H.R.3983 - Total Learning Act

To establish a competitive grant program assisting the development of innovative early learning curricula for low-income children. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Total Learning Act as introduced.
  • Official: To establish a competitive grant program assisting the development of innovative early learning curricula for low-income children. as introduced.

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02/03/14
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Total Learning Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to full-service community schools or partnerships between local educational agencies and public or nonprofit social service providers or full-service community schools to implement innovative early learning

Official Summary

Total Learning Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to full-service community schools or partnerships between local educational agencies and public or nonprofit social service providers or full-service community schools to implement innovative early learning curricula in preschool and elementary school programs in high-need communities for children from birth through age nine. Defines \"full-service community schools\" as public schools which:
(1) coordinate educational, developmental, family, health, and other comprehensive services through community-based organizations and public and private partnerships; and
(2) provide students, families, and the community with access to such services. Includes as grant-covered costs, those incurred for:
(1) extended school hours and days;
(2) staff development, compensation, and retention;
(3) comprehensive child and family support services; and
(4) other activities the Secretary deems appropriate to promote academic success for impoverished children. Directs the Secretary to:
(1) award funds to a public or nonprofit organization experienced in an innovative early learning curriculum to provide training and technical assistance to grantees on implementing that curriculum, and
(2) disseminate information concerning the grant program to potential grant applicants.

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