H. R. 5696
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 8, 2016
Ms. Kuster introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to support innovative technology partnerships.
This Act may be cited as the
Coding Technology Improvements Act.
Support of innovative technology partnerships
Section 744(c) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1138c(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Support of innovative technology partnerships, through grants to encourage increased innovation in higher education programs that are offered through partnerships between institutions of higher education and nontraditional providers not traditionally eligible to participate in title IV programs, and that are approved by a quality assurance entity (which meets the requirements for such an entity described in the notice published in the Federal Register by the Department of Education on October 15, 2015 (80 Fed. Reg. 62047 et seq.)), including programs on coding, high-technology software, or computer science. Such grants may be used to assist in assessing whether such partnerships—
increase access to innovative and effective educational programs, particularly for students from low-income backgrounds;
assess quality assurance processes appropriate for the nontraditional providers and programs described in this paragraph; and
identify ways to protect students and taxpayers from risk, including lack of employment or increase of personal debt.