To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to award grants to prepare individuals for the 21st century workplace and to increase America's global competitiveness, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Ready-to-Compete Act''.
TITLE I--READY TO LEARN: SCHOOL READINESS AND SUCCESS
SEC. 101. READY-TO-LEARN GRANTS.
Subpart 3 of part D of title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6775) is amended to read as follows:
``Subpart 3-- Ready-to-Learn
``SEC. 2431. SHORT TITLE.
``This subpart may be cited as `Ready-to-Learn Act'.
``SEC. 2432. READY-TO-LEARN INNOVATIVE MULTIPLATFORM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING AND SERVICES.
``(a) In General.--The Secretary is authorized to award grants to eligible entities to enable such entities-- ``(1) to provide a coordinated Ready-to-Learn service described in subsection (c); and ``(2) to award subgrants or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with an eligible subgrantee to enable the eligible subgrantee to operate a high-quality Ready-to- Learn program that is a part of the coordinated Ready-to-Learn service. ``(b) Ready-to-Learn Program Requirements.--Each eligible entity receiving a grant under this subpart shall operate a Ready-to-Learn program that-- ``(1) develops, produces, and distributes innovative multiplatform educational programming and services for young children and youth (especially those young children and youth served under part A of title I), and the parents, educators, and caregivers of such...