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To establish a grant program to enhance existing secondary education programs for the purpose of teaching high school students about the Constitution of the United States and the... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Sep 13, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To establish a grant program to enhance existing secondary education programs for the purpose of teaching high school students about the Constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the individual States.

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 ``Constitution and Citizenship Day Act of 2012''.

SEC. 2. CONSTITUTION DAY AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY SYSTEM FOR STUDENTS.

Part C of title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6601 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new subpart:

``Subpart 6--Teaching of the Constitution

``SEC. 2371. ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF CONSTITUTION DAY GRANT PROGRAM.

``(a) Grant Program Authorized.--The Secretary shall establish and implement a grant program, to be known as the `Constitution Day Grant Program', under which the Secretary shall award grants on a competitive basis to local educational agencies and charter schools for the purposes of enhancing educational programs to teach students about the United States Constitution and the constitution of the State in which the grant recipient is located. ``(b) Grantee Eligibility Requirements.--Grants under this section may only be awarded to a local educational agency or charter school with established secondary educational programs to teach students about the United States Constitution and the constitution of the State in which the grant recipient is located. ``(c) Operation of Educational Programs.--An educational program funded by a grant under this...

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