US HB2006 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-0)
Status: Introduced on April 1 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-04-01 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Pending: House Education and Labor Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

College Equity Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Education (ED) to establish grant programs for reviewing and addressing inequities in student recruitment, admissions, and support at institutions of higher education (IHEs). Specifically, ED must award grants to IHEs to conduct equity audits that review IHEs' policies, practices, and resources (e.g., admission policies, financial aid, and faculty diversity) to identify areas that might produce gaps in outcomes by certain identity factors. Identity factors include gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, income, criminal background, military service, first-generation students, students with disabilities, student parents, and transfer students. In addition, ED must award grants to IHEs for executing improvement plans that address inequities. Finally, higher education accrediting agencies and associations must assess the findings from the audits and assist IHEs in addressing inequities.

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Title

College Equity Act of 2019

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-04-01HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
2019-04-01HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB943 (Same As) 2019-03-28 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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