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Titles (3)

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Short Titles as Introduced

Keeping PACE Act
Keeping Parents and Communities Engaged Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill 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.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/08/2009Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
07/08/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (6)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA]* 07/08/2009
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]* 07/08/2009
Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM]* 07/08/2009
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]* 07/08/2009
Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN] 07/27/2009
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 10/27/2009

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions07/08/2009 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (07/08/2009)

Keeping Parents and Communities Engaged Act or the 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 improving family and community involvement in such schools.

Gives subgrant priority to LEAs targeting schools with the highest proportions of needy students or students failing to meet state academic performance standards. Requires each assisted school to appoint a committee of school officials, parents, and community members to screen Coordinator applicants and evaluate Coordinator performance.

Directs state grantees to award competitive subgrants to partnerships between community-based organizations and public schools to connect integrated services and comprehensive supports to students and families to enhance student performance. Gives priority to applicants targeting schools with the highest proportions of needy students or students failing to meet state academic performance standards.

Requires state grantees to award competitive matching subgrants to consortiums composed of a school, LEA, mayor, and at least one other community partner to redesign schools as centers of communities that encourage family and community participation in students' education and provide community education.

Authorizes the Secretary to contract with a nonprofit organization experienced in providing integrated student supports to: (1) provide technical assistance and training to this Act's grantees and subgrantees; and (2) establish a national information clearinghouse on effective parent, family, and community engagement practices and programs.