Summary: This bill directs the Department of Education to award grants to specified educational agencies to develop or implement plans to improve diversity and reduce or eliminate racial or socioeconomic isolation in publicly funded early childhood education programs, public elementary schools, or public secondary schools. (Cosponsors)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 06/11/20.
STATUS: Introduced 06/11/20 by Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- Diversity was a top priority for the Obama administration, especially for former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. At the tail end of Obama’s presidency, the administration introduced a $12 million grant program to boost diversity in schools. However, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos pulled the grant program before it got off the ground. She also rescinded Obama-era guidance that highlighted ways schools could promote racial diversity. (Source: Education Week)
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