S.2029 - All Year School Study Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL] (Introduced 02/12/2014)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||02/12/2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
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Summary: S.2029 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/12/2014)
All Year School Study Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to carry out a multi-year pilot program awarding four grants to states, local educational agencies, or other public entities to establish or expand year-round education programs at public elementary or secondary schools that focus on raising student achievement.
Allows grantees to increase the salaries of teachers participating in the year-round education programs, but by no more than 100%.
Requires the Secretary to give priority to grant applicants that: (1) propose to carry out year-round education activities that emphasize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; and (2) target high-poverty areas and low-performing schools.
Directs the Secretary to enter into a contract for an independent evaluation of the pilot program's effectiveness.