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Kindergarten Plus Act of 2006

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A bill to provide for Kindergarten Plus programs.


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09/29/2006Introduced in Senate

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Date
09/29/2006Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S10736-10738)
Action By: Senate
09/29/2006Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S10735-10736)
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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions09/29/2006 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (09/29/2006)

Kindergarten Plus Act of 2006 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to state educational agencies (SEAs) to provide Kindergarten Plus (K+) programs of voluntary full days of kindergarten during the summer before and the summer after the traditional kindergarten school year determined by the state.

Directs the Secretary to ensure, to the extent possible, that each such grant is of sufficient size to enable the SEA to provide K+ to all eligible students served by the local educational agencies (LEAs) within the state with the highest concentrations of eligible students. Makes eligible students those children who are: (1) five-years old or who will be eligible to attend kindergarten at the beginning of the next school year; (2) from a family with an income at or below 185% of the poverty line; and (3) not already served by a high-quality program in the summer before or the summer after the child enters kindergarten.

Requires SEAs, in awarding subgrants, to give priority to LEAs that: (1) serve the greatest number or percentage of eligible students; and (2) propose to reduce class size and student-to-teacher ratios in K+ significantly below the average ratios in regular kindergarten classes served by the LEA. Provides for direct grants to LEAs in states that do not apply for grants. Sets forth K+ teacher and personnel quality standards.