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Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act

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Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act

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A bill to promote the academic achievement of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian children with the establishment of a Native American language grant program.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
02/29/2016Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Barrasso with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-215.
05/21/2015Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
02/29/2016Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 376.
Action By: Senate
02/29/2016Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Barrasso with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-215.
10/21/2015Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
05/21/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]* 05/21/2015
Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM]* 05/21/2015
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]* 05/21/2015
Sen. Heitkamp, Heidi [D-ND]* 05/21/2015

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Indian Affairs05/21/2015 Referred to
10/21/2015 Markup by
02/29/2016 Reported by S. Rept. 114-215

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (02/29/2016)

Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act

(Sec. 3) This bill amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Department of Education (ED) to award grants to Indian tribes, tribal colleges or universities, tribal education agencies, local education agencies, specified schools, regional corporations, private or tribal nonprofit organizations, and consortia of any such entities to develop and maintain, or improve and expand, programs that support the use by schools, from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, of Native American languages as their primary language of instruction.

Grant applicants must present ED with specified assurances and demonstrations that the schools they will support have an endorsement to provide education primarily through a Native American language.

Grantees must:

  • support Native American language education and development;
  • develop or refine instructional curricula for the schools they support, including distinctive teaching materials and activities;
  • fund training opportunities for school staff that strengthen the overall language and academic goals of their schools;
  • develop a Native Language alignment plan to create or refine assessments of student proficiency; and
  • engage in other activities that promote Native American language education and development.