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Every Student Succeeds Act (S 1177 - enacted)

S 1177 : Every Student Succeeds Act

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Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 63. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2165-2166) April 30, 2015

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Alexander. Without written report. April 30, 2015

Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4661-4677) July 7, 2015

Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4806-4816, S4816-4831) July 8, 2015

Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4904-4915, S4920-4926) July 9, 2015

Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S5002; text: CR S5002) July 13, 2015

Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4994-5002) July 13, 2015

Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S5023-5035, S5035-5057, S5058-5059) July 14, 2015

Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S5092-5125) July 15, 2015

Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 81 - 17. Record Vote Number: 249. July 16, 2015

Cloture on the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 79 - 18. Record Vote Number: 248. (consideration: CR S5149; text; CR S5149) July 16, 2015

Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S5134-5150) July 16, 2015

Message on Senate action sent to the House. July 21, 2015

Received in the House. July 21, 2015

Held at the desk. July 21, 2015

Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 526, S. 1177 is considered passed House as amended. November 17, 2015

Mr. Kline moved that the House insist upon its amendment, and request a conference. (consideration: CR H8271-8272) November 17, 2015

On motion that the House insist upon its amendment, and request a conference Agreed to by voice vote. November 17, 2015

The Speaker appointed conferees: Kline, Foxx, Roe of Tennessee, Thompson of Pennsylvania, Guthrie, Rokita, Messer, Grothman, Russell, Curbelo of Florida, Scott of Virginia, Davis of California, Fudge, Polis, Wilson of Florida, Bonamici, and Clark of Massachusetts. (consideration: CR H8272) November 17, 2015

Conference held. November 18, 2015

Message on Senate action sent to the House. November 18, 2015

Senate appointed conferees: Alexander, Enzi, Burr, Isakson, Paul, Collins, Murkowski, Kirk, Scott, Hatch, Roberts, Cassidy, Murray, Mikulski, Sanders, Casey, Franken, Bennet, Whitehouse, Baldwin, Murphy, Warren. (consideration: CR S8034) November 18, 2015

Senate disagrees to the House amendment to the Senate bill, agrees to the request for conference, and authorizes the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees. November 18, 2015

Motion to disagree to the House amendment to the Senate bill, agree to the request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. November 18, 2015

Cloture on the motion to disagree to the House amendment to the Senate bill, agree to the request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 91 - 6. Record Vote Number: 308. (consideration: CR S8033-8034; text: CR S8033) November 18, 2015

Cloture motion on the motion to disagree to the House amendment to the Senate bill, agree to the request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S8029-8030; text: CR S8030) November 18, 2015

Motion to disagree to the House amendment to the Senate bill, agree to the request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees made in Senate. (consideration: CR S8029) November 18, 2015

Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S8029-8034) November 18, 2015

Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill and House requests a conference. November 18, 2015

Conferees agreed to file conference report. November 19, 2015

Conference report H. Rept. 114-354 filed. (text of conference report: CR H8444-8634) November 30, 2015

Conference papers: Senate report and manager's statement held at the desk in Senate. December 1, 2015

Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 542 Reported to House. Resolution provides for further amendment consideration of H.R. 8 and also provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 1177. December 1, 2015

Rule H. Res. 542 passed House. December 2, 2015

Mr. Kline brought up conference report H. Rept. 114-354 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 542. (consideration: CR H8884-8894) December 2, 2015

The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H8894) December 2, 2015

On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 359 - 64 (Roll No. 665). December 2, 2015

Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. December 2, 2015

Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8951-8952) December 2, 2015

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the conference report to accompany S. 1177, the Chair put the question on adoption of the conference report and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Kline demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the conference report until a time to be announced. December 2, 2015

DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report to accompany S. 1177. December 2, 2015

Cloture motion on the conference report to accompany S. 1177 presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S8425-8426; text: CR S8425-8426) December 3, 2015

Conference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S8425-8426) December 3, 2015

Conference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate. December 3, 2015

Cloture on the conference report to accompany S.1177 invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 84 - 12. Record Vote Number: 333. (consideration: CR S8453; text: CR S8453) December 8, 2015

Conference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S8447-8457, S8457-8479) December 8, 2015

Message on Senate action sent to the House. December 9, 2015

Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 85 - 12. Record Vote Number: 334. December 9, 2015

Conference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S8509-8513) December 9, 2015

Presented to President. December 9, 2015

Signed by President. December 10, 2015

Became Public Law No: 114-95. December 10, 2015

By Senator Alexander from Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions filed written report. Report No. 114-231. Additional views filed. March 17, 2016

Reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act including federal investment in schools. Among the key provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act that support afterschool and summer learning programs for K through 12th grade students are the following:

21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)

The 21st CCLC language in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is largely based on the Afterschool for America's Children Act amendment that was developed by Senators Boxer and Murkowski with input from the afterschool field over the past several years. The new langauge:

  • Strengthens school-community partnerships to include sharing of data and resources, the ability to better leverage relationships within the community and provide an intentional alignment with the school day.
  • Encourages innovative new ways to engage students in learning that looks different from a traditional school day, with an emphasis on hands-on, experiential learning; science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); financial literacy, workforce development, environmental literacy; and physical activity and nutrition education. Supports approaches that focus on individualized learning that provide a variety of ways for students to master core skills and knowledge.
  • Provides accountability measures that are connected to college- and career-readiness goals and shows student progress over time towards meeting indicators of student success including school attendance, grades and on-time grade level advancement.
  • Increases quality and accountability through parent engagement, better alignment with state learning objectives and coordination between federal, state and local agencies.
  • Gives additional flexibility to state education agencies to dedicate more resources to training, professional development and quality improvement for programs and program staff. Also allows states to work with external organizations to provide training and support to grantees.
  • Includes language that would allow 21st CCLC funds to be used for specific 'afterschool-like' activities as part of expanded learning programs in cases where at least 300 hours are added during the year; schools work with community partners; and activities do not supplant existing programs.
  • Does not prioritize any one model of expanded learning opportunities over another.
  • Maintains formula grants to states that then distribute funds to local school-community partnerships through a competitive grant process.
  • Authorizes the program at $1 billion for FY2017, and $1.1 billion for FY2018 through FY2020 however exact funding levels will be determined by Appropriations Committees.

STEM afterschool

In Part A of Title IV of the bill a new $1.65 billion formula grant program would provide funding to each state, with local school district recipients of the funding being required to spend at least 20 percent of their funding on "well-rounded" educational activities, which include a priority focus on STEM-education specific activities, specifically including afterschool STEM. In order to receive these funds, local school districts will conduct a needs assessment to examine the specific areas in need of improvement in order to provide a well-rounded education to all students. The provision highlights the ability to partner with established afterschool and STEM networks to provide technical assistance to afterschool programs to improve their practice.

Community schools

The Full-Service Community Schools model is included in the Every Student Succeeds Act through the Community Support for School Success program which authorizes at least 10 grants, if not more, annually for the Full-Service Community Schools [FSCS] program. These grants will provide assistance to FSCS programs to improve the coordination and integration, accessibility, and effectiveness of services for children and families. Each new Full-Service Community School grant will provide a minimum of $75,000 each year (up to five years, with a possible two year extension) to help FSCS programs strengthen their network of social services that help students succeed in school.

Title I community partnerships

The bill includes provisions based on legislation by Rep. Cicilline and Sen. Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced earlier this year that strengthens afterschool programs through community partnerships. The bill encourages school districts and community-based organizations to work together to improve the availability and quality of afterschool programming for students.

Youth Promise plans

This language helps states and school districts reduce the overuse of exclusionary discipline practices by allowing funding to be used for Youth PROMISE plans. Youth PROMISE plans are comprehensive, evidence-based plans that are designed to address neighborhoods with significant crime, teen pregnancy, and other problems and are designed to reinvest savings generated by those plans to keep them working in the future.

Literacy and Family Engagement

Both literacy and family engagement grants programs in ESSA include afterschool programs as places to engage families in activities to improve their children's academic outcomes as well as providing evidenced-based literacy instruction for struggling students in reading and writing.