H.R.4515 - GIRLS-STEM Act of 2014113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] (Introduced 04/29/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||06/13/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4515 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/29/2014)
Getting into Researching, Learning, & Studying of STEM Act of 2014 or the GIRLS-STEM Act of 2014 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to local educational agencies that serve underrepresented or low-income students to enable their elementary and secondary schools to establish and implement programs that:
- encourage the ongoing interest of female students in careers requiring science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) skills at all levels of the career pathway; and
- prepare female students to pursue the industry-recognized credentials needed to pursue a STEM career.
Requires the grants to be awarded in four-school-year increments.
Requires the grants to be used to:
- acquaint female students with, and prepare them to pursue, STEM careers;
- educate the parents of such students about the opportunities and advantages of STEM careers;
- provide female students with STEM tutoring, mentoring, after-school activities, and summer programs;
- expose female students to STEM role models, events, academic programs, or career and technical education programs;
- purchase education materials, equipment, or software that facilitate STEM instruction;
- assist female students in selecting secondary school courses that provide them with preparation for postsecondary education and experiential learning opportunities in STEM;
- facilitate STEM internships for such students; and
- provide teachers with training that enables them to more effectively teach STEM and overcome gender biases that discourage female students' advancement in those fields.