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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Remedial Education Improvement Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a grant program for the improvement of remedial education programs at institutions of higher education, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/24/2019Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
07/24/2019Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/24/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 07/24/2019
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3]* 07/24/2019
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21]* 07/24/2019
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2]* 07/24/2019

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Education and Labor07/24/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/24/2019)

Remedial Education Improvement Act

This bill requires the Department of Education (ED) to award grants to improve remedial education programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs).

ED must contract with an independent evaluator, who shall (1) consult with ED regarding which eligible entities should receive such grants, and (2) evaluate the impact of remedial education programs funded with such grants.

A recipient must use grant funds to develop or improve a remedial education program through specified models, such as (1) aligning coursework between high school coursework and postsecondary education, (2) accelerating course work (e.g., by allowing multiple sequential remedial course enrollments in a semester), or (3) specifically targeting skills that students need to move forward in courses at the postsecondary level.

ED must give preference to recipients that primarily serve low-income students, and it must ensure that (1) at least 30 eligible entities are awarded grants in a 5-year period, (2) grants are geographically distributed in an equitable manner, and (3) grants are used to develop or improve remedial education programs under specified models and for a range of types and sizes of IHEs.