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H.R. 5 - Student Success Act

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 114-8 PDF XML

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  • Text of H.R. 5 PDF XML

    Student Success Act (as reported)
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  • H. Rept. 114-24 Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Education and the Workforce

Rule Information

General Debate Rule:

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 121:
Agreed to by record vote of 243-178, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 241-181, on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 

MANAGERS: Woodall/Hastings

1. Closed rule for H.R. 529.

2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

6. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

7. Section 2 provides a general debate rule for H.R. 5.

8. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

9. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

10. Provides that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

11. Section 3 waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of March 2, 2015, relating to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

12. Section 4 provides that it shall be in order at any time through the calendar day of March 1, 2015, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules relating to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

 

Amendment Consideration Rule:

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 125:
Agreed to by record vote of 234-184, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 234-177, on Thursday, February 26, 2015

MANAGERS: Foxx/Polis

1. Provides for further consideration of H.R. 5 under a structured rule.

2. Provides no additional general debate.

3. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-8, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted adnd the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

4. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

5. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by its proponent at any time before action thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

6. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.

7. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
21Version 1Adams (NC)DemocratCreates dedicated streams of funding to support programs that lead to a well-rounded education and enhance overall student learning. Submitted
22Version 1Adams (NC), Davis, Danny K. (IL)DemocratRequires states to demonstrate how they will not reduce funding or quality of programming at the most disadvantaged schools prior to implementing the portability provisions included in the Student Success Act. Submitted
52Version 1Barletta (PA)RepublicanStates that if school districts use Title I money for after school, before school, or summer school activities, would require them to describe those activities in their local plans. Made In Order
87Version 2Bass (CA)DemocratRevised Provides educational stability for children in Foster Care by encouraging foster youth to remain at their school of origin to diminish educational disruptions. This will be done through collaborations between State and local agencies.Submitted
6Version 1Bera (CA)DemocratRequires states, in their annual state report cards, to report the percentage of students who are either enrolled in a higher education program or employed two years after graduation.Submitted
103Version 1Bonamici (OR), Polis (CO)DemocratGives flexibility to states to develop innovative assessment systems that improve support for teaching and learning while providing and maintaining important equity protections.Submitted
104Version 1Bonamici (OR), Costello (PA)Bi-PartisanAllows State educational agencies and eligible entities to use Local Academic Flexible Grant funds to audit and streamline assessment systems, eliminates unnecessary assessments, and improves the use of assessments.Made In Order
68Version 1Bordallo (GU), Takai (HI), Sablan (MP), Honda (CA)DemocratMakes local educational agencies of Compacts of Free Association-affected jurisdictions eligible for federal impact aid. The amendment would be to partially offset the costs of providing education services to children of COFA migrants.Submitted
7Version 2Bridenstine (OK)RepublicanRevised Expresses a sense of Congress that elementary and secondary education is not an enumerated power of the federal government, and therefore should be left to the states. Further expresses a sense of Congress that the next reauthorization of ESEA should be used to consider legislation eliminating the role of the federal government in K-12 education.Submitted
46Version 1Brown, Corrine (FL)DemocratEnsures continued State investment in educating students who are racial or ethnic minorities and economically disadvantaged 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 this group of students." Submitted
106Version 1Brownley (CA)DemocratCreates a grant program for states to create or expand biliteracy seal programs to recognize student proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in both English and a second language for graduating high school seniors.Made In Order
65Version 1Butterfield (NC), Fattah (PA), Thompson, Bennie (MS), Clarke (NY), Fudge (OH), Scott, David (GA), Davis, Danny K. (IL)DemocratAmendment ensures the continued importance of education and equity in education reaffirming the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education that every child has the right to an equal educational opportunity. The amendment also emphasizes the need to continue the historic Federal role in education to support schools and districts with high concentrations of poverty. Submitted
70Version 1Crdenas , Tony (CA)DemocratRetains the 4.6 percent allocation to ELLs in the Student Success Act, but increases the overall authorization for Title I so that funding for ELLs would be raised to $1 billion from $747.3 million. As a result of raising the overall Title I authorization of appropriations, other programs tied to this level benefit as well, such as Title I, Part A; migrant; neglected and delinquent; and rural education.Submitted
54Version 2Carson (IN)DemocratRevised Advances assessments of student achievement and instructional practices, effective teacher preparation and continuing professional development, education administration, and international comparisons. The amendment supports development of a national research strategy to ensure that students, particularly at risk students, have effective teachers and are being prepared for the future.Made In Order
55Version 1Carson (IN)DemocratEnsures continued State investment in educating English Language Learners 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 English Language Learners. Submitted
16Version 1Castor (FL)DemocratIncrease funding for the Magnet Schools Assistance program to pre-sequester levels of $100 million by reappropriating $8,353,000 from the Charter School Grants program. Submitted
42Version 1Castro (TX)DemocratMakes funds available for the training and hiring of counselors who specialize in college and career readiness, thereby improving counselor to student ratios. Submitted
43Version 1Castro (TX)DemocratAppoints a neutral Ombudsman within the Department of Education to ensure K-12 textbooks are held to high academic standards. Made In Order
71Version 2Castro (TX), Stivers (OH)Bi-PartisanRevised Improves college and career readiness for homeless youth by requiring the State to include in the State Plan a description of how such youth would receive assistance from counselors to advise, prepare, and improve college readiness.Made In Order
100Version 1Castro (TX)DemocratCreates a three year pilot program for high school services surveys to assess the number of third-party service providers providing services (such as advice and social services to students; pregnancy prevention, drop out prevention, or academic enhancements) on school groundsSubmitted
25Version 1Clark, Katherine (MA)DemocratClarifies that early childhood education-focused professional development is an acceptable use of funds.Made In Order
26Version 1Clark, Katherine (MA)DemocratDirects the Department of Education to provide guidance on acceptable uses of existing ESEA funding for early childhood education, and directs State Education Agencies to distribute such guidance annually to Local Education Agencies.Submitted
31Version 1Clarke (NY)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Education to disapprove State Plans that fail to require local education agencies to take action to address dropout factories and high schools with graduation rates below seventy-seven percent.Submitted
32Version 1Clarke (NY)DemocratEnsures continued State investment in educating students in poverty by delaying elimination of maintenance of effort requirements until the State educational agency determines that doing so does not decrease spending on or reduce quality of teaching for students in poverty. Submitted
75Version 1Cohen (TN)DemocratAllows for Title II funds to be used for restorative justice and conflict resolution training.Made In Order
120Version 1Collins, Doug (GA)RepublicanLate Improves accountability and ensures proper oversight of taxpayer funds authorized by this legislation. Made In Order
125Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratLate Delays implementation of the specialized grant program consolidation until the Secretary of Education certifies to Congress that the elimination of dedicated funding for after-school and summer school programs will not result in an increase in youth-related crime or an increase in students engaging in risky behaviors, including but not limited to gang participation and substance abuse, for those communities that have received such grant funding. Submitted
12Version 1Courtney (CT)DemocratAmends 20 USC 7703 to increase weight of non-connected children residing in public-private venture (PPV) housing located on military property for the purposes of Impact Aid basic support payment calculations. Made In Order
13Version 1Courtney (CT)DemocratCreates a comprehensive program for STEM education from preschool through grade 12. The amendment also helps districts invest in technology and digital resources to improve student learning.Submitted
3Version 1Davis, Susan (CA), Dold (IL), Polis (CO)Bi-PartisanClarifies the definition of 'school leader' such that it explicitly refers to a school principal as opposed to an off-site administrator. Made In Order
14Version 1Davis, Danny K. (IL), Clarke (NY)DemocratEnsures 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 alternate assessments for students with disabilities. Submitted
15Version 1Davis, Danny K. (IL), Clarke (NY)DemocratEnsures 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. Submitted
119Version 1Davis, Rodney (IL), Joyce (OH)RepublicanLate Gives certainty to local and state entitles that currently collective bargaining agreements must remain in place. A clause currently exists within Title I of the existing Elementary and Secondary Education Act to ensure that nothing in federal law can be construed to upending a state or local's collective bargaining law, memorandum of understanding and other agreements. This amendment does not expand any collective bargaining rights that have been in current law and the provision has been in existence for twenty years. Made In Order
63Version 2Delaney (MD), Young (IN), Polis (CO)Bi-PartisanRevised Makes Pay For Success initiatives an allowable use of funds for States and Local Educational Agencies to improve outcomes and save money by training and supporting teachers.Made In Order
41Version 1DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratProtects before school programs, after school programs and summer school programs from unintended funding cuts. Also protects funding for community support programs for low income students.Submitted
101Version 1DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRequires LEAs to develop agreements with Head Start and other agencies to carry out early childhood education activities.Made In Order
64Version 1Dold (IL)RepublicanEnsures that federal education dollars go toward their intended use for student benefit in the classroom by clarifying that funds received under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act shall not be diverted by the states to fill prior unfunded liability shortfalls in teacher pension programs. When a state receives funds under ESEA and distributes those funds to LEAs, this amendment prohibits the state from requiring LEAs to make a contribution to a pension program that is in excess of the “normal cost” of that teacher’s participation in the pension program.Made In Order
56Version 1Duffy (WI), Wilson (FL)Bi-PartisanRequires school districts to be transparent in providing information to parents at the beginning of the school year on mandated assessments the student will have to take during the school year and any school district policy on assessment participation Made In Order
27Version 1Edwards (MD)DemocratEnsures continued State investment in educating students by delaying elimination of maintenance of effort requirements until the Secretary of Education determines that doing so does not decrease the number of teachers or reduce quality of teaching. Submitted
109Version 1Esty (CT)DemocratRaises the aggregate authorization levels in H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, to match the Fiscal Year 2010 appropriated levels. In the aggregate, this amendment increases the authorized levels set in H.R. 5 by $1.665 billion or 6.67 percent.Submitted
121Version 1Flores (TX)RepublicanLate Reaffirms students, teachers and schools administrators’ right to exercise religion. In addition, it is the sense of Congress that schools examine their policies to ensure students and teachers are fully able to participate in activities on school grounds related to their religious freedom. Made In Order
17Version 1Fudge (OH), Sewell (AL), Fattah (PA), Davis, Danny K. (IL)DemocratProvides transparency in the use of taxpayer dollars by requiring states to disclose both the reduction and increase in Title I funds for all LEA's as a result of portability. Submitted
18Version 1Fudge (OH)DemocratEnsures Title I dollars are used for students with the most need by requiring LEA's have at least a 40% poverty rate to use Title I dollars for school wide programs. Submitted
19Version 1Fudge (OH)DemocratRequires mandatory funding for Title I, IDEA, and pre-school education programs. Submitted
20Version 1Fudge (OH)DemocratEnsures continued state investment in educating students by requiring states to demonstrate that the level of state and local funding remains constant from year to year.Made In Order
89Version 1Garrett (NJ)RepublicanShortens authorization from 2021 to 2017Submitted
112Version 1Gibson (NY), Sinema (AZ), Katko (NY), McKinley (WV), Takano (CA), Young, Don (AK), Collins, Chris (NY), Schock (IL), Ashford (NE), Davis, Rodney (IL)Bi-PartisanReplaces current federal yearly testing requirements for math and language arts/reading with the exact same grade span testing requirements that are in current law for science.Submitted
74Version 1Goodlatte (VA)RepublicanWould provide flexibility to localities by providing States with the authority to allow local educational agencies to administer their own, locally designed academic assessment system, in place of the State-designed academic system. The same requirements as laid out by this Act for State-designed academic assessments would also apply to any locally designed academic assessment.Made In Order
8Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Education to conduct an assessment of the impact of school start times on student health, well-being, and performance.Made In Order
9Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires the implementation of policies ensuring that a child in foster care who changes schools is able to transfer school credits earned while attending a prior school.Submitted
10Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratEncourages charter schools, during construction, renovation, and maintenance, to the extent practicable, to employ workers from the geographic area from which the school intends to draw its student body.Submitted
11Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires local education agencies relay to the state, if they intend to use federal funds in such a manner, how they will support programs that provide extended learning opportunities (such as before and after school programs, and summer school programs).Submitted
90Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratRequires Title III of the Elementary Secondary Education Act of 1965 to be in effect until the Secretary of Education determines that the enactment of the Student Success Act will not decrease the availability of Department of Education resources for the acquisition, enhancement, and achievement of the English language for English language learning students and will provide written notification to Congress of such determination. Submitted
91Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratRequires charter schools to hold open board meetings and that governing board’s include as representatives parents, educators, and support staff at the school. Also, for meetings to be held at times when parents can attend, are announced in advance, and that governing board minutes are published and available on the school’s website.Submitted
128Version 1Grothman (WI)RepublicanLate Shortens authorization from 2021 to 2018.Made In Order
114Version 2Hurd (TX)RepublicanLate Revised Expresses the sense of Congress that students’ personally identifiable information is important to protect as applied to current law and this act. Made In Order
93Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratSupports accountability-based programs and activities that are designed to enhance school safety, which may include research-based bullying prevention, cyberbullying prevention, disruption of recruitment activity by groups or individuals involved in violent extremism, and gang prevention programs as well as intervention programs regarding bullying.Made In Order
94Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratAllows a study on State Education Agencies regarding determinations that local educational agencies are not meeting annual adequacy requirements. The report to Congress seeks information on the power to abolish merge or otherwise restructure a local educational agency. The report will include best practices governing the exercise of authority by a State education agency in monitoring, supervising, and controlling local education agencies with specific emphasis on rural local education agencies and urban local education agencies with substantial proportions of low-income, minority, or disadvantaged students. Submitted
95Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratSupports a STEM mentoring program for female undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at institutions of higher education in programs of study that lead to a STEM degree to mentor female secondary school students who are enrolled in post-secondary-level courses in science, technology, engineering, or math as part of a dual enrollment program. Submitted
88Version 1Jeffries (NY)DemocratEnsures that teachers, parents and other educational professionals receive education on the harms of copyright piracy in order to further educate students to that end.Made In Order
76Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratEnsures continued investment in educating disabled students 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 disabled students.Submitted
77Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratEnsures continued State investment in educating disabled students 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 disabled students. Submitted
105Version 1Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)DemocratAdds to the requirements listed in section 3204, the Local Competitive Grant Program in Title III, that programs must be designed to increase access to quality STEM education in high-need schools before distributing such finds to local education agencies.Submitted
35Version 1Kelly, Robin (IL)DemocratRequires Statewide Family Engagement Centers to conduct training programs in the community to improve adult literacy, including financial literacy. Made In Order
67Version 1Kennedy (MA), McGovern (MA), Moulton (MA), Capuano (MA), Neal (MA), Keating (MA), Lynch (MA), Wilson (FL)DemocratAuthorizes the STEM Gateways grant program as an allowable use of flexible funding received by state educational agencies. States could award grants to LEAs and qualified partner organizations to support the success of women, minorities, and low-income students in rigorous STEM academics. Made In Order
28Version 1Kildee (MI)DemocratProtects 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.Submitted
118Version 2Kline (MN)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Late Revised Makes technical and clarifying amendments, including language to clarify the obligation of the Secretary to ensure student privacy is protected by grantees and to ensure protection of states’ rights when a state accepts federal funds, and further modifications. Considered As Adopted
61Version 2Lamborn (CO)RepublicanRevised Prohibit federal funds to any school that distributes or provides emergency contraception (such as the ‘morning-after pill’) or a prescription for such contraception on the premises or in the facilities of an elementary or secondary school.Submitted
4Version 1Langevin (RI)DemocratChanges “academic” standards to “college and career ready” standards. This would align academic standards with career readiness skills, ensuring that students are able to gain job skills in school. Submitted
5Version 1Langevin (RI), Thompson, Glenn (PA)Bi-PartisanRequires states applying for funds under title I to show how they would use the funds to provide apprenticeships that offer academic credit, and how they would use the funds to provide comprehensive career counseling to the students. Made In Order
44Version 1Lawrence (MI)DemocratRequires that the Secretary of Education disapprove of any State plan that fails to, in consultation with State and local education agencies to demonstrate that there is a separate reporting of academic assessments for foster youth.Made In Order
45Version 1Lawrence (MI)DemocratStipulates that the Secretary of Education disapprove of a plan that fails to require local educational agencies to take action to address schools that fail to improve academic achievement or fail to improve graduation rates for students who are foster youth. As well as deletes the words “or State accountability system”.Submitted
92Version 1Lawrence (MI)DemocratEnsures 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 foster care. Submitted
113Version 1Lawrence (MI)DemocratLate 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 foster care. Submitted
62Version 2Loebsack (IA)DemocratRevised Supports the expansion of the use of digital learning through competitive grants to partnerships to implement and evaluate the results of technology-based learning practices, strategies, tools, or programs at rural schools.Made In Order
72Version 2Maloney, Carolyn (NY)DemocratRevised Expands comprehensive health education at middle and high schools to include “safe relationship behavior” education focused on prevention and intervention strategies for domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking. The bill would also authorize a grant program to enable secondary schools to educate staff and administration about providing age-appropriate information for students regarding safe relationship behavior. Submitted
98Version 2McKinley (WV)RepublicanRevised Establishes a state-led definition of “workforce critical subjects”, and requires states to provide an explanation of the subjects they identify as “workforce critical”.Made In Order
73Version 1Meeks (NY)DemocratWould require that the annual, statewide assessments measure student growth and require that student growth be a component of achievement within the accountability system established by a given state. Made In Order
24Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratAuthorizes- but does not appropriate funds – for the Secretary of Education to provide grants for: early-childhood education scholarships, professional development and licensing credentials, or increased compensation for educators who have attained specific qualifications. Requires each state that desires a grant to include a description of its comprehensive early childhood professional development system in its application, and grant recipients must maintain their fiscal effort for the activities supported by the grant funds for a fiscal year at levels equal to or greater than their fiscal effort for such activities during the preceding fiscal year. Made In Order
102Version 1Messer, Luke (IN)RepublicanExpands Title I portability to State-accredited private schools and would protect their autonomy in Sec. 130 of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act. Submitted
126Version 1Messer, Luke (IN), Polis (CO)Bi-PartisanLate Expresses the sense of Congress that charter schools are a critical part of our education system in this Nation and that Congress must support opening more quality charter schools to help students succeed in their future. Made In Order
40Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI), Davis, Danny K. (IL), Wilson (FL)DemocratDelays 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.Made In Order
79Version 1Neugebauer (TX)RepublicanWould restrict funding included within H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, to school districts that contract with third party “school-based health centers” unless they certify they will not perform abortions and will not provide abortion referrals or materials to students. Submitted
78Version 1Nolan (MN), McCollum (MN), Kirkpatrick (AZ), Lujan (NM), Ruiz (CA)DemocratAmends the current stated policy of the United States with respect to the education of Indian children to ensure that Indian children do not attend school in buildings that are dilapidated or deteriorating, as part of the unique and continuing trust relationship with, and responsibility to, the Indian people. Made In Order
29Version 1Payne, Jr. (NJ)DemocratEnsures 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.Submitted
30Version 1Payne, Jr. (NJ)DemocratEnsures accountability for homeless students, by requiring the Secretary of Education to disapprove State plans that fail to improve academic achievement or fail to improve graduation rates for homeless students.Submitted
69Version 1Payne, Jr. (NJ)DemocratEnsures that school safety and preparedness remains a priority by authorizing the Secretary make much-needed grant awards to State and local education agencies to develop emergency operations plans and to provide school security training.Submitted
99Version 1Pierluisi (PR), Diaz-Balart (FL), Ros-Lehtinen (FL)Bi-PartisanAdjusts the maximum federal allotment available to Puerto Rico under part A of Title III of the ESEA for purposes of improving the education of limited English proficient children.Submitted
107Version 1Pocan (WI), Loebsack (IA), Schakowsky (IL), Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratStrikes the language from the Student Success Act regarding portability and reaffirm that federal funds should be used to support public schools. Submitted
115Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratLate Encourages the State to work with charter schools to promote access for students, including addressing any barriers based on the transportation needs of the student. Submitted
116Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratLate Ensures that the enactment of the Student Success Act would not result in a lowering of academic standards for students with disabilities through an overreliance on alternate assessments aligned to alternate achievement standards.Submitted
117Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratLate Allows grants to be used for the creation and distribution of open access textbooks and open educational resources. Made In Order
123Version 1Polis (CO), Cicilline (RI), Takano (CA), Maloney, Sean (NY), Pocan (WI), Sinema (AZ), Scott, Bobby (VA)DemocratLate Prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools.Submitted
124Version 1Polis (CO), Rokita (IN)Bi-PartisanLate Encourages collaboration and sharing of best practices between charter schools and local education agencies. Made In Order
96Version 1Quigley (IL), McKinley (WV), Serrano (NY)Bi-PartisanRestores the paraprofessional qualifications that are in place under current law, which helped stop school districts from hiring paraprofessionals with little experience in education and no professional training. Since all districts are in compliance, and have been since 2006, this amendment would present no new burden.Made In Order
108Version 1Reichert (WA), DelBene (WA), Larsen, Rick (WA)Bi-PartisanProtects states’ rights to design their own charter systems by striking language that places states with charter school caps at a disadvantage when competing for federal grants.Submitted
86Version 1Richmond (LA)DemocratEnsures continued support for students in poverty by preventing the implementation of the portability provision if the secretary of Education determines it will negatively affect the funding of quality of teaching for students in poverty. Submitted
60Version 1Roybal-Allard (CA), Polis (CO)DemocratAdds a requirement that 40% of funding used for blended learning be targeted for professional development to train teachers on technology. It also requires states to give funding preference to districts with high-need schools. Submitted
122Version 1Salmon, (AZ), DeSantis (FL)RepublicanLate Removes the federal testing mandate.Submitted
127Version 1Salmon, (AZ)RepublicanLate Changes the designation of “State educational agency” to “State” within the Student Success Act.Submitted
66Version 1Sanchez, Loretta (CA)DemocratEnsures English Language Learners (ELL) receive proper funding through Title I funds. Submitted
51Version 1Schrader (OR), Polis (CO)DemocratEstablishes a pilot program to award competitive grants to local education agencies to support career and technical education programs that were impacted or eliminated due to recent economic events.Made In Order
23Version 2Scott, Bobby (VA)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Revised This amendment repeals H.R 5 and replaces the bill text with a substitute amendment that provides robust funding levels, replaces the outdated, rigid mandates of No Child Left Behind, and maintains civil rights and equity protections that ensure all students graduate from high school college- and career-ready.Made In Order
57Version 1Sewell (AL)DemocratWithdrawn Ensures continued State investment in preparing all students for college and career by delaying elimination of maintenance of effort requirements until the Secretary of Education determines that doing so does not decrease spending on or reduce college and career readiness of racial and ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, English learners, and low-income students. Withdrawn
58Version 1Sewell (AL)DemocratEnsures continued State investment in preparing all students for college and career by delaying elimination of maintenance of effort requirements until the State Educational Agency determines that doing so does not decrease spending on or reduce college and career readiness of racial and ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, English learners, and low-income students. Submitted
59Version 1Sewell (AL), Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratEnsures Local Educational Agencies provide culturally relevant professional development to teachers, paraeducators, administrators, and other school leaders that is targeted toward assisting low-performing students and students at risk of suspension and expulsion. This could include the development of an array of evidence-based dropout prevention strategies. Submitted
34Version 1Takano (CA)DemocratAmends the definition of a High-Quality Charter School to include stronger financial management requirements and ensure community involvement and impact is considered in charter school development and operation. Directs the Secretary of Education to evaluate the impact of the charter school program on the finances of LEAs and the demographic enrollment trends, increasing or easing segregation, and representation of students with special needs in both the traditional public and charter school sectors. Submitted
1Version 2Thompson, Bennie (MS)DemocratRevised Requires SEA to demonstrate that any changes to ESEA will not reduce state spending or quality of teaching for racial or ethnic minorities and should provide written notifications to the Department of Education and Congress once a determination has occurred.Submitted
2Version 1Thompson, Bennie (MS)DemocratRequires that The Student Success Act shall not go into effect until the Secretary of Education determines that its enactment will not reduce the college and career readiness of racial or ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, English learners, and low-income students and provides written notification to Congress on such determination.Made In Order
53Version 2Titus (NV)DemocratRevised This amendment would create the National Classified School Employee of the Year Award program. Classified School Employees are public employees of a State or political subdivision of a state, who work in any grade from Pre-K through secondary education in any of the following 9 occupational specialties: paraprofessional services, clerical and administrative services, transportation services, food and nutrition services, custodial and maintenance services, security services, health and student services, technical services, and skilled trades. Submitted
33Version 1Tonko (NY), McKinley (WV), Kennedy (MA)Bi-PartisanHelps to expand engineering education in our nation’s elementary and secondary schools by highlighting the ability of states to incorporate engineering design skills and practices into the currently required state science standards. Submitted
36Version 1Walker (NC), DeSantis (FL)RepublicanAdds A-PLUS, which would send 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.Submitted
80Version 1Waters (CA)DemocratDelays effective date of amendments under Title III of the underlying bill until the Secretary of Education determines that all students in high-need school districts receiving services under grants authorized by that title will have access to specialized instructional support personnel, including school social workers, and provides written notification of that determination to Congress.Submitted
81Version 1Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Education to determine that any changes to ESEA will not reduce state spending or quality of teaching for homeless students.Submitted
82Version 1Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratRequires SEA to demonstrate that any changes to ESEA will not reduce state state spending or quality of teaching for English Language Learners and should provide written notifications to the Department of Education and Congress once a determination has occurred.Submitted
83Version 1Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratRequires SEA to demonstrate that any changes to ESEA will not reduce state state spending or quality of teaching for homeless students and should provide written notifications to the Department of Education and Congress once a determination has occurred.Submitted
84Version 1Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratRequires Charter Board meetings to be open to parents and the public on the same terms as are board meetings for all other taxpayer-funded schools in a State.Submitted
85Version 1Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratRequires charter governing boards to be treated as public entities with access to detailed school budget information from education management organizations with whom they have contracted management of the school.Submitted
47Version 1Wilson (FL)DemocratEnsures 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.Submitted
48Version 1Wilson (FL), Adams (NC)DemocratEnsures that State plans require local education agencies to take action to address schools that fail to improve graduation rates for English learners and minority students.Submitted
49Version 1Wilson (FL), Adams (NC)DemocratEnsures that State plans require local education agencies to take action to address schools that fail to improve graduation rates for students in poverty.Submitted
50Version 1Wilson (FL)DemocratProvides for school dropout prevention and reentry and provides grants to raise academic achievement levels for all students.Made In Order
110Version 2Wilson (FL)DemocratRevised Provides for Intensive Care Reading Labs and for specialization of school staffing for the purposes of basic skills in language arts, mathematics, and science in grades 1-3 as allowable uses in block grant funding.Made In Order
37Version 1Yoho (FL)RepublicanEliminates the Migrant Education programs and requires the Secretary of Education, within one year of enactment of H.R. 5, to reduce the Department’s workforce by the number of employees who were carrying out activities under the migrant education programs.Submitted
38Version 1Yoho (FL)RepublicanAuthorizes a parent option program permitting the use of Federal funds distributed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to cover some or all of the costs of their child’s attendance at a private school.Submitted
39Version 1Yoho (FL)RepublicanAuthorizes state option to permit Title I portability to follow the low-income child to private schools within each local education agency’s geographic jurisdiction.Submitted
111Version 1Zeldin (NY)RepublicanAllows a State to withdraw from the Common Core Standards or any other specific standards. Made In Order