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H.R.2653: Ready-to-Compete Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor John Yarmuth, D-Ky.
Total Cosponsors 9 (All Democrats)
Introduced July 11, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Ready-to-Compete Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to public telecommunications entities to coordinate the development, production, and distribution of innovative multiplatform educational programming and services for young children and youth and their parents, educators, and caregivers.

Requires grantees to award subcontracts or enter into agreements with public television stations and producers or distributors of educational programming for the operation of Ready-to-Learn programs.

Requires Ready-to-Learn programs to: (1) include programming that is aligned with state academic content and achievement standards; (2) include training and materials for educators and caregivers to facilitate their use of the programming and services; (3) address specific community and school needs, ascertained via ongoing community outreach programs; and (4) include programming in reading, social and...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
Sept. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
July 11, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.