Summary

1/25/2013--Introduced.Race to the Top Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states and local educational agencies (LEAs) to implement reforms and... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 25, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To provide incentives for States and local educational agencies to implement comprehensive reforms and innovative strategies that are designed to lead to significant improvement in outcomes for all students and significant reductions in achievement gaps among subgroups of students, 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 ``Race to the Top Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. RACE TO THE TOP.

(a) In General.--Title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7301 et seq.) is amended-- (1) by redesignating part C as part D; (2) by redesignating sections 6301 and 6302 as sections 6401 and 6402, respectively; and (3) by inserting after part B, the following:

``PART C--RACE TO THE TOP

``SEC. 6301. PURPOSES.

``The purposes of this part are to-- ``(1) provide incentives for States and local educational agencies to implement comprehensive reforms and innovative strategies that are designed to lead to-- ``(A) significant improvements in outcomes for all students, including improvements in student achievement, high school graduation rates, college enrollment rates and rates of college persistence; and ``(B) significant reductions in achievement gaps among subgroups of students; and ``(2) encourage the broad identification, adoption, use, dissemination, replication, and expansion of effective State and local policies and practices that lead to significant improvement in outcomes for all students, and the elimination of those policies and practices that are not...

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I oppose H.R. 426: Race to the Top Act of 2013 because... Federal Government should get out of Education all together. Defund the Dept. of Education.

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TerryRichmond
AL-6
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 426: Race to the Top Act of 2013 because this is a bill to lower America's educational standards. We as a nation already give too much funding to the Department of Education & get substandard results. Lowering our educational standards will not help America. It will just help subpar students pass tests without real improvement. But this will help improve the Department of Educations reputation politically with more students passing tests. "Common Core / Race to the Top" is more accurately described as a race to the bottom towards illiteracy.

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VicfromKaty
TX-22
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 426: Race to the Top Act of 2013 because education is a State and local concern (10th amendment). The federal government needs to back off.

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Ret1
NC-8
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 426: Race to the Top Act of 2013 Might those other purposes be spying on people?

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EXPOSE-CAFR
CA-6
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 426: Race to the Top Act of 2013 because... it's time for the Federal Government (and Federal money!) to get OUT of the business of educating American students, and put the controls TOTALLY back into the States, local school boards, and, most of all, PARENTS!

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doxiegirl
PA-14
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 426: Race to the Top Act of 2013. I feel so strongly abut Race to the Top and Common Core that I will be home schooling my child. I do not see a problem with the government trying to improve the educational system but I do not believe that the intentions are purein this instance. At this time in history we need to do every thing we can to give our children a chance at a better future. H.R. 426, along with many other of the bills that are bening introduced, are doing nothing but dooming our children to a dim and uncertian future. The children need to know about the principles and beliefs that this country were founded on and they need to know that the Government works for them, not the other way around. Think you for your time. Jason Gilmour BS RN RRT

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IN-8
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/25/2013--Introduced.Race to the Top Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants to states and local educational agencies (LEAs) to implement reforms and innovations designed to improve educational outcomes significantly for all students and reduce achievement gaps significantly among specified student subgroups. Requires each grant applicant to have a comprehensive and coherent plan for doing so that includes, if applicable: - improving the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders and promoting their equitable distribution; - strengthening the use of data to improve education; - implementing internationally benchmarked, college- and career-ready elementary and secondary academic standards; - turning around its lowest-performing schools; - supporting, or coordinating with, early learning programs for high-need children from birth through third grade; - assessing kindergarten students' readiness for school success; and - creating or maintaining successful conditions for high-performing charter schools and other innovative, autonomous public schools. Requires each grantee to establish performance measures that track its progress in implementing its plan and improving educational outcomes for students and specified student subgroups. Gives grant priority to LEAs with the highest number or percentages of impoverished children and those that serve rural schools. Requires each state grantee to use at least 50% of its grant for subgrants to LEAs that participate in its plan. Allows LEAs to receive a grant and subgrant for the same fiscal year.

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