HR 2272

112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2272

To establish a comprehensive literacy program, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 22, 2011

Mr. YARMUTH (for himself, Mr. POLIS, Ms. BERKLEY, Mr. SABLAN, Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. CONNOLLY of Virginia, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. COHEN, and Ms. HIRONO) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To establish a comprehensive literacy program, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

SEC. 3. PURPOSES.

SEC. 4. PROGRAMS AUTHORIZED.

(aa) special education teachers;

(bb) teachers of students who are English language learners; and

(cc) early childhood educators;

SEC. 5. STATE PLANNING GRANTS.

SEC. 6. STATE IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS.

(aa) special education teachers or teachers of students who are English language learners; and

(bb) teachers of core academic subjects;

SEC. 7. SUBGRANTS TO ELIGIBLE ENTITIES IN SUPPORT OF LITERACY FOR CHILDREN FROM BIRTH THROUGH KINDERGARTEN ENTRY.

SEC. 8. SUBGRANTS TO ELIGIBLE ENTITIES IN SUPPORT OF LITERACY FOR STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 12.

SEC. 9. ADDITIONAL STATE ACTIVITIES.

SEC. 10. NATIONAL EVALUATION, INFORMATION DISSEMINATION, AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 11. CONSEQUENCES OF INSUFFICIENT PROGRESS, REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.

SEC. 12. RULES OF CONSTRUCTION.

SEC. 13. DEFINITIONS.

(aa) a master's degree with a concentration in reading and writing education; or

(bb) has demonstrated proficiency in teaching reading or writing in a core academic subject; and

(aa) early learning programs, support and coordinate the language and literacy curricula and activities with the overall early childhood education program; and

(bb) teachers in kindergarten through grade 12, improve student writing and reading in and across content areas such as mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts;

(aa) early learning programs, set developmentally appropriate early literacy goals and select and acquire instructional tools and skills to help children reach such goals; and

(bb) kindergarten through grade 12, set high reading and writing achievement goals for all students and select and acquire instructional tools and skills to help students reach such goals; and

(aa) an individual who has literacy expertise with respect to children from birth through kindergarten entry;

(bb) an individual who has literacy expertise with respect to students in kindergarten through grade 5;

(cc) an individual who has literacy expertise with respect to students in grades 6 through 12;

(dd) a school principal;

(ee) a special education teacher with literacy expertise;

(ff) a representative from the family literacy community;

(gg) a teacher or administrator with expertise in teaching English language learners;

(hh) a representative from the State's agency that oversees child care programs;

(ii) a representative from the State educational agency who oversees literacy initiatives; and

(jj) a representative from higher education who is actively involved in research, development, and teacher preparation in literacy instruction and intervention based on scientifically valid research; and

(aa) a literacy specialist serving in a school district within the State;

(bb) a literacy coach;

(cc) a library media specialist;

(dd) a school counselor;

(ee) a teacher of a core academic subject;

(ff) a special education administrator;

(gg) an early learning provider;

(hh) a college or university professor;

(ii) a parent;

(jj) a business leader;

(kk) a representative from the Governor's office;

(ll) a representative from the State board of education;

(mm) a representative from the State legislature;

(nn) a nonprofit and community-based organization providing literacy instruction and support; and

(oo) a representative from a school district superintendent's office.

SEC. 14. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

END