IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 31, 2019
Mr. Inhofe (for himself, Mr. King, and Mr. Coons) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To amend the American History and Civics Education program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require inclusion of programs that educate students about the history and principles of the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights.
This Act may be cited as the
Constitution Education Is Valuable in Community Schools Act of 2019 or
CIVICS Act of 2019 .
Section 2233(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6663(b)) is amended by striking paragraphs (1) and (2) and inserting the following:
show potential to improve the quality of student achievement in, and teaching of, American history, civics and government, or geography, in elementary schools and secondary schools;
demonstrate innovation, scalability, accountability, and a focus on underserved populations; and
include programs that educate students about the history and principles of the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights; and
may include hands-on civic engagement activities for teachers and students.