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Recently Sponsored Education Legislation

1. H.R.2816 : Promoting Health as Youth Skills In Classrooms And Life Act
Sponsor: Rep Fudge, Marcia L. [OH-11]  
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 8/30/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Summary: Promoting Health as Youth Skills In Classrooms And Life Act - Amends the Department of Education Organization Act to establish an Office of Safe and Healthy Students in the Department of Education to assume the responsibilities of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools and expand such responsibilities to broader health and physical education issues. The bill:

  • amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include health education and physical education in the definition of "core academic subjects."
  • requires each state to determine the most feasible measure for assessing students in health education and physical education, including through adaptive assessments, to measure student knowledge and performance against state standards.
  • authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants to, and enter into contracts with, local educational agencies (LEAs), community-based organizations, and nonprofit organizations to initiate, expand, and improve health education programs for students in kindergarten through grade 12, especially in rural areas.

2. H.R.2818 : No Child Left Outside Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Fudge, Marcia L. [OH-11]
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 9/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Summary: To provide temporary housing during school breaks to students who are homeless or in foster care.

(A) students who are homeless children and youths (as such term is defined in section 725 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a)) or were formerly homeless children and youths; and

(B) students who are in foster care or are aging out of the foster care system.

3. H.R.2869 : School Athletic Facilities Restoration Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Fudge, Marcia L. [OH-11]
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 9/8/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Summary: In the bill, the Secretary is authorized to make grants, on a competitive basis, to local educational agencies for the construction, renovation, or repair of school facilities that are primarily used for physical education, athletic contests or exhibitions, or athletic extracurricular activities, such as team sports. The funds made available should be used to supplement, and not supplant, any other Federal, State, or local funds available for construction, renovation, or repair of school facilities.