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Short Titles as Introduced

Transform Education in America through Choice Act of 2015

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To repeal programs under the Department of Education, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
02/05/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date
04/29/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
04/29/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
02/19/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
02/05/2015Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Small Business, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/05/2015Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Small Business, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/05/2015Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Small Business, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/05/2015Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Small Business, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/05/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and the Workforce02/05/2015 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education04/29/2015 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training04/29/2015 Referred to
House Small Business02/05/2015 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology02/05/2015 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology02/19/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/05/2015)

Transform Education in America through Choice Act of 2015

Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow states to allocate school improvement grant funds among their local educational agencies (LEAs) on the basis of the number of children whose family income lies below the federal poverty level and who are enrolled in the public and state-accredited private schools within each LEA's geographic jurisdiction.

Amends the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to allow states that have established a program allowing the parents of disabled children to use public or private funds to send their children to a private school to use their allocation of special education funds to supplement those funds.

Authorizes grants for the improvement of special education services to be used for the planning, design, and initial implementation (during a period of up to three years) of state programs that allow the parents of a disabled child to make a genuine independent choice of the appropriate public or private school.

Sets forth requirements for those programs, including that they: (1) permit parents to receive state funds to pay some or all of the costs of their disabled child's attendance at the selected school, or (2) permit persons to receive a state tax credit for donations to an entity that provides funds to enable parents to pay some or all of the costs of their disabled child's attendance at that school.

Repeals: (1) within one year or two years after this Act's enactment, specified provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the Higher Education Act of 1965, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the America COMPETES Act, the American History and Civics Education Act of 2004, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, and the Small Business Act; (2) within one year after this Act's enactment, the Erma Byrd Scholarship program; and (3) within three years after this Act's enactment, each competitive grant program administered by the Department of Education (ED), with specified exceptions.

Requires ED, within one year after a program under this Act is repealed, to reduce the ED workforce by the number of full-time ED employee positions associated with such program.