H.R.1041: PRE-K Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 10 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 11, 2013
Latest Major Action April 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

Providing Resources Early for Kids Act of 2013 or the PRE-K Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to states to enhance or improve state-funded preschool programs.

Sets forth a grant formula favoring states that: (1) have curricula aligned with state early learning standards; (2) use nationally-established, or better, best practices for class size and teacher-to-student ratios; (3) require each teacher to have at least an associate degree in early childhood education or a related field; (4) require such programs to operate for at least a full academic year; and (5) have a plan for meeting the requirement, within five years of receiving such grant, that teachers have at least a baccalaureate degree in early childhood education or have such degree in a related field, but have also completed specialized training in early childhood education.

Directs the Secretary to establish a compe...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
March 11, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.