H.R. 1951 (112th): E 2 for Innovation Act

May 23, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Paul Tonko
Representative for New York's 21st congressional district
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May 23, 2011
27 pages
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This bill was introduced on May 23, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 23, 2011
Referred to Committee May 23, 2011
Full Title

To award planning grants and implementation grants to State educational agencies to enable the State educational agencies to complete comprehensive planning to carry out activities designed to integrate engineering education into K-12 instruction and curriculum and to provide evaluation grants to measure efficacy of K-12 engineering education.


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Engineering Education for Innovation Act or E 2 for Innovation Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award planning grants and matching implementation grants to states to integrate engineering education into kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) instruction and curricula.
Requires each state that desires an implementation grant to develop quantifiable benchmarks for activities supported by such grants and submit them to the Secretary for approval.
Requires states to use implementation grants to: (1) establish assessment tools and challenging academic content and achievement standards for engineering education, (2) develop or obtain effective engineering education curricula, (3) develop or improve engineering teacher training programs, and (4) recruit qualified engineering teachers for needy schools.
Authorizes states to use such grants to: (1) facilitate distance learning and online education in engineering, and (2) invest in after-school engineering education programs.
Directs the Institute of Education Sciences to support engineering education research and an evaluation of this Act's grant programs.
Requires the Secretary to use the evaluation's findings to provide information to the public and technical assistance to states on best practices and promising innovations in K-12 engineering education.

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