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Introduced in Senate (04/25/2013)

Supporting Community Schools Act of 2013 - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize local educational agencies (LEAs) to use school improvement funds to transform schools identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring into community schools. (Schools are identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring when they fail to make adequate yearly progress [AYP] toward state academic performance standards.)

Defines a "community school" as a public elementary or secondary school that partners with community-based entities, both public and private, to address students' academic, health, and developmental needs while also serving as a community center that provides or hosts relevant community services.

Requires such schools to be based on research into successful practices in: (1) improving student achievement or growth, (2) closing achievement gaps between groups of students, and (3) increasing student attendance and graduation rates.

Authorizes LEAs to use funds under part D (Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk) of title I of the ESEA to fund a community school coordinator who will support their community schools.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/25/2013 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date
04/25/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Titles (2)

Short Titles:

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Introduced:

Supporting Community Schools Act of 2013

Official Titles:

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced:

A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 in order to support the community schools model.


Subjects (11)

  • Academic performance and assessments
  • Child care and development
  • Child health
  • Community life and organization
  • Education of the disadvantaged
  • Education programs funding
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Public-private cooperation
  • School administration
  • Teaching, teachers, curricula

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Mikulski, Barbara A. [D-MD]* 04/25/2013
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]* 04/25/2013
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] 07/15/2013

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions04/25/2013 Referred to

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