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S.1094: Strengthening America's 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 Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
Total Cosponsors 11 (10 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Introduced June 4, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 11, 2013
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Bill Summary

Strengthening America's Schools Act of 2013 - Revises and reauthorizes programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).

Title I: College and Career Readiness for All Students - Part A: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged - (Sec. 1111) Revises the school improvement program under part A of title I of the ESEA.

Maintains the requirement conditioning a state's receipt of funds under part A on its developing and implementing academic content and achievement standards and assessments that are applicable to all public elementary and secondary schools and school students in the state.

Requires states to adopt college and career ready academic: (1) content standards in reading or language arts and mathematics by the end of 2014, and (2) achievement standards in those disciplines by the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year.

Requires college and career ready standards to be aligned with: (1) credi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 11, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 218.
Oct. 11, 2013 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Harkin with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-113. Additional views filed.
June 12, 2013 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
June 11, 2013 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Committee consideration and Mark Up Session held.
June 4, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.