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H.R.866: Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education 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 Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Feb. 27, 2013
Latest Major Action April 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states to establish full-day prekindergarten programs at public schools.

Requires those programs to: (1) permit parents, regardless of income, to enroll their four-year old children at a school in which their children may be enrolled for kindergarten; (2) run for the length of the regular school year; and (3) be taught by teachers who possess qualifications similar to the qualifications of other teachers at the applicable school.

Prohibits the federal share of a prekindergarten program grant from exceeding 80% of the prekindergarten program's costs.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
Feb. 27, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.