To prepare disconnected youth for a competitive future.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Reengaging Americans in Serious Education by Uniting Programs Act''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Findings and purposes. Sec. 3. Definitions. Sec. 4. Grants authorized. Sec. 5. Application. Sec. 6. Priority. Sec. 7. Selection criteria. Sec. 8. Use of funds. Sec. 9. Planning grants authorized. Sec. 10. Accountability, performance measures, and evaluation. Sec. 11. Technical assistance and best practices. Sec. 12. Authorization of appropriations.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.
(a) Findings.--Congress finds the following: (1) In the United States today, millions of youth drop out of secondary school, fail to complete their studies, or do not graduate on time. While the United States has made slow progress in improving graduation rates, the dropout challenge remains a crisis that is impeding our ability to produce an educated workforce and succeed in the 21st century global economy. (2) Government data shows that more than 25 percent of our students fail to complete secondary school in 4 years. In some of the Nation's larger cities and among urban minority youth, dropout rates of 40 percent are not uncommon. (3) According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2007, nearly 6,200,000 youth were secondary school...