H.R. 5436 (112th): Engaging Students Through Service Learning Act

May 07, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
David Loebsack
Representative for Iowa's 2nd congressional district
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May 07, 2012
14 pages
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H.R. 2268 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 05, 2013


This bill was introduced on May 7, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 07, 2012
Referred to Committee May 07, 2012
Full Title

To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize a national elementary and secondary service-learning program that promotes student academic achievement, and for other purposes.


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Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

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Engaging Students Through Service Learning Act - Amends title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish an Enhancing the Effectiveness of K-12 Education through Service Learning grant program.
Directs the Secretary of Education to reserve a portion of program funds to: (1) establish a National Center for K-12 Service Learning; and (2) conduct research and evaluation activities, including a study on the effects of academic service-learning on instructional quality and the success of students in low-performing schools; and (3) assist states in developing exemplary service-learning programs.
Requires the Secretary to award grants to states to: (1) support a service-learning specialist who acts as a conduit of information between the state and local level, (2) implement a statewide cascade professional development model and support local service-learning efforts, and (3) award competitive subgrants to local educational agencies.
Requires subgrantees to use: (1) the service-learning model to strengthen the content area disciplines and implement key educational innovations in areas with a high percentage of underperforming youth, and (2) a cascade professional development model to bring practice to scale.
Describes the cascade professional development model as one that trains high-quality professional development specialists who then train educators who are then responsible for training, mentoring, and supporting their peers.

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