Bills AFSA follows

H.R. 1199/S 403 – Safe Schools Improvement Act

Sponsor: Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) Purpose: To support states in enacting policies to prevent incidents of bullying and make schools safer. Summary: Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states to direct their local educational agencies (LEAs) to establish policies that prevent and prohibit conduct, including bullying and harassment, that is sufficiently [...]

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S. 1068 – Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG)

Sponsor: Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Purpose: To assist states in providing high quality child care and early learning Status: 3/13/14 – Passed Senate AFSA Position: AFSA sent a letter to Senate appropriators expressing support for CCDBG

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S.2036 – Keeping All Students Safe Act

Sponsor: Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Purpose: (1) to promote the development of effective intervention and prevention practices that do not use restraints and seclusion; (2) to protect all students from physical or mental abuse, aversive behavioral interventions that compromise health and safety, and any restraint imposed for purposes of coercion, discipline or convenience, or as a substitute for appropriate educational [...]

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S.1697/H.R. 3461 – Strong Start for America’s Children Act

Purpose: Establishes a Federal-State partnership to provide access to high-quality public prekindergarten programs for all children from low-income and moderate-income families to ensure that they enter kindergarten prepared for success Sponsor: Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Rep. George Miller (D-CA) Summary: Allots matching grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs), childhood education program providers, or consortia [...]

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H.R. 4269 – Great Teaching and Leading for Great Schools Act

Purpose: To improve teaching and principal quality to ensure all students can reach their full potential Sponsor: Jared Polis (D-CO) Summary:  Creates a new definition of professional development in ESEA that is based on research and best practices. Encourages professional development strategies that involved the use of technology, peer networks, and protected release time for educators to engage in collaborative [...]

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Senate Appropriators Consider Labor-HHS-Education Bill

Last week, Senate appropriators began and then halted their consideration of the Fiscal Year (FY)15 Labor-HHS-Education bill, the measure which funds programs in the Department of Education, as well as the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services.   Though the details are still preliminary, at this point it appears that the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee cut the School Leadership Program by [...]

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H.R. 1736 – The School Principal Recruitment and Training Act of 2013

The School Principal Recruitment and Training Act of 2013 Purpose: To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to recruit, prepare, and support principals through capacity-building measures that will improve student academic achievement in high-need schools Sponsor: Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) Co-Sponsors: Rep Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [GU], Rep Lujan, Ben Ray [NM-3], Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2], Rep Roybal-Allard, Lucille [CA-40] [...]

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Professional Development, Early Education and Student Support

H.R. 1514 – The Instructional Leadership Act H.R.1736- The School Principal Recruitment and Training Act of 2013 H.R.791 – Continuum of Learning Act of 2013 S. 519- Providing Resources Early for Kids Act of 2013 (also known as the PRE-K Act) S.392: Promoting Health as Youth Skills In Classrooms And Life Act H.R. 4269 – Great Teaching and Leading for [...]

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S.390 – Child Care and Resources Education Act of 2013

Child Care and Resources Education Act of 2013 – Amends the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reserve at least $1 million of annual child care and development block grant appropriations for operation of a national toll-free referral line and website to develop and disseminate child [...]

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S.390-Child Care and Resources Education Act of 2013

Child Care and Resources Education Act of 2013 – Amends the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reserve at least $1 million of annual child care and development block grant appropriations for operation of a national toll-free referral line and website to develop and disseminate child [...]

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