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S. 313: CIVICS Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 31, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 313

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 31, 2019

(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

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Constitution Education Is Valuable in Community Schools Act of 2019 or CIVICS Act of 2019 .

2.

National activities

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:

(1)

shall—

(A)

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;

(B)

demonstrate innovation, scalability, accountability, and a focus on underserved populations; and

(C)

include programs that educate students about the history and principles of the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights; and

(2)

may include hands-on civic engagement activities for teachers and students.

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