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H.R.3983: Total Learning Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Jim Himes, D-Conn.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 3, 2014
Latest Major Action Feb. 3, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
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Bill Summary

Total Learning Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to full-service community schools or partnerships between local educational agencies and public or nonprofit social service providers or full-service community schools to implement innovative early learning curricula in preschool and elementary school programs in high-need communities for children from birth through age nine.

Defines "full-service community schools" as public schools which: (1) coordinate educational, developmental, family, health, and other comprehensive services through community-based organizations and public and private partnerships; and (2) provide students, families, and the community with access to such services.

Includes as grant-covered costs, those incurred for: (1) extended school hours and days; (2) staff development, compensation, and retention; (3) comprehensive child and family support services; and (4) other activities the Secretary deems ap...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 3, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.