S. 206 (112th): Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act of 2011

Jan 26, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Joseph Lieberman
Senator from Connecticut
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Jan 26, 2011
32 pages
Related Bills
S. 1552 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 31, 2009

H.R. 471 (Related)
Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act

Passed House
Last Action: Mar 30, 2011


This bill was introduced on January 26, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 26, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 26, 2011
Full Title

A bill to reauthorize the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, and for other purposes.


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8 cosponsors (7R, 1D) (show)

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Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act 2011or SOAR Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award five-year grants on a competitive basis to nonprofit organizations to carry out a program to provide expanded school choice opportunities to students who are District of Columbia (DC) residents and who come from households:
(1) receiving assistance under the supplemental nutrition assistance program under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008; or
(2) with incomes not exceeding 185% of the poverty line, except in certain grandfathered circumstances.
Prescribes special rules for funding opportunity scholarships for DC students.
Prescribes requirements for schools participating in such grant programs. Requires each participating school to administer a nationally norm-referenced standardized test in reading and mathematics to each enrolled student receiving an opportunity scholarship.
Repeals the DC School Choice Incentive Act of 2003 (title III of division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004). Deems this Act as the reauthorization of the opportunity scholarship program under such Act.

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