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Introduced in Senate (01/31/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 313


To amend the American History and Civics Education program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require inclusion of programs that educate students about the history and principles of the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 31, 2019

Mr. Inhofe (for himself, Mr. King, and Mr. Coons) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

To amend the American History and Civics Education program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require inclusion of programs that educate students about the history and principles of the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights.

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 “Constitution Education Is Valuable in Community Schools Act of 2019” or “CIVICS Act of 2019” .

SEC. 2. National activities.

Section 2233(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6663(b)) is amended by striking paragraphs (1) and (2) and inserting the following:

“(1) shall—

“(A) show potential to improve the quality of student achievement in, and teaching of, American history, civics and government, or geography, in elementary schools and secondary schools;

“(B) demonstrate innovation, scalability, accountability, and a focus on underserved populations; and

“(C) include programs that educate students about the history and principles of the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights; and

“(2) may include hands-on civic engagement activities for teachers and students.”.