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S.758: LEARN Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 5 (4 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Introduced April 18, 2013
Latest Major Action April 18, 2013
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Bill Summary

Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation Act or the LEARN Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award planning grants to states to complete comprehensive planning to carry out activities that improve literacy for children from birth through grade 12.

Requires grantees to form or designate a state literacy leadership team, composed of individuals having certain literacy expertise, to guide the development and implementation of the comprehensive, statewide literacy plan.

Directs the Secretary to award grants to states to implement their comprehensive literacy plans and to award competitive subgrants to: (1) local educational agencies (LEAs) and early childhood education providers that serve high-need children to support certain early literacy initiatives for children from birth through kindergarten entry; and (2) LEAs that serve a high number or proportion of low-income children, children reading or writing below grade level, or schools identified a...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 18, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.