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H.R. 2308: SHOP CLASS Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 3, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2308

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 3, 2017

(for himself, Mrs. Brooks of Indiana, Mr. Takano, and Mr. Stivers) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to support maker education and makerspaces.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the 21st Century Strengthening Hands On Programs that Cultivate Learning Approaches for Successful Students Act or the SHOP CLASS Act.

2.

Definitions

Section 3 of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2302) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(35)

Maker education

The term maker education means a hands-on learning approach that encourages students to imagine, create, innovate, tinker, and collaborate through the process of manufacturing, testing, and demonstrating their ideas.

(36)

Makerspace

The term makerspace means a community space that provides access to tools, technology and knowledge for learners and entrepreneurs, which result in the prototyping or creation of physical goods, and which supports the development of educational opportunities for personal growth, workforce training, and early stage business ventures.

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3.

State leadership activities

Section 124 of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2344) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (b)(3)(D)(iii), by inserting before the semicolon at the end the following: and maker education; and

(2)

in subsection (c)—

(A)

by striking and at the end of paragraph (16);

(B)

by striking the period and inserting ; and at the end of paragraph (17); and

(C)

by adding at the end the following:

(18)

support for maker education and makerspaces.

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4.

Local uses of funds

Section 135 of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2355) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (b)(5)—

(A)

by striking and at the end of subparagraph (C);

(B)

by adding and at the end of subparagraph (D); and

(C)

by adding at the end the following:

(E)

programs designed to train teachers specifically in the effective use and application of maker education and makerspaces;

; and

(2)

in subsection (c)—

(A)

by striking and at the end of paragraph (19);

(B)

by redesignating paragraph (20) as paragraph (21); and

(C)

by inserting after paragraph (19), the following:

(20)

to support maker education and makerspaces; and

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