Text: H.R.6440 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/19/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6440


To provide career and technical education for STEM teachers, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 19, 2018

Mr. Knight (for himself, Mr. Panetta, Mr. Denham, and Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To provide career and technical education for STEM teachers, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Trade in Schools Act”.

SEC. 2. Career and technical education for STEM teachers.

Section 420N(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070g–2(a)(2)(B)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2)(B)(i), by inserting “career and technical education (defined in section 3 of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (20 U.S.C. 2302)),” after “acquisition,”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(3) PRIORITY.—In selecting teacher candidates under this section, the Secretary shall give priority to applicants who are members of a group that is underrepresented in teaching subjects related to science, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or other technology.”.

SEC. 3. STEM Master teacher corps.

(a) Funding allotment.—Section 2241(4) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6671(4)) is amended by striking “may reserve not more than 2 percent” and inserting “an amount equal to $10,000,000”.

(b) Private sector advisory board.—Section 2245 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6675) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)(2), by inserting “one or more local educational agencies” before “or nonprofit”; and

(2) in subsection (b)—

(A) by striking “and” at the end of paragraph (2);

(B) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (3) and inserting “; and”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(4) establishing and consulting with a private sector advisory board that—

“(A) consists of industry leaders representative of the economic interests of the region to be served by the teacher corps, and teachers who have not less than 10 years of teaching experience; and

“(B) serves a local educational agency of not less than 500 students.”.