H.R. 1623 (106th): Class Size Reduction and Teacher Quality Act of 1999

Apr 29, 1999 (106th Congress, 1999–2000)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on April 29, 1999, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Apr 29, 1999
William “Bill” Clay Sr.
Representative for Missouri's 1st congressional district
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Last Updated
Apr 29, 1999
11 pages
Related Bills
S. 564 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Mar 09, 1999

Full Title

To reduce class size, and for other purposes.


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60 cosponsors (58D, 1D, 1I) (show)

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Class Size Reduction and Teacher Quality Act of 1999 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a grants program to help States and local educational agencies recruit, train, and hire 100,000 additional teachers over a seven-year period in order to:
(1) reduce class sizes nationally, in grades one through three, to an average of 18 students per classroom; and
(2) improve teaching in the early grades so that all students can learn to read independently and well by the end of the third grade.
Authorizes appropriations.
Sets forth program requirements for:
(1) allotments to States;
(2) within-State allocations;(3) local uses of funds; and
(4) cost-sharing.

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