A roundup of bills introduced in the last week that may be of interest to the higher education community:
H.R. 700: A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to carry out the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Education (ARPA-ED) to fund directed development projects to supported targeted breakthroughs in teaching and learning.
Sponsor: George Miller (D-CA) Introduced: 2/14/2013 Last Major Action: Referred to House Committee on Education and the Workforce Cosponsors: None
H.R. 812: Amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve education and prevention related to campus sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Sponsor: Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) Introduced: 2/25/2013 Last Major Action: Referred to House Committee on Education and the Workforce Cosponsors: 28 (Including Rep. Larsen)
Maloney Press Release
H.R. 822: A bill to improve and expand geographic literacy among kindergarten through grade 12 students in the United States by improving professional development programs for kindergarten through grade 12 teachers offered through institutions of higher education.
Sponsor: Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) Introduced: 2/26/2013 Last Major Action: Referred to House Committee on Education and the Workforce Cosponsors: 2
The full text of these bills can be found by searching for their respective bill number at thomas.loc.gov