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H.R.209: To authorize the appropriation of funds to be used to recruit, hire, and train 100,000 new classroom paraprofessionals in order to improve educational achievement for children.

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Sponsor José E. Serrano, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action April 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

Directs the Secretary of Education to allot funds to states for distribution to local educational agencies (LEAs) to recruit, hire, and train 100,000 new classroom paraprofessionals in order to improve educational achievement for children.

Requires that 80% of a state's allotment be allocated to LEAs on the basis of each LEA's proportion of low-income schoolchildren in the state, and that the remainder be allocated on the basis of each LEA's proportion of the overall population of schoolchildren in the state.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
Jan. 4, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.