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H.R.4214: Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about native americans
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Sponsor Tom Cole, R-Okla.
Total Cosponsors 4 (2 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced March 12, 2014
Latest Major Action June 13, 2014
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Bill Summary

Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to schools and private or tribal nonprofit organizations to develop and maintain, or improve and expand, programs that support the use by schools, from the prekindergarten through postsecondary level, of Native American languages as their primary language of instruction.

Requires grant applicants to present the Secretary with specified assurances and demonstrations that the schools they will support have the capacity to provide education primarily through a Native American language.

Requires grantees to:

  • support Native American language education and development;
  • develop or refine instructional curricula for the schools they support, including distinctive teaching materials and activities;
  • fund training opportunities for school staff that strengthen the overall language a...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 13, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
March 12, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.