H.R. 1736: School Principal Recruitment and Training Act of 2013

Apr 25, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Susan Davis
Representative for California's 53rd congressional district
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 25, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Apr 25, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 25, 2013
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2% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to recruit, prepare, and support principals through capacity-building measures that will improve student academic achievement in high-need schools.


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8 cosponsors (8D) (show)

House Education and the Workforce

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

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Library of Congress Summary

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School Principal Recruitment and Training Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a principal recruitment and training grant program awarding renewable, matching grants to states, local educational agencies (LEAs), and states and LEAs that partner with each other or with nonprofit organizations or institutions of higher education to recruit, prepare, place, and support principals in eligible schools.
Defines "eligible schools" as high-need schools, persistently low-achieving schools, achievement gap schools, schools with middle grades that feed students to high schools with low graduation rates, and rural schools served by high-need LEAs.
Requires grantees to work with experts and stakeholders to develop, during the first year of a grant, a leadership training program for principals, mentors, and other school leaders that prepares and supports them in leading effective school reform efforts in persistently low-achieving schools.
Requires grantees to use the grants, after that first year, to:
(1) implement their leadership training program;
(2) ensure that their training program is informed, on an ongoing basis, by consultations with experts and stakeholders and by tracking the performance of program graduates;
(3) select cohorts of experienced principals to lead school reform efforts in persistently low-achieving schools;
(4) support and encourage interaction among principals who have completed the training program; and
(5) disseminate information to principals, mentors, and other school leaders engaging in reform efforts in persistently low-achieving schools.
Makes grant renewal decisions dependent on the Secretary of Education's evaluation of the extent to which the principals recruited, prepared, placed, or supported by the grantee have improved school-level student outcomes in eligible schools.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) evaluate the programs funded by this Act, and (2) identify and disseminate research and best practices related to those programs.

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