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H.R.2706: LEARN 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 12 (All Democrats)
Introduced July 17, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 13, 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

Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation Act or the LEARN Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants to states to develop or improve a comprehensive plan to improve the literacy of children from birth through grade 12.

Directs the Secretary to award grants to states to implement their comprehensive literacy plans for such children through:

  • competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or early learning programs for specified activities that support early language and literacy development in children from birth through kindergarten entry;
  • competitive subgrants to LEAs that have the highest numbers or percentages of disadvantaged students and students reading or writing below grade level for specified activities to improve the literacy of students in kindergarten through grade 12, including the provision of family literacy services; and
  • additional state activities that include providing technical ...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
July 17, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.