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S.1948: 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 Jon Tester, D-Mont.
Total Cosponsors 10 (9 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Jan. 16, 2014
Latest Major Action Oct. 1, 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 tribes, tribal colleges or universities, tribal education agencies, schools, and private or tribal nonprofit organizations to develop and maintain, or improve and expand, programs that support the use by schools, from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, 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...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 1, 2014 By Senator Tester from Committee on Indian Affairs filed written report under authority of the order of the Senate of 09/18/2014. Report No. 113-265.
Aug. 26, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 538.
Aug. 26, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Tester under authority of the order of the Senate of 08/05/2014 with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
July 30, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
June 18, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-510.
Jan. 16, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.