S.676 - GRAD Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Stevens, Ted [R-AK] (Introduced 03/17/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||03/17/2005 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
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Summary: S.676 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/17/2005)
Graduation Really Achieves Dreams Act - GRAD Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award a grant to Project GRAD USA, a nonprofit educational organization for improving high school graduation and college attendance and completion rates for at-risk students, to provide technical assistance and support through subgrants to existing and new programs that implement a set of integrated education reform services.
Requires the grantee to select only subgrantees that serve a substantial number or percentage of at-risk students. Requires the programs to identify one or more groups of public schools at which services will be provided through a feeder pattern through which elementary and secondary schools channel students having participated in program services into an identified high school. Requires program services to include: (1) research-based programs in reading, mathematics, and classroom management; (2) campus-based social services programs, including increasing family and community involvement in schools; (3) a college access program, including providing college scholarships for students who meet established criteria, increasing student and family college awareness, and assisting students to apply for college financial aid; and (4) other services the grantee identifies as necessary.