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HF 2845

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/26/2018 03:46pm

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; clarifying the appropriation for the singing-based
pilot program to improve reading; amending Laws 2017, First Special Session
chapter 5, article 2, section 57, subdivision 14.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 57, subdivision
14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Singing-based pilot program to improve student reading.

(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:

$
500,000
.....
2018
$
0
.....
2019

(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.

(c) By February 15, 2019, 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.

(d) This is a onetime appropriation.

(e) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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