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H.R. 5696 (114th): Coding Technology Improvements Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 8, 2016 (Introduced).



2d Session

H. R. 5696


July 8, 2016

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.


Short title

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.