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H.R.1854: PASS Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Judy Chu, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 16 (All Democrats)
Introduced May 7, 2013
Latest Major Action July 8, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Partnerships for Achieving Student Success Act or the PASS Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive, renewable, five-year grants to partnerships between low-income local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools offering graduate programs in school counseling, school social work, school psychology, or psychology to increase the number of program graduates employed by low-income LEAs.

Defines "low-income LEAs" as those that: (1) serve students at least 20% of which are from low-income families; (2) have ratios of school counselors, school social workers, and psychologists to students that fall at least 10% below specified target ratios; and (3) have been identified as needing improvement or corrective action or that include at least one school identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

Requires the use of the grant funds to:

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
July 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
May 7, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.