US HB5303 | 2013-2014 | 113th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on July 31 2014 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2014-11-17 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


21st Century Classroom Innovation Act - Amends part A (Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund) of title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow states to use that portion of their part A grant funds reserved for state activities to award competitive grants to local educational agencies (LEAs), charter schools, or consortia of such entities to carry out blended learning projects. Defines a "blended learning project" as a formal education program that: (1) includes an element of online learning and instructional time in a supervised location away from home; (2) includes an element of student control over time, place, path, or pace; and (3) connects the modalities along each student's learning path within a course or subject to provide an integrated learning experience. Requires the competitive grant funds to be used for: (1) planning activities, the purchase of digital instructional resources, initial professional development activities, and one-time information technology purchases; or (2) ongoing professional development for teachers, school leaders, or other personnel involved in the project. Requires each state making such a grant to contribute non-federal funds equal to at least 10% of the grant. Reduces, from 2.5% to 1.5%, that portion of part A grant funds that states must reserve for subgrants to local partnerships between institutions of higher education and high-need LEAs. (This increases the amount reserved for state activities.)

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21st Century Classroom Innovation Act



2014-11-17HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
2014-07-31HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.


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