H.R.1802 - Sandra Day O'Connor Civic Learning Act of 2013
To authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to promote civic learning and engagement, and for other purposes.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. SENSE OF CONGRESS.
It is the sense of Congress that the Commissioner for Education Statistics, in administering the National Assessment of Educational Progress, should increase the sample size of students tested to improve disaggregation and analysis of data regarding progress in history and civics.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. CIVIC LEARNING GRANTS.
‘SEC. 2341. CIVIC LEARNING GRANTS.
‘(a) In General- The Secretary may award competitive grants to eligible entities for the development and implementation of programs to promote civic learning and engagement.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(b) Use of Funds- An eligible entity shall use a grant received under this section to develop and implement a program to promote civic learning and engagement through instruction, professional development, and evaluation activities that promote any of the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(A) programs that meet the needs of students with divergent learning styles, students of varying ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds, and students who are English language learners; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(B) resources that serve student populations that have not traditionally received opportunities for high quality, engaging civic learning, with a special emphasis on inner-city and rural underserved students.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) Innovation through design, settings, and delivery, including service learning, interactive on-line programming, and other approaches to engaging students in active learning and civic participation.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(A) independent research and evaluation to help assess the effects of civic education programs on students’ knowledge, skills, and traits of character essential for the preservation and improvement of constitutional democracy;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(i) by striking ‘organizations described in section 2343(a)(3)’ each place it appears and inserting ‘organizations experienced in the development of curricula and programs in civics and government education and economic education for students in elementary schools and secondary schools in countries other than the United States’; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) in subsection (b), by striking ‘the Center for Civic Education, the National Council on Economic Education, and organizations described in section 2343(a)(3)’ and inserting ‘an entity specified in subsection (a)’;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(D) in subsection (f)(2), by striking ‘the Center for Civic Education, the National Council on Economic Education, or organizations described in section 2343(a)(3)’ and inserting ‘an entity specified in subsection (a)’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘SEC. 2343. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.