Introduced.Technology-Enabled Education Innovation Partnership Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive, renewable grants to eligible partnerships to design, implement, refine, and scale technology-enabled education innovation programs. Defines an "eligible partnership" as a partnership composed of at least one state or local educational agency (LEA) and at least one institution of higher education or nonprofit research organization working with 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3297 - 10/16/2013--Introduced.Teen Dating Violence Education Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the inclusion of information regarding the legal rights available to teenage victims of dating violence in the education programs created with grants to combat the impact on students of domestic violence. 11 (11 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3142 - 9/19/2013--Introduced.STEM Readiness Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive merit-based scholarships to students who are pursuing bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with concurrent certification as kindergarten, elementary, and secondary school teachers. Requires scholarship recipients to work for at least five academic years as a full-time STEM teacher at a 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3136 - 9/19/2013--Introduced.Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act of 2013 - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to select institutions of higher education (IHEs) for voluntary participation in Competency-Based Education Demonstration Programs that provide participating IHEs with the ability to offer competency-based education that does not meet certain statutory and regulatory requirements that would 8 (6 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3122 - 9/18/2013--Introduced.Successful, Safe, and Healthy Students Act of 2013 - Amends title IV (21st Century Schools) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award grants to states to: (1) develop, improve, and implement state reporting and information systems that measure conditions for learning, based on surveys of school students and staff; and (2) award competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or nonprofit organizations t 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3086 - 7/15/2014--Passed House without amendment. (There are 2 other summaries)(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act - Amends the Internet Tax Freedom Act to make permanent the ban on state and local taxation of Internet access and on multiple or discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce. 199 (132 R, 67 D) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 2575 - 4/3/2014--Passed House amended. (There are 2 other summaries)(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on March 26, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Save American Workers Act of 2014 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code, as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to redefine "full-time employee," for purposes of the mandate requiring employers to provide health care coverage for their employees, as an employee who is employe 180 (177 R, 3 D) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 2149 - 5/23/2013--Introduced.Families for Foster Youth Stamp Act of 2013 - Requires the United States Postal Service, for a period of at least four years, to provide for the issuance and sale of a semipostal in order to increase funding for effective programs targeted at improving permanency outcomes for youth in foster care. Divides the amount received from such sales equally between: (1) programs and activities under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978 that sp 21 (2 R, 19 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2149 - 5/23/2013--Introduced.Families for Foster Youth Stamp Act of 2013 - Requires the United States Postal Service, for a period of at least four years, to provide for the issuance and sale of a semipostal in order to increase funding for effective programs targeted at improving permanency outcomes for youth in foster care. Divides the amount received from such sales equally between: (1) programs and activities under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978 that sp 21 (2 R, 19 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1874 - 4/4/2014--Passed House amended. (There are 2 other summaries)Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2014 - Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (CBA) to require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to prepare for each major bill or resolution reported by any congressional committee (except the congressional appropriations committees), as a supplement to CBO cost estimates, a macroeconomic impact analysis of the budgetary effects of such legislation for the 10-fiscal year period beginning with 46 (46 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 1872 - This summary has been edited for lengthBudget and Accounting Transparency Act of 2014 - Title I: Fair Value Estimates - (Sec. 101) Amends the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990 (FCRA) (title V of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 [CBA]) to: Title II: Budgetary Treatment - (Sec. 201) Requires each of the Directors of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to study and make recommendations to congressional budget committees on the feasibility o 8 (8 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 1871 - 4/8/2014--Passed House amended. (There are 2 other summaries)Baseline Reform Act of 2014 - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to revise the formula for establishing the budget baseline. Revises the annual baseline, for any fiscal year, to mean a projection of current-year levels of new budget authority (as under current law), outlays (as under current law), or receipts (instead of revenues) and the surplus or deficit (as under 13 (13 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 803 - This summary has been edited for lengthTitle I: Amendments to the Workforce Investment Act of 2012 - Subtitle A: Workforce Investment Definitions - (Sec. 101) Defines "accrued expenditures," "administrative costs," "at-risk youth," "industry or sector partnership," "industry-recognized credential," "recognized postsecondary credential," and "pay-for-performance contract strategy." Subtitle B: Statewide and Local Workforce I 21 (21 R) We support this legislation
H. CON. RES. 96 - This summary has been edited for lengthTitle I: Recommended Levels and Amounts - (Sec. 101) Lists recommended budgetary levels and amounts for FY2015-FY2024 with respect to: (1) federal revenues, (2) new budget authority, (3) budget outlays, (4) deficits (on-budget), (5) debt subject to limit, and (6) debt held by the public. Title II: Recommended Long-Term Levels - (Sec. 201) Lists recommended revenue, spending, and deficit levels and amounts for FY2030, FY2035, and FY2040 as a percent of th 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
113th Congress, First Session
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 1845 - 12/17/2013--Introduced.Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act - Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to extend emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) payments for eligible individuals to weeks of employment ending on or before April 1, 2014. Amends the Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act to extend until March 31, 2014, requirements that federal payments to states cover 100% of EUC. Amends the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 27 (1 R, 1 I, 25 D) We support this legislation
S. 1737 - A bill to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend increased expensing limitations and the treatment of certain real property as section 179 property. 35 (1 I, 34 D) We support this legislation
S. 1697 - A bill to support early learning. 30 (1 I, 29 D) We support this legislation
S. 1569 - A bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014. 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1523 - 9/18/2013--Introduced.Rebuilding America's Schools Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to tax-exempt bond funding for educational facilities, to: (1) reinstate the national qualified school construction bond limitation amount for calendar years after 2013, (2) make permanent the qualified zone academy bond (QZAB) limitation amount, (3) permit private entities to waive the 10% matching requirement for QZABs, and (4) revise the definition of QZAB for purposes of the credit for 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
S. 1407 - Computer Science Education and Jobs Act of 2013 7 (1 R, 6 D) We support this legislation
S. 1370 - 7/25/2013--Introduced.Promoting Innovations to 21st Century Careers Act - Authorizes the Director of the National Academic and Career Innovation Center to award certain planning, implementation, transitional, and supplemental grants to state pathways partnerships to carry out activities that will create and enhance educational and career pathways for high school students to postsecondary schools (including registered apprenticeship programs) and to 21st century careers, particularly in high s 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1306 - 7/16/2013--Introduced.No Child Left Inside Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to direct the Secretary of Education to award grants to states and, through them, competitive subgrants to eligible partnerships to support the implementation of state environmental literacy plans that include environmental education standards and teacher training. Includes in the eligible partnerships a local educational agency (LEA) and at least one institution of highe 14 (2 R, 1 I, 11 D) We support this legislation
S. 1293 - 7/11/2013--Introduced.Building Understanding, Investment, Learning, and Direction Career and Technical Education Act of 2013 or the BUILD Career and Technical Education Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive two-year grants to local educational agencies to support career and technical education exploration programs that provide middle and high school students with experiential learning opportunities that are connected to their education and career pathways. Req 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1291 - 7/11/2013--Introduced.Family Engagement in Education Act of 2013 - Amends title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize states to reserve school improvement funds to: award a grant to a statewide nonprofit organization to establish a Statewide Family Engagement Center that provides comprehensive training, technical assistance, and capacity building to local educational agencies (LEAs), organizatio 7 (7 D) We support this legislation
S. 1269 - 7/8/2013--Introduced.Community College to Career Fund Act - Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to direct the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to: (1) institutions of higher education for educational or career training programs (including those leading to a recognized postsecondary credential) for workers, (2) state or local organizations in partnership with community colleges and other training providers for pay-for-performance projects an 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
S. 1238 - Keep Student Loans Affordable Act of 2013 35 (1 I, 34 D) We support this legislation
S. 1222 - 6/25/2013--Introduced.Rural Education Achievement Program Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Amends part B (Rural Education Initiative) of title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to revise the Small, Rural School Achievement program, which gives rural local educational agencies (LEAs) federal formula grants and greater flexibility in the use of state educational funds. Limits eligibility to LEAs whose schools are all designated with a school locale code of Fringe Rural, Dis 1 (1 R) We support this legislation
S. 1178 - 6/18/2013--Introduced.Educating Tomorrow's Engineers Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states to incorporate engineering design skills and practice into their academic content standards and academic achievement standards and assessments in science by the 2016-2017 school year. Requires states to reserve 10% of the grant they receive under the Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund program to award competitive grants to nonprofit organizati 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1131 - 6/11/2013--Introduced.Building upon Unique Indian Learning and Development Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish an in-school facility innovation program contest to encourage institutions of higher education (IHEs) to solve the problem of how to improve Indian school facilities for problem-based learning. Requires the Secretary of Education (Secretary) and the Secretary of the Interior to establish a Department of the Interior and Department of Education Joint Oversight Bo 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1129 - 6/11/2013--Introduced.STEM Support for Teachers in Education and Mentoring (STEM) Act or the STEM 2 Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive planning grants to states, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, or institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop effective state or tribal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) networks that coordinate STEM education efforts 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1127 - 6/10/2013--Introduced.Strengthening Kids' Interest in Learning and Libraries Act or the SKILLS Act - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require the inclusion of effective school library programs in school improvement programs. Defines an "effective school library program" as one that: (1) is staffed by a state sanctioned school librarian; (2) has up-to-date materials and technology, including broadband; (3) includes regular coll 4 (1 R, 3 D) We support this legislation
S. 1126 - 6/10/2013--Introduced.Prescribe A Book Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to nonprofit organizations for the implementation of Pediatric Early Literacy Programs, through which: (1) health care providers encourage parents to read aloud to their children and offer parents developmentally appropriate recommendations and strategies for doing so; (2) health care providers give each visiting child between 6 (1 R, 5 D) We support this legislation
S. 1113 - 6/7/2013--Introduced.Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to partnerships to: (1) provide high quality professional development to elementary school principals in early childhood education and development; (2) gain a knowledge base and capacity to provide high quality early childhood education; and (3) collaborate with early childhood education providers, services providers, and families in creating a con 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1109 - 6/6/2013--Introduced.Early Intervention for Graduation Success Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to revise provisions concerning programs to reduce school dropout rates and increase school reentry and secondary school graduation rates. Replaces the existing grant program with an early intervention for graduation success program awarding competitive, renewable, five-year early intervention grants to states and, through them, subgrants to partnerships bet 1 (1 R) We support this legislation
S. 1108 - 6/6/2013--Introduced.Local Taxpayer Relief Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to make permanent amendments made to the Impact Aid program (which compensates local educational agencies [LEAs] for the financial burden of federal activities affecting their school districts) by the Impact Aid Improvement Act of 2012 that: require the valuation of the federal property located within the boundaries of an LEA by calculating the valuation, for property tax purpo 5 (1 R, 4 D) We support this legislation
S. 1107 - 6/6/2013--Introduced.Native Hawaiian Education Act - Amends the Native Hawaiian Education Act to revise the duties and composition of the Native Hawaiian Education Council. (The Native Hawaiian Education Council coordinates the educational and related services and programs available to Native Hawaiians.) Requires the Council to be composed of 15 members who: (1) are from certain educational, governmental, Trust, and grant-making entities; and (2) demonstrate at least five years of experience 3 (1 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1096 - 6/4/2013--Introduced.Office of Rural Education Policy Act - Amends the Department of Education Organization Act to establish an Office of Rural Education Policy (Office) in the Department of Education's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Requires the Office to be headed by a Director who advises the Secretary of Education on the characteristics and needs of rural schools, and the effects current policies and proposed statutory, regulatory, administrative, and budgetary changes ha 7 (1 R, 6 D) We support this legislation
S. 1088 - 6/4/2013--Introduced.Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 - Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates. Considers harassment to be a form of discrimination. Prohibits retaliation against anyone for opposing conduct made unlawful under this Act. Authorizes federal departme 36 (1 I, 35 D) We support this legislation
S. 1087 - 6/4/2013--Introduced.Enhancing Education Through Technology Act of 2013 - Replaces part D (Enhancing Education Through Technology) of title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) with a new part D (Achievement Through Technology and Innovation). Directs the Secretary of Education (under new subpart 1 [Technology Readiness and Access] of part D) to award matching grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to strengthen state and 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1082 - 5/23/2013--Introduced.Accelerated Learning Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Education to allot grants to states, based on their share of low-income elementary and secondary school students, to cover part or all of the Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) examination fee low-income students incur. Directs the Secretary to award renewable competitive matching grants to states, local educational agencies (LEAs), or partnerships between a nonprofit organization and a 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1067 - 5/23/2013--Introduced.Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to: (1) promote science, technology, engineering (including robotics), and mathematics (STEM) in secondary schools and after school programs; (2) support the participation of secondary school students in nontraditional STEM teaching methods; and (3) broaden secondary school students' access to STEM careers. Giv 7 (7 D) We support this legislation
S. 1063 - 5/23/2013--Introduced.Effective Teaching and Leading Act - Amends title II (Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to create a new Part E: Building School Capacity for Effective Teaching and Leadership. Directs the Secretary of Education to allot grants to states for subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to improve teaching and school leadership through a system of teacher and principal inductio 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1062 - This summary has been edited for length5/23/2013--Introduced.Educator Preparation Reform Act - Amends title II (Teacher Quality Enhancement) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to revise the Teacher Quality Partnership grant program. (The grant program provides funds to partnerships of high-need local educational agencies [LEAs], high-need schools, institutions of higher education [IHEs], and, as applicable, high-need early childhood education programs which are to use the funds for a 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1043 - 5/23/2013--Introduced.English Learning and Innovation Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award renewable, competitive grants to states, local educational agencies (LEAs), and public charter schools or charter school management organizations to carry out activities that result in English learners becoming proficient in English so that they can access the knowledge needed to meet state academic content standards and be read 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1036 - 5/23/2013--Introduced.Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to replace the program providing incentive payments to public elementary schools for foreign language instruction with a partnership program in foreign languages that provides matching grants to partnerships composed of state or local educational agencies and institutions of higher education. Requires such partnerships to establish, improve, or expand model pro * We support this legislation
S. 1033 - 5/23/2013--Introduced.Fitness Integrated with Teaching Kids Act or FIT Kids Act - Requires the Secretary of Education to award grants to states to implement comprehensive programs to promote physical activity, education, and fitness and nutrition that are based on scientifically valid research, and an analysis of need that considers, at a minimum, physical education indicators. Limits a grant award to a maximum of five years. Prescribes certain activities under a grant, including that states 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
S. 1025 - 5/22/2013--Introduced.Helping Communities Rebuild After Deadly School Shootings and Other Traumatic Events Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to fund certain actions they deem necessary to improve the learning environment at a school that has experienced a violent or traumatic crisis on campus. Requires LEAs to use that grant to: (1) acquire real property; (2) construct n 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1003 - A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reset interest rates for new student loans. 5 (5 R) We support this legislation
S. 953 - 5/14/2013--Introduced.Student Loan Affordability Act - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend until June 30, 2015, existing interest rates for loans made to undergraduate students under the Federal Direct Stafford Loan program. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to modify rules for required distributions from tax-exempt pension plans to an employee who dies before such employee's entire interest is distributed to require such interest to be distributed within five years after the de 24 (1 I, 23 D) We support this legislation
S. 940 - 5/14/2013--Introduced.Graduation Promise Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make matching grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for differentiated high school improvement systems targeting support to schools with low student achievement and graduation rates after such schools fail for two consecutive years to make annual measurable growth pursuant to state academic performance standards. Allots grant funds to states pursuant to 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 896 - 5/8/2013--Introduced.Social Security Fairness Act of 2013 - Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to repeal the government pension offset requirement applicable to and reducing husband's and wife's insurance benefits, widow's and widower's insurance benefits, and divorced mother's and divorced father's insurance benefits with respect to federal, state, or local government employees who receive a government pension and did not pay Soci 18 (4 R, 1 I, 13 D) We support this legislation
S. 870 - 5/7/2013--Introduced.Pregnant and Parenting Students Access to Education Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make formula grants to states and, through them, competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to establish or enhance educational programs and related services that enable pregnant and parenting students to enroll in, attend, and succeed in school. Requires state grantees to: (1) designate a Coordinator for Education of Pregnant and Parenting Students 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
S. 854 - 4/25/2013--Introduced.STEM Education for the Global Economy Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to replace the Mathematics and Science Partnerships program with a STEM Education program. Directs the Secretary of Education to implement that program by allotting formula grants to states and, through them, awarding competitive subgrants to high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) or educational service agencies serving such LEAs to improve preschool and el 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
S. 844 - 4/25/2013--Introduced.Supporting Community Schools Act of 2013 - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize local educational agencies (LEAs) to use school improvement funds to transform schools identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring into community schools. (Schools are identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring when they fail to make adequate yearly progress [AYP] toward state 4 (1 I, 3 D) We support this legislation
S. 840 - 4/25/2013--Introduced.School Principal Recruitment and Training Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a principal recruitment and training grant program awarding renewable, matching grants to states, local educational agencies (LEAs), educational service agencies, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and partnerships of those entities to recruit, prepare, place, and support principals in eligible schools. Defines "eligible schools" 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 833 - 4/25/2013--Introduced.Educational Success for Children and Youth Without Homes Act of 2013 - Amends the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act's program of grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for the education of homeless youth to: raise the minimum allotment for each state; elaborate on the functions of each state's Office of the Coordinator for Education of Homeless Children and Youths; elaborate on required state procedures for resolvin 4 (1 I, 3 D) We support this legislation
S. 829 - 4/25/2013--Introduced.Financial Literacy for Students Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to states to: (1) integrate financial literacy education into each of their public elementary and secondary schools that are eligible for school improvement funds under title I of the ESEA, and (2) train their secondary school financial literacy or entrepreneurship teachers to teach financial literacy in core 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 815 - A bill to prohibit the employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. 46 (2 R, 2 I, 42 D) We support this legislation
S. 758 - 4/18/2013--Introduced.Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation Act or the LEARN Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award planning grants to states to complete comprehensive planning to carry out activities that improve literacy for children from birth through grade 12. Requires grantees to form or designate a state literacy leadership team, composed of individuals having certain literacy expertise, to guide the development and implementation of the comprehensive, statew 6 (1 I, 5 D) We support this legislation
S. 756 - 4/17/2013--Introduced.Helping Schools Protect Our Children Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include the training of school personnel to recognize child sexual abuse among the uses of grants to states and subgrants to local educational agencies and partnerships under part A (Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund) of title II. 2 (1 R, 1 D) We support this legislation
S. 743 - A bill to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes. 22 (7 R, 1 I, 14 D) We support this legislation
S. 708 - 4/11/2013--Introduced.Success in the Middle Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Education to make grants to states, based on their proportion of poor children aged 5 to 17, to: (1) implement state middle grades needs analyses and, on the basis of such analyses, improvement plans that describe what students must master to complete successfully the middle grades and succeed in academically rigorous secondary school coursework; and (2) award competitive subgrants to local educational agencies 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
S. 649 - This summary has been edited for length3/21/2013--Introduced.Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 - Amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NICS Act), the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Brady Act), the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, and the federal criminal code to require background checks for all firearm sales, prohibit straw purchases of firearms, and expand the school safety grant program. Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013 - Amends the NICS Act t 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 648 - 3/21/2013--Introduced.Helping Educators Support All Students Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies to support or develop programs that will train teachers, school personnel, and specialized instructional support personnel regarding mental health conditions in children. Requires grant and subgrant recipients to partner with a mental health organiz 3 (1 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
S. 519 - 3/11/2013--Introduced.Providing Resources Early for Kids Act of 2013 or the PRE-K Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to states to enhance or improve state-funded preschool programs. Sets forth a grant formula favoring states that: (1) have curricula aligned with state early learning standards; (2) use nationally-established, or better, best practices for class size and teacher-to-student ratios; (3) re 9 (9 D) We support this legislation
S. 512 - 3/11/2013--Introduced.To Aid Gifted and High-Ability Learners by Empowering the Nation's Teachers Act or the TALENT Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require state assessments of student proficiency to measure individual academic achievement, including above grade level achievement. Requires states to: (1) recognize local educational agencies (LEAs) that significantly increase the proportion of their students, overall and in specified student subgroups, that 5 (2 R, 3 D) We support this legislation
S. 502 - 3/7/2013--Introduced.Prepare All Kids Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to establish a Prekindergarten Incentive Fund from which matching grants shall be awarded to states and, through them, subgrants to qualified prekindergarten providers to establish, expand, or enhance voluntary high quality full-day prekindergarten programs serving children ages three through five. Directs state grantees to set aside: (1) at leas 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
S. 456 - 3/5/2013--Introduced.Annual National Classified School Employee of the Year Award Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award National Classified School Employee of the Year Awards to classified public school employees within certain occupational specialties who provide exemplary service to students in prekindergarten through higher education. Requires the Secretary to choose an awardee each year, out of nominations received from each state, from one of the following occupational speci 10 (1 R, 9 D) We support this legislation
S. 441 - 3/4/2013--Introduced.Professional Development for Educators Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to direct the Secretary of Education to allot grants to states and, through them, award or allot subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide professional development to educators. Makes each state's allotment equivalent to its share of school improvement funds under part A of title I of the ESEA. Requires states to use a portion of their al 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 440 - 3/4/2013--Introduced.Preparing and Reinvesting in Early Education Act of 2013 or the PRE ED Act of 2013 - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include early childhood educators in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) and Direct Loan (DL) forgiveness programs for teachers. Makes early childhood educators eligible for FFEL or DL forgiveness if they are not in default on the loan being forgiven and have: (1) been employed as a full-time early childhood educator for five consecutive co * We support this legislation
S. 439 - 3/4/2013--Introduced.Career and Technical Education Facilities Modernization Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to direct the Secretary of Education to support local educational agencies (LEAs), community colleges, and other appropriate entities in modernizing, renovating, or repairing facilities used to provide science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or career and technical education to public elementary, secondary school, or community college stude 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 438 - 3/4/2013--Introduced.Tax Credit for Early Educators Act of 2013 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) allow an individual taxpayer who is employed in a position involving regular contact with students in an early childhood school or education program and whose position involves the formulation or implementation of educational programs for such school or program a $3,000 tax credit, adjusted for inflation after 2013; (2) extend until 2018 the tax deduction for certain expenses of eligible * We support this legislation
S. 403 - 2/28/2013--Introduced.Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states to direct their local educational agencies (LEAs) to establish policies that prevent and prohibit conduct, including bullying and harassment, that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to: (1) limit students' ability to participate in, or benefit from school programs; or (2) create a hostile or abusive educational environment that adversely affect 40 (2 R, 1 I, 37 D) We support this legislation
S. 392 - 2/27/2013--Introduced.Promoting Health as Youth Skills In Classrooms And Life Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include health education and physical education in the definition of "core academic subjects." 7 (7 D) We support this legislation
S. 374 - 2/25/2013--Introduced.Protecting Responsible Gun Sellers Act of 2013 - Declares that: (1) Congress supports the right to bear arms, found in the Second Amendment to the Constitution, and the existing prohibition on a national firearms registry; (2) the Department of Justice (DOJ) should make it a top priority to work with states to swiftly input missing records, including mental health records, in the background check system; and (3) if U.S. citizens agree that in order to promote safe and re 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 372 - 2/14/2013--Introduced.Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award competitive grants to enable eligible entities to carry out programs that provide adolescents with comprehensive sex education to: (1) replicate evidence-based sex education programs, (2) substantially incorporate elements of evidence-based sex education programs, or (3) create a demonstration project based on generally accepted characteristics of effective s 6 (6 D) We support this legislation
S. 370 - 2/14/2013--Introduced.Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a geography education grant program under title II (Teacher Quality Enhancement). Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award a grant to a national nonprofit education organization or consortium, with 75% to be used for matching subgrants to institutions of higher education associated with state geographic alliances, nonprofit educational organizations, or state or local educ 19 (7 R, 1 I, 11 D) We support this legislation
S. 358 - 2/14/2013--Introduced.STEM Master Teacher Corps Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to consortia of local educational agencies (LEAs) or states, acting in partnership with institutions of higher education or nonprofit organizations to establish a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Master Teacher Corps program. Requires grantees to: (1) select exemplary elementar 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
S. 326 - 2/14/2013--Introduced.After School for America's Children Act - Amends the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program under part B of title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). (21st Century Community Learning Centers provide students with before and after school programs to improve their academic performance.) Requires the Centers to provide: (1) students with activities that are targeted to their academic needs and aligned with the instruction they receive 11 (1 R, 10 D) We support this legislation
S. 322 - 2/13/2013--Introduced.Ready to Learn Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to states and, through them, subgrants to schools, child care entities, Head Start programs, or other community-based prekindergarten providers for high-quality full day voluntary prekindergarten programs that prepare four-year olds for school. Requires that such programs: (1) first serve children whose family income 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
S. 283 - 2/12/2013--Introduced.Investing in Innovation for Education Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to local educational agencies (LEAs), educational service agencies, and nonprofit organizations to support the school innovation efforts of public schools and LEAs. Requires at least 25% of the grant funds to be awarded for projects in rural areas. Requires each grant applicant to demonstrate tha 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 282 - 2/12/2013--Introduced.Counseling for Career Choice Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive establishment grants to states to develop and implement comprehensive school counseling programs that provide students with effective postsecondary education planning and career guidance services. Requires each program to be aligned with a statewide counseling framework that: (1) encompasses grades 6 through 12 and posts 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 274 - 2/11/2013--Introduced.Children Eating Well Act or the CHEW Act - Requires each local educational agency (LEA) participating in the school improvement program under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to: (1) develop and implement healthy eating and nutrition education programs in its schools, and (2) periodically monitor schools' efforts to improve students' healthy eating and nutritive knowledge. Requires LEAs to consult multiple viewpoints in developing 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 254 - 2/7/2013--Introduced.Cardiomyopathy Health Education, Awareness, Risk Assessment, and Training in the Schools (HEARTS) Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), in conjunction with the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to develop and disseminate to school administrators, educators, school health professionals, coaches, and families, as well as to state and local health departments, pediatricia 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
S. 217 - 2/4/2013--Introduced.High School Data Transparency Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to collect the following information annually from each coeducational elementary and secondary school that receives federal financial assistance and has an interscholastic athletic program: (1) the number, gender, and race or ethnicity of students that attended the school; and (2) for each team that competed in athletic competition, t 13 (1 I, 12 D) We support this legislation
S. 195 - 1/31/2013--Introduced.Mental Health in Schools Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise a community children and violence program to assist local communities and schools in applying a public health approach to mental health services, including by: (1) revising eligibility requirements for a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement; and (2) providing for comprehensive school mental health programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, trauma-informed, and age 18 (1 I, 17 D) We support this legislation
S. 150 - 1/24/2013--Introduced.Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to ban the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a semiautomatic assault weapon, including: a semiautomatic rifle that can accept a detachable magazine and has any one of the following characteristics: (1) a pistol grip; (2) a forward grip; (3) a folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; (4) a grenade or rocket launcher; (5) a barrel shroud; or (6) a threaded barrel; a semiautomatic rife 20 (20 D) We support this legislation
S. 146 - This summary has been edited for length3/12/2013--Reported to Senate amended. (There is 1 other summary)School and Campus Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the use of school security grants by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services for the installation of surveillance equipment and the establishment of hotlines or tiplines for the reporting of potentially dangerous students and situations. Re 5 (1 R, 2 I, 2 D) We support this legislation
S. 123 - This summary has been edited for length1/23/2013--Introduced.Voter Empowerment Act of 2013 - Voter Registration Modernization Act of 2013 - Amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) to require each state to make available official public websites for online voter registration. Authorizes automated voter registration of certain individuals and establishes other initiatives to promote voter registration, such as same day registration and voter registration of individuals under 12 (12 D) We support this legislation
S. 54 - 1/22/2013--Introduced.Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any person (other than a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer) from knowingly purchasing a firearm for, on behalf of, or with intent to transfer it to, any other person, or attempting or conspiring to do so, if that firearm has moved in or otherwise affected interstate or foreign commerce. Includes the receipt of a firearm from pawn or on consignment as a "purchase." Set 11 (2 R, 1 I, 8 D) We support this legislation
S. 47 - This summary has been edited for lengthTitle I: Enhancing Judicial and Law Enforcement Tools to Combat Violence Against Women - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize appropriations for FY2014-FY2018 for grants to: (1) combat violent crime against women (STOP grants); and (2) encourage governmental entities to implement policies, training programs, and best practices for recognizing, investigating, and prosecuting instances of domestic violence and violent s 50 (7 R, 2 I, 41 D) We support this legislation
S. 43 - Dollar-for-Dollar Deficit Reduction Act 27 (27 R) We oppose this legislation
S. 29 - End Government Shutdowns Act 22 (21 R, 1 D) We oppose this legislation
S. CON. RES. 8 - This summary has been edited for length3/15/2013--Introduced.Sets forth the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2013, including the appropriate budgetary levels for FY2015-FY2023. Lists recommended budgetary levels and amounts for FY2013-FY2023 with respect to: (1) federal revenues, (2) new budget authority, (3) budget outlays, (4) deficits, (5) public debt, and (6) debt held by the public. Lists the appropriate levels of new budget authority, outlays, and administrative 1 (1 D) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 3490 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and expand the deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers. 44 (17 R, 27 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3461 - To support early learning. 125 (2 R, 123 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3273 - To establish a bicameral working group on deficit reduction and economic growth. 3 (3 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 3102 - This summary has been edited for length9/16/2013--Introduced.Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013 - Amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to prohibit the payment of a deposit fee in excess of any state fee reimbursement to recipients of supplemental nutrition assistance (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program) for the return of empty bottles and cans used to contain food purchased with SNAP benefits. Requires participating retail food stores to: (1) offer perishable 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 2982 - Computer Science in STEM Act of 2013 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2933 - Helping Military Children Succeed in Schools Act 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2930 - 8/1/2013--Introduced.Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act - Amends title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to reauthorize appropriations under part H (School Dropout Prevention). Establishes a transition-to-success mentoring program under part H of the ESEA requiring the Secretary of Education to award grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or partnerships between LEAs and community-based nonprofit organizations to establish, expand, or provide technical supp 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2920 - Financial Literacy for Students Act 34 (34 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2897 - 7/31/2013--Introduced.Access to Complete Education Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to promote and strengthen as an integral part of the curriculum one or more of the subjects of music and arts, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, history, geography, and physical education and health. Gives priority to LEAs that have the greatest numbers or percentages 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2889 - 7/31/2013--Introduced.Local Jobs for America Act - Directs the Secretary of Labor, acting through the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor, to provide for the allotment of funds to states, local government units, and community-based organizations to save and create local jobs through the retention, restoration, or expansion of services needed by local communities. Makes appropriations for this program. Prohibits the hiring of an individual for a position fu 17 (17 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2878 - 7/31/2013--Introduced.Keep Teachers Teaching Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive, renewable grants to local educational agencies (LEAs), states, and partnerships of LEAs, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher education for the development and implementation of innovative teacher retention programs that include: (1) professional development; (2) teacher mentoring; (3) advanced certificat 14 (14 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2759 - 7/19/2013--Introduced.Teachers at the Table Act - Amends title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to establish the Volunteer Teacher Advisory Committee to monitor the effects of such title in classrooms, with its focus solely on children and families. Requires the Committee to be composed of a diverse group of public school classroom teachers who are past or present Teachers of * We support this legislation
H.R. 2706 - 7/17/2013--Introduced.Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation Act or the LEARN Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants to states to develop or improve a comprehensive plan to improve the literacy of children from birth through grade 12. Directs the Secretary to award grants to states to implement their comprehensive literacy plans for such children through: competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or early learning programs for specified a 9 (9 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2702 - 7/16/2013--Introduced.No Child Left Inside Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to direct the Secretary of Education to award grants to states and, through them, competitive subgrants to eligible partnerships to support the implementation of state environmental literacy plans that include environmental education standards and teacher training. Includes in the eligible partnerships a local educational agency (LEA) and at least one institution of highe 36 (1 R, 35 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2662 - 7/11/2013--Introduced.Family Engagement in Education Act of 2013 - Amends title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize states to reserve school improvement funds to: award a grant to a statewide nonprofit organization to establish a Statewide Family Engagement Center that provides comprehensive training, technical assistance, and capacity building to local educational agencies (LEAs), organizatio 36 (11 R, 25 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2592 - 6/28/2013--Introduced.STEM Innovation Networks Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to state-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) networks or similar organizations of STEM stakeholders to expand STEM education and STEM educator development. Includes among grant uses: testing, sharing, and scaling up STEM education research, promising practices, and exemplary programs; identifying state STEM education weaknesses and prioritizin 11 (11 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2560 - 6/27/2013--Introduced.Community College to Career Fund Act - Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to direct the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to: (1) institutions of higher education for educational or career training programs for workers, (2) state or local organizations in partnership with community colleges and other training providers for pay-for-performance projects and pay-for-success job training projects, (3) state or local govern 42 (42 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2549 - 6/27/2013--Introduced.Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching Act or the BEST Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award renewable two-year grants to states to establish or improve a Seal of Biliteracy program to recognize student proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in both English and a second language. Requires students who wish to participate in such a program to submit an application to their state that includes assurances that they: (1) will receive a secondary school di 12 (12 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2536 - 6/27/2013--Introduced.Computer Science Education Act of 2013 - Amends title IX (General Provisions) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to define "computer science" as the study of computers and algorithmic processes, including the study of computing principles, computer hardware and software design, computer applications, and the impact of computers on society. Makes computer science a core academic subject. Includes computer science teachers in professional dev 113 (59 R, 54 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2517 - 6/26/2013--Introduced.Families Learning and Understanding English Together Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make grants to providers of family literacy services to improve the literacy and English skills of limited English proficient individuals who are parents or children in families where each parent is at least 16 years old and where at least one child is under age 8. Directs the Secretary to reserve certain funds to: (1) make grants to, or enter contracts with, nat 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2516 - 6/26/2013--Introduced.Providing Resources to Improve Dual Language Education Act of 2013 or the PRIDE Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award up to five grants to partnerships of local educational agencies (LEAs), early childhood education programs, and technical assistance providers for the implementation of dual language demonstration programs designed to enhance and assess the biliteracy and bilingualism skills of low-income minority and limited English proficient children fro 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2515 - 6/26/2013--Introduced.Strengthening Kids' Interest in Learning and Libraries Act or the SKILLs Act - Amends title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize appropriations for FY2014-FY2019 for the Improving Literacy through School Libraries grant program. Requires local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive school improvement funds to ensure, to the extent feasible, that each of their schools receiving such funds employs at least one state certified school libra 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2426 - 6/18/2013--Introduced.Educating Tomorrow's Engineers Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states to incorporate engineering design skills and practice into their academic content standards and academic achievement standards and assessments in science by the 2016-2017 school year. Requires states to reserve 10% of the grant they receive under the Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund program to award competitive grants to nonprofit organizati 20 (4 R, 16 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2367 - 6/13/2013--Introduced.Building upon Unique Indian Learning and Development Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish an in-school facility innovation program contest to encourage institutions of higher education (IHEs) to solve the problem of how to improve Indian school facilities for problem-based learning. Requires the Secretary of Education (Secretary) and the Secretary of the Interior to establish a Department of the Interior and Department of Education Joint Oversight Bo 4 (1 R, 3 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2342 - 6/12/2013--Introduced.Children's Act for Responsible Employment of 2013 or CARE Act of 2013 - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to define "oppressive child labor," for purposes of the Act's child labor prohibitions, as the employment of any employee who is: (1) 16 or 17 in any occupation found by the Secretary of Labor to be particularly hazardous for their employment or detrimental to their health or well-being; (2) 14 or 15, unless the employment is confined to periods w 11 (11 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2338 - 6/12/2013--Introduced.To Aid Gifted and High-Ability Learners by Empowering the Nation's Teachers Act or the TALENT Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require state assessments of student proficiency to measure individual academic achievement, including above grade level achievement. Requires states to: (1) recognize local educational agencies (LEAs) that significantly increase the proportion of their students, overall and in specified student subgroups, that 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2334 - 6/12/2013--Introduced.STEM Support for Teachers in Education and Mentoring (STEM) Act or the STEM 2 Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive planning grants to states, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, or institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop effective state or tribal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) networks that coordinate STEM education efforts 4 (1 R, 3 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2317 - 6/11/2013--Introduced.Counseling for Career Choice Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive establishment grants to states to develop and implement comprehensive school counseling programs that provide students with effective postsecondary education planning and career guidance services. Requires each program to be aligned with a statewide counseling framework that: (1) encompasses grades 6 through 12 and posts 17 (1 R, 16 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2316 - 6/11/2013--Introduced.Success in the Middle Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Education to make grants to states, based on their proportion of poor children aged 5 to 17, to: (1) implement state middle grades needs analyses and, on the basis of such analyses, improvement plans that describe what students must master to complete successfully the middle grades and succeed in academically rigorous secondary school coursework; and (2) award competitive subgrants to local educational agencies 13 (13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2296 - 6/6/2013--Introduced.Local Taxpayer Relief Act - Amends the Impact Aid Improvement Act of 2012 to make permanent amendments that Act made to the Impact Aid program (which compensates local educational agencies [LEAs] for the financial burden of federal activities affecting their school districts) that: require the valuation of the federal property located within the boundaries of an LEA by calculating the valuation, for property tax purposes, of all property within the LEA's boundaries and 12 (3 R, 9 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2287 - 6/6/2013--Introduced.Native Hawaiian Education Act - Amends the Native Hawaiian Education Act to revise the duties and composition of the Native Hawaiian Education Council. (The Native Hawaiian Education Council coordinates the educational and related services and programs available to Native Hawaiians.) Requires the Council to be composed of 15 members who: (1) are from certain educational, governmental, Trust, and grant-making entities; and (2) demonstrate at least five years of experience 2 (1 R, 1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2268 - 6/5/2013--Introduced.Engaging Students Through Service Learning Act - Amends title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish an Enhancing the Effectiveness of K-12 Education through Service Learning grant program. Directs the Secretary of Education to reserve a portion of program funds to: (1) establish a National Center for K-12 Service Learning; and (2) conduct research and evaluation activities, including a study on the effects of academic service-learning on i 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2237 - 6/4/2013--Introduced.Developing Innovative Partnerships and Learning Opportunities that Motivate Achievement Act or the DIPLOMA Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award renewable five-year grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local consortia that include a local educational agency and other community partners to: (1) ensure the academic, physical, social, emotional, and civic development of disadvantaged youth; and (2) strengthen their families and communities.Require 21 (21 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2228 - 6/3/2013--Introduced.Assessment Accuracy and Improvement Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow states to require the use of adaptive assessments of student progress toward state academic performance standards that accurately assess student achievement above and below grade level while also measuring grade-level performance. Defines an "adaptive assessment" as one that changes in difficulty in accordance with a student's performance but reports its outcome 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2195 - 5/23/2013--Introduced.Promise Neighborhoods Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive, matching Promise Neighborhood Partnership grants to nonprofit organizations that partner with a local educational agency (LEA) to implement a comprehensive continuum of supports and services that engage community partners in improving the academic achievement, health and social development, and college and career readiness of children that live in distressed neighborhoods with un 47 (47 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2184 - 5/23/2013--Introduced.Working to Encourage Community Action and Responsibility in Education Act or the WE CARE Act - Amends title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states and local educational agencies (LEAs) to assess the nonacademic factors affecting student academic performance and work with other public, private, nonprofit, and community-based entities to address those factors. Requires the annual 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2178 - 5/23/2013--Introduced.Fitness Integrated with Teaching Kids Act or FIT Kids Act - Requires the Secretary of Education to award grants to states to implement comprehensive programs to promote physical activity, education, and fitness and nutrition that are based on scientifically valid research, and an analysis of need that considers, at a minimum, physical education indicators. Limits a grant award to a maximum of five years. Prescribes certain activities under a grant, including that states 38 (1 R, 37 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2173 - 5/23/2013--Introduced.Effective Teaching and Leading Act - Amends title II (Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to create a new Part E: Building School Capacity for Effective Teaching and Leadership. Directs the Secretary of Education to allot grants to states for subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to improve teaching and school leadership through a system of teacher and principal inductio 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2172 - This summary has been edited for length5/23/2013--Introduced.Educator Preparation Reform Act - Amends title II (Teacher Quality Enhancement) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to revise the Teacher Quality Partnership grant program. (The grant program provides funds to partnerships of high-need local educational agencies [LEAs], high-need schools, institutions of higher education [IHEs], and, as applicable, high-need early childhood education programs which are to use the funds for a 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2170 - 5/23/2013--Introduced.Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to replace the program providing incentive payments to public elementary schools for foreign language instruction with a partnership program in foreign languages that provides matching grants to partnerships composed of state or local educational agencies and institutions of higher education. Requires such partnerships to establish, improve, or expand model pro 11 (11 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2160 - 5/23/2013--Introduced.Promoting Health as Youth Skills In Classrooms And Life Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include health education and physical education in the definition of "core academic subjects." 9 (9 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2159 - 5/23/2013--Introduced.21st Century STEM Competitive Jobs Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Requires grantees to use grant funds to collaborate with institutions of higher education and local, regional, or national employers in STEM fields to: (1) carry out dual-credit courses that offer both secon 14 (14 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2102 - 5/22/2013--Introduced.Helping Communities Rebuild After Deadly School Shootings and Other Traumatic Events Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to fund certain actions they deem necessary to improve the learning environment at a school that has experienced a violent or traumatic crisis on campus. Requires LEAs to use that grant to: (1) acquire real property; (2) construct n 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1940 - 5/9/2013--Introduced.Reducing Barriers to Learning Act of 2013 - Amends the Department of Education Organization Act to create an Office of Specialized Instructional Support within the Department of Education to improve specialized instructional support services in schools. Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to states to: (1) establish or expand specialized instructional support services and p 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1911 - 5/23/2013--Passed House amended. (There are 2 other summaries)Title I: Smarter Solutions for Students Act - Smarter Solutions for Students Act - (Sec. 102) Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to set the annual interest rate on Direct Stafford loans and Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loans at the rate on high-yield 10-year Treasury notes plus 2.5%, but caps that rate at 8.5%. Sets the annual interest rate on Direct PLUS loans at the rate on high-yield 10- 5 (5 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 1875 - 5/8/2013--Introduced.Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning Act of 2013 - Amends title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include teacher and principal training in practices that address the social and emotional development needs of students among the activities funded under the Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund program. Allows funded training to include training in classroom instruction and schoolwide initiatives that enable students to acquire th 13 (1 R, 12 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1857 - 5/7/2013--Introduced.Student-to-School Nurse Ratio Improvement Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make matching demonstration grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) in which the student-to-school nurse ratio in each of their public elementary and secondary schools is 750 or more students to every school nurse to reduce such ratio. Gives grant priority to LEAs: (1) for which not fewer than 10,000 or not less than 20% of the children served are from families with incom 12 (12 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1854 - 5/7/2013--Introduced.Partnerships for Achieving Student Success Act or the PASS Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive, renewable, five-year grants to partnerships between low-income local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools offering graduate programs in school counseling, school social work, school psychology, or psychology to increase the number of program graduates employed by low-income LEAs. Defines "low-income LEAs" as those that: (1) serve students 15 (15 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1845 - 5/7/2013--Introduced.Pregnant and Parenting Students Access to Education Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make formula grants to states and, through them, competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to establish or enhance educational programs and related services that enable pregnant and parenting students to enroll in, attend, and succeed in school. Requires state grantees to: (1) designate a Coordinator for Education of Pregnant and Parenting Students 27 (27 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1802 - 4/26/2013--Introduced.Sandra Day O'Connor Civic Learning Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that the Commissioner for Education Statistics, in administering the National Assessment of Educational Progress, should increase the number of students tested to improve disaggregation and analysis of data regarding progress in history and civics. Amends part C (Innovation for Teacher Quality) of title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to repeal We the People, a Civi 3 (1 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1795 - 4/26/2013--Introduced.Social Security Fairness Act of 2013 - Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to repeal the government pension offset requirement applicable to and reducing husband's and wife's insurance benefits, widow's and widower's insurance benefits, and divorced mother's and divorced father's insurance benefits with respect to federal, state, or local government employees who receive a government pension and did not pay Soc 122 (33 R, 89 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1763 - 4/25/2013--Introduced.Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award National Classified School Employees of the Year Awards to public school employees within certain occupational specialties who provide exemplary service to students in pre-kindergarten through higher education. Requires the Secretary to choose an awardee each year, out of nominations received from each state, from each of the following occupational specialties: (1) p 72 (15 R, 57 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1755 - To prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. 179 (6 R, 173 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1736 - 4/25/2013--Introduced.School Principal Recruitment and Training Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a principal recruitment and training grant program awarding renewable, matching grants to states, local educational agencies (LEAs), and states and LEAs that partner with each other or with nonprofit organizations or institutions of higher education to recruit, prepare, place, and support principals in eligible schools. Defines "eligible schools 9 (9 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1698 - 4/24/2013--Introduced.Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act - Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to require a state Medicaid plan to provide 12-month continuous enrollment for an eligible individual, regardless of age. Amends SSA title XXI (State Children's Health Insurance) (CHIP) to require a state CHIP plan also to provide 12-month continuous enrollment for an eligible individual. 30 (1 R, 29 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1652 - To end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools, and for other purposes. 169 (2 R, 167 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1652 - 4/18/2013--Introduced.Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 - Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates. Considers harassment to be a form of discrimination. Prohibits retaliation against anyone for opposing conduct they reasonably believe to be unlawful under this Act. A 169 (2 R, 167 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1629 - 4/18/2013--Introduced.Rebuilding America's Schools Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to tax-exempt bond funding for educational facilities, to: (1) reinstate the national qualified school construction bond limitation amount for calendar years after 2013, (2) make permanent the qualified zone academy bond (QZAB) limitation amount, (3) permit private entities to waive the 10% matching requirement for QZABs, and (4) permit QZAB proceeds to be used for constructing a public sch 13 (13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1617 - 4/18/2013--Introduced.Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act - Requires the Secretary of Education to make grants to states for the modernization, renovation, or repair of public schools, including early learning facilities and charter schools, to make them safe, healthy, high-performing, and technologically up-to-date. Allocates grant funds among states on the basis of the relative portion of school improvement funds provided to local educational agencies (LEAs) in each state unde 19 (19 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1565 - Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 168 (3 R, 165 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1526 - 4/12/2013--Introduced.Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to establish at least one Forest Reserve Revenue Area within each unit of the National Forest System designated for sustainable forest management for the production of national forest materials (the sale of trees, portions of trees, or forest products from System lands) and forest reserve revenues (to be derived from the sale of such materials in such an Area). States th 20 (20 R) We support this legislation
H.R. 1526 - 4/12/2013--Introduced.Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to establish at least one Forest Reserve Revenue Area within each unit of the National Forest System designated for sustainable forest management for the production of national forest materials (the sale of trees, portions of trees, or forest products from System lands) and forest reserve revenues (to be derived from the sale of such materials in such an Area). States th 20 (20 R) -
H.R. 1514 - 4/11/2013--Introduced.Instructional Leadership Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states, local educational agencies (LEAs), nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, or partnerships or consortia which include at least one of those entities to develop and implement innovative programs and sites to train school principals in instructional leadership skills. Requires the Se 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1509 - 4/11/2013--Introduced.Autism Understanding and Training in School Methodologies for Educators Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to carry out a demonstration program to award 5-year grants to eligible local education agencies for the following purposes in schools for children in grades pre-kindergarten through 12: providing training to teachers, paraprofessionals, and other staff on effective ways to teach, communicate, recognize, support, and interact with children with a 11 (2 R, 9 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1477 - 4/10/2013--Introduced.Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to educational organizations to carry out proposed or existing Holocaust education programs. Prohibits such grants from being used to supplant nonfederal funds the grantees would otherwise have used for Holocaust education programs. 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1470 - School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1368 - 3/21/2013--Introduced.Prepare All Kids Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to establish a Prekindergarten Incentive Fund from which matching grants shall be awarded to states and, through them, subgrants to qualified prekindergarten providers to establish, expand, or enhance voluntary high quality full-day prekindergarten programs serving children ages three through five. Directs state grantees to set aside: (1) at lea 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1343 - 3/21/2013--Introduced.Project Ready STEM Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to national and regional intermediaries and, through them, subgrants to their community-based affiliates to operate in-school, after school, summer, and weekend programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Defines a "national intermediary" as a national private nonprofit organization t 20 (20 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1334 - 3/21/2013--Introduced.Equal Access to Quality Education Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to partnerships between high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) to establish or support: (1) teacher preparation programs, and (2) teacher induction and retention programs. Requires the teacher preparation programs to: (1) require participants to complete at least one year of residency followed by at leas 18 (18 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1258 - 3/19/2013--Introduced.Strengthen and Unite Communities with Civics Education and English Development Act of 2013 - Amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (the Act) to allow state leadership activities grants to be used to provide technical assistance to faith and community-based organizations desiring grants under the Act. Directs the National Institute for Literacy to: (1) disseminate information regarding integrated English literacy, U.S. history, and civics education programs; 10 (10 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1243 - 3/18/2013--Introduced.Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to: (1) promote science, technology, engineering (including robotics), and mathematics (STEM) in secondary schools; (2) support the participation of secondary school students in nontraditional STEM teaching methods; and (3) broaden secondary school students' access to STEM careers. Gives priority to grant appli 9 (9 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1199 - 3/14/2013--Introduced.Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states to direct their local educational agencies (LEAs) to establish policies that prevent and prohibit conduct, including bullying and harassment, that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to: (1) limit students' ability to participate in, or benefit from school programs; or (2) create a hostile or abusive educational environment that adversely affect 180 (8 R, 172 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1120 - 3/13/2013--Introduced.Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act - Requires the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to cease all activity that requires a quorum of Board members. Prohibits the Board from implementing, administering, or enforcing any decision, rule, vote, or other action decided, undertaken, adopted, issued, or finalized on or after January 4, 2012, that requires a quorum of the Board members. Terminates the requirements of this Act upon: (1) confirmat 22 (22 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 1090 - 3/12/2013--Introduced.Elementary Educator STEM Content Coach Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award grants to states and, through them, subgrants to partnerships between local educational agencies and public or nonprofit organizations to carry out professional development training programs for elementary school teachers that have at least three years of classroom teaching experience and exhibit content knowledge in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields 13 (13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1089 - 3/12/2013--Introduced.Stepping Up to STEM Act of 2013 - Amends the Department of Education Organization Act to establish the Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education within the Department of Education to administer STEM education. Directs the Office of STEM Education to conduct an independent evaluation of the Department's STEM Education programs at least once every five years. Establishes an Advanced Research Projects Agency for Education (ARPA-ED) withi 43 (43 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1041 - 3/11/2013--Introduced.Providing Resources Early for Kids Act of 2013 or the PRE-K Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to states to enhance or improve state-funded preschool programs. Sets forth a grant formula favoring states that: (1) have curricula aligned with state early learning standards; (2) use nationally-established, or better, best practices for class size and teacher-to-student ratios; (3) re 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1036 - 3/7/2013--Introduced.Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 103 Center Street West in Eatonville, Washington, as the "National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson Post Office." 9 (3 R, 6 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1007 - 3/6/2013--Introduced.Asthma Management Plans in School Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to schools that are receiving school improvement funds under part A of title I of the Act and are located in areas that have a high prevalence of asthma so they can: (1) develop and implement an asthma management plan; and (2) purchase the asthma inhalers, nebulizer machines, valved holding chambers (VHCs), spacers, auto 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 940 - 3/4/2013--Introduced.Abortion Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 - Amends title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to declare that nothing in such title shall require an individual to purchase individual health insurance coverage that includes coverage of an abortion or other item or service to which the individual has a moral or religious objection, or prevent an issuer from offering or issuing, to that individual, individual coverage excluding such item or service. Makes simil 173 (171 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 933 - Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 933 - This summary has been edited for length3/4/2013--Introduced.Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 - Appropriates funds for FY2013 to the Department of Defense (DOD) for: (1) military personnel; (2) operation and maintenance, including for the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, environmental restoration, overseas humanitarian, disaster, and civic ai 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 866 - 2/27/2013--Introduced.Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states to establish full-day prekindergarten programs at public schools. Requires those programs to: (1) permit parents, regardless of income, to enroll their four-year old children at a school in which their children may be enrolled for kindergarten; (2) run for the length of the regular school year; and (3) be taught by teachers wh 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 822 - 2/26/2013--Introduced.Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a geography education grant program under title II (Teacher Quality Enhancement). Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award a grant to a national nonprofit educational organization or consortium, with 75% to be used for matching subgrants to institutions of higher education associated with state geographic alliances, nonprofit educational organizations, or state or local ed 57 (5 R, 52 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 807 - 2/25/2013--Introduced.Full Faith and Credit Act - Finds that the Secretary of the Treasury shall take all necessary actions to ensure all U.S. obligations with regard to debt held by the public (public debt) are fully discharged when due. Declares that such actions may include the forgoing of obligations not related to public debt for a period of time the Secretary deems necessary. Requires the authority of the Department of the Treasury to pay with legal tender the principal and interest on 97 (97 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 803 - This summary has been edited for length2/25/2013--Introduced.Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act or SKILLS Act - Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) to revise requirements and reauthorize appropriations for: (1) WIA title I, workforce investment systems for job training and employment services; and (2) WIA title II, adult education and family literacy education programs. Revises requirements to: (1) eliminate representatives of labor organizations from s 21 (21 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 791 - 2/15/2013--Introduced.Continuum of Learning Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to coordinate school improvement and professional development activities with early childhood development and education programs. Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the ESEA to require states to create or revise early learning guidelines for preschool age children and early learning standards for children in kindergarten through grade three. 13 (1 R, 12 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 725 - 2/14/2013--Introduced.Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award competitive grants to enable eligible entities to carry out programs that provide adolescents with comprehensive sex education to: (1) replicate evidence-based sex education programs, (2) substantially incorporate elements of evidence-based sex education programs, or (3) create a demonstration project based on generally accepted characteristics of effective s 62 (62 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 700 - 2/14/2013--Introduced.ARPA-ED Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to reserve up to 30% of amounts appropriated for the Investing in Innovation Fund under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to establish and carry out the objectives of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Education (ARPA-ED). Requires the Secretary to appoint to the ARPA-ED, for terms of up to four years, individuals who have expertise in carrying out the Agency's objectives. Requires the ARPA-ED to: 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 628 - 2/13/2013--Introduced.Mental Health in Schools Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise a community children and violence program to assist local communities and schools in applying a public health approach to mental health services, including by: (1) revising eligibility requirements for a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement; and (2) providing for comprehensive school mental health programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, trauma-informed, and age 82 (1 R, 81 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 565 - 2/6/2013--Introduced.Cardiomyopathy Health Education, Awareness, Risk Assessment, and Training in the Schools (HEARTS) Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), in conjunction with the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to develop and disseminate to school administrators, educators, school health professionals, coaches, and families, as well as to state and local health departments, pediatricia 24 (1 R, 23 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 563 - 2/6/2013--Introduced.School Social Workers Improving Student Success Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award renewable grants to high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) to retain or hire additional school social workers. Permits grantees to use the funds to reimburse school social workers for expenses they incur in rendering services. Requires grant-funded social workers to target their services to the highest-need 10 (10 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 551 - 2/6/2013--Introduced.Fast Track to College Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award matching six-year grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) that partner with institutions of higher education (IHEs) to establish or support dual enrollment programs, such as early college high schools, that allow secondary school students to earn credit simultaneously toward a secondary school diploma and a postsecondary degree or certificate. Gives grant priority to applicants: (1) th 13 (13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 536 - 2/6/2013--Introduced.Diverse Teachers Recruitment Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or nonprofits, educational service agencies, institutions of higher education, or states that enter into partnerships with such LEAs to: (1) recruit individuals from underrepresented groups as public elementary and secondary school teachers, and (2) provide traini 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 521 - 2/6/2013--Introduced.Transforming Education through Technology Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to strengthen state and local technological infrastructure and professional development that supports digital learning. Allocates grant funds among states in proportion to each state's share of school improvement funds under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965. Re 19 (19 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 455 - 2/4/2013--Introduced.High School Data Transparency Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to direct coeducational elementary and secondary schools that participate in any ESEA program to: (1) report annually certain information on equality in their school athletic programs to the Commissioner for Educational Statistics; and (2) make such information available, upon request, to their students, potential students, and the public. Directs the Commissioner 105 (105 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 437 - 1/29/2013--Introduced.Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to ban the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a semiautomatic assault weapon, including: a semiautomatic rifle that can accept a detachable magazine and has any one of the following characteristics: (1) a pistol grip; (2) a forward grip; (3) a folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; (4) a grenade or rocket launcher; (5) a barrel shroud; or (6) a threaded barrel; a semiautomatic rife 74 (74 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 403 - To amend the percentage of funds appropriated under title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 required to be reserved for outlying areas and the Secretary of the Interior. 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 392 - 1/23/2013--Introduced.Student Privacy Protection Act of 2009 [sic]- Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to revise provisions for military recruiter access to secondary school student information. Requires ESEA-assisted local educational agencies (LEAs) to notify each secondary school student's parent of the option to consent to a release of the student's name, address, and telephone listing to military recruiters, and to give the parent the opportunity to provid 12 (12 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 379 - 1/23/2013--Introduced.Fiscal Fairness Act - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to condition local educational agency (LEA) receipt of school improvement funds on: (1) an average state and local spending per pupil in each school receiving school improvement funds of at least 97% of such spending per pupil across all of the LEA's schools that are not receiving such funds; and (2) an average state and local spending per pupil in each higher poverty sch 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 378 - 1/23/2013--Introduced.Student Bill of Rights - Directs the Secretary of Education to make annual determinations as to whether each state's public school system provides all its students with the educational resources to succeed academically and in life. Requires such education to enable students to: (1) acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for responsible citizenship, (2) meet challenging academic achievement standards, and (3) compete and succeed in a global economy. Requires each sys 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 347 - 1/22/2013--Introduced.21st Century Readiness Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to support 21st century readiness initiatives that fuse core academic subject knowledge and higher-order thinking skills (such as critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation) to ensure that students are prepared for postsecondary education and careers, upon graduation from secondary school. Amends title I (Improving the Acade 10 (3 R, 7 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 320 - 1/18/2013--Introduced.Student Support Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to make matching grants of at least $1 million to states for allocation to local educational agencies (LEAs) so that additional school-based mental health and student service providers may be hired, thereby reducing the student-to-provider ratios in elementary and secondary schools to specified minimum levels recommended by the leading counseling, guidanc 40 (40 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 209 - 1/4/2013--Introduced.Directs the Secretary of Education to allot funds to states for distribution to local educational agencies (LEAs) to recruit, hire, and train 100,000 new classroom paraprofessionals in order to improve educational achievement for children. Requires that 80% of a state's allotment be allocated to LEAs on the basis of each LEA's proportion of low-income schoolchildren in the state, and that the remainder be allocated on the basis of each LEA's proportion of the overall po 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 152 - 1/4/2013--Introduced.Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 - Makes supplemental appropriations for FY2013 to specified federal agencies and programs for expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, including: the Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Commodity Assistance Program for the emergency food assistance program; the Department of the Army for the Corps of Engineers--Civil; the Small Business Administration (SBA) for the Office of Inspector General, the Disaste 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 118 - 1/3/2013--Introduced.National STEM Education Tax Incentive for Teachers Act of 2013 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow certain full-time elementary and secondary school teachers of math, science, engineering, or technology courses a refundable tax credit for 10% of their undergraduate tuition up to $1,000 in any taxable year. Increases such credit amount to $1,500 for teachers in schools serving disadvantaged children. 14 (1 R, 13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 115 - 1/3/2013--Introduced.School Building Enhancement Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to provide grants to: (1) states and local educational agencies (LEAs) for providing intensive technical assistance for, and assisting the implementation of, the EnergySmart Schools Program of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Energy Star for K-12 School Districts program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); (2) LEAs that become partners through such Energy Star program; and (3) states f 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 112 - 1/3/2013--Introduced.Measuring and Evaluating Trends for Reliability, Integrity, and Continued Success (METRICS) Act of 2013 or the METRICS Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states, high-need local educational agencies (LEAs), or consortia of high-need LEAs that partner with external entities to improve access to, and the sharing and use of, education data to improve student outcomes. Requires states to use such grants to: (1) implement aligned statewide * We support this legislation
H.R. 12 - This summary has been edited for length1/3/2013--Introduced.Voter Empowerment Act of 2013 - Voter Registration Modernization Act of 2013 - Amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) to require each state to make available official public websites for online voter registration. Authorizes automated voter registration of certain individuals and establishes other initiatives to promote voter registration, such as same day registration and voter registration of individuals under 160 (160 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 5 - Student Success Act 12 (12 R) We oppose this legislation
H.J.RES. 59 - 9/10/2013--Introduced.Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 - Makes continuing appropriations for FY2014. Appropriates amounts for continuing operations, projects, or activities which were conducted in FY2013 and for which appropriations, funds, or other authority were made available in: the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 (division A of P.L. 113-6); the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Approp 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
H. CON. RES. 25 - Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 through 2023. 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
112th Congress, Second Session
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 3711 - A bill to provide secondary school students with the opportunity to participate in a high-quality internship program as part of a broader districtwide work-based learning program. 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 3412 - 7/25/2012--Passed Senate without amendment. (There is 1 other summary)(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Middle Class Tax Cut Act - Title I: Temporary Extension of Tax Relief - (Sec. 101) Extends through 2013 for an individual taxpayer whose adjusted gross income is less than the applicable threshold amount (i.e., $200,000 for individual taxpayers, $225,000 for heads of household, and $250,000 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 3369 - A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes. 27 (1 I, 26 D) We support this legislation
S. 3173 - 5/14/2012--Introduced.Helping Schools Protect Our Children Act of 2012 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include training of school personnel to recognize child sexual abuse among the uses of grants to states and subgrants to local educational agencies and partnerships under part A (Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund) of title II. 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 2343 - 4/24/2012--Introduced.Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012 - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to make the 3.4% interest rate on Direct Stafford loans first disbursed to undergraduate students between July 1, 2011, and July 1, 2012, applicable to Direct Stafford loans first disbursed to undergraduate students between July 1, 2011, and July 1, 2013. Amends the Internal Revenue Code and title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insuranc 18 (1 I, 17 D) We support this legislation
S. 2204 - 3/19/2012--Introduced.Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend through 2012: (1) the tax credit for residential energy efficiency improvement expenditures, (2) the tax credit for the purchase of plug-in electric vehicles, (3) the tax credit for alternative fuel vehicle refueling property expenditures, (4) the income and excise tax credits for biodiesel and renewable diesel used as fuel and fuel mixtures, (5) the tax credit for production of electricity fro 19 (19 D) We support this legislation
S. 2180 - 3/8/2012--Introduced.Tax Credit for Early Educators Act of 2012 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) allow an individual taxpayer who is employed in a position involving regular contact with students in an early childhood school or education program and whose position involves the formulation or implementation of educational programs for such school or program a $3,000 tax credit, adjusted for inflation after 2012; (2) extend until 2017 the tax deduction for certain expenses of eligible * We support this legislation
S. 2106 - 2/14/2012--Introduced.Josh Miller Helping Everyone Access Responsive Treatment in Schools Act of 2012 or Josh Miller HEARTS Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to: (1) purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for use in their schools, and/or (2) provide training to meet the grant requirement that at least five adult employees or volunteers at each school wher 3 (1 I, 2 D) We support this legislation
S. 2059 - 2/1/2012--Introduced.Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to require an individual taxpayer whose adjusted gross income exceeds $1 million to pay a minimum tax rate of 30% of the excess of the taxpayer's adjusted gross income over the taxpayer's modified charitable contribution deduction for the taxable year (tentative fair share tax). Establishes the amount of such tax as the excess (if any) of the tentative fair share tax over the excess of: (1) the sum of the 8 (1 I, 7 D) We support this legislation
S. 2047 - 1/31/2012--Introduced.Student-to-School Nurse Ratio Improvement Act of 2012 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make matching demonstration grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) in which the student-to-school nurse ratio in each of their public elementary and secondary schools is 750 or more students to every school nurse to reduce such ratio. Gives grant priority to LEAs that serve a high number or percentage of impoverished students and demonstrate the greatest need for new or 5 (1 I, 4 D) We support this legislation
S. 1925 - This summary has been edited for lengthTitle I: Enhancing Judicial and Law Enforcement Tools to Combat Violence Against Women - (Sec. 101) Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize appropriations through FY2016 for grants to combat violent crime against women (STOP grants). Expands the purposes for which STOP grants may be used to include training of law enforcement personnel and prosecutors, addressing backlogs of sexual assault evidence collection kits, and p 39 (6 R, 1 I, 32 D) We support this legislation
S. 1782 - 11/2/2011--Introduced.Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2011 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award competitive grants to enable eligible entities to carry out programs that provide adolescents with comprehensive sex education to: (1) replicate evidence-based sex education programs, (2) substantially incorporate elements of evidence-based sex education programs, or (3) create a demonstration project based on generally accepted characteristics of effective s 6 (6 D) We support this legislation
S. 1724 - 10/17/2011--Introduced.School Accountability Improvements Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow local educational agencies (LEAs) that are unable to provide a small, rural, or remote school with a highly-qualified on-site classroom teacher for a core academic subject to use distance education provided by a teacher highly qualified in the subject, but only if a teacher highly-qualified in another subject is present in the classroom to assist students during t 1 (1 R) We support this legislation
S. 1723 - 10/17/2011--Introduced.Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to allocate grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for the costs of retaining, recalling, rehiring, or hiring employees to provide early childhood, elementary, or secondary education and related services. Allows states to reserve up to 10% of their grant for awards, for the same purposes, to state-funded early learning programs. Requi 11 (11 D) We support this legislation
S. 1722 - 10/17/2011--Introduced.Early Learning Proficiency Act - Requires states to issue guidance to local educational agencies (LEAs) regarding permissible uses of school improvement funds under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to serve preschool children. Amends title III of the ESEA to allow LEAs to use subgrant funds under the English language acquisition and language enhancement program to develop and implement prekindergarten language programs. Di 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1716 - 10/17/2011--Introduced.Assuring Successful Students through Effective Teaching Act of 2011 - Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to define "highly qualified teachers" as those that have: (1) completed a state-approved traditional or alternative teacher preparation program, where available; or (2) passed a rigorous state-approved teacher performance assessment and obtained full state certification. Defin 1 (1 I) We support this legislation
S. 1686 - 10/12/2011--Introduced.Education for Tomorrow's Jobs Act - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require local educational agencies receiving subgrants under part A to describe how they will establish and carry out a school improvement program, including how they will: create a network of schools or programs of study that integrate a rigorous curriculum emphasizing college and career readiness, and wraparound support services; use school-level 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1677 - 10/11/2011--Introduced.Continuum of Learning Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to coordinate school improvement and professional development activities with early childhood development and education programs. Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the ESEA to require states to create or revise early learning guidelines for preschool age children and early learning standards for children in kindergarten through grade three 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1675 - 10/6/2011--Introduced.Preparing Students for Success in the Global Economy Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to allot formula grants to states and, through them, award competitive subgrants to high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) or educational service agencies serving such LEAs to improve preschool and elementary and secondary school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Allots such grants to states pursuant to a formula that takes into ac 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
S. 1674 - 10/6/2011--Introduced.Effective Teaching and Leading Act - Amends title II (Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to create a new Part E: Building School Capacity for Effective Teaching and Leadership. Directs the Secretary of Education to allot grants to states for subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to improve teaching and school leadership through a system of teacher and principal inductio 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1670 - 10/6/2011--Introduced.End Racial Profiling Act of 2011 - Prohibits any law enforcement agent or agency from engaging in racial profiling. Grants the United States or an individual injured by racial profiling the right to obtain declaratory or injunctive relief. Requires federal law enforcement agencies to maintain adequate policies and procedures to eliminate racial profiling and to cease existing practices that permit racial profiling. Requires state or local governmental entities or state 12 (12 D) We support this legislation
S. 1661 - 10/6/2011--Introduced.Facilitating Outstanding Classrooms Using Size Act or FOCUS Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to award formula grants to states for allocation to their local educational agencies (LEAs) to: (1) reduce class size, particularly in the early elementary grades, by using highly qualified teachers; and (2) create a continuum of small classes from kindergarten through third grade for all their students. Permit 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1597 - 9/21/2011--Introduced.Fix America's Schools Today Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to allocate grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to modernize, renovate, or repair early learning or elementary or secondary education facilities. Requires the Secretary to allocate grants directly to the 100 LEAs with the largest numbers of children aged 5-17 living in poverty to modernize, renovate, or repair such facilities. Allocates such funds 16 (1 I, 15 D) We support this legislation
S. 506 - 3/8/2011--Introduced.Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states, on an ongoing basis, to: (1) collect and report certain information on bullying and harassment by youth in their elementary and secondary schools and communities; (2) conduct, and report the results of, a needs assessment for bullying and harassment prevention programs; and (3) provide technical assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools in 28 (1 R, 1 I, 26 D) We support this legislation
S.J.RES. 36 - 2/16/2012--Introduced.Disapproves and nullifies the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and published December 22, 2011, relating to representation election procedures. 37 (37 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 6714 - To establish a grant program for automated external defibrillators in schools. * We support this legislation
H.R. 6703 - Measuring and Evaluating Trends for Reliability, Integrity, and Continued Success (METRICS) Act * We support this legislation
H.R. 6561 - 9/25/2012--Introduced.Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2012 - Directs the Secretary of Education to make grants to states to prevent teacher layoffs and support the creation of additional jobs in early childhood, elementary, and secondary public education in the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years. Directs the Secretary to allocate grant funds based on each state's: (1) population of individuals aged 5 through 17 relative to all other states, and (2) total population relativ 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 6517 - 9/21/2012--Introduced.STEM Network Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to state-based STEM networks or similar organizations to increase elementary and secondary school students' achievement in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines, particularly in rural and low-income schools. Includes among grant uses: testing, sharing, and scaling up STEM education research, promising practices, and exemplary programs; identifying st 7 (7 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 6434 - 9/19/2012--Introduced.Broadening Opportunities Through Education Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states that make school attendance compulsory through age 17. Requires states to use their grant to improve their secondary school programs, such as by: establishing or expanding work-based programs that integrate academic and career-based skills; implementing an early warning system that helps high schools and their feeder middle schools identify and 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 6390 - 9/13/2012--Introduced.Constitution and Citizenship Day Act of 2012 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to establish a Constitution Day Grant Program awarding competitive grants to local educational agencies and charter schools to commemorate, and enhance educational programs that teach students about, the U.S. Constitution and their state constitution. Requires such program to occur annually on Constitution Day, September 17, or th 6 (6 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 6376 - 9/11/2012--Introduced.Instructional Leadership Act of 2012 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states, local educational agencies (LEAs), nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, or partnerships or consortia which include at least one of those entities to develop and implement innovative programs and sites to train school principals in instructional leadership skills. Requires the Se 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 6365 - National Security and Job Protection Act 2 (2 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 6325 - STEM Education Opportunity Act 2 (1 R, 1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 6284 - 8/2/2012--Introduced.Breath of Fresh Air Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to: (1) purchase nebulizers for use in their schools, and/or (2) train school personnel to use nebulizers. Requires LEA grant applicants to demonstrate that for each of their schools that are to use the nebulizers: (1) a full-time certified nurse is on staff; (2) trained personnel and other 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 6230 - 7/30/2012--Introduced.Grow Your Own Teacher Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to establish a Grow Your Own Teacher program making competitive grants to eligible entities to train and employ certain individuals in hard-to-staff schools or teaching positions. Defines an "eligible entity" as a consortium consisting of a local educational agency (LEA) that receives school improvement funds under part A of title I of the 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 6079 - 7/9/2012--Introduced.Repeal of Obamacare Act - Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, effective as of its enactment. Restores provisions of law amended by such Act. Repeals the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education and Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of the Act's enactment. Restores provisions of law amended by the Act's health care provisions. 122 (122 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 5876 - 5/31/2012--Introduced.Increasing Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care Act - Amends the school improvement program under title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require the annual report cards issued by states to include information on the academic achievement and secondary school graduation rates of foster children. Requires local educational agencies (LEAs) to reserve school improvement funds to serve children in foster care. Establishes part J 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 5868 - 5/30/2012--Introduced.Fostering Success in Education Act - Requires each state receiving school improvement funds under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that its foster care children have the right to: (1) continue attending the school they were in when placed in foster care or before a change in such placement (school of origin), unless it is determined to be in the child's best interest to be immediately enrolled in a different school; (2) im 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 5727 - This summary has been edited for length5/10/2012--Introduced.Rebuild America Act - Establishes grant programs for investment in projects to: (1) modernize, renovate, and repair educational facilities; (2) renovate energy systems, including planning and assessment activities and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects; and (3) rebuild U.S. infrastructure. Directs the President to develop a comprehensive national manufacturing strategy. Authorizes the Secretary of Co 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 5546 - 5/8/2012--Introduced.Relief for Educators To Adjust if Necessary Act or RETAIN Act - Amends part A of title IV (Flexibility and Accountability) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to replace the existing program under subpart 2 with a new Funding Flexibility for States and High-Need Local Educational Agencies program. Allows states to use funds that they receive under certain ESEA and Education Jobs Fund programs to provide funds to their high-need local educational 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 5436 - 5/7/2012--Introduced.Engaging Students Through Service Learning Act - Amends title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish an Enhancing the Effectiveness of K-12 Education through Service Learning grant program. Directs the Secretary of Education to reserve a portion of program funds to: (1) establish a National Center for K-12 Service Learning; and (2) conduct research and evaluation activities, including a study on the effects of academic service-learning on i 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 5195 - 4/27/2012--Introduced.Autism Understanding and Training in School Methodologies for Educators Act of 2012 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to carry out a demonstration program to award five-year grants to eligible local education agencies for the following purposes in schools for children in grades pre-kindergarten through 12: (1) providing training to teachers, paraprofessionals, and other staff on effective ways to teach, communicate, recognize, support, and interact with children wi 7 (1 R, 6 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4966 - 4/27/2012--Introduced.Sequester Replacement Act of 2012 - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to remove veterans medical care from the accounts subject to a sequester. Abolishes the distinction between security and nonsecurity categories of discretionary spending for new budget authority in FY2013. Combines the dollar amounts of the current categories ($686 billion for the security category and $361 billion for the nonsecurity cate 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 4366 - 4/17/2012--Introduced.Project Ready STEM Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1964 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to national intermediaries and, through them, subgrants to their community-based affiliates to operate after school, summer, and weekend programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Defines a "national intermediary" as a national private nonprofit organization that has: (1) a network c 6 (6 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4225 - 3/20/2012--Introduced.School Environment Protection Act - Amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to require each local educational agency (agency) of a school district to implement an integrated pest management (IPM) program that: (1) applies to school buildings and school ground, (2) establishes an IPM coordinator within the agency, and (3) follows an IPM plan for addressing school pest problems. Prohibits agencies or schools from using: (1) pesticides other 14 (14 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 4113 - 2/29/2012--Introduced.Amends title II (Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states, local educational agencies, and nonprofit organizations to provide principals who have no more than three years of experience with training that improves their capacity to increase student achievement for all children. Authorizes the grants to be use 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3990 - Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act 10 (10 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 3989 - Student Success Act 13 (13 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 3896 - 2/3/2012--Introduced.Amends the Impact Aid program (which compensates local educational agencies [LEAs] for the financial burden of federal activities affecting their areas) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to make certain LEAs eligible for emergency school repair grants and school modernization grants if they serve areas where at least 10% of the property is nontaxable due to the federal government's presence. Prohibits the Secretary of Education from requiring: (1) tho * We support this legislation
H.R. 3821 - 1/24/2012--Introduced.After School for America's Children Act of 2012 - Amends the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program under part B of title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). (21st Century Community Learning Centers provide students with before and afterschool programs to improve their academic performance.) Requires the Centers to provide: (1) students with activities that are targeted to their academic needs and aligned with the instruction they r 14 (14 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3776 - 1/17/2012--Introduced.Strengthening Kids' Interest in Learning and Libraries Act or SKILLS Act - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require the inclusion of effective school library programs in school improvement programs. Defines an "effective school library program" as one that: (1) is staffed by a state sanctioned school librarian; (2) has up-to-date materials and technology, including broadband; (3) includes regular collabor 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3618 - 12/8/2011--Introduced.End Racial Profiling Act of 2011 - Prohibits any law enforcement agent or agency from engaging in racial profiling. Defines "racial profiling" to mean the practice of a law enforcement agent or agency relying, to any degree, on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or religion in selecting which individual to subject to routine or spontaneous investigatory activities, or in deciding upon the scope and substance of law enforcement activity following the init 55 (55 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3582 - 12/7/2011--Introduced.Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011 - Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to prepare for each major bill or resolution reported by any congressional committee (except the congressional appropriations committees), as a supplement to CBO cost estimates, a macroeconomic impact analysis of the costs of such legislation for: (1) the period for which the cost estimate is prepared, and (2) the 10-fiscal year period beginning 54 (54 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 3578 - 12/7/2011--Introduced.Baseline Reform Act of 2011 - Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to revise the formula for establishing the budget baseline. Revises the annual baseline, for any fiscal year, to mean a projection of current-year levels of new budget authority (as under current law), outlays (as under current law), or receipts (instead of revenues) and the surplus or deficit (as under current law) for the current year, the bud 20 (20 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 3569 - This summary has been edited for length12/6/2011--Introduced.Native Culture, Language, and Access for Success in Schools Act - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to facilitate the inclusion of Indian tribes in the school improvement process. Establishes an Indian School Turn Around grant program to assist tribes in implementing transformation, restart, or turnaround school intervention models at low-performing Indian schools. Requires sta 32 (2 R, 30 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3568 - This summary has been edited for length12/6/2011--Introduced.Native Culture, Language, and Access for Success in Schools Act - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to facilitate the inclusion of Indian tribes in the school improvement process. Establishes an Indian School Turn Around grant program to assist tribes in implementing transformation, restart, or turnaround school intervention models at low-performing Indian schools. Requires sta 11 (1 R, 10 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3490 - 11/18/2011--Introduced.21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act - Requires the Secretary of Education to make grants to states for the modernization, renovation, or repair of public schools, including early learning facilities and charter schools, to make them safe, healthy, high-performing, and technologically up-to-date. Allocates grants among states in proportion to each state's share of school improvement funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3469 - 11/17/2011--Introduced.Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive funds for 21st Century Community Learning Center activities to use them also for educational activities for children four years of age or younger, if the LEA agrees to phase in, where possible, a prekindergarten program taught by teachers with qualifications equivalent or similar to those 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3464 - 11/17/2011--Introduced.Sandra Day O'Connor Civic Learning Act of 2011 - Expresses the sense of Congress that the Commissioner for Education Statistics, in administering the National Assessment of Educational Progress, should increase the number of students tested to improve disaggregation and analysis of data regarding progress in history and civics. Amends part C (Innovation for Teacher Quality) of title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to repeal We the People, a Civ 2 (1 R, 1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3445 - 11/16/2011--Introduced.Learn to Earn Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to designate a local educational agency (LEA) as an entrepreneurship community if it is carrying out a high-quality entrepreneurship education program for secondary school students. Requires those programs to include: (1) high standards in mathematics and related content areas, such as economics; (2) curricula delivered by high-quality teachers who complete entrepreneurship training and receive ongoing prof 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3405 - 11/14/2011--Introduced.Increased Student Achievement Through Increased Student Support Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive, renewable, five-year grants to partnerships between low-income local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools offering graduate programs in school counseling, social work, or psychology to increase the number of program graduates employed by low-income LEAs. Defines "low-income LEAs" as those that: (1) serve students at least 20% of wh 17 (17 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3373 - 11/4/2011--Introduced.STEM Education Innovation Act of 2011 - Amends the Department of Education Organization Act to establish the Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education within the Department of Education to administer STEM education. Directs the Office of STEM Education to conduct an independent evaluation of the Department's STEM Education programs at least once every five years. Establishes an Education Innovation Project within the Department to pur 21 (21 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3324 - 11/2/2011--Introduced.Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2011 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award competitive grants to enable eligible entities to carry out programs to provide adolescents with comprehensive sex education that: (1) replicate evidence-based sex education programs, (2) substantially incorporate elements of evidence-based sex education programs, or (3) create a demonstration project based on generally accepted characteristics of effective s 50 (50 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3322 - 11/2/2011--Introduced.Supporting State Systems of Early Learning Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive, matching Quality Pathways grants to states that demonstrate the greatest progress toward establishing a high-quality system of early learning that includes: (1) state early learning standards; (2) preservice and ongoing training for staff; (3) the systematic review, rating, and monitoring of early learning programs for ameliorative purposes; (4) parental involvement; 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3175 - 10/12/2011--Introduced.School and Local Educational Agency Resources Efficiency Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to suspend, beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, new identifications of schools or local educational agencies as needing restructuring for failing to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) toward state academic performance standards. Lifts such suspension on the earlier of the last day of the 2012-2013 school year or the reauthorization of the 1 (1 R) We support this legislation
H.R. 3169 - 10/12/2011--Introduced.Student Support Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to make matching grants of at least $1 million to states for allocation to local educational agencies (LEAs) so that additional school-based mental health and student service providers may be hired, thereby reducing the student-to-provider ratios in elementary and secondary schools to specified levels recommended by the Institute of Medicine of the Natio 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3165 - 10/12/2011--Introduced.Positive Behavior for Safe and Effective Schools Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to allow states to allocate school improvement funds under title I of the ESEA for coordinated, early intervention services for all students. Includes among such services, schoolwide positive behavior supports, defined as a systematic approach to embed proven practices for early intervention services in order to achieve important social outcomes and in 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3154 - 10/12/2011--Introduced.Education for Tomorrow's Jobs Act - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require local educational agencies receiving subgrants under part A to describe how they will establish and carry out a school improvement program, including how they will: create a network of schools or programs of study that integrate a rigorous curriculum emphasizing college and career readiness, and wraparound support services; use school-level 5 (2 R, 3 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3055 - 9/23/2011--Introduced.National Parents Corps Act of 2011 - Directs the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, subject to the availability of appropriations, to award a grant to a nonprofit entity (to be known as the NPCP Nonprofit Partner) to establish a National Parents Corps program to promote safety and combat youth violence and substance abuse in public middle or secondary schools. Requires the NPCP Nonprofit Partner to: (1) select for program partici 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2948 - 9/15/2011--Introduced.Fix America's Schools Today (FAST) Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to allocate grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to modernize, renovate, or repair early learning or elementary or secondary education facilities. Requires the Secretary to allocate grants directly to the 100 LEAs with the largest numbers of children aged 5-17 living in poverty to modernize, renovate, or repair such facilities. Requires alloc 94 (94 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2906 - 9/13/2011--Introduced.Providing Resources to Improve Dual Language Education Act of 2011 or PRIDE Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award up to five grants to partnerships of local educational agencies (LEAs), early childhood education programs, and technical assistance providers for the implementation of dual language demonstration programs designed to enhance and assess the biliteracy and bilingualism skills of low-income minority and limited English proficient children from pr 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2902 - 9/13/2011--Introduced.Equal Access to Quality Education Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to partnerships between high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) to: (1) establish or support teacher preparation programs, and (2) establish or support teacher induction and retention programs. Requires the teacher preparation programs to: (1) require participants to complete at least one year of residenc 21 (21 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1796 - This summary has been edited for length5/6/2011--Introduced.Reuniting Families Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to establish the fiscal year worldwide level of employment-based immigrants at 140,000 plus: (1) the previous year's unused visas, and (2) the number of unused visas from FY1992-FY2011. Establishes the fiscal year worldwide level of family-sponsored immigrants at 480,000 plus: (1) the previous year's unused visas, and (2) the number of unused visas from FY199 62 (62 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1648 - 4/15/2011--Introduced.Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states, on an ongoing basis, to: (1) collect and report certain information on bullying and harassment by youth in their elementary and secondary schools and communities; (2) conduct, and report the results of, a needs assessment for bullying and harassment prevention programs; and (3) provide technical assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools in 125 (3 R, 122 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 8 - 8/1/2012--Passed House amended. (There is 1 other summary)Title I: Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act - Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 - (Sec. 102) Extends through 2013: (1) the tax rate reductions and other tax benefits of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, and (2) the reduction in the tax rates for dividend and capital gain income enacted by the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003. (Sec. 103) Amends the Interna 22 (22 R) We oppose this legislation
H.RES. 645 - Supporting the goals and ideals of National Teacher Day. 11 (3 R, 8 D) We support this legislation
H. CON. RES. 112 - This summary has been edited for lengthTitle I: Recommended Levels and Amounts - (Sec. 101) Lists recommended budgetary levels and amounts for FY2013-FY2022 with respect to: (1) federal revenues, (2) new budget authority, (3) budget outlays, (4) deficits (on-budget), (5) debt subject to limit, and (6) debt held by the public. Title II: Reconciliation and Directive to the Committee on the Budget - (Sec. 201) Sets forth reconciliation instructions for the House Committees on: (1) Agriculture, 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
112th Congress, First Session
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 2010 - Social Security Fairness Act of 2011 12 (3 R, 1 I, 8 D) We support this legislation
S. 1723 - A bill to provide for teacher and first responder stabilization. 11 (11 D) We support this legislation
S. 1660 - This summary has been edited for length10/5/2011--Introduced.American Jobs Act of 2011 - Prohibits the use of funds made available by this Act for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in such project are produced in the United States (Buy American). Waives such prohibition in cases where: (1) the prohibition would be inconsistent with the public interest; (2) iron, st 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1519 - 9/7/2011--Introduced.Building upon Unique Indian Learning and Development Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish an in-school facility innovation program contest to encourage institutions of higher education (IHEs) to solve the problem of how to improve Indian school facilities for problem-based learning. Requires the Secretary of Education (Secretary) and the Secretary of the Interior to establish a Department of the Interior and Department of Education Joint Oversight Boa 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1495 - 8/2/2011--Introduced.Early Intervention for Graduation Success Authorization Act of 2011 - Amends the School Dropout Prevention program under part H of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Replaces the existing grant program with a program awarding competitive, renewable, five-year early intervention grants to states and, through them, subgrants to partnerships between local educational agencies (LEAs) and early childhood education providers that serve a high percen 1 (1 R) We support this legislation
S. 1464 - 8/1/2011--Introduced.Measuring and Evaluating Trends for Reliability, Integrity, and Continued Success (METRICS) Act of 2011 or METRICS Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states, high-need local educational agencies (LEAs), or consortia of high-need LEAs that partner with external entities to improve access to, and the sharing and use of, education data to improve student outcomes. Requires states to use such grants to: (1) implement aligned statewide edu 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1462 - 8/1/2011--Introduced.Schools Utilizing Comprehensive and Community Engagement for Success Act or Success Act - Amends part A of title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require local educational agencies (LEAs) to work with public and private state and local entities to provide children and families with services that are integrated with services from specialized instructional support personnel and LEA ho 3 (1 I, 2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1447 - 7/28/2011--Introduced.Stop Abuse for Every Teen Act or SAFE Teen Act - Amends title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include dating violence prevention among the drug and violence prevention efforts funded under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program. Authorizes local educational agencies (LEAs) to use program funds for peer support groups that provide an emotionally safe and confidential setting for youth to learn and practice healthy relationship 3 (1 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1439 - 7/28/2011--Introduced.Ready Schools Act of 2011 - Amends part A of title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require local educational agencies to describe how they will assist each of their elementary schools that receive school improvement funds in conducting a ready school needs review at least once every three years. Requires schools to use that review in developing and implementing policies and procedures t 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1372 - 7/14/2011--Introduced.No Child Left Inside Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states, as a prerequisite to receiving implementation grants, to develop environmental literacy plans, approved by the Secretary of Education, for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 that include environmental education standards and teacher training. Directs the Secretary to award Environmental Education Professional Development Grants to states and, through them, comp 13 (2 R, 1 I, 10 D) We support this legislation
S. 1370 - 7/14/2011--Introduced.After School for America's Children Act - Amends the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program under part B of title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). (21st Century Community Learning Centers provide students with before and afterschool programs to improve their academic performance.) Requires the Centers to provide: (1) students with activities that are targeted to their academic needs and aligned with the instruction they receive d 4 (1 R, 3 D) We support this legislation
S. 1328 - 7/6/2011--Introduced.Strengthening Kids' Interest in Learning and Libraries Act or SKILLS Act - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require the inclusion of effective school library programs in school improvement programs. Defines an "effective school library program" as one that: (1) is staffed by a state sanctioned school librarian; (2) has up-to-date materials and technology, including broadband; (3) includes regular collabora 4 (1 R, 3 D) We support this legislation
S. 1311 - 6/30/2011--Introduced.Improving Student Achievement and Engagement through Expanded Learning Time Act of 2011 - Amends the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program under part B of title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Requires states to use at least 95% of the grant allotted to them under part B to award subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs), nonprofit organizations, or partnerships between LEAs and nonprofit organizations or local governmental entit 2 (1 I, 1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1306 - 6/30/2011--Introduced.Secondary School Reform Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive, matching five-year grants to high-need local educational agencies that partner with public or private nonprofit organizations to assist schools in implementing innovative secondary school reform strategies. Requires grantees to use up to 25% of their grant funds to: (1) implement an early warning indicator and intervention system to identify and assist struggling middle and se 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1279 - 6/27/2011--Introduced.Reengaging Americans in Serious Education by Uniting Programs Act - Directs the Secretary of Labor to award competitive, renewable, five-year grants to eligible partnerships to assist them in providing disconnected youth with the support needed to: (1) attain a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent; (2) attain a postsecondary credential, including those offered by institutions of higher education, industry groups, or registered apprenticeship programs; an 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
S. 1269 - 6/23/2011--Introduced.High School Data Transparency Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to collect the following information annually from each coeducational secondary school that receives federal financial assistance and that has an interscholastic athletic program: (1) the number, gender, and race or ethnicity of students that attended the school; and (2) for each team that competed in athletic competition, the number 8 (1 I, 7 D) We support this legislation
S. 1262 - This summary has been edited for length6/23/2011--Introduced.Native Culture, Language, and Access for Success in Schools Act - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to facilitate the inclusion of Indian tribes in the school improvement process. Establishes an Indian School Turn Around grant program to assist tribes in implementing transformation, restart, or turnaround school intervention models at low-performing Indian schools. Requires sta 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1240 - 6/21/2011--Introduced.Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to: (1) award grants to encourage the establishment and operation of Teachers Institutes; and (2) provide technical assistance, all or some of which may be provided through the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) in establishing and operating Teachers Institutes. Sets forth selection crit 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1179 - 6/9/2011--Introduced.Advanced Programs Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to allot grants to states, based on their share of low-income elementary and secondary school students, to cover part or all of the Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) examination fee low-income students incur. Directs the Secretary to award competitive matching grants to states, local educational agencies (LEAs), or partnerships between a nonprofit organization and a state or LEA * -
S. 1178 - 6/9/2011--Introduced.Achievement Through Technology and Innovation Reauthorization Act of 2011 - Amends title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to rename part D (Achievement through Technology and Innovation) and reauthorize it through FY2017. Requires states to use a portion of their allotted funds under subpart 1 (State and Local Grants) of part D to develop challenging academic content and achievement standards to ensure that students are technologically literate be 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1177 - 6/9/2011--Introduced.Graduation Promise Act of 2011 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for differentiated high school improvement systems targeting support to schools with low student achievement and graduation rates after such schools fail for two consecutive years to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) pursuant to state academic performance standards. Allots grant funds to states pursuant to a fo 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1175 - 6/9/2011--Introduced.21st Century Readiness Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to support 21st century readiness initiatives that fuse core academic subject knowledge and higher-order thinking skills (such as critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation) to ensure that students are prepared for postsecondary education and careers, upon graduation from secondary school. Amends title I (Improving the Academ 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
S. 1170 - 6/9/2011--Introduced.Ready to Learn Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to states and, through them, subgrants to schools, child care entities, Head Start programs, or other community-based prekindergarten providers for high-quality full day voluntary prekindergarten programs that prepare four-year olds for school. Requires that such programs: (1) first serve children whose family income 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1158 - 6/8/2011--Introduced.English Learning and Innovation Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award renewable, competitive Innovation grants to states, local educational agencies (LEAs), and public charter schools or charter school management organizations to carry out activities that result in English learners becoming proficient in English so that they can access the knowledge needed to meet state college and career r 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 1156 - 6/8/2011--Introduced.Prepare All Kids Act of 2011 - Creates a part I (High Quality Prekindergarten Programs) under title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Implements such part by requiring the Secretary of Education to establish a Prekindergarten Incentive Fund from which matching grants shall be awarded to states and, through them, subgrants to qualified prekindergarten providers to establish, expand, or enhance voluntary high quality full-day prekindergarten programs 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
S. 1019 - 5/18/2011--Introduced.Secondary School Reentry Act of 2011 - Amends part H (School Dropout Prevention) of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to make consortia of local educational agencies (LEAs) eligible to receive school dropout prevention grants and subgrants. Requires LEAs that receive a subgrant under part H to use at least 30% of the funds to implement reentry programs that assist school dropouts in returning to the educational system to obtain a secon 3 (1 I, 2 D) We support this legislation
S. 1015 - 5/17/2011--Introduced.Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to replace the program providing incentive payments to public elementary schools for foreign language instruction with a partnership program in foreign languages that provides matching grants to partnerships composed of state or local educational agencies and institutions of higher education. Requires such partnerships to establish, improve, or expand model pro * We support this legislation
S. 1004 - 5/16/2011--Introduced.Promise Neighborhoods Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive, matching Promise Neighborhood Partnership grants to nonprofit organizations that partner with a local educational agency (LEA) to implement a comprehensive continuum of supports and services that engage community partners in improving the academic achievement, health and social development, and college and career readiness of children that live in distressed neighborhoods with un 6 (6 D) We support this legislation
S. 969 - 5/12/2011--Introduced.Engineering Education for Innovation Act or E 2 for Innovation Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award planning grants and matching implementation grants to states to integrate engineering education into kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) instruction and curricula. Requires each state that desires an implementation grant to develop quantifiable benchmarks for activities supported by such grants and submit them to the Secretary for approval. Requires stat 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
S. 952 - A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for other purposes. 25 (1 I, 24 D) We support this legislation
S. 941 - 5/10/2011--Introduced.Family Engagement in Education Act of 2011 - Amends title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize states to reserve school improvement funds to: (1) award grants to nonprofit organizations that partner with local educational agencies (LEAs) or schools to establish and operate Local Family Engagement Centers that assist families in becoming engaged in their childrens' education, 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
S. 929 - 5/10/2011--Introduced.Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation Act or LEARN Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants to states for comprehensive planning to improve the literacy of children from birth through grade 12. Directs the Secretary to award grants to states to implement their comprehensive literacy plans for such children through: (1) competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or early childhood education programs to carry out certain hig 6 (1 I, 5 D) We support this legislation
S. 919 - 5/9/2011--Introduced.Successful, Safe, and Healthy Students Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award grants to states to: (1) develop, improve, and implement state reporting and information systems that measure conditions for learning, based on surveys of school students and staff; and (2) award competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or nonprofit organizations that use such measurement systems to make comprehensive improvements to school-level conditions f 3 (1 I, 2 D) We support this legislation
S. 902 - 5/5/2011--Introduced.School Building Fairness Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to direct the Secretary of Education to allocate funds to states for competitive matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for school repair, renovation, and construction. Reserves 1% of the grant funds for assistance to outlying areas and Indian schools. Requires each state, in awarding such grants to LEAs, to consider: (1) the percentage of poor children * We support this legislation
S. 900 - 5/5/2011--Introduced.Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to educational organizations to carry out proposed or existing Holocaust education programs. Prohibits such grants from being used to supplant nonfederal funds the grantees would otherwise have used for Holocaust education programs. 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 895 - 5/5/2011--Introduced.Investing in Innovation for Education Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to local educational agencies (LEAs), educational service agencies, and nonprofit organizations to support the school innovation efforts of public schools and LEAs. Requires at least 25% of the grant funds to be awarded for projects in rural areas. Requires each grant applicant to demonstrate that 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
S. 865 - 5/2/2011--Introduced.Financial and Economic Literacy Improvement Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award formula matching grants to states or partnerships between states and experienced nonprofit providers of financial literacy or personal finance education. Requires grantees to use 25% of the grant funds to: (1) develop financial literacy standards and assessments for at least three grade levels, (2) create teache 3 (1 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
S. 857 - 4/14/2011--Introduced.To Aid Gifted and High-Ability Learners by Empowering the Nation's Teachers Act or TALENT Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require state assessments of student proficiency to be vertically scaled and capable of measuring student proficiency above the grade level in which the student is enrolled. Requires states to: (1) recognize local educational agencies (LEAs) that significantly increase the proportion of their students, overall and 4 (1 R, 3 D) We support this legislation
S. 853 - 4/14/2011--Introduced.Financial Literacy for Students Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to states to: (1) integrate financial literacy and entrepreneurship education into their public middle and secondary schools, and (2) provide training to financial literacy or entrepreneurship teachers in such schools. Authorizes the Secretary to award grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for the provision 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 851 - 4/14/2011--Introduced.Time for Innovation Matters in Education Act of 2011 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to states to enable them to award competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or partnerships between LEAs and other public or nonprofit entities to plan and implement expanded learning time initiatives at high-need schools that they serve. Requires such initiatives to: (1) increase the total number of school hours each year at 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
S. 833 - 4/14/2011--Introduced.Success in the Middle Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to make grants to states, based on their proportion of poor children aged 5 to 17, to: (1) implement state middle grades needs analyses and, on the basis of such analyses, improvement plans that describe what students must master to complete successfully the middle grades and succeed in academically rigorous secondary school coursework; and (2) award competitive subgrants to local educational agencies 6 (1 I, 5 D) We support this legislation
S. 830 - 4/14/2011--Introduced.Promoting Innovations to 21st Century Careers Act - Authorizes the Director of the National Academic and Career Innovation Center to award certain planning, implementation, transitional, and supplemental grants to state pathways partnerships to carry out activities that will create and enhance educational and career pathways for high school students to postsecondary schools (including registered apprenticeship programs) and to 21st century careers, particularly in high s 3 (1 I, 2 D) We support this legislation
S. 812 - 4/13/2011--Introduced.Lead Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to direct the Secretary of Education to award a competitive grant to a partnership between a nonprofit organization and an institution of higher education (IHE) to establish a school leadership academy that develops and provides evidence-based leadership training to school leaders (turnaround leaders) and their supporting mentors (turnaround mentors) to transform and improve turnaround schools. 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
S. 767 - 4/7/2011--Introduced.Every Student Counts Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require, beginning by the 2011-2012 school year, states, local educational agencies (LEAs), and secondary schools annually to include on the report cards required under title I of the Act: (1) their four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate; (2) the final number of students in their four-year adjusted cohort and their total number of four-year graduates; (3) their cumulative graduation * We support this legislation
S. 758 - 4/7/2011--Introduced.STEM Master Teacher Corps Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to consortia of local educational agencies (LEAs) or states, acting in partnership with institutions of higher education or nonprofit organizations to establish a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Master Teacher Corps program. Requires grantees to: (1) select exemplary elementary 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
S. 716 - 4/4/2011--Introduced.Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to: (1) promote science, technology, engineering (including robotics), and mathematics (STEM) in secondary schools; (2) support the participation of secondary school students in nontraditional STEM teaching methods; and (3) broaden secondary school students' access to STEM careers. Gives priority to grant applic 7 (7 D) We support this legislation
S. 701 - 3/31/2011--Introduced.Fiscal Fairness Act - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to condition local educational agency (LEA) receipt of school improvement funds on: (1) an average state and local spending per pupil in each school receiving school improvement funds of at least 97% of such spending per pupil across all of the LEA's schools that are not receiving such funds; and (2) an average state and local spending per pupil in each higher poverty sch 4 (1 R, 3 D) We support this legislation
S. 619 - 3/17/2011--Introduced.STEM Support for Teachers in Education and Mentoring (STEM) Act or STEM 2 Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive planning grants to states, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, or institutions of higher education to develop effective state or tribal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) networks that coordinate STEM education efforts by: (1) fa 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 616 - 3/17/2011--Introduced.Supporting Community Schools Act of 2011 - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize local educational agencies (LEAs) to use school improvement funds to transform schools identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring into community schools. (Schools are identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring when they fail to make adequate yearly progress [AYP] toward state 5 (1 I, 4 D) We support this legislation
S. 595 - 3/16/2011--Introduced.Impact Aid Timely Repayment Act of 2011 - Amends title VIII (Impact Aid) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to complete Impact Aid payments to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) within three fiscal years of their appropriation. (The Impact Aid program compensates LEAs for the financial burden of federal activities affecting their school districts.) 13 (4 R, 1 I, 8 D) We support this legislation
S. 585 - 3/15/2011--Introduced.Full-Service Community Schools Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to: (1) consortia composed of one or more local educational agencies (LEAs) and one or more community-based, nonprofit, or other public or private entities to assist public elementary or secondary schools to function as full-service community schools; and (2) state collaboratives to support the development of full- 6 (1 R, 5 D) We support this legislation
S. 576 - 3/15/2011--Introduced.Fitness Integrated with Teaching Kids Act or FIT Kids Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require annual state and local educational agency report cards to include specified information on school health and physical education programs. Includes the promotion of healthy, active lifestyles by students within ESEA grant programs that support school counseling, smaller learning communities, community learning centers, and parental invol 11 (11 D) We support this legislation
S. 571 - 3/14/2011--Introduced.Educational Success for Children and Youth Without Homes Act of 2011 - Amends the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act's program of grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for the education of homeless youths to: raise the minimum allotment for each state; elaborate on the functions of each state's Office of the Coordinator for Education of Homeless Children and Youths; elaborate on required state procedures for resolvi 5 (1 I, 4 D) We support this legislation
S. 567 - 3/14/2011--Introduced.Rural Education Achievement Program Reauthorization Act of 2011 - Amends part B (Rural Education Initiative) of title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to revise the Small, Rural School Achievement program, which gives rural local educational agencies (LEAs) federal formula grants and greater flexibility in the use of state educational funds. Limits eligibility to LEAs whose schools are all designated with a school locale code of Fringe Rural, Dis 6 (2 R, 4 D) We support this legislation
S. 555 - 3/10/2011--Introduced.Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 - Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates. Considers harassment to be a form of discrimination. Prohibits retaliation against anyone for opposing conduct they reasonably believe to be unlawful under this Act. A 27 (1 I, 26 D) We support this legislation
S. 547 - 3/10/2011--Introduced.Annual National Classified School Employee of the Year Award Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award National Classified School Employees of the Year Awards to public school employees within certain occupational specialties who provide exemplary service to students in pre-kindergarten through higher education. Requires the Secretary to choose an awardee each year, out of nominations received from each state, from each of the following occupational specialties: 11 (1 R, 10 D) We support this legislation
S. 547 - 3/10/2011--Introduced.Annual National Classified School Employee of the Year Award Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award National Classified School Employees of the Year Awards to public school employees within certain occupational specialties who provide exemplary service to students in pre-kindergarten through higher education. Requires the Secretary to choose an awardee each year, out of nominations received from each state, from each of the following occupational specialties: 11 (1 R, 10 D) We support this legislation
S. 541 - 3/10/2011--Introduced.Achievement Through Prevention Act - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to allow states, local educational agencies, and schools to use school improvement funds to implement schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports and early intervening services and coordinate them with similar activities carried out under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (Early intervening services are a set of coordinat 6 (2 R, 1 I, 3 D) We support this legislation
S. 506 - 3/8/2011--Introduced.Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states, on an ongoing basis, to: (1) collect and report certain information on bullying and harassment by youth in their elementary and secondary schools and communities; (2) conduct, and report the results of, a needs assessment for bullying and harassment prevention programs; and (3) provide technical assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools in 28 (1 R, 1 I, 26 D) We support this legislation
S. 470 - 3/3/2011--Introduced.Supporting State Systems of Early Learning Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive, matching Quality Pathways grants to states that demonstrate the greatest progress toward establishing a high-quality system of early learning that includes: (1) state early learning standards; (2) preservice and ongoing training for staff; (3) the systematic review, rating, and monitoring of early learning programs for ameliorative purposes; (4) parental involvement; 6 (6 D) We support this legislation
S. 463 - 3/2/2011--Introduced.Effective STEM Teaching and Learning Act of 2011 - Replaces the Mathematics and Science Partnership program under part B of title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 with a program providing competitive grants to states to improve preschool through grade 12 education in: (1) mathematics or science, or both; and (2) at the state's discretion, technology or engineering, or both. Requires state grantees to use: (1) up to 20% their grant for certain sta 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
S. 434 - 3/2/2011--Introduced.Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a geography education grant program under title II (Teacher Quality Enhancement). Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award a grant to a national nonprofit educational organization or consortium, with 75% to be used for matching subgrants to institutions of higher education associated with state geographic alliances, nonprofit educational organizations, or state or local edu 15 (7 R, 1 I, 7 D) We support this legislation
S. 426 - 3/1/2011--Introduced.Developing Innovative Partnerships and Learning Opportunities that Motivate Achievement Act or DIPLOMA Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award renewable five-year grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local consortia that include a local educational agency (LEA) and other community partners to: (1) ensure the academic, physical, social, emotional, and civic development of disadvantaged youth; and (2) strengthen their families and communities. Requ 6 (1 I, 5 D) We support this legislation
S. 392 - 2/17/2011--Introduced.Promoting Health as Youth Skills In Classrooms And Life Act - Amends the Department of Education Organization Act to establish an Office of Safe and Healthy Students in the Department of Education to assume the responsibilities of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools and expand such responsibilities to broader health and physical education issues. Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include health education and physical education in the defi 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 294 - 2/7/2011--Introduced.Foundations for Success Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award grants to states to establish and support Early Care and Education Systems providing children, from the age of six weeks until they reach kindergarten, with universal access to high quality early care and education programs. Allows early care and education programs that demonstrate sustainability and continuity and have been operating for at least five years to participate in their state's 3 (1 I, 2 D) We support this legislation
S. 280 - 2/3/2011--Introduced.No Child Left Behind Flexibility and Improvements Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to revise requirements relating to annual yearly progress (AYP) of students and schools, statewide and local accountability systems, special education, limited English proficiency students, funding levels and academic assessment deferrals, highly qualified teachers, and reading activities. Authorizes the Secretary of Education to modify an AYP timeline 1 (1 R) We support this legislation
S. 245 - A bill to reduce Federal spending in a responsible manner. 13 (11 R, 2 D) We oppose this legislation
S. 239 - 1/31/2011--Introduced.Innovate America Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) revise the definition of "basic research," for purposes of the research tax credit, to remove the prohibition against such research having a specific commercial objective; and (2) provide a tax credit for charitable contributions of equipment to secondary schools and technical and community colleges. Directs the Secretary of Commerce to establish the the Innovation Technology Development Loan Guar 5 (1 R, 4 D) We support this legislation
S. 154 - 1/25/2011--Introduced.Fast Track to College Act of 2011 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching six-year grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) that partner with institutions of higher education (IHEs) to establish or support dual enrollment programs, such as early college high schools, that allow secondary school students to earn credit simultaneously toward a secondary school diploma and a postsecondary degree or credential. Gives grant priority to applic 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S.J.RES. 4 - A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the UnitedStates which requires (except during time of war and subject to suspension by Congress) that the total amount of money expended by the United States during any fiscal year not exceed the amount of certain revenue received by the United States during such fiscal year and not to exceed 20 per cent of the gross national product of the United States during the previous calendar year. 5 (4 R, 1 D) We oppose this legislation
S.J.RES. 3 - A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget. 26 (26 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 3094 - 10/5/2011--Introduced.Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act - Amends the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to revise requirements for determination by the National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) of an appropriate bargaining unit before an election of collective bargaining representation. (In effect reverses the NLRB's August 26, 2011, decision in Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation of Mobile and its June 22, 2011, rulemaking regarding proposed changes to procedures involving the election of 24 (24 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 2948 - 9/15/2011--Introduced.Fix America's Schools Today (FAST) Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to allocate grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to modernize, renovate, or repair early learning or elementary or secondary education facilities. Requires the Secretary to allocate grants directly to the 100 LEAs with the largest numbers of children aged 5-17 living in poverty to modernize, renovate, or repair such facilities. Requires alloc 94 (94 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2869 - 9/8/2011--Introduced.School Athletic Facilities Restoration Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to local educational agencies for the construction, renovation, or repair of school athletic facilities. 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2823 - National Jazz Preservation and Education Act of 2011 13 (13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2816 - 8/12/2011--Introduced.Promoting Health as Youth Skills In Classrooms And Life Act - Amends the Department of Education Organization Act to establish an Office of Safe and Healthy Students in the Department of Education to assume the responsibilities of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools and expand such responsibilities to broader health and physical education issues. Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include health education and physical education in the defi 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2794 - 8/5/2011--Introduced.Continuum of Learning Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to coordinate school improvement and professional development activities with early childhood development and education programs. Amends the school improvement program under part A of title I of the ESEA to require states to create or revise early learning guidelines for preschool age children and early learning standards for children in kindergarten through grade three. 27 (2 R, 25 D) -
H.R. 2691 - 7/28/2011--Introduced.Keeping Parents and Communities Engaged Act or Keeping PACE Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to award grants to states for competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive school improvement funds under part A of title I of the Act to enable such LEAs to assist public elementary and secondary schools to hire and maintain Parent and Community Outreach Coordinators responsible for i 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2689 - 7/28/2011--Introduced.Stop Abuse for Every Teen Act or SAFE Teen Act - Amends title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include dating violence prevention among the drug and violence prevention efforts funded under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program. Authorizes local educational agencies (LEAs) to use program funds for peer support groups that provide an emotionally safe and confidential setting for youth to learn and practice healthy relationship 22 (1 R, 21 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2684 - 7/28/2011--Introduced.P.E. for the 21st Century Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to local educational agencies and charter schools to improve physical fitness education and curricula in elementary and secondary schools. Requires each grantee to carry out a pilot program for one school year that: (1) makes technology a key component of assessing students' physical fitness and improvement; (2) creates partnerships with local businesses to ensure community su * We support this legislation
H.R. 2637 - 7/25/2011--Introduced.Developing Innovative Partnerships and Learning Opportunities that Motivate Achievement Act or DIPLOMA Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award renewable five-year grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local consortia that include a local educational agency (LEA) and other community partners to: (1) ensure the academic, physical, social, emotional, and civic development of disadvantaged youth; and (2) strengthen their families and communities. Req 12 (12 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2600 - 7/20/2011--Introduced.National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan Act of 2011 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make a payment for each fiscal year from FY2012-FY2018 to the State Lead Center in each state for implementation of the National Acquired Brain Injury Plan, as developed by the International Advisory Board of the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation. 90 (41 R, 49 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2598 - 7/20/2011--Introduced.STEM Master Teacher Corps Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive, matching five-year grants to consortia of local educational agencies (LEAs) or states, acting in partnership with institutions of higher education or nonprofit organizations to establish a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Master Teacher Corps program. Requires grantees to: (1) select exemplary elemen * We support this legislation
H.R. 2587 - 7/25/2011--Reported to House amended. (There is 1 other summary)Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act - Amends the National Labor Relations Act to deny the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) any power to: (1) order an employer (or seek an order against an employer) to restore or reinstate any work, product, production line, or equipment; (2) rescind any relocation, transfer, subcontracting, outsourcing, or other change regarding the location, entity, or employer who shall be 18 (18 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 2565 - 7/15/2011--Introduced.Working to Encourage Community Action and Responsibility in Education Act or WE CARE Act - Amends title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states and local educational agencies (LEAs) to assess the nonacademic factors affecting student academic performance and work with other public, private, nonprofit, and community-based entities to address those factors. Requires the annual rep 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2560 - 7/15/2011--Introduced.Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011 - Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (CBA) to make it out of order in both chambers to consider any bill, joint resolution, amendment, or conference report that would cause the discretionary spending limits established in this Act to be exceeded. Establishes the discretionary spending limits for FY2012 as $1,019,402,000,000 in new budget authority and $1,224,568,000,000 in outlays. Authorizes the Chairman of the Senate Commit 92 (92 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 2547 - 7/14/2011--Introduced.No Child Left Inside Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states, as a prerequisite to receiving implementation grants, to develop environmental literacy plans, approved by the Secretary of Education, for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 that include environmental education standards and teacher training. Directs the Secretary to award Environmental Education Professional Development Grants to states and, through them, comp 44 (1 R, 43 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2536 - 7/14/2011--Introduced.21st Century Readiness Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to support 21st century readiness initiatives that fuse core academic subject knowledge and higher-order thinking skills (such as critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation) to ensure that students are prepared for postsecondary education and careers, upon graduation from secondary school. Amends title I (Improving the Acade 17 (5 R, 12 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2437 - 7/7/2011--Introduced.Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning Act of 2011 - Amends title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include teacher and principal training in practices that address the social and emotional development needs of students among the activities funded under the Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund program. Allows funded training to include training in classroom instruction and schoolwide initiatives that enable students to acquire th 15 (3 R, 12 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2430 - 7/6/2011--Introduced.Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to alter the percentage of school improvement funds that are reserved for outlying areas and Indian education. Reserves 0.5% of those funds for outlying areas and 0.75% for Indian education. (Currently, 1% of those funds are reserved for outlying areas and Indian education.) 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2379 - 6/24/2011--Introduced.Families Learning and Understanding English Together Act of 2011 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make grants to providers of family literacy services to improve the literacy and English skills of limited English proficient individuals who are parents or children in families where each parent is at least 16 years old and where at least one child is under age 8. Directs the Secretary to reserve certain funds to: (1) make grants to, or enter contracts with, nat 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2358 - 6/24/2011--Introduced.Reengaging Americans in Serious Education by Uniting Programs Act - Directs the Secretary of Labor to award competitive, renewable, five-year grants to eligible partnerships to assist them in providing disconnected youth with the support needed to: (1) attain a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent; (2) attain a postsecondary credential, including those offered by institutions of higher education, industry groups, or registered apprenticeship programs; an 11 (11 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2331 - 6/23/2011--Introduced.Prepare All Kids Act of 2011 - Creates a part I (High Quality Full-Day Prekindergarten Programs) under title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Implements such part by requiring the Secretary of Education to establish a Prekindergarten Incentive Fund from which matching grants shall be awarded to states and, through them, subgrants to qualified prekindergarten providers to establish, expand, or enhance voluntary high quality full-day prekindergarten 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2326 - 6/23/2011--Introduced.Innovation in Education Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require the Secretary of Education to establish and maintain a National Education Innovation Network of searchable databases or Internet websites that: (1) provide educators and administrators with information regarding the most promising practices and strategies for improving student achievement and turning around low-performing schools; and (2) allow educators and 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2272 - 6/22/2011--Introduced.Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation Act or LEARN Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants to states for comprehensive planning to improve the literacy of children from birth through grade 12. Directs the Secretary to award grants to states to implement their comprehensive literacy plans for such children through: (1) competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or early learning programs for specified activities that supp 13 (13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2255 - 6/21/2011--Introduced.Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to: (1) award grants to encourage the establishment and operation of Teachers Institutes; and (2) provide technical assistance, all or some of which may be provided through the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) in establishing and operating Teachers Institutes. Sets forth selection crit 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2253 - 6/21/2011--Introduced.Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to: (1) promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in secondary schools; (2) support the participation of secondary school students in nonprofit robotics or STEM competitions; and (3) broaden secondary school students' access to STEM careers. Allows secondary schools to apply for such grants if their LEA does not. Gives priority to grant * We support this legislation
H.R. 2247 - 6/21/2011--Introduced.Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to: (1) promote science, technology, engineering (including robotics), and mathematics (STEM) in secondary schools; (2) support the participation of secondary school students in nontraditional STEM teaching methods; and (3) broaden secondary school students' access to STEM careers. Gives priority to grant appli 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2229 - 6/16/2011--Introduced.Student-to-School Nurse Ratio Improvement Act of 2011 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make matching demonstration grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) in which the student-to-school nurse ratio in each of their public elementary and secondary schools is 750 or more students to every school nurse to reduce such ratio. Gives grant priority to LEAs that serve a high number or percentage of impoverished students and demonstrate the greatest need for new or 12 (12 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2228 - 6/16/2011--Introduced.STEM Support for Teachers in Education and Mentoring (STEM) Act or STEM 2 Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive planning grants to states, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, or institutions of higher education to develop effective state or tribal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) networks that coordinate STEM education efforts by: (1) fa 10 (10 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2218 - Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act 11 (10 R, 1 D) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 2218 - This summary has been edited for length7/22/2011--Reported to House amended. (There is 1 other summary)Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act - (Sec. 4) Revises subpart 1 (Charter School Programs) of part B (Public Charter Schools) of title V (Promoting Informed Parental Choice and Innovative Programs) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. (Sec. 5) Replaces the current charter school grant program with a program awarding grants to state entities (state e 11 (10 R, 1 D) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 2211 - 6/16/2011--Introduced.Great Teaching for Great Schools Act of 2011 - Amends title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to create a new part E (Building School and System Capacity for Effective Teaching). Directs the Secretary of Education to allot funds to states for subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to implement a comprehensive professional learning system in their schools that: (1) fosters collective responsibility for improved student performance; ( 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2098 - 6/2/2011--Introduced.Promise Neighborhoods Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive, matching Promise Neighborhood Partnership grants to nonprofit organizations that partner with a local educational agency (LEA) to implement a comprehensive continuum of supports and services that engage community partners in improving the academic achievement, health and social development, and college and career readiness of children that live in distressed neighborhoods with und 13 (13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2094 - 6/2/2011--Introduced.Impact Aid Timely Repayment Act of 2011 - Amends title VIII (Impact Aid) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to complete Impact Aid payments to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) within three fiscal years of their appropriation. (The Impact Aid program compensates LEAs for the financial burden of federal activities affecting their school districts.) 17 (7 R, 10 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1995 - 5/25/2011--Introduced.Reducing Barriers to Learning Act of 2011 - Amends the Department of Education Organization Act to create an Office of Specialized Instructional Support within the Department of Education to improve specialized instructional support services in schools. Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a Reduced Barriers to Learning program authorizing the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to states to: (1) establish or exp 6 (6 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1966 - 5/24/2011--Introduced.Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to replace the program providing incentive payments to public elementary schools for foreign language instruction with a partnership program in foreign languages that provides matching grants to partnerships composed of state or local educational agencies and institutions of higher education. Requires such partnerships to establish, improve, or expand model pro 11 (11 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1951 - 5/23/2011--Introduced.Engineering Education for Innovation Act or E 2 for Innovation Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award planning grants and matching implementation grants to states to integrate engineering education into kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) instruction and curricula. Requires each state that desires an implementation grant to develop quantifiable benchmarks for activities supported by such grants and submit them to the Secretary for approval. Requires stat 10 (10 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1947 - 5/23/2011--Introduced.Post 9/11 Troops to Teachers Enhancement Act - Amends the Troops-to-Teachers program of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (which provides veterans with teacher certification stipends in exchange for three years of service in a high-need local educational agency [LEA] or public charter school). Expands program eligibility to cover certain individuals: (1) who, on or after September 11, 2001, serve at least 90 continuous days on active duty in the Armed F 20 (20 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1918 - 5/13/2011--Introduced.Financial and Economic Literacy Improvement Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award formula matching grants to states or partnerships between states and experienced nonprofit providers of financial literacy or personal finance education. Requires grantees to use 25% of the grant funds to: (1) develop financial literacy standards and assessments for at least three grade levels, (2) create teach * We support this legislation
H.R. 1903 - 5/13/2011--Introduced.21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to provide grants to, and enter into agreements with, local educational agencies (LEAs) to improve the education of girls and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and prepare them to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees and careers in such fields. Gives 35 (35 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1842 - To authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes. 86 (1 R, 85 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1821 - 5/10/2011--Introduced.Family Engagement in Education Act of 2011 - Amends title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize states to reserve school improvement funds to: (1) award grants to nonprofit organizations that partner with local educational agencies (LEAs) or schools to establish and operate Local Family Engagement Centers that assist families in becoming engaged in their childrens' education, 17 (17 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1817 - 5/10/2011--Introduced.Statistics Teaching, Aptitude, and Training Act of 2011 or STAT Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to award formula grants to states and, through them, competitive subgrants to eligible partnerships to: (1) establish or enhance teacher training in statistics education; and (2) develop more rigorous statistics education curricula that are aligned with challenging state academic content and achievement standards in statistics, and integ 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1794 - 5/6/2011--Introduced.Keep Teachers Teaching Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to make competitive grants to local educational agencies (LEAs), states, and partnerships of LEAs, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher education for the development and implementation of innovative teacher retention programs that include: (1) professional development; (2) teacher mentoring; (3) advanced certification or creden 9 (9 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1753 - 5/5/2011--Introduced.Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to educational organizations to carry out proposed or existing Holocaust education programs. Prohibits such grants from being used to supplant nonfederal funds the grantees would otherwise have used for Holocaust education programs. 7 (7 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1745 - JOBS Act of 2011 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 1738 - Teacher Tax Relief Act of 2011 68 (21 R, 47 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1721 - 5/4/2011--Introduced.Strengthening the Teaching of English in Puerto Rico Act of 2011 - Amends part A of title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to increase the maximum federal allotment to Puerto Rico, which is expressed as a percentage of the federal funds allotted to states, to improve the education of limited English proficient children and immigrant youth. 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1704 - Annual National Classified School Employee of the Year Award Act 74 (11 R, 63 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1704 - 5/3/2011--Introduced.Annual National Classified School Employee of the Year Award Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award National Classified School Employee of the Year Awards to classified public school employees within certain occupational specialties who provide exemplary service to students in pre-kindergarten through higher education. Requires the Secretary to choose an awardee each year, out of nominations received from each state, from one of the following occupational spec 74 (11 R, 63 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1692 - 5/3/2011--Introduced.Asthma Management Plans in School Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to schools that are receiving school improvement funds under part A of title I of the Act and are located in areas that have a high prevalence of asthma so they can: (1) develop and implement an asthma management plan; and (2) purchase the asthma inhalers, nebulizer machines, valved holding chambers (VHCs), spacers, auto 30 (30 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1683 - State Flexibility Act 23 (23 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 1674 - 5/2/2011--Introduced.To Aid Gifted and High-Ability Learners by Empowering the Nation's Teachers Act or TALENT Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require state assessments of student proficiency to be vertically scaled and capable of measuring student proficiency above the grade level in which the student is enrolled. Requires states to: (1) recognize local educational agencies (LEAs) that significantly increase the proportion of their students, overall and i 3 (1 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1648 - 4/15/2011--Introduced.Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states, on an ongoing basis, to: (1) collect and report certain information on bullying and harassment by youth in their elementary and secondary schools and communities; (2) conduct, and report the results of, a needs assessment for bullying and harassment prevention programs; and (3) provide technical assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools in 125 (3 R, 122 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1636 - 4/15/2011--Introduced.Time for Innovation Matters in Education Act of 2011 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to states to enable them to award competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or partnerships between LEAs and other public or nonprofit entities to plan and implement expanded learning time initiatives at high-need schools that they serve. Requires such initiatives to: (1) increase the total number of school hours each year at 6 (1 R, 5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1617 - 4/15/2011--Introduced.Strengthen and Unite Communities with Civics Education and English Development Act of 2011 - Amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (the Act) to allow state leadership activities grants to be used to provide technical assistance to faith and community-based organizations desiring grants under the Act. Directs the National Institute for Literacy to: (1) disseminate information regarding integrated English literacy, U.S. history, and civics education programs; 19 (19 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1597 - 4/15/2011--Introduced.California Ocean and Coastal Protection Act - Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit oil and gas preleasing, leasing, and related activities in areas of the Outer Continental Shelf located off the coast of California. 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1547 - 4/14/2011--Introduced.Success in the Middle Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to make grants to states, based on their proportion of poor children aged 5 to 17, to: (1) implement state middle grades needs analyses and, on the basis of such analyses, improvement plans that describe what students must master to complete successfully the middle grades and succeed in academically rigorous secondary school coursework; and (2) award competitive subgrants to local educational agencies 14 (14 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1531 - 4/13/2011--Introduced.Access to Complete Education Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to promote and strengthen as an integral part of the curriculum one or more of the subjects of music and arts, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, history, geography, and physical education and health. Gives priority to LEAs that have the greatest numbers or percentages * We support this legislation
H.R. 1524 - 4/13/2011--Introduced.Lead Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to direct the Secretary of Education to award a competitive grant to a partnership between a nonprofit organization and an institution of higher education (IHE) to establish a school leadership academy that develops and provides evidence-based leadership training to school leaders (turnaround leaders) and their supporting mentors (turnaround mentors) to transform and improve turnaround schools. 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1482 - 4/12/2011--Introduced.Diverse Teachers Recruitment Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or nonprofits, educational service agencies, institutions of higher education, or states that enter into partnerships with such LEAs to: (1) recruit individuals from underrepresented groups as public elementary and secondary school teachers, and (2) provide train 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1419 - 4/7/2011--Introduced.Every Student Counts Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require, beginning by the 2011-2012 school year, states, local educational agencies (LEAs), and secondary schools annually to include on the report cards required under title I of the Act: (1) their four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate; (2) the final number of students in their four-year adjusted cohort and their total number of four-year graduates; (3) their cumulative graduation 12 (12 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1377 - 4/5/2011--Introduced.Josh Miller Helping Everyone Access Responsive Treatment in Schools Act of 2011 or Josh Miller HEARTS Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to: (1) purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for use in their schools, and/or (2) provide training to meet the grant requirement that at least five adult employees or volunteers at each school where 28 (1 R, 27 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1342 - 4/4/2011--Introduced.Local Taxpayer Relief Act - Amends the Impact Aid program (which compensates local educational agencies [LEAs] for the financial burden of federal activities affecting their areas) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to alter the formula for determining the payments due LEAs for federal ownership of property when appropriations for a fiscal year are insufficient to provide them with full compensation. Prohibits an LEA from being paid amounts for federal 27 (11 R, 16 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1332 - To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions. 116 (38 R, 78 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1332 - 4/1/2011--Introduced.Social Security Fairness Act of 2011 - Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to repeal: (1) government pension offset requirements applicable to husband's and wife's insurance benefits, widow's and widower's insurance benefits, and mother's and father's insurance benefits with respect to OASDI payments; and (2) windfall elimination requirements with respect to computation of an individual's primary insurance amoun 116 (38 R, 78 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1295 - 3/31/2011--Introduced.Student Bill of Rights - Directs the Secretary of Education to make annual determinations as to whether each state's public school system provides all its students with educational resources to succeed academically and in life. Requires such education to enable students to: (1) acquire knowledge and skills necessary for responsible citizenship, (2) meet challenging academic achievement standards, and (3) compete and succeed in a global economy. Requires each system to d 7 (7 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1294 - 3/31/2011--Introduced.Fiscal Fairness Act - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to condition local educational agency (LEA) receipt of school improvement funds on: (1) an average state and local spending per pupil in each school receiving school improvement funds of at least 97% of such spending per pupil across all of the LEA's schools that are not receiving such funds; and (2) an average state and local spending per pupil in each higher poverty sch 18 (18 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1253 - 3/30/2011--Introduced.Educational Success for Children and Youth Without Homes Act of 2011 - Amends the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act's program of grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for the education of homeless youths to: raise the minimum allotment for each state; elaborate on the functions of each state's Office of the Coordinator for Education of Homeless Children and Youths; elaborate on required state procedures for resolvi 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1214 - 3/29/2011--Introduced.Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal the program requiring the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants to school-based health centers or their sponsoring facilities to support the operation of such health centers. Rescinds unobligated appropriations for the program. 5 (5 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 1213 - 3/29/2011--Introduced.Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal provisions appropriating funds to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants to states for activities (including planning activities) related to establishing an American Health Benefit Exchange (a state health insurance exchange). Rescinds any unobligated funds made available under such provisions. 3 (3 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 1138 - 3/16/2011--Introduced.School Social Workers Improving Student Success Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award renewable grants to high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) to retain or hire additional school social workers. Permits grantees to use the funds to reimburse school social workers for expenses they incur in rendering services. Requires grant-funded social workers to target their services to the highest-nee 14 (14 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1109 - 3/16/2011--Introduced.Global Education Nexus in U.S. Act or GENIUS Act - Amends the Department of Education Organization Act to require the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education to: (1) assist the Secretary of Education in administering this Act's grant program, and (2) develop an international education research repository and make it available to states and local educational agencies (LEAs). Directs the Secretary, acting through the Deputy Assistant Se 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1090 - 3/15/2011--Introduced.Full-Service Community Schools Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to: (1) consortia composed of one or more local educational agencies (LEAs) and one or more community-based, nonprofit, or other public or private entities to assist public elementary or secondary schools to function as full-service community schools; and (2) state collaboratives to support the development of full- 21 (21 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1057 - 3/14/2011--Introduced.Fitness Integrated with Teaching Kids Act or FIT Kids Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to require annual state and local educational agency report cards to include specified information on school health and physical education programs. Includes the promotion of healthy, active lifestyles by students within ESEA grant programs that support school counseling, smaller learning communities, community learning centers, and parental invol 66 (4 R, 62 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 998 - 3/10/2011--Introduced.Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 - Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates. Considers harassment to be a form of discrimination. Prohibits retaliation against anyone for opposing conduct they reasonably believe to be unlawful under this Act. A 126 (1 R, 125 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 975 - 3/9/2011--Introduced.Anti-Bullying and Harassment Act of 2011 - Amends the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act to require: (1) states to use grants for safe and drug-free schools to collect and report information on the incidence of bullying and harassment, and (2) local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools to use subgrants to prevent and respond to incidents of bullying and harassment. Requires such LEAs or schools to: (1) notify parents and students annually of conduct prohib 14 (1 R, 13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 925 - 3/3/2011--Introduced.Fast Track to College Act of 2011 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award matching six-year grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) that partner with institutions of higher education (IHEs) to establish or support dual enrollment programs, such as early college high schools, that allow secondary school students to earn credit simultaneously toward a secondary school diploma and a postsecondary degree or certificate. Gives grant priority to applicants: (1) th 12 (12 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 888 - 3/2/2011--Introduced.Amends the Impact Aid program (which compensates local educational agencies [LEAs] for the financial burden of federal activities affecting their areas) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to compensate LEAs for educating children who are admitted into this country as citizens of one of the Freely Associated States (the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau). 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 885 - 3/2/2011--Introduced.Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a geography education grant program under title II (Teacher Quality Enhancement). Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award a grant to a national nonprofit educational organization or consortium, with 75% to be used for matching subgrants to institutions of higher education associated with state geographic alliances, nonprofit educational organizations, or state or local edu 49 (4 R, 45 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 864 - 3/1/2011--Introduced.Keep Our Promise to America's Children and Teachers Act or Keep Our PACT Act - Makes appropriations for: (1) school improvement programs under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 for FY2011-FY2015; and (2) the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, including specified amounts for FY2011-FY2015 and an amount determined pursuant to a specified formula (based on the number of children who received special education, the average per-p 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 853 - 3/1/2011--Introduced.Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act - Amends title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to reauthorize appropriations under part H (School Dropout Prevention). Establishes a transition-to-success mentoring program under part H of the ESEA requiring the Secretary of Education to award five-year grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or partnerships between LEAs and community-based nonprofit organizations to establish, expand, or support scho 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 788 - 2/17/2011--Introduced.Phylicia's Law - Requires each local educational agency (LEA) that receives funds under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program to develop and make publicly available a written school safety policy for off-premises, overnight field trips. Encourages the Secretary of Education to provide guidance to such LEAs by taking the steps necessary, such as hosting a conference of interested parties, to further the development of a model school safety policy for suc 6 (6 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 778 - 2/17/2011--Introduced.Graduation Promise Act of 2011 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for differentiated high school improvement systems targeting support to schools with low student achievement and graduation rates after such schools fail for two consecutive years to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) pursuant to state academic performance standards. Allots grant funds to states pursuant to a f 24 (24 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 667 - 2/11/2011--Introduced.Put School Counselors Where They're Needed Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to implement a demonstration project providing competitive, 4-year grants to at least 10 secondary schools that have a 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate of 60% or lower, for the provision of additional school counselors and counselor resources. Expresses the sense of Congress that grantees should provide one additional coun 11 (11 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 646 - 2/10/2011--Introduced.Directs the Secretary of Education to allot funds to states for distribution to local educational agencies (LEAs) to recruit, hire, and train 100,000 new classroom paraprofessionals in order to improve educational achievement for children. Requires that 80% of a state's allotment be allocated to LEAs on the basis of relative numbers of children from families with incomes below the poverty line residing in their school districts, and that the remainder be allocated on t 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 555 - 2/8/2011--Introduced.Universal Prekindergarten Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide grants to a designated state agency for development of universal prekindergaten programs for all children three, four, and five years old in the state. Requires the state to: (1) match federal funds by at least 20%; and (2) submit with its grant application a plan to establish, coordinate, and implement a statewide universal prekindergarten program. Authorizes state agen 20 (20 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 507 - 1/26/2011--Introduced.Assessment Accuracy and Improvement Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow states to require the use of adaptive assessments of student progress toward state academic performance standards that accurately assess student achievement above and below grade level while also measuring grade-level performance. Defines an "adaptive assessment" as one that changes in difficulty in accordance with a student's performance, but reports 19 (8 R, 11 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 472 - 1/26/2011--Introduced.Impact Aid Fairness and Equity Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, with respect to the Impact Aid program (which compensates local educational agencies (LEAs) for the financial burden of federal activities affecting their areas), to alter the formula for determining the payments due LEAs for federal ownership of property in their areas. Prohibits LEAs from being paid amounts that: (1) exceed their total current expenditures in the s * We support this legislation
H.R. 471 - 1/26/2011--Introduced.Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act or SOAR Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award five-year grants on a competitive basis to nonprofit organizations to carry out a program to provide expanded school choice opportunities to students who are District of Columbia (DC) residents and who come from households: (1) receiving assistance under the supplemental nutrition assistance program under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008; or (2) with incomes not ex 41 (40 R, 1 D) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 469 - 1/26/2011--Introduced.Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act of 2011 - Requires each state educational agency, in order to be eligible to receive funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 in FY2013 or subsequent fiscal years, to issue regulations establishing the following minimum requirements for the prevention and treatment of concussions. Requires each local educational agency in the state to develop and implement a standard plan for concussion safety and ma 26 (1 R, 25 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 458 - 1/26/2011--Introduced.High School Athletics Accountability Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to direct coeducational elementary and secondary schools that participate in any ESEA program to: (1) report annually certain information on equality in their school athletic programs to the Commissioner for Educational Statistics; and (2) make such information available, upon request, to their students, potential students, and the public. Directs the Comm 87 (1 R, 86 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 415 - 1/25/2011--Introduced.Restorative Justice in Schools Act of 2011 - Amends title II (Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow local educational agencies to use title II subgrants to train school personnel in restorative justice and conflict resolution. 11 (11 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 36 - 1/5/2011--Introduced.Eating Disorders Awareness, Prevention, and Education Act of 2011 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the use of innovative assistance funds for programs to: (1) improve identification of students with eating disorders; (2) increase awareness of such disorders among parents and students; and (3) train educators with respect to effective eating disorder prevention and assistance methods. Directs the Secretary of Education to carry out 5 (1 R, 4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 12 - This summary has been edited for length9/21/2011--Introduced.American Jobs Act of 2011 - Prohibits the use of funds made available by this Act for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in such project are produced in the United States (Buy American). Waives such prohibition in cases where: (1) the prohibition would be inconsistent with the public interest; (2) iron, st 84 (84 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2 - 1/5/2011--Introduced.Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act - Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, effective as of its enactment. Restores provisions of law amended by such Act. Repeals the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education and Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of the Act's enactment. Restores provisions of law amended by the Act's health care provisions. 125 (125 R) We oppose this legislation
H.R. 1 - This summary has been edited for length2/11/2011--Introduced.Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2011 - Appropriates funds for FY2011 to the Department of Defense (DOD) for: (1) military personnel; (2) operation and maintenance, including for the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, environmental restoration, overseas humanitarian, disaster, and civic aid, former Soviet Union cooperative threat reduction, and the DOD Acqui 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
H. CON. RES. 34 - This summary has been edited for length4/11/2011--Introduced.Sets forth the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2012, including the appropriate budgetary levels for FY2013-FY2021. Lists recommended budgetary levels and amounts for FY2012-FY2021 with respect to: (1) federal revenues, (2) new budget authority, (3) budget outlays, (4) deficits (on-budget), (5) debt subject to limit, and (6) debt held by the public. Lists the appropriate levels of new budget authority and ou 1 (1 R) We oppose this legislation
111th Congress, Second Session
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 3914 - 9/29/2010--Introduced.Amends title VIII (Impact Aid) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to complete Impact Aid payments to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) within three fiscal years of their appropriation. (The Impact Aid program compensates LEAs for the financial burden of federal activities affecting their school districts.) 10 (1 R, 1 I, 8 D) We support this legislation
S. 3891 - 9/29/2010--Introduced.Diverse Teachers Recruitment Act of 2010 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or nonprofits, educational service agencies, institutions of higher education, or states that enter into partnerships with such LEAs for: (1) recruiting individuals from underrepresented groups as public elementary and secondary school teachers; and (2) providing * We support this legislation
S. 3883 - 9/29/2010--Introduced.Effective STEM Teaching and Learning Act of 2010 - Replaces the Mathematics and Science Partnership program under part B of title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 with a program providing competitive grants to states to improve preschool through grade 12 education in: (1) mathematics or science, or both; and (2) at the state's discretion, technology or engineering, or both. Requires state grantees to use: (1) up to 20% their grant for certain st 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 3772 - Paycheck Fairness Act 22 (22 D) We support this legislation
S. 3771 - 9/13/2010--Introduced.Improving Student Testing Act of 2010 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow states to use a formula grant for the development and administration of the student academic achievement assessments, used in determining whether local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools are making adequate yearly progress (AYP) toward student proficiency, to design and implement additional high-quality and innovative assessments. Replaces the program providi 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 3770 - 9/13/2010--Introduced.Flexibility and Innovation in Education Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow states, with the Secretary of Education's approval, to use academic indicators, in addition to annual student academic assessments, to determine which schools and local educational agencies need improvement, corrective action, or restructuring due to their failure to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) toward state academic performance standards. (Currently, t 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 3769 - 9/13/2010--Introduced.Families and Communities Involved in Improving Our Schools Act - Amends title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving school improvement funds to engage families and community members in the selection, development, and implementation of measures to improve the performance of schools identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restr * We support this legislation
S. 3739 - 8/5/2010--Introduced.Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2010 - Amends the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act to require: (1) states to use grants for safe and drug-free schools to collect and report information on the incidence of bullying and harassment; and (2) local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools to use subgrants to prevent and respond to incidents of bullying and harassment. Requires such LEAs or schools to: (1) notify parents and students annually of conduct prohibited 15 (1 R, 1 I, 13 D) We support this legislation
S. 3733 - 8/5/2010--Introduced.Achievement Through Prevention Act - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to allow states, local educational agencies, and schools to use school improvement funds to implement schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports and early intervening services and coordinate them with similar activities carried out under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (Early intervening services are a set of coordinate 5 (2 R, 1 I, 2 D) We support this legislation
S. 3732 - 8/5/2010--Introduced.Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to: (1) promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in secondary schools; (2) support the participation of secondary school students in nonprofit robotics or STEM competitions; and (3) broaden secondary school students' access to STEM careers. Allows secondary schools to apply for such grants if their LEA does not. Gives priority to grant 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 3658 - 7/27/2010--Introduced.Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to partnerships to: (1) provide high quality professional development to elementary school principals in early childhood education and development; (2) gain a knowledge base and capacity to provide high quality early childhood education; and (3) collaborate with early childhood education providers, services providers, and families in creating a co 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
S. 3645 - 7/26/2010--Introduced.Directs the Secretary of Education to award National Classified School Employees of the Year Awards to public school employees within certain occupational specialties who provide exemplary service to students in pre-kindergarten through higher education. Requires the Secretary to choose an awardee each year, out of nominations received from each state, from each of the following occupational specialties: (1) paraprofessionals; (2) clerical and administrative services; ( 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
S. 3595 - 7/15/2010--Introduced.Developing Innovative Partnerships and Learning Opportunities that Motivate Achievement Act (DIPLOMA Act) - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award renewable five year grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local consortia that include a local educational agency (LEA) and other community partners to: (1) ensure the academic, physical, social, emotional, and civic development of disadvantaged youth; and (2) strengthen their families and communities. Requ 2 (1 I, 1 D) We support this legislation
S. 3559 - 6/30/2010--Introduced.Mentoring America's Children Act of 2009 [sic] - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to make miscellaneous changes to the Mentoring grant program under title IV that include: (1) improvement of school connectedness and character education among mentoring's purposes; (2) corporations, universities, foster care group homes, and other entities among program providers; (3) a requirement that mentors help children become responsible and successful * We support this legislation
S. 3558 - 6/30/2010--Introduced.No Child Left Behind Reform Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to allow states to include measures of individual or cohort growth over time in determining whether students are making adequate yearly progress (AYP) toward state academic performance standards. Eliminates the consideration of student attendance rates. Allows schools to be given credit for performing well on measures other than test scores when calculating student achieve * We support this legislation
S. 3557 - 6/30/2010--Introduced.Sandy Feldman Kindergarten Plus Act of 2010 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states to provide Kindergarten Plus (K+) programs of voluntary full days of kindergarten during the summer before and the summer after their traditional kindergarten school year. Directs the Secretary to ensure, to the extent possible, that each grant is of sufficient size to enable the state to provide K+ to all eligible students served by the local educat 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 3498 - 6/16/2010--Introduced.Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to: (1) award grants to encourage the establishment and operation of Teachers Institutes; and (2) provide technical assistance, all or some of which may be provided through the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) in establishing and operating Teachers Institutes. Sets forth selection crit * We support this legislation
S. 3469 - 6/9/2010--Introduced.Lead Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to direct the Secretary of Education to award a competitive grant to a partnership between a nonprofit organization and an institution of higher education (IHE) to establish a school leadership academy that develops and provides evidence-based leadership training to school leaders (turnaround leaders) and their supporting mentors (turnaround mentors) to transform and improve turnaround schools. D 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
S. 3390 - 5/20/2010--Introduced.Student Nondiscrimination Act of 2010 - Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates. Considers harassment to be a form of discrimination. Prohibits retaliation against anyone for opposing conduct they reasonably believe to be unlawful under this Act. Au 21 (1 I, 20 D) We support this legislation
S. 3316 - '5/5/2010--Introduced.No Child Left Behind Flexibility and Improvements Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to revise requirements relating to annual yearly progress (AYP) of students and schools, statewide and local accountability systems, special education, limited English proficiency students, funding levels and academic assessment deferrals, highly qualified teachers, and reading activities. Authorizes the Secretary of Education to modify an AYP timeline' 1 (1 R) We support this legislation
S. 3206 - Keep Our Educators Working Act (S. 3206) 18 (1 I, 17 D) We support this legislation
S. 3206 - Save Educator's Jobs 18 (1 I, 17 D) We support this legislation
S. 3204 - '4/14/2010--Introduced.Measuring and Evaluating Trends for Reliability, Integrity, and Continued Success (METRICS) Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states to improve access to, and the sharing and use of, education data to improve student outcomes. Requires state grantees to have or be in the process of implementing integrated statewide education longitudinal data systems, which link individual students'' early childhood, elementary, secondary, and po' 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 3086 - '3/8/2010--Introduced.Equity in Excellence Act of 2010 - Amends title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish an Equity in Excellence Grant program authorizing the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to eligible entities for efforts to ensure that the academic achievement rates of high-achieving students in grades one through four, who are from impoverished families and served by high-need local educational agencies (LEAs), do not fall behind the ach' 2 (1 R, 1 D) We support this legislation
S. 3061 - '3/3/2010--Introduced.Improving 21st Century Community Learning Centers Act of 2010 - Amends the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program under title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include the provision of service learning and nutrition education and, in place of recreation programs, physical fitness and wellness programs, among the activities for which community learning centers will receive funding. Raises from 3% to 5% the percentage of program funds a s' * We support this legislation
S. 2896 - '12/17/2009--Introduced.School Principal Recruitment and Training Act of 2009 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award renewable five-year matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) and certain educational or nonprofit entities that partner with LEAs to recruit, support, and train principals for service in high-need schools. Requires grantees to: (1) recruit, select, and provide training to individuals who are or aspir' 8 (1 R, 7 D) We support this legislation
S. 2887 - '12/16/2009--Introduced.Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to award formula grants to states for allocation to their local educational agencies (LEAs) to: (1) reduce class size, particularly in the early elementary grades, by using highly qualified teachers; and (2) create a continuum of small classes from kindergarten through third grade for all their students. Permits LEAs to use such funds to recruit highly qualified teachers, te' 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 2853 - 'The summary description is currently not available through the Library of Congress.' 15 (8 R, 7 D) We oppose this legislation
S. 2817 - '11/30/2009--Introduced.Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to schools that are receiving school improvement funds under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and are located in areas that have a high prevalence of asthma so they can: (1) develop and implement an asthma management plan; and (2) purchase the asthma inhalers, spacers, and other supplies necessary for the relief and tre' 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 2801 - '11/19/2009--Introduced.Fostering Success in Education Act - Requires each state receiving school improvement funds under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that its foster care children have the right to: (1) continue attending the school they were in when placed in foster care or before a change in such placement (school of origin), unless it is determined to be in the child''s best interest to be immediately enrolled in a different school; (2) i' 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
S. 2785 - '11/17/2009--Introduced.Afterschool Partnerships Improve Results in Education (ASPIRE) Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to partnerships, composed of a state or local educational agency (LEA) and at least one college or nonprofit, community, tribal, business, labor, or career technical student organization, for the development of national model afterschool interdisciplinary education programs for secondary school students. Directs the Secretary to ' 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 2781 - 'The summary description is currently not available through the Library of Congress.' 25 (7 R, 1 I, 17 D) We support this legislation
S. 2740 - '11/5/2009--Introduced.Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation Act (LEARN Act) - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants to states for comprehensive planning to improve the literacy of children from birth through grade 12. Directs the Secretary to award competitive grants to states to implement their comprehensive literacy plans for such children through: (1) competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or early learning programs to carry out certain hi' 4 (1 I, 3 D) We support this legislation
S. 1932 - '10/27/2009--Introduced.Post 9/11 Troops to Teachers Enhancement Act - Amends the Troops-to-Teachers program of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (which provides veterans with teacher certification stipends in exchange for three years of service in a high-need local educational agency [LEA] or public charter school). Expands program eligibility to cover certain individuals: (1) who, on or after September 11, 2001, serve at least 90 continuous days on active duty in the Armed ' 7 (3 R, 4 D) We support this legislation
S. 1698 - '9/23/2009--Introduced.Graduation Promise Act of 2009 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) for differentiated high school improvement systems targeting support to schools with low student achievement and graduation rates after such schools fail for two consecutive years to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) pursuant to state academic performance standards. Allots grant funds to states pursuant to a f' 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
S. 1650 - '9/8/2009--Introduced.Healthy Food for Healthy Schools Act of 2009 - Amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to: (1) provide states, school food authorities, local educational agencies, and local processing entities with model product specifications and practices for foods offered in the school lunch and breakfast programs so that such foods reflect the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans; (2) analyze, and report to Congress on, t' * We support this legislation
S. 1650 - Healthy Food for Healthy Schools Act of 2009 * We support this legislation
H.R. 2847 - 'This summary has been edited for lengthDivision A: Commerce, Justice, Science, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 - Jobs for Main Street Act, 2010 - Title I: Infrastructure And Jobs Investment - Chapter I: Justice - Makes appropriations for FY2010 to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for community oriented policing services to hire additional career law enforcement officers. Title II: Surface Transportation Extension - Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2009 - (Sec. 2002) Author' * We support this legislation
H.R. 2487 - '5/19/2009--Introduced.Directs the Secretary of Defense to study and report to Congress on the feasibility of using a distinct military identification number, instead of a Social Security number, to identify each member of the Armed Forces.' 2 (1 R, 1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2377 - '5/12/2009--Introduced.Directs the Secretary of Education to award National Classified School Employees of the Year Awards to public school employees within certain occupational specialties who provide exemplary service to students in pre-kindergarten through higher education. Requires the Secretary to choose an awardee each year, out of nominations received from each state, from each of the following occupational specialties: (1) paraprofessionals; (2) clerical and administrative services; (' 38 (8 R, 30 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2377 - '5/12/2009--Introduced.Directs the Secretary of Education to award National Classified School Employees of the Year Awards to public school employees within certain occupational specialties who provide exemplary service to students in pre-kindergarten through higher education. Requires the Secretary to choose an awardee each year, out of nominations received from each state, from each of the following occupational specialties: (1) paraprofessionals; (2) clerical and administrative services; (' 38 (8 R, 30 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1332 - 4/1/2011--Introduced.Social Security Fairness Act of 2011 - Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to repeal: (1) government pension offset requirements applicable to husband's and wife's insurance benefits, widow's and widower's insurance benefits, and mother's and father's insurance benefits with respect to OASDI payments; and (2) windfall elimination requirements with respect to computation of an individual's primary insurance amoun 116 (38 R, 78 D) We support this legislation
111th Congress, First Session
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 729 - 'A bill to amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes.' 21 (1 I, 20 D) We support this legislation
S. 538 - 'A bill to increase the recruitment and retention of school counselors, school social workers, and school psychologists by low-income local educational agencies.' 9 (1 R, 8 D) We support this legislation
S. 484 - 'A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.' 19 (3 R, 1 I, 15 D) We support this legislation
S. 413 - 'A bill to establish a grant program to improve high school graduation rates and prepare students for college and work.' 1 (1 R) We support this legislation
S. 336 - 'An original bill making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.' * We support this legislation
S. 277 - 'A bill to amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to expand and improve opportunities for service, and for other purposes.' 26 (6 R, 1 I, 19 D) We support this legislation
S. 240 - 'A bill to set the United States on track to ensure children are ready to learn when they begin kindergarten.' 3 (1 I, 2 D) We support this legislation
S. 206 - 'A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a program to help States expand the education system to include at least 1 year of early education preceding the year a child enters kindergarten.' 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
S. 178 - 'A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize a connecting education and emerging professions demonstration grant program.' * We support this legislation
S. 160 - 'A bill to provide the District of Columbia a voting seat and the State of Utah an additional seat in the House of Representatives.' 9 (1 R, 1 I, 7 D) We support this legislation
S. 1 - 'A bill to create jobs, restore economic growth, and strengthen America''s middle class through measures that modernize the nation''s infrastructure, enhance America''s energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need, and for other purposes.' 10 (10 D) We support this legislation
S.RES. 353 - A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of "American Education Week". 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
S. CON. RES. 13 - 'An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2010, revising the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal year 2009, and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2011 through 2014.' * We support this legislation
H.R. 3962 - 'To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes.' 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3958 - 'To amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide for a refundable tax credit for heating fuels.' * We support this legislation
H.R. 3949 - 'To amend title 38, United States Code, and the Servicemember Civil Relief Act, to make certain improvements in the laws relating to benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.' 8 (4 R, 4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3772 - 'To amend title 31 of the United States Code to require that Federal children''s programs be separately displayed and analyzed in the President''s budget.' 12 (12 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3758 - 'To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase, extend, and make permanent the above-the-line deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers.' 32 (24 R, 8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3730 - 'To provide for financial literacy education.' 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3651 - 'To reauthorize the Impact Aid Program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.' * We support this legislation
H.R. 3630 - 'To promote crime awareness and cybercrime prevention initiatives, and for other purposes.' 5 (1 R, 4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3591 - 'To establish a grant program to enhance existing secondary education programs for the purpose of teaching high school students about the Constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the individual States.' 6 (6 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3578 - 'To amend part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to provide full Federal funding of such part.' 21 (5 R, 16 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3545 - 'To authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants for the support of full-service community schools, and for other purposes.' 46 (46 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3398 - 'To establish partnerships to create or enhance educational and skills development pathways to 21st century careers, and for other purposes.' 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3359 - 'To raise achievement in international education in elementary schools and secondary schools through grants to improve teacher competency and to support programs in international education that supplement core curricula in such schools, and for other purposes.' 68 (68 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3343 - 'To amend title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to encourage and support parent, family, and community involvement in schools, to provide needed integrated services and comprehensive supports to children, and to ensure that schools are centers of communities, for the ultimate goal of assisting students to stay in school, become successful learners, and improve academic achievement.' 13 (13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3249 - 'To strengthen communities through English literacy and civics education for new Americans, and for other purposes.' 17 (17 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3230 - 'To establish within the National Science Foundation the Innovation Inspiration school grant program, and for other purposes.' * We support this legislation
H.R. 3222 - 'To promote Internet safety education and cybercrime prevention initiatives, and for other purposes.' 2 (1 R, 1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3221 - 'To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.' 22 (22 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3197 - 'To direct the Secretary of Education to provide grants to local educational agencies to conduct demonstration projects to screen the blood pressure of children in kindergarten through grade 6.' 2 (1 R, 1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3180 - 'To establish the National Advisory Committee on Rural Education in the Department of Education.' * We support this legislation
H.R. 3130 - 'To establish expanded learning time initiatives, and for other purposes.' 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3081 - 'Making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.' 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3078 - 'To support after-school programs in rural areas of the United States by establishing a pilot program to assist communities establish, enhance, or expand rural after-school programs.' 4 (2 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3075 - 'To establish a National Parents Corps Program, and for other purposes.' 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3047 - 'To improve the lives of working families by providing family and medical need assistance, child care assistance, in-school and afterschool assistance, family care assistance, and encouraging the establishment of family-friendly workplaces.' 31 (31 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3010 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to reduce class size through the use of fully qualified teachers, and for other purposes.' 7 (1 R, 6 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3006 - 'To provide grants to States to ensure that all students in the middle grades are taught an academically rigorous curriculum with effective supports so that students complete the middle grades prepared for success in high school and postsecondary endeavors, to improve State and district policies and programs relating to the academic achievement of students in the middle grades, to develop and implement effective middle grades models for struggling students, and for other purposes.' 22 (22 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2958 - 'To amend the accountability provisions of part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.' 2 (2 R) We support this legislation
H.R. 2882 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct certain coeducational elementary and secondary schools to make available information on equality in school athletic programs, and for other purposes.' 54 (1 R, 53 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2790 - 'To create or adopt, and implement, rigorous and voluntary American education content standards in mathematics and science covering kindergarten through grade 12, to provide for the assessment of student proficiency benchmarked against such standards, and for other purposes.' * -
H.R. 2755 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to assist underperforming schools to recruit, support, and retain highly qualified and effective teachers by providing grants for participation in the Targeted High Need Initiative program of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.' 5 (5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2730 - 'To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to eligible States for the purpose of reducing the student-to-school nurse ratio in public secondary schools, elementary schools, and kindergarten.' 18 (2 R, 16 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2709 - 'To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes.' 54 (54 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2624 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a Volunteer Teacher Advisory Committee.' 10 (4 R, 6 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2597 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and schools to increase implementation of school-wide positive behavior supports.' 22 (22 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2596 - 'To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a demonstration program to test the feasibility of using the Nation''s elementary and secondary schools as influenza vaccination centers.' 3 (1 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2593 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a discretionary grant program for school construction for local educational agencies affected by base closures and realignments, and for other purposes.' 8 (6 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2579 - 'To authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to local educational agencies to improve college access.' 28 (28 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2451 - 'To provide for adequate and equitable educational opportunities for students in State public school systems, and for other purposes.' 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2446 - 'To amend the small rural school achievement program and the rural and low-income school program under part B of title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.' 5 (3 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2377 - 'To direct the Secretary of Education to establish and administer an awards program recognizing excellence exhibited by public school system employees providing services to students in pre-kindergarten through higher education.' 38 (8 R, 30 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2356 - 'To amend section 1119 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require each State educational agency receiving assistance under part A of title I of such Act to consider a teacher highly qualified if the teacher is (or was) highly qualified in at least 1 other State and has at least 5 years of teaching experience.' * We support this legislation
H.R. 2313 - 'To support programs that offer instruction in Chinese language and culture, and for other purposes.' 9 (4 R, 5 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2280 - 'To reauthorize the impact aid program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.' 10 (3 R, 7 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2262 - 'To amend the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act to include bullying and harassment prevention programs.' 82 (5 R, 77 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2260 - 'To provide the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education with increased authority with respect to asthma programs, and to provide for increased funding for such programs.' 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2239 - 'To award competitive grants to eligible partnerships to enable the partnerships to implement innovative strategies at the secondary school level to improve student achievement and prepare at-risk students for postsecondary education and the workforce.' 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2229 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow States to adopt alternate and modified standards for students with disabilities.' 1 (1 R) We support this legislation
H.R. 2228 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow States to count certain students formerly identified as limited English proficient as being within the limited English proficient subgroup, and certain students formerly identified as students with disabilities as being within the students with disabilities subgroup.' 1 (1 R) We support this legislation
H.R. 2205 - 'To expand quality programs of early childhood home visitation that increase school readiness, child abuse and neglect prevention, and early identification of developmental and health delays, including potential mental health concerns, and for other purposes.' 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2187 - 'To direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to State educational agencies for the modernization, renovation, or repair of public school facilities, and for other purposes.' 13 (13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2184 - 'To assist States in making voluntary high quality universal prekindergarten programs available to 3- to 5-year olds for at least 1 year preceding kindergarten.' 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2135 - 'To amend section 254 of the Communications Act of 1934 to provide that funds received as universal service contributions and the universal service support programs established pursuant to that section are not subject to certain provisions of title 31, United States Code, commonly known as the Antideficiency Act.' 11 (8 R, 3 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2089 - 'To authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to educational organizations to carry out educational programs about the Holocaust.' 13 (13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2081 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a partnership between the Department of Education and the National Park Service to provide educational opportunities for students and teachers.' 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2054 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 regarding environmental education, and for other purposes.' 74 (2 R, 72 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2036 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to expand grant programs for gifted and talented students.' 3 (1 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2012 - 'To promote youth financial education.' 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1913 - 'To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes.' 74 (3 R, 71 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1755 - 'To award grants to States to establish, enhance, or expand high-quality preschool programs for children ages 3 through 5 in rural areas.' 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1700 - 'To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in the District of Columbia to provide for the establishment of a National Women''s History Museum.' 33 (4 R, 29 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1649 - 'To authorize the Secretary of Education to make grants to reduce the size of core curriculum classes in public elementary and secondary schools, and for other purposes.' * We support this legislation
H.R. 1645 - 'To provide grants to promote financial and economic literacy.' 6 (6 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1612 - 'To amend the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to expand the authorization of the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, and the Interior to provide service-learning opportunities on public lands, help restore the nation''s natural, cultural, historic, archaeological, recreational, and scenic resources, train a new generation of public land managers and enthusiasts, and promote the value of public service.' 35 (35 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1589 - 'To amend the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act to authorize the use of grant funds for gang prevention, and for other purposes.' 28 (1 R, 27 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1585 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to improve standards for physical education.' 63 (8 R, 55 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1578 - 'To authorize the Secretary of Education to make grants to support early college high schools and other dual enrollment programs.' 13 (13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1569 - 'To improve the calculation of, the reporting of, and the accountability for, secondary school graduation rates.' 19 (19 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1388 - To reauthorize and reform the national service laws. 22 (1 R, 21 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1380 - 'To establish a grant program for automated external defibrillators in elementary and secondary schools.' 47 (1 R, 46 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1361 - 'To increase the recruitment and retention of school counselors, school social workers, and school psychologists by low-income local educational agencies.' 31 (31 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1338 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to States for assistance in hiring additional school-based mental health and student service providers.' 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1313 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 so that any local educational agency receiving funding under part A of title I of such Act or public charter school is eligible for a Troops to Teachers participant.' 18 (8 R, 10 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1313 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 so that any local educational agency receiving funding under part A of title I of such Act or public charter school is eligible for a Troops to Teachers participant.' 18 (8 R, 10 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1240 - 'To improve and expand geographic literacy among kindergarten through grade 12 students in the United States by improving professional development programs for kindergarten through grade 12 teachers offered through institutions of higher education.' 70 (15 R, 55 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1224 - 'To improve the literacy and English skills of limited English proficient individuals, and for other purposes.' 3 (1 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1161 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide grants for innovative teacher retention programs.' 17 (17 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1156 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require local educational agencies to provide to parents, on request, information regarding the professional qualifications of their child''s pupil services instructors.' 3 (3 R) We support this legislation
H.R. 1102 - 'To require full funding of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.' 47 (1 R, 46 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1091 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct local educational agencies to release secondary school student information to military recruiters if the student''s parent provides written consent for the release, and for other purposes.' 31 (31 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 913 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to strengthen mentoring programs, and for other purposes.' 11 (11 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 825 - 'To direct the Secretary of Education to extend the same level of increased flexibility to all rural local educational agencies under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.' * We support this legislation
H.R. 804 - 'To amend the Public Health Service Act to require the expansion, intensification, and coordination of research and other activities of the National Institutes of Health with respect to primary lateral sclerosis.' 13 (1 R, 12 D) -
H.R. 780 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to promote the safe use of the Internet by students, and for other purposes.' 20 (20 R) We support this legislation
H.R. 729 - 'To help keep students safe on school-run, overnight, off-premises field trips.' 13 (13 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 702 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to improve early education.' 44 (44 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 655 - 'To increase assessment accuracy to better measure student achievement and provide States with greater flexibility on assessment design.' 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 626 - 'To provide that 4 of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a Federal employee shall be paid leave, and for other purposes.' 36 (1 R, 35 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 598 - 'To provide for a portion of the economic recovery package relating to revenue measures, unemployment, and health.' 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 597 - 'To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide grants for core curriculum development.' 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 579 - 'To provide for grants from the Secretary of Education to State and local educational agencies for EnergySmart schools and Energy Star programs.' 21 (21 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 558 - 'To reauthorize part D of title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.' 11 (1 R, 10 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 555 - 'To assist States in establishing a universal prekindergarten program to ensure that all children 3, 4, and 5 years old have access to a high-quality full-day, full-calendar-year prekindergarten education.' 8 (8 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 262 - 'To prevent hate crimes, to provide support services for victims of hate crimes, and for other purposes.' 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 235 - 'To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions. ' 182 (67 R, 115 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 178 - 'To authorize the appropriation of funds to be used to recruit, hire, and train 100,000 new classroom paraprofessionals in order to improve educational achievement for children.' 2 (2 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 157 - 'To provide for the treatment of the District of Columbia as a Congressional district for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives, and for other purposes.' 4 (4 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 58 - 'To promote green schools.' 1 (1 R) We support this legislation
H.R. 26 - 'To amend title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to raise awareness of eating disorders and to create educational programs concerning the same, and for other purposes.' 1 (1 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 11 - 'To amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and to modify the operation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to clarify that a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice that is unlawful under such Acts occurs each time compensation is paid pursuant to the discriminatory compensation decision or other practice, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effe' 112 (112 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2 - 'To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children''s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.' 25 (25 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 1 - 'Making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.' 3 (3 D) We support this legislation
H.RES. 879 - 'Supporting the goals and ideals of American Education Week.' 42 (7 R, 35 D) We support this legislation



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