S.716 - Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 04/04/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||04/06/2011 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.716 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/04/2011)
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 applications that target: (1) a rural or urban school, (2) a low-performing school or LEA, or (3) an LEA or school that serves students who are eligible for free or reduced price lunches under the school lunch program.
Authorizes the Secretary to waive all or part of the matching requirement for financially-strapped LEAs.
Directs the Secretary to evaluate the efficacy of the grant program.