H.R.2159 - 21st Century STEM Competitive Jobs Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 05/23/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||07/08/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.|
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Summary: H.R.2159 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/23/2013)
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 secondary school and college credit and incorporate STEM education and STEM workplace training, (2) assist students in being placed in internships or apprenticeships with those employers, and (3) develop STEM curricula and metrics.
Permits grantees to use grant funds for: (1) STEM tutoring and mentoring programs; (2) STEM outside-the-classroom, after-school, or summer programs; and (3) STEM instructional materials or equipment.