Oct 03, 2009
Senate Bill Number: S. 1362
Date of Introduction: June 25, 2009
Sponsor(s): Reed (D-RI)
Co-Sponsor(s): Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Brown (D-OH), Franken (D-MN), Gillibrand (D-NY), Klobuchar (D-MN), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Lincoln (D-AR), Stabenow (D-MI), Whitehouse (D-RI)
House Bill Number: H.R. 3006
Date of Introduction: June 23, 2009
Sponsor(s): Grijalva (D-AZ)
Co-Sponsor(s): Abercrombie (D-HI), Altmire (D-PA), Berkley (D-NV), Berman (D-CA), Blumenauer (D-OR), Boucher (D-VA), Clarke (D-NY), Davis, D. (D-IL), Fattah (D-PA), Green (D-TX), Gutierrez (D-IL), Hare (D-IL), Hinojosa (D-TX), Holt (D-NJ), Honda (D-CA), Kennedy (D-RI), Kildee (D-MI), Langevin (D-RI), Lee (D-CA), Lewis (D-GA), Lujan (D-NM), Marshall (D-GA), McCollum (D-MN), Napolitano (D-CA), Payne (D-NJ), Pingree (D-ME), Platts (R-PA), Polis (D-CO), Price (D-NC), Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Schauer (D-MI), Scott (D-VA), Sestak (D-PA), Sutton (D-OH), Waters (D-CA), Wexler (D-FL), Yarmuth (D-KY)
The Success in the Middle Act is the first school improvement bill of its kind specifically directed at the middle grades. The legislation would authorize $1 billion a year in formula grants for states to improve low-performing schools that contain middle grades. It would require states that receive grants to develop early-warning data systems to identify students who are most at risk of dropping out and intervene to help them succeed. Interventions could include extended learning time and personal graduation plans that enable all students to stay on the path to graduation.
To learn more about the Success in the Middle Act, download the pdf.
Support for the Success in the Middle Act: Since being introduced, the Success in the Middle Act has garnered support from members of the education community. Read the U.S. Senate letter of support and the U.S. House of Representatives letter of support.