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H.R.3873: Supporting Community Schools Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Michael M. Honda, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 5 (4 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Jan. 14, 2014
Latest Major Action June 13, 2014
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Supporting Community Schools Act of 2013 - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize local educational agencies (LEAs) to use school improvement funds to transform schools identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring into community schools. (Schools are identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring when they fail to make adequate yearly progress [AYP] toward state academic performance standards.)

Defines a "community school" as a public elementary or secondary school that partners with community-based entities, both public and private, to address students' academic, health, and developmental needs while also serving as a community center that provides or hosts relevant community services.

Requires such schools to be based on research into successful practices in: (1) improving student achievement or growth, (2) closing achievement gaps between groups...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 13, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
Jan. 14, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.