S. 322: Ready to Learn Act

Feb 13, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Patty Murray
Senior Senator from Washington
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S. 1170 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 09, 2011


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 13, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 13, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 13, 2013
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1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

A bill to set the United States on track to ensure children are ready to learn when they begin kindergarten.


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4 cosponsors (4D) (show)

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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Ready to Learn Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award competitive matching grants to states and, through them, subgrants to schools, child care entities, Head Start programs, or other community-based prekindergarten providers for high-quality full day voluntary prekindergarten programs that prepare four-year olds for school.
Requires that such programs:
(1) first serve children whose family income is no higher than 200% of the poverty level or who are limited English proficient;
(2) ensure that, within two years of grant receipt, each classroom is taught by a teacher who has at least a baccalaureate degree in early childhood education or such a degree and specialized training in early childhood development;
(3) use curricula that are aligned with state early learning standards; and
(4) have teacher-child ratios of no more than 1 to 10 and group sizes of no more than 20.

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