S. 538 (111th): Increased Student Achievement Through Increased Student Support Act

Introduced:
Mar 05, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Blanche Lincoln
Senator from Arkansas
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 05, 2009
Length
27 pages
Related Bills
S. 3364 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 30, 2008

H.R. 1361 (Related)
Increased Student Achievement Through Increased Student Support Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 05, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 5, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 05, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 05, 2009
 
Full Title

A bill to increase the recruitment and retention of school counselors, school social workers, and school psychologists by low-income local educational agencies.

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Cosponsors
14 cosponsors (13D, 1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/5/2009--Introduced.
Increased Student Achievement Through Increased Student Support Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award competitive, renewable, five-year grants to partnerships between low-income local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools offering graduate programs in school counseling, social work, or psychology to increase the number of program graduates employed by low-income LEAs.
Defines "low-income LEAs" as those that: (1) serve students at least 20% of which are from low-income families; (2) have ratios of school counselors, social workers, and psychologists to students that fall at least 10% below specified target ratios; and (3) have been identified as needing improvement or corrective action or include at least one school identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
Allows the use of grant funds to:
(1) provide program graduate students with field training at partnership LEA schools;
(2) contribute to program graduates' salaries at such schools for up to three years after they graduate;
(3) increase the number of school counselors, social workers, and psychologists per student, and from underrepresented backgrounds, in such schools;
(4) enhance the capacity of partnership graduate schools to train such professionals;
(5) develop course work designed to facilitate such graduates' service to low-income LEAs and at-risk students; and
(6) provide tuition credits to such graduate students and student loan forgiveness to program graduates employed as school counselors, social workers, or psychologists by low-income LEAs for at least five consecutive years.
Directs the Secretary to establish a program providing student loan forgiveness to non-participants in this Act's grant program who have been employed for at least five consecutive years as school counselors, social workers, or psychologists by low-income LEAs.
Requires the Secretary to identify a formula for future use in designating regions as eligible for benefit programs because of having a shortage of such school personnel.

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