S.1291: Family Engagement in Education Act of 2013

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Sponsor Jack Reed, D-R.I.
Total Cosponsors 7 (All Democrats)
Introduced July 11, 2013
Latest Major Action July 11, 2013
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Bill Summary

Family Engagement in Education Act of 2013 - Amends title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize states to reserve school improvement funds to:

  • award a grant to a statewide nonprofit organization to establish a Statewide Family Engagement Center that provides comprehensive training, technical assistance, and capacity building to local educational agencies (LEAs), organizations that support family-school partnerships, and other organizations that carry out parent education and family engagement in education programs;
  • award grants to nonprofit organizations or Indian tribes or organizations that partner with LEAs or schools to establish and operate Local Family Engagement Centers that assist families in becoming engaged in their childrens' education; and
  • develop and implement a statewide family engagement in education plan.

Requires each sta...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 11, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.