A bill to establish a competitive grant program to incentivize States to implement comprehensive reforms and innovative strategies to significantly improve postsecondary outcomes for low-income and first generation college students, including increasing postsecondary enrollment and graduation rates, to reduce the need of postsecondary students for remedial education, to increase alignment of high school and postsecondary education, and to promote innovation in postsecondary education, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Minnesota. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016
Length: 30 pages
Apr 27, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on April 27, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What stakeholders are saying
Jun 24, 2014
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2518 (113th).
Apr 27, 2016
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S. 2859 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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