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Current Legislation Tracking

  

Bill #

Representative/Senators

Bill Title

Issue

Letter

Description

Staff Following bill

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HR 72

Jackson Lee

New Jobs for America Act of 2011

WIA

 

Grants to carry out employment training programs

 

HR 85

Baca

TEACH for Our Future Act of 2011

HEA

 

Direct Loan forgiveness for teachers

 

HR 218

Baca

PROUD Act

Immigration

2.10.11

Citizenship for young people

SD

HR 288

Hirono

Renewable Energy Applied Partnerships Act

STEM

 

Grants to improve education in applied sciences in energy

 

HR 289

Hirono

STEM Teacher Tax Incentive Act of 2011

STEM

 

Education tax incentive for 10% of tuition

 

HR 925

Kildee

Fast Track to College Act

HEA

 

Early College High Schools

 

HR 300

Carson

Young Adults Financial Literacy Act

Labor

 

Young adults financial literacy

 

HR 310

Myrick (R-NC)

SEAT Act of 2011 - Secure America

Immigration

2.1.2011

Denies funds to higher ed institutions that admit undocumented students

SD

HR 399

Flake (R-AZ)

STAPLE - Stopping Trained in America PhD

Immigration

 

Permanent residence for Ph.D focused

 

HR 458

Slaughter, Louise (D-K)

High School Athletics Accountability Act

ESEA

 

Combat obesity (Hispanic girls)

 

HR 667

Sanchez, Linda

Put School Counselors Where They're Needed Act

ESEA

 

Counselors

 

HR 683

Towns

Urban Jobs Act of 2011

WIA

 

Earmark for National Urban League

 

HR 778

Hinojosa/Fattah

Graduation Promise Act of 2011

ESEA

5.19.2011

Improve high school graduation rates

LM

HR 885

Van Hollen

Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act

ESEA

 

To improve and expand geographic literacy in K-12

 

HR 1109

Sanchez, L

Global Education Nexus in the U.S. (GENIUS) Act

ESEA

 

Raise achievement in international elementary & secondary education

 

HR 1419

Scott/Hinojosa

Every Student Counts Act

ESEA

 

Secondary school graduation rates (S 767 - Harkin)

 

HR 1448

Baldwin/Connolly

Public Health Service Act - Eating Disorders

Health

 

Federal response to eliminate eating disorders

 

HR 1547

Grijalva/Scott

Success in the Middle Act of 2011

ESEA

6.3.2011

Grants for rigorous curriculum

LM

HR 1636

Payne

Innovation Matters in Education Act of 2011

ESEA

 

Expanded learning time initiatives

 

HR 1674

Gallegly/Payne

TALENT Act

ESEA

 

Aid gifted & high ability Learners

 

HR 1794

Price

Keep Teachers Act of 2011

ESEA

5.19.2011

Teacher retention

LM

HR 1842

Berman/Ros-Lehtinen

DREAM Act

Justice

 

Immigration for youth

 

HR 1903

Woolsey/Payne/Reyes

21st Century STEM for Girls & Minorities

ESEA

 

Prereparing girls and minorities for 21st century

 

HR 1881

Lujan

Community College Energy Training Act of 2011

WIA

 

Energy workforce training - community colleges

 

HR 2098

Payne

Promise Neighborhoods Act of 2001

ESEA

 

Improve academic outcomes: high school & college completion

 

HR 2228

Lujan/Grijalva/Fattah

STEM 2 Act

ESEA

 

STEM support for teachers in education and mentoring Act

 

HR 2247

Ryan/Langevin

Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program

ESEA

 

Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program

 

HR 2255

DeLauro/Fattah

Teachers Professional Development Institutes

ESEA

 

Teachers Professional Development Institutes Act

 

SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

S 154

Kohl

Fast Track to College Act of 2011

ESEA

6.14.2011

Dual enrollment program: early college high school

LM

S 174

Harkin (D-IA)

HeLP Healthy Lifestyles and Prevention Act

HEA-ESEA

 

Physical education

 

S 223

Rockefeller (D-WV)

FAA Air Transportation Modernization

FAA

 

Air Transportation Modenization Safety Improvement Act

 

S 239

Klobuchar (D-Mi)

Innovate America Act

HEA-ESEA

 

STEM

 

S 392

Udall

Promoting Health as Youth Skills

ESEA

 

Promoting Health as Youth Skills in Classrooms and Life Act

 

S 426

Sanders

Diploma Act

ESEA

 

Developing Innovative Partnerships & Learning Opportunities

 

S 463

Begich

STEM Teaching and Learning

ESEA

 

State and university partnerships

 

S 616

Sanders

Supporting Community Schools Act

ESEA

 

Supporting community schools

 

S 716

Shaheen

Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program Act

STEM

 

Support participation of students in nonprofit STEM

 

S 758

Franken

STEM Master Teacher Corps Act of 2001

STEM

 

Establish a STEM master teachers corps

 

S 767

Harkin

Every Student Counts Act

ESEA

 

Improve graduation rates

 

S 787

Murray

Financial Literacy Improvement Act of 2011

ESEA

 

Financial literacy 

 

S 809

Durbin/Kirk/Landrieu

All Star Act of 2011

ESEA

 

Charter schools

 

S 812

Bennett

Lead Act

ESEA

5.19.2011

Build capacity & increase effective principals & school leaders

LM

S 830

Murray

Promoting Innovations to 21st Century Careers

HEA

 

Educational & skill development

 

S 833

Whitehouse/Reed/Brown

Success in the Middle Act of 2011

ESEA

6.3.2011

Rigorous curriculum (companion to HR 1547)

LM

S 851

Harkin/Bingaman/Bennett

Innovation Matters in Education 2011

ESEA.HEA

 

Establish expanded learning time.

 

S 857

Grassley

Talent Act Empower Teachers

ESEA

 

Gifted and talented learners

 

S 867

Menendez

Fighting Gangs and Empowering Youth Act 2011

Justice

 

Fight criminal gangs

 

S 896

Bingaman

Amend the Public Land Corps Act of 1993

Interior

 

Public Lands Corps Act of 2011

 

S 922

Gillibrand

Urban Jobs Act of 2011

WIA

5.18.2011

Urban youth, minorities, potential incarceration.

LM

S 952

Durbin

DREAM Act

Immigration

5.11.2011

Immigration for youth

SD

S 969

Gillibrand

Engineering Education for Innovation Act

ESEA

 

STEM Engineering Education

 

S 1004

Harkin

Promise Neighborhoods Act of 2001

ESEA

 

Intervention for children & youth - neglected, delinquent or at-risk

 

S 1240

Lieberman/Blumenthal

Teachers Professional Development

ESEA

 

Teachers professional development institutes act

 

S 1019

Sanders

Secondary School Reentry Act of 2011

ESEA

 

Reentry programs: dropout prevention act & disconnected youth

 

S. 1250

Bennett

GREAT Act

ESEA

 

Create academies that train and support great teachers and principals

LM

S 1055

Gillilbrand

National STEM Education Tax Incentive

HEA

 

Refundable tax credit for portion of tuition for STEM

 

S 1279

Stabenow/Franken/Brown

Reengaging Americans in Serious Education

ESEA

 

Disconnected youth

 

S 716

Shaheen (D-NH)

Innovation Inspiration School grant program

ESEA

 

Support non-traditional STEM education teaching methods

LM

S 3658

Mark Udall (D-CO)

Professional Development Principals

ESEA

 

Professional development in early childhood for elementary principals

LM