Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 5 - Student Success Act

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Jul 17, 2013 7:52 PM

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1

Version 1

Shea-Porter (NH)

Democrat

Withdrawn Authorizes a pilot program to improve transparency in financial reporting by state and local agencies.

 

2

Version 1

McMorris Rodgers (WA)

Republican

Reinstates the 1 percent cap as it relates to students with the most significant cognizant disabilities participating in the alternate assessments; ensures alternate assessments are tied to academic content standards for grade in which student enrolled; and ensures parents are involved in the development of assessments as it relates to the student's individualized education program.

 

3

Version 3

Benishek (MI)

Republican

Revised Encourages states to include the number of students attaining career and technical education proficiencies enrolled in public secondary schools, in its annual State report card. This information is already required to be collected by the Perkins Act, and would simply streamline access to information to the public.

 

4

Version 1

Grimm (NY)

Republican

Provides a rule of construction that nothing in the title alters, enhances, or decreases collective bargaining rights of teachers and school employees and that it only reaffirms and protects what is currently allowed under each state’s laws.

 

5

Version 1

Brooks, Susan (IN), Polis (CO)

Bi-Partisan

Clarifies that federal funds may be used for computer science education.

 

6

Version 1

Payne, Jr. (NJ)

Democrat

Ensures accountability for students with disabilities by requiring that the Secretary of Education disapprove State plans that fail to improve academic achievement or fail to improve graduation rates for students with disabilities.

 

7

Version 1

Sanchez, Loretta (CA)

Democrat

Raises the achievement in international education in elementary and secondary schools through grants to support programs in international education and foreign languages.

 

8

Version 2

Fitzpatrick (PA), Meehan (PA)

Republican

Revised Provides a funding condition for state or local educational agency to be eligible for funds, agency personnel cannot facilitate the transfer of an employee if they know, or have probable cause to believe, that the employee has engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor. Agencies must also require employees be subjected to background checks in compliance with the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.

 

9

Version 1

Honda (CA)

Democrat

Withdrawn Requires states to develop state-level plans on how to reduce inequities in their resource allocation among schools.

 

10

Version 1

Honda (CA)

Democrat

Withdrawn Changes the process by which military recruiters are able to gain access to high school student contact information by changing the process from an opt-out to an opt-in process.

 

11

Version 1

Wilson (FL), Moore, Gwen (WI), Davis, Danny K. (IL)

Democrat

Requires the Secretary of Education to disapprove of any State Plan that fails to require Local Education Agencies to take action to address schools that fail to improve academic achievement or fail to improve graduation rates for English Language Learners and students from major racial and ethnic groups, including African Americans and Native Americans.

 

12

Version 1

Miller, George (CA)

Democrat

SUBSTITUTE Reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to maintain the civil rights and equity focus of the law and to ensure all students have access to an education that prepares them for college and the workforce. Supports all students, and in particular those who are historically disadvantaged, through access to high quality state- developed standards, a meaningful but flexible accountability and school improvement system, improved and targeted professional development and working conditions for teachers and school leaders, additional learning time and after-school programs, and dedicated supports for wrap-around services for students and a well-rounded education.

 

13

Version 1

Tonko (NY)

Democrat

Adds engineering to the definition of core academic subjects.

 

14

Version 1

Tonko (NY)

Democrat

Requires that each State incorporate engineering skills and practice into content and achievement standards for science curriculum no later than the 2016-2017 school year.

 

15

Version 2

Tonko (NY)

Democrat

Revised Reserves 10% of existing grant funding under the Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund for competitive sub grants that would allow organizations with STEM expertise to provide STEM professional development and instructional materials throughout the state for elementary and secondary education.

 

16

Version 1

Kildee (MI)

Democrat

Withdrawn Protects after school and summer programs by requiring the Local Flexible Academic Bloc Grant to fund supplemental education, which includes before, after and summer school programs, at last year’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers appropriation.

 

17

Version 1

Braley (IA)

Democrat

Adds radon testing and mitigation in schools as an eligible use of funds in the Local Academic Flexible Grant. Also adds student health as one of the purposes of the overall grant program.

 

18

Version 1

Garrett (NJ)

Republican

Clarifies that states that opt out of receiving funds, or are not awarded funds, under this Act are not required to carry out any of the requirements of the programs under this Act. The amendment also clarifies that states are not required to participate in any program under this Act.

 

19

Version 1

Heck (NV)

Republican

Provides LEAs with the option of entering into partnerships or contracts with other entities to implement programs that serve youth in, or transitioning out of, institutions and correctional facilities, and youth at-risk of dropping out of school. This would provide LEAs with the option to partner with organizations that have the existing experience and resources to enhance the effectiveness of services provided by school districts to vulnerable populations through the Neglected/Delinquent program in an integrated fashion.

 

20

Version 1

Broun (GA)

Republican

Strikes language from H.R. 5 that would require school documents to be printed in languages other than English for parents of students enrolled in a public school.

 

21

Version 3

Broun (GA)

Republican

Revised Requires the Secretary of Education to include in their report to Congress the average salary of employees who were determined to be associated with eliminated or consolidated programs or projects by the underlying legislation and a report on the average salaries of the employees of the Department according to their job function.

 

22

Version 3

Broun (GA)

Republican

Revised Requires the Secretary of Education to produce a plan to reduce the Department of Education workforce by 5 percent after the initial reduction in the underlying bill.

 

23

Version 3

Kline (MN), Rokita (IN)

Republican

Revised Clarifies that a state opting not to receive funds for a program under the Act shall not be required to carry out any of the requirements of such program and that states and school districts can support civics education efforts, and makes other technical improvements.

 

24

Version 2

Polis (CO)

Democrat

Revised Establishes a comprehensive federal prohibition of discrimination in public schools based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

25

Version 1

Polis (CO), Petri (WI)

Bi-Partisan

Allows charter schools to use grant funds for teacher preparation, professional development, and improving school conditions; ensures that charter schools expand outreach to low-income and underserved populations.

 

26

Version 1

Polis (CO)

Democrat

Withdrawn Requires a differentiated school accountability and improvement system including setting performance and graduation rate targets for all students as well as subgroups of students including low-income, minority, English language learners, and students with disabilities in order to provide comprehensive support for the lowest performing schools and schools with the largest achievement gaps.

 

27

Version 2

Polis (CO), Petri (WI)

Bi-Partisan

Withdrawn Targets 20 percent of Charter Schools Program (CSP) funds to continue the critical investment for high performing charter schools through the CSP Grants for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Schools program; increases the overall authorization level for the Charter Schools Program and expands the pool of eligible entities that can apply to the program.

 

28

Version 1

Polis (CO)

Democrat

Withdrawn Requires states to report on teacher credentials and experience levels under the bill's three year window before schools must adopt teacher evaluations; provides a more comprehensive definition of professional development to allow for teacher collaboration and support.

 

29

Version 1

Moore, Gwen (WI), Wilson (FL)

Democrat

Delays implementation of new Title II formula until the Secretary of Education determines that the implementation will not reduce funding for schools serving high percentages of students in poverty.

 

30

Version 1

Cantor (VA), Bishop, Rob (UT)

Republican

Allows Title I funds to follow students to other public schools or charter schools, upon the state opting to allow it.

 

31

Version 1

Brownley (CA)

Democrat

Establishes a grant program at the Department of Education for States to expand or create Seal of Biliteracy programs, which recognize high levels of proficiency in English and a second language amongst graduating high school seniors.

 

32

Version 1

Luetkemeyer (MO)

Republican

Expresses the sense of the Congress that States and local education agencies should maintain the rights and responsibilities of determining curriculum and assessments for elementary and secondary education.

 

33

Version 1

Carson (IN)

Democrat

Withdrawn Ensures that law enforcement and communities have a shared understanding of the goals and appropriate uses of school safety programs to protect against criminal misconduct, not minor disciplinary infractions.

 

34

Version 2

Carson (IN)

Democrat

Withdrawn Advances assessments of student achievement and instructional practices, effective teacher preparation and continuing professional development, education administration, and international comparisons.

 

35

Version 1

Gibson (NY)

Republican

Replaces yearly testing requirements for math and language arts/reading with the same grade span testing requirements in the underlying bill, and current law, for science. This returns federal requirements on testing frequency to pre-No Child Left Behind standards. Under the amendment, States would retain the ability to exceed federal testing requirements.

 

36

Version 2

Kind (WI), Schock (IL)

Bi-Partisan

Revised Ensures that schools are able to implement comprehensive, evidence-based physical education, activity, and fitness, and nutrition programs.

 

37

Version 1

Takano (CA), Tonko (NY)

Democrat

Provides grants to strengthen the instruction of music and arts, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, history, geography, and physical education and health as an integral part of the elementary and secondary school curriculum.

 

38

Version 2

Takano (CA), Tonko (NY)

Democrat

Revised Restores the maintenance of effort requirement for State and Local Education Agencies, which is part of current law.

 

39

Version 2

Culberson (TX)

Republican

Revised Empowers States by giving them the opportunity to accept or reject federal grant money. Grant money rejected by State legislatures would be dedicated to paying off our outstanding national debt.

 

40

Version 1

Esty (CT), DeLauro (CT), Larson, John (CT), Courtney (CT), Himes (CT)

Democrat

Authorizes schools to apply for federal funding for site construction in the wake of mass tragedies such as school shootings.

 

41

Version 1

Davis, Danny K. (IL), Clarke (NY), Jackson Lee (TX)

Democrat

Ensures rigorous assessments of students with disabilities by delaying elimination of 1% cap on alternative assessments for students with significant cognitive delays until the Secretary of Education determines that removing the cap will not result in overreliance on the use of less rigorous assessments for students with disabilities.

 

42

Version 1

Davis, Danny K. (IL), Clarke (NY)

Democrat

Ensures continued State investment in educating students in poverty by delaying elimination of maintenance of effort requirements until the Secretary of Education determines that doing so does not decrease spending on or reduce quality of teaching for students in poverty.

 

43

Version 1

Schock (IL)

Republican

Withdrawn Ensures that individualized education program (IEP) teams are the final decision makers in determining whether a student should be tested through alternate assessments.

 

44

Version 1

Schock (IL), Meehan (PA)

Republican

Ensures that greater authority and governance are restored to local educational agencies as delegated by their States. It also ensures that the Secretary of Education does not impose any additional requirements or burdens on local educational agencies unless explicitly authorized by federal law.

 

45

Version 1

Thompson, Glenn (PA), Petri (WI), Hanna (NY), Kelly (PA), Barletta (PA), Slaughter (NY)

Bi-Partisan

Adjusts the weighted child count used to determine targeted grant amounts and education finance incentive grant amounts for local educational agencies under title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The amendment will gradually decrease the effects of number weighting, which redirects Title I funds away from all smaller school districts – both urban and rural – regardless of their poverty levels and toward districts with greater population.

 

46

Version 2

Castro (TX)

Democrat

Revised Authorizes a competitive grant program for non-profit entities at the Department of Education that would fund the placement of college access advisers in high-need secondary schools.

 

47

Version 1

Fudge (OH)

Democrat

States that the law cannot take effect before the Secretary of Education determines – (1) that the new Fiscal Requirements eliminating the Maintenance of Effort requirement does not reduce the number of teachers or reduce quality of teaching and (2) provides written notification to the Congressional Committees of jurisdiction to this effect.

 

48

Version 2

Crdenas (CA)

Democrat

Revised Authorizes innovation grants to invest in research and development in educational technology to improve English proficiency and academic achievement for English Learners.

 

49

Version 2

Crdenas (CA)

Democrat

Revised Establishes the Task Force on Computer Programming and Coding to identify and prioritize challenges of educating and training a workforce equipped to fill jobs in emerging STEM fields, such as computer programming and engineering, through a consortium or other appropriate entity with participants from government, institutions of higher education, and industry.

 

50

Version 1

Crdenas (CA)

Democrat

Withdrawn Categorizes “coding” as a “critical foreign language” in the ESEA.

 

51

Version 2

Crdenas (CA)

Democrat

Revised Increases the authorized funding level to $775,000,000 until FY 2019.

 

52

Version 2

DelBene (WA)

Democrat

Revised Reinstates the maintenance of effort (MOE) requirement to ensure that school districts maintain at least 90 percent of expenditures from one year to the next.

 

53

Version 1

Reed (NY), McKinley (WV), Owens (NY)

Bi-Partisan

Clarifies that LEA’s and SEA’s are able to use multiple measures when identifying academic performance measurements instead of the current one-size-fits-all testing assessments.

 

54

Version 2

Reed (NY)

Republican

Revised Restores the federal role in providing oversight to the nation’s low-performing and most disadvantaged schools by adding language to ensure that school improvement and intervention plans are carried out with the coordination of expert school review teams, local and state agencies.

 

55

Version 1

Young, Don (AK), Gabbard (HI), Hanabusa (HI), McCollum (MN)

Bi-Partisan

Restores, and make policy improvements to, educational support programs for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students which are currently authorized under Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and would be diminished by HR 5, the Student Success Act.

 

56

Version 1

Foster (IL)

Democrat

Withdrawn Requires federal agencies that expend more than $10 million per year in scientific education and outreach to spend at least 2% of such funds on creating open source educational materials.

 

57

Version 1

Foster (IL), Courtney (CT)

Democrat

Withdrawn Creates a competitive grant program to develop STEM education programs that align with employer needs in the STEM fields and provides students with high school and college credit.

 

58

Version 1

Bentivolio, (MI)

Republican

Requires State educational agencies to consult with private sector employers and entrepreneurs as part of its education plan. It also requires the Secretary to have representatives from private sector employers appointed to the peer-review process by reducing practitioners from 75 percent to 65 percent.

 

59

Version 1

Bishop, Rob (UT)

Republican

Strikes all requirements to carry out teacher evaluations as a required use of funds.

 

60

Version 1

Bishop, Rob (UT)

Republican

Makes Title 1 funds portable to public (including charter) schools and private schools.

 

61

Version 1

Jackson Lee (TX)

Democrat

States that if funding for awards to states is not sufficient then funding will be targeted to schools serving neglected, delinquent, migrant students, English learners, at-risk-students, and Native Americans, to increase academic achievements of such students.

 

62

Version 1

Jackson Lee (TX)

Democrat

Requires that each State plan for school districts will include assurances that no State or local official, appointed or elected, shall have the authority to close or merge a local educational agency without due process.

 

63

Version 1

Jackson Lee (TX)

Democrat

Authorizes funds to be used to support accountability-based programs and activities designed to enhance school safety, which may include research based bullying prevention, cyber bullying prevention, and gang prevention programs, as well as intervention programs regarding bullying.

 

64

Version 1

Jackson Lee (TX)

Democrat

Provides grants to female college and university students taking courses in technology, engineering, or mathematics to mentor female high school students who are enrolled in science, technology, engineering, or math as part of a dual enrollment program.

 

65

Version 2

Mullin, Markwayne (OK)

Republican

Late Revised Strikes language in the bill that allows consolidated districts to be eligible for payment if they do not qualify after consolidation; strikes language allowing for mid-year adjustment for student counts; makes the 8007 Construction Program a competitive grant program.

 

66

Version 2

Duncan (SC)

Republican

SUBSTITUTE Late Revised Substitutes the text of the bill with the Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act (A-PLUS, which allows states to completely opt out of the programs that fall under NCLB and empower state and local leaders to direct funding to their most pressing education needs. Specifically, A-PLUS sends funding under NCLB back to states in the form of block grants, and states would then be able to direct that funding to any education purpose under state law.

 

67

Version 2

Scalise (LA), Bishop, Rob (UT)

Republican

Late Revised States that under Title II in H.R. 5, there would be no federal mandate for States to conduct teacher evaluations.

 

68

Version 3

Velzquez (NY)

Democrat

Late Revised Requires that applicants consider how to target their services to low-income students and parents, including low-income students and parents who are not proficient in English.

 

69

Version 2

Velzquez (NY)

Democrat

Late Revised Provides priority for magnet school grant applicants that demonstrate that their program will attract a high proportion of students from underserved communities, at-risk students, or students who qualify for free or reduced-price school lunch.

 

70

Version 1

Velzquez (NY)

Democrat

Late Authorizes funding for the development of LGBT history and culture curricula.

 

71

Version 3

Velzquez (NY)

Democrat

Late Revised Establishes a school-based mentoring programs designed to maintain or improve school attendance and engagement of at-risk teenage girls, including by preventing and reducing teen pregnancy.

 

72

Version 1

Velzquez (NY)

Democrat

Late Allows English Language Acquisition Grants to be used to better prepare adult immigrants to fulfill the English language learning section of citizenship requirements.

 

73

Version 1

Tierney (MA)

Democrat

Late Ensures a state’s accountability system is applied to charter schools in the same manner as to other public schools

 

74

Version 1

Salmon, (AZ)

Republican

Late Provides States with the flexibility to allocate Title I grant funds in a manner that follows the child. States may allocate these funds based on the number of eligible children enrolled in the public and private schools served.

 

75

Version 1

Jackson Lee (TX)

Democrat

Late Creates a report containing recommendations regarding the advisability of authorizing a state education authority to close a school district over the opposition of a locally elected school board, and regarding best practices governing the exercise of authority by a state education agency in monitoring, supervising and controlling under-performing school districts with particular emphasis on rural and under served school districts.

 

76

Version 1

Bishop, Rob (UT)

Republican

Late Eliminates Subsection C of Section 2111, which allows grant money to bypass states and go directly from the Department of Education to local districts.