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HF 1169

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/18/2021 03:20pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; supporting a singing-based pilot program to improve
student reading; requiring a report; appropriating money.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sum indicated in this section is
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal year
designated.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Singing-based pilot program to improve student reading. new text end

new text begin (a) For a grant to
pilot a research-supported, computer-based educational program that uses singing to improve
the reading ability of students in grades 2 through 5:
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new text begin $
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new text begin 75,000
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new text begin .....
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new text begin 2022
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new text begin (b) The commissioner of education shall award a grant to the Rock 'n' Read Project to
implement a research-supported, computer-based educational program that uses singing to
improve the reading ability of students in grades 2 through 5. The grantee shall be responsible
for selecting participating school sites; providing any required hardware and software,
including software licenses, for the duration of the grant period; providing technical support,
training, and staff to install required project hardware and software; providing on-site
professional development and instructional monitoring and support for school staff and
students; administering preintervention and postintervention reading assessments; evaluating
the impact of the intervention; and other project management services as required. To the
extent practicable, the grantee must select participating schools in urban, suburban, and
greater Minnesota, and give priority to schools in which a high proportion of students do
not read proficiently at grade level and are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.
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new text begin (c) By February 15, 2023, the grantee must submit a report detailing expenditures and
outcomes of the grant to the commissioner of education and the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with primary jurisdiction over kindergarten through
grade 12 education policy and finance.
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new text begin (d) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
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new text begin (e) This is a onetime appropriation.
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