HR 1547

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1547

To provide grants to States to ensure that all students in the middle grades are taught an academically rigorous curriculum with effective supports so that students complete the middle grades prepared for success in secondary school and postsecondary endeavors, to improve State and district policies and programs relating to the academic achievement of students in the middle grades, to develop and implement effective middle grades models for struggling students, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 14, 2011

Mr. GRIJALVA (for himself, Ms. MCCOLLUM, Mr. HOLT, Mr. SCOTT of Virginia, Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, and Mr. FATTAH) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To provide grants to States to ensure that all students in the middle grades are taught an academically rigorous curriculum with effective supports so that students complete the middle grades prepared for success in secondary school and postsecondary endeavors, to improve State and district policies and programs relating to the academic achievement of students in the middle grades, to develop and implement effective middle grades models for struggling students, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

TITLE I--MIDDLE GRADES IMPROVEMENT

SEC. 101. PURPOSES.

SEC. 102. FORMULA GRANTS TO STATE EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES FOR MIDDLE GRADES IMPROVEMENT.

SEC. 103. STATE PLAN; AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES.

SEC. 104. COMPETITIVE SUBGRANTS TO IMPROVE LOW-PERFORMING MIDDLE GRADES.

SEC. 105. DURATION OF GRANTS; SUPPLEMENT NOT SUPPLANT.

SEC. 106. EVALUATION AND REPORTING.

SEC. 107. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

TITLE II--RESEARCH RECOMMENDATIONS

SEC. 201. PURPOSE.

SEC. 202. RESEARCH RECOMMENDATIONS.

SEC. 203. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS; RESERVATIONS.

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