S.897: Jesse Lewis Empowering Educators Act

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Sponsor Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 13, 2015
Latest Major Action April 13, 2015
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Bill Summary

Jesse Lewis Empowering Educators Act Amends title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include teacher and principal training in practices that address the social and emotional development needs of students among the activities funded under the Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund program. Allows funded training to include training in classroom instruction and schoolwide initiatives that enable students to acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills most conducive to social and emotional competency.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 12, 2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.