H.R. 6004 (111th): To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to modify certain provisions concerning charter schools.

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Jul 30, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6004

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 30, 2010

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

A BILL

To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to modify certain provisions concerning charter schools.

1.

Charter school programs

(a)

Reservation for dissemination

Section 5204(f)(1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7221c(f)(1)) is amended by striking may reserve and inserting shall reserve.

(b)

Dissemination

Section 5204(f)(6) of such Act (20 U.S.C. 7221c(f)(6)) is amended to read as follows:

(6)

Dissemination

(A)

In general

A local educational agency, a successful charter school, or a successful charter school in partnership with such a local educational agency may apply for funds reserved under paragraph (1) to carry out the activities described in subparagraph (B).

(B)

Activities

A recipient of funds under subparagraph (A) shall use the funds to assist schools in adapting the program of a successful charter school (or certain aspects of the successful charter school's program), or to disseminate information about a successful charter school, through such activities as—

(i)

assisting individuals with the planning and start-up of one or more new public schools, including charter schools, that are independent of the successful charter school and the successful charter school's developers, and that agree to be held to at least as high a level of accountability as the successful charter school;

(ii)

developing partnerships with public schools, including charter schools, designed to improve student academic achievement in each of the schools participating in the partnership;

(iii)

developing curriculum materials, assessments, and other materials that promote increased student achievement and are based on successful practices within the successful charter school; and

(iv)

conducting evaluations and developing materials that document the successful practices of the successful charter school and that are designed to improve student performance in other schools.

(C)

Definitions

For purposes of this paragraph:

(i)

Local educational agency

The term local educational agency does not include a charter school that constitutes a local educational agency under State law.

(ii)

Successful charter school

The term successful charter school means a charter school that has been in operation for at least 3 consecutive years and satisfies other criteria determined by the Secretary.

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