All Bill Information (Except Text) for S.844 - Supporting Community Schools Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 04/25/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||04/25/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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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)
|04/25/2013||Introduced in Senate|
All Actions (1)
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- 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
|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|
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions||04/25/2013||Referred to|