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H.R.2549: BEST Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||education|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Julia Brownley, D-Calif.|
|Total Cosponsors||14 (All Democrats)|
|Introduced||June 27, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Sept. 13, 2013|
|See it on||GovTrack|
|See it on||C-SPAN|
- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching Act or the BEST Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award renewable two-year grants to states to establish or improve a Seal of Biliteracy program to recognize student proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in both English and a second language.
Requires students who wish to participate in such a program to submit an application to their state that includes assurances that they: (1) will receive a secondary school diploma or its equivalent in the year they apply; and (2) have met the state's criteria for demonstrating proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in both English and a second language.
Requires states to provide participating students who demonstrate that proficiency: (1) a permanent seal or other marker on their secondary school diploma or its equivalent, and (2) documentation of that proficiency on their official academic transcript.
Allows students who gain proficiency in a second langua...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Sept. 13, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.|
|June 27, 2013||Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.|