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S. 1890 (113th): Preserving Education Access and Autonomy Act of 2013


The text of the bill below is as of Dec 20, 2013 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


II

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1890

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 20, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To ensure that decisions by the Secretary of Education to award grants or other assistance to States or local educational agencies are not contingent upon the adoption of specific educational curricula.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Preserving Education Access and Autonomy Act of 2013 .

2.

Prohibition on requiring the adoption of specific curricula

(a)

Definition of education grant or assistance

In this section, the term education grant or assistance

(1)

means any grant, contract, cooperative agreement, or other assistance provided through a program administered by the Secretary of Education; and

(2)

includes any waiver of a statutory or regulatory requirement of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 ( 20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.) granted by the Secretary of Education under the authority provided under section 9401 of such Act ( 20 U.S.C. 7861 ).

(b)

No requirement for specific curricula

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Education shall not require, as a condition of any education grant or assistance, that a State or local educational agency adopt a specific elementary school or secondary school curriculum.

(c)

No priority for specific curricula

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Education shall select recipients for any education grant or assistance without providing any priority, preference, or special consideration to a State or local educational agency based on the adoption by the State or local educational agency of a specific elementary school or secondary school curriculum.