Bills AFSA follows

H.R. 866- Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education Act of 2013

Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education Act of 2013 – Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states to establish full-day prekindergarten programs at public schools. Requires those programs to: (1) permit parents, regardless of income, to enroll their four-year old children at a school in which their children may be enrolled for kindergarten; (2) run for [...]

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S.502 – Prepare All Kids Act of 2013

S.502 – Prepare All Kids Act of 2013- Also similar to the President’s plan, this reintroduced bill from Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) would create an incentive fund that issues grants to encourage pre-K programs to maintain a low student-teacher ratio, use an appropriate research-based curriculum and ensure that teachers obtain a bachelor’s degree within six years.

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S.322 Ready to Learn Act of 2013

Ready to Learn Act- Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to states and, through them, subgrants to schools, child care entities, Head Start programs, or other community-based prekindergarten providers for high-quality full day voluntary prekindergarten programs that prepare four-year olds for school. Requires that such programs: (1) first [...]

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S. 519- Providing Resources Early for Kids Act of 2013 (also known as the PRE-K Act):

S. 519- Reintroduced in both chambers by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), this bill appears to align with what the Obama administration proposes, expanding pre-K access through a federal-state partnership

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