|WA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Authorizing Alternative Assessments of Basic skills for Teacher Certification.|
Amends existing law to expand the types of testing instruments and assessments that may be used to measure basic skills. Allows for the Wash...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12|
Creates a scholarship and student loan fund for aspiring educators. Sets initial eligibility and retention criteria. Provides student loan a...
|MS||To governor 04/2013||P-12||School District Financial Procedures and Task Force to Study Teacher Attrition and Retention|
Mandates state board of education to promulgate rules and regulations regarding school financial reports required to be submitted to the sup...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12|
|Modification of Education-related Reporting Requirements|
Primarily from bill summary: Eliminates an annual report to the education interim committee on teacher quality, including teacher supply and...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12|
|Veterans' Hiring Preference|
Clarifies hiring rules, giving preference to veterans considered for positions at state agencies, higher education institutions, and public ...
|ID||To governor 03/2013||Postsec.||Repealing of Student Education Incentive Loan Forgiveness Program|
Repeals the student education incentive loan forgiveness program, which aimed to help keep Idaho teachers in Idaho after completing their de...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Retirement Pensions for Limited-Employment Returning Teachers|
Provides the service retirement pension must not be cancelled for a pensioner who is re-employed as a teacher on a temporary and non-annual ...
|NY||Issued 04/2012||P-12||Establishing the New NY Education Reform Commission|
E.O. No. 44
Establishes the New NY Education Reform Commission to provide guidance and advice to the governor on education policy, performance, and inno...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12|
|Florida Fund for Minority Teachers|
H.B. 5201 - Florida Fund for Minority Teachers
From final bill analysis: Requires the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers to annually report to the department of education the balance of t...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Repeal of Provision re: New Teacher Bonus and Performance-Based Compensation Plans|
H.B. 156 - Repeal of Provision re: New Teacher Bonus and Performance-Based Compensation Plans
Removes from the list of nonlapsing funds and accounts certain funds appropriated from the Uniform School Fund to the state board of educati...
|DE||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Removes Sunset Provision for TFA|
Repeals the sunset provision included in House Bill No. 102, which authorized the Teach for America (TFA) program as an alternative route to...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Teach for America Grant Program|
Creates a Teach for America grant program within the Department of Education with an aim to allow the number of teachers placed to grow from...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Teaching Needs Scholarship Program|
Creates the South Dakota critical teaching needs scholarship program to encourage South Dakota's high school graduates to obtain their posts...
|NM||Adopted 02/2012||P-12||Study the Growth of Future Educators|
H.M. 42; S.M. 53
Requests that the legislature establish a work group to study the stustainability for future growth, recruitment and training of high school...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Retirees' Return to Work|
Makes numerous changes to retirement provisions, including permitting a retired member of the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS), purs...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||State and District Reporting|
Provides that the first teacher supply and demand report following the initial report must be provided by January 2012, rather than January ...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Tuition Waivers for Educational Aides|
Amends provisions granting tuition waivers for educational aides. Requires that the courses needed for teacher certification in which the ai...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Teacher Loans|
Defines school types for purpose of federal loan forgiveness programs offered to teachers. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|SC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Report Cards/WorkKey Assessments/Teacher Loans|
Suspends the requirement that the Department of Education (DOE) provide printed copies of 2011 district and school report cards. Requires a ...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Mental Health and Teacher Shortage Committees|
Creates the Joint Legislative and Paraprofessional Education and Mental Health Study Committee to examine, make recommendations and assist i...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Senate's Teacher Hiring Task Force|
Implements the recommendations of the Senate's Teacher Hiring Task Force. Creates an estimated unit count each March, which the Department o...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Licensed Speech Pathologists Bonus|
Specifies the date for the department of education to pay the licensed pathologist bonus. Details repayment terms for teachers who receive b...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||Retirement Benefits and Limit on When Retiree May Return to Work|
From bill summary: Provides that any change in salary, compensation or remuneration principally for the purpose of enhancing a member's bene...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||Postsec.|
|Financial Aid to Encourage Transfer to Four-Year Institutions|
Establishes the Community College Transfer Grant Program Act. Creates the Community College Transfer Grant Program to provide financial assi...
|FL||Issued 06/2010||P-12||Florida's Task Force on Excellent Teaching|
Establishes Florida's Task Force on Excellent Teaching. Directs the task force to:
(1) Review performance appraisal systems and teacher cer...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2010||Postsec.||Teacher Loan Grace Period|
H.J.R. 4823 - Sec.
Provides for a 1-year grace period for certain recipients of a SC teacher loan and requires the SC student loan corporation to develop forms...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Minority Teacher Recruitment|
Requires representatives of the Department of Education and Area Education Agencies and public and private colleges and universities to stud...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Task Force on Teacher Attrition, Retention and Growth|
Creates the Task Force on Teacher Attrition, Retention and Growth to study strateges for solving the current teacher shortage in Mississippi...
|Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Minority Teacher Recruitment|
Requires representatives of the department of education and area education agencies to study opportunities for recruiting racial and ethnic ...
|AL||Adopted 03/2010||P-12||Teacher Recruitment Incentive Program|
Provides administrative procedures as regards the Alabama Teacher Recruitment Incentive Program (ATRIP), which is intended to provide a scho...
|MA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Charter School Recruitment and Retention|
S.B. 2247; (NEW BILL)
Requires charter schools whose charter was granted before January 1, 2010 to have a recruitment and retention plan in effect for the 2011-20...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Retirement Benefits for Returning Retirees|
Applies a limitation of $0 to the compensation for performance of specified activities as an employee of an employer, an employee of a third...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Beginning-Teacher Salary Incentive Program|
A.B. 851 - Beginning Teacher Salary Incentive Program
From Legislative Counsel's Digest:
Existing law establishes the Jack O'Connell Beginning-Teacher Salary Incentive Program, under which a co...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12|
|Consolidation of Teacher Recruitment Programs|
Consolidates the "Future Teacher Corps Program" and the Golden Apple Foundation for Excellence in Teaching's "Golden Apple Scholars Program"...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Grow Your Own Teacher Act|
Provides that for purposes of the Grow Your Own Teacher Act to prepare highly skilled, committed teachers to teach in hard-to-staff schools,...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Grow Your Own Teacher Program|
Amends the Grow Your Own Teacher Education Act. Eliminates provision that a goal of the program is to achieve an average teacher retention p...
|AZ||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Teacher employment|
H.B. 2011--Section 14
Section 14. H--Notwithstanding any other law, a school district or charter school shall not adopt policies that provide employment retention...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Center for Creativity and Innovation|
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.82
**No funds allocated in the current budget for this center, according to the DOE's H.B. 1 summary document http://www.education.ohio.gov/GD/...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Educators Certified Outside Texas|
Relates to certification of an educator in Texas who is certified in another state or country. Requires an educator certified in another sta...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||G+T and Retaining Quality Teachers|
H.B. 3 - Section 59 - Part VII (Gifted and Talented and Retaining Quality Educators)
Creates Section 39.236, "Gifted and Talented Standards." Directs the commissioner to adopt standards to evaluate district gifted and talente...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Excellence in Teaching Act|
From the Fiscal Note: LB 547 changes provisions of the Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program Act, a teacher loan forgiveness program adm...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.|
|Teach For America|
Enables the implementation of the Teach For America program and teacher residency programs on a state- wide basis by modifying the entry req...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Bonuses for Nationall Board Certified Teachers|
Provides bonuses for individuals who have worked for a minimum number of years with a national board certification as a classroom teacher, b...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.|
|Teacher Opportunity Program|
Amends the Teacher Opportunity Program; provides scholarships to teachers returning to college to receive an additional certification.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.|
|Consolidation of Teacher Education Recruitment Programs|
Consolidates the Teacher Education Recruitment Programs by repealing the Minority Teachers Scholars Program, Minority Masters Fellows Progra...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Teacher Recruitment for High-Priority Districts|
Provides additional incentives for teacher recruitment and retention in high-priority school districts. Increases teacher signing bonuses; e...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Minority Teacher Recruitment|
Requires the Department of Education to collaborate with nonprofit entities, the commission for higher education and state educational insti...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Teacher Loan Forgiveness|
Adds provision that if funds are insufficient during any fiscal year, the higher education assistance authority must give priority considera...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Provision of Workforce Housing|
Provides that local school boards, in cooperation with the local governing body, may pursue housing options for its employees including the ...
|KY||Adopted 01/2009||P-12||Teacher Scholarships|
11 KAR 8:030 and :040
Adds provisions relating to default on a repayment obligation under the teacher scholarship program....
|UT||Adopted 01/2009||P-12||Public Education Job Enhancement Program|
Specifies that licensed teachers providing instruction to students in any public classroom setting are eligible for an Opportunity Award. Es...
|UT||Adopted 09/2008||P-12||Paraeducator to Teacher Scholarship Program|
Adopts rules relative to Paraeducator to Teacher Scholarship Program established by 53A-6-801 and -802. Addresses scholarship amounts and re...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||Postsec.|
|Illinois Future Teacher Corps Program|
Requires the commission of higher education to allocate a minimum of 200 Illinois Future Teacher Corps Program scholarship awards each year ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Return to Teaching in Shortage Area|
Relates to provisions allowing retired teachers to return to teaching in subject shortage areas without impairing retirement status or retir...
|NY||Adopted 07/2008||P-12||Employment of Retired Persons|
Title 8 NYCRR Section 80-5.5
Repeals a rule and adds a new rule to strengthen the commissioner of education's standards of approval for the employment of retired persons...
|HI||GOVERNOR'S veto overridden by SENATE. *****To HOUSE for concurrence. 07/2008||P-12||Teacher Shortages and Professional Development Schools|
Relates to teacher shortages. Appropriates up to $100,000 for fiscal year 2008-2009 for public school teachers and candidates to take prepar...
|MO||Adopted 07/2008||P-12||teacher recruitment|
5 CSR 80-860.050
Proposes rules regarding a program that makes scholarships available for eligible students who make a commitment to a teaching career and wh...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Teacher Exit Interviews|
Requires the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to adopt rules requiring local school boards to conduct exit interviews for teacher...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Re-Hiring Retired Teachers and Administrators|
Revises provisions allowing for the rehiring of retired teachers and administrators and extends the termination date of such provisions. htt...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Improving Teaching Quality Policies|
Requires the Department of Education to administer a biennial teaching and learning conditions survey to all teachers to be used for plannin...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Teacher Loan Forgiveness Pilot Program|
Expands the definition of rural school district to allow more teachers who teach in rural areas to qualify for the Teacher Loan Forgiveness ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Employment Following Retirement|
Allows a retired classified or nonclassified member who has been retired for at least 36 months and who is employed by a public school to pe...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||teacher shortage|
Relates to a report to the Legislature on teacher preparation, retention, and recruitment by the Board of Regents of the University of Alask...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Rehiring Retired Teachers|
Relates to retirement benefits under the Teachers Retirement System of the State; provides that a retired teacher who has been retired for a...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Licensing Teach for America and Middle School Reading|
Directs the state board to issue a license to teach to persons in the Teach for America Program; provides such licenses will not be subject ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Teachers of Diverse Backgrounds Financial Aid Pilot Program|
Provides for the establishment of a teachers of diverse backgrounds financial aid pilot program, to be implemented by Winona State Universit...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Teacher Certification, Loan Forgiveness, and Additional Endorsements|
Creates a certification incentive fund to provide grants for eligible recipients to conduct summer institutes. Specifies that the priority f...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Troops to Teachers Pilot|
Establishes a pilot program in the State Department of Education to promote the national Troops to Teachers Program in the public schools of...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Teach For America Act|
Establishes the Teach For America Act. Authorizes the use of state funds as matching funds by the Teach for America-Delta in order to bring ...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Employment of Retired Teachers|
Authorizes the department of education to employ retired members in full-time or part-time nonteaching positions, including to serve on scho...
|Teacher Recruitment and Preparation Program|
LAC 28:CXXV.1501, 1701, 1901-1915 (Bulletin 121)
Amends rules relating to the Students Teaching and Reaching (STAR) content standards curriculum framework. The STAR curriculum is designed t...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Educator Salary Adjustments|
S.B. 2 - Section 18
Eliminates school administrators from eligibility for educator salary adjustments to attract and retain highly skilled and dedicated educato...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Stipends for Special Educators for Additional Days of Work|
S.B. 2 - Section 21
Directs the legislature, subject to future budget constraints, to annually appropriate money for stipends to special educators for additiona...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Expansion of Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program|
Expands the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program to include those teacher candidates pursuing an endorsement in career and technical e...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Signing Bonuses and One-Time Performance Based Bonuses|
Provides funds for one-time $1,000 signing bonuses for new educators (including teachers returning to education after one or more years of i...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12|
|Career and Technical Teacher Recruitment|
Relates to the Teaching Scholarship Loan Program to increase the number of candidates pursuing careers in career and technical education.
|NY||Vetoed 08/2007||P-12||Retired Police Personnel As New York Teachers|
Allows retired members of the New York city police pension fund to collect their pensions while providing teaching service in the city of Ne...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Grow Your Own Teacher Education Act|
Amends the Grow Your Own Teacher Education Act regarding the definition of hard-to-staff school. Changes the term "target schools" to "eligi...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12|
|Agricultural Science Teacher Training Continuum and Incentive Funding Grants|
Subject to appropriation, requires the state board of education to develop a secondary-level agricultural science teacher training continuum...
|The Readiness Project|
Executive Order No. 489
Establishes the Readiness Project to develop a plan to implement fundamental and systemic reforms to public education in the Commonwealth ov...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12|
|Teacher Assistant Scholarship Fund|
Clarifies the educational requirement for the teacher assistant scholarship fund. Requires that an applicant for a scholarship from the fund...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Pilot Alternative Teacher Salary Plans|
Requires the State Board of Education to establish a pilot program authorizing the implementation of alternative teacher salary plans to ena...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Retired Teachers Returning to the Classroom|
Modifies the provision that permits retired teachers to return to the classroom without a loss of retirement benefits. Specifies that comput...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Pilot Program for Lateral Entry Teachers|
Directs the state board to establish a pilot program for lateral entry teachers in up to eight local school administrative units. Establishe...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Modifies Use of Rewards|
House Bill 2399 amends the Education Code to allow a school campus to use the 25 percent of its student achievement program award that is no...
|NC||Issued 07/2007||P-12||Programs for At-Risk Children|
Executive Order No. 120
Accelerates teacher and other personnel recruitment and the implementation of needed academic support programs for at-risk children in light...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Recruiting Retired Teachers, Administrators|
Allows a community college district or school district to hire a retired public employee as a teacher or administrator if the primary work d...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2007||P-12||Hawaii Educator Loan Program|
Amends eligibility requirements for the Hawaii educator loan program. Adds that loans will be awarded to teaching candidates as well as exis...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2007||P-12||Felix Stipend Revolving Fund|
Establishes the Felix stipend revolving fund, to be used by the department of education to deposit moneys received as repayment from student...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Tax Credit for Teachers Returning to Katrina-Struck Districts|
Provides for a $1,000 individual income tax credit in 2007 and 2008 for teachers re-employed by a school board in certain parishes which hav...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Reemployment of State Retirees|
Relates to reemployment of state retirees; provides reemployment privileges to any member of this system who retired pursuant to an early re...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Amends Education Leadership Oklahoma Program|
Relates to the Education Leadership Oklahoma program; requires the Commission for Teacher Preparation to emphasize recruiting efforts towar...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Pilot Performance Pay Program|
A.B. 3A; (NEW BILL)
Appropriates money to provide for pilot programs of performance pay and enhanced compensation for the recruitment and retention of licensed ...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||International Teacher Permits|
Relates to visiting international teacher permits; establishes a durational permit to qualify certain visiting international teachers to tea...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Quality Educator Loan Assistance Program|
S.B. 2A (Teacher Recruitment)
Creates a quality educator loan assistance program administered by the board of regents through the office of the commissioner of higher edu...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
|Teacher Service Scholarship|
Amends provisions of the Teacher Service Scholarship program and creates the Teacher Education Competitive Grant Program. Repeals Mathematic...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Rehiring Retired Teachers|
Increases the minimum number of specified retirees of the Teachers' Retirement System or Teachers' Pension System that school districts may ...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Teaching Fellows Program|
S.B. 389 [Teaching Fellows]
Creates the teaching fellows program. For each of the first four years that an applicant teaches in a qualifying district, up to one-fourth ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Aids in Recruitment|
Grants service credit to educational staff associates for nonschool employment; provides that the calculation of years of service for occupa...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Leadership Academy, Teacher Recruitment and Development|
Enacts provisions addressing a state leadership academy, teacher preparation and certification programs, teacher professional development pr...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Re-Employment of Retired Teachers|
From Senate Report: In the Teachers' Retirement System, a retired teacher or administrator who satisfies a break in service of at least one ...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Science and Mathematics Tuition Reimbursement Program|
S.B. 2107 - Part B, Section 36
Creates science and mathematics tuition reimbursement program. Provides that of the amount appropriated for grants to schools for the 2007-2...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Potential Study on the Challenges of Rural Schools|
S.B. 1236 (Section 7)
Authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction to expend $100,000 of a state appropriation to conduct a study and develop plans that ad...
|AR||To governor 03/2007||P-12||Study of teacher support systems|
Requests a study be conducted to determine the essential components of an exemplary statewide teacher support system and requesting the depa...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Grants for Home Ownership|
In order to ensure its competitiveness as an employer, a locality may, by ordinance, provide for the use of funds, other than state funds, t...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program Appropriation|
Provides an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget constraints of $1,200,000 from the Education Fund beginning with fiscal year 2007...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Public Education Job Enhancement Program Expansion|
Expands the positions that may qualify for cash awards and scholarships under the Public Education Job Enhancement Program, which is used to...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Allows Higher Salaries for Hard-to-Fill Positions|
For vacant teaching positions where all means have been taken to recruit a qualified candidate, and where only 45 days remain to the start o...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Expands Use of State Institute Fund|
Adds support activities related to school accreditation and teacher training and retention to the list of purposes for use of the State Inst...
|IL||Adopted 03/2007||P-12||Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Assistance Grant|
23 IAC 70.10, .20, .30, .40, .50, .60, .70, .80.
Goal of the grant program is to address the shortages experienced by all state-funded preschool education programs of teachers holding Type ...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2007||Postsec.|
|Foreign Language Teacher Loan Repayment Program|
Amends the teacher shortage loan repayment program to include students pursuing degrees to become foreign language teachers; transfers admin...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||School District Teacher Incentive Program|
Provides incentive reimbursement payments to school districts employing teachers holding national board certification and imposes reporting ...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program changes|
Amends the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program to increase the number of teacher candidates pursuing careers in critical teacher shor...
|IL||Adopted 02/2007||P-12||"Grow Your Own" Teacher Education Initiative|
23 IAC 60.20, .80, .90, .100
Clarifies rules regarding the "Grow Your Own" program. Amends definitions of "hard-to-staff school" and "hard-to-staff teaching position" to...
|GA||Adopted 01/2007||P-12||Title IIA Program Grant|
Establishes rules regarding the Title IIA Program Grant, which distributes funds for schools with a proven spending record of Title IIA fund...
|Public Education Job Enhancement Program Eligibility|
Provides eligibility and award distribution requirements for the Public Education Job Enhancement Program (PEJEP), which offers funding to c...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Teacher Recruitment for Ohio Core|
S.B. 311--Sec. 3313.603(C)(7) Part 2
Directs the general assembly to appropriate funds for strategic initiatives to strengthen schools' capacity to hire and retain highly qualif...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12||Math and Science Teachers Pilot Program|
Creates a pilot program providing for a salary supplement for newly hired teachers of mathematics or science at the middle or high school le...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Employing Retired Teachers/Administrators|
Allows the department of education to employ retired teachers full time to teach in teacher shortage areas and serve as mentors for new clas...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Funding for Teacher Training/Support|
Appropriates funds for teacher training and support to address educational needs, especially the teacher shortage in the state. http://www.c...
|Teach Illinois Scholarship Program|
23 IAC 2768.10, 15, 20, 30, 40
Clarifies rules to reflect the statutory changes contained in public law, which created this new program to encourage students to become tea...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Grow Your Own Teacher Act|
Amends the Grow Your Own Teacher Act. Defines developmental classes and makes changes to the definition of parent and community leaders and ...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Keeping Retired Teachers in Workforce|
Amends the Downstate Teacher Article of the Pension Code. Extends to 2011 the period during which an annuitant receiving a retirement annuit...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12|
|Teachers Education Trust Fund Incentive Program|
Establishes the Teachers Education Trust Fund Incentive Program to provide additional financial incentives for qualified classroom teachers ...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Early Childhood Workforce Expansion|
Concerns the early childhood education workforce; expands the number of early childhood education teachers through development of an acceler...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Merit-Based Teacher Pay|
H.B. 2792 - Section 24 - 27
Rewrites section 284.11 (former "Pilot program for team-based variable pay for student achievement"). New section 284.11 encourages school ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Rehired Retirees|
Allows any service retiree of the Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System to be rehired on a full-time basis, in any position covered ...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12|
|Ohio Core Support|
Appropriates funds for support of the Ohio Core Program. Funds will be used to:
(1) Support the participation of teachers licensed in Ohio a...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Teaching Shortages and Licensure/Revocation|
Directs the commissioner of education to annually convene a meeting of directors of Vermont educator preparation programs and representative...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12|
|Urban Flight and Rural Needs Scholarship Program|
Creates the Urban Flight and Rural Needs Scholarship Program for scholarships for students entering teacher education programs who commit to...
|LA||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||Students Teaching and Reaching (STAR) Curriculum Framework|
LAC 28:CXXV.101, 301-317
Establishes Content Standards Curriculum Framework for Students Teaching and Reaching (STAR) to serve as the one teacher preparation course ...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Special Education Teacher Service Scholarship|
H.B. 2578 Section 1-8
Establishes the special education teacher service scholarship to award up to 50 scholarships a year of $3,000 a semester to Kansas residents...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Teacher Education Scholarship Program|
H.B. 2578 Section 9-17
Establishes the teacher education scholarship program, to be administered by the state board of regents. Provides scholarships to a Kansas ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Teaching Quality Assignment Disparities|
H.B. 7087 (Section 57)
The Legislature finds disparities between teachers assigned to teach in a majority of "A" graded schools and teachers assigned to teach in a...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||New York State Math and Science Teaching Incentive Program|
Provides that undergraduate and graduate students leading to a career as a secondary-level math or science teacher are eligible to apply for...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Return of Retired Teachers|
Allows persons who retired as other than a teacher to teach in a critical shortage position while continuing to receive a retirement allowan...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Teacher Recruitment Financial Aid Incentives|
This bill modifies the Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans program. Modifies the class of students eligible for the Terrel H. Bell Teach...
|The "Grow Your Own" Teacher Education Initiative|
23 IAC 60.10 thru 100
Establishes rules to implement the Grow Our Own Teacher Education Act. Allows consortia of at least one postsecondary institution, at least...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Teach Illinois Scholarship Program|
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to implement and administer a teache...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Teachers' Housing|
Adds new subpart. Transfers the administration of the teachers' housing program from the housing and community development corporation of Ha...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Scholarships for Teachers|
Makes changes concerning Minority Teachers of Illinois scholarships with respect to exceptions to the teaching obligation requirement. Makes...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Louisiana Teachers' Homebuyer Program|
S.B. 264 (multiple provisions)
AN ACT To amend and reenact R.S. 17:427.4 and to enact R.S. 17:427.5. Establishes legislative intent to make teacher quality a priority, and...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Louisiana Qualified Teachers' Incentive Program|
S.B. 264 (multiple provisions)
Establishes the Louisiana Qualified Teachers' Incentive Program as a special program for any eligible classroom teacher who agrees
to teach ...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
|Teacher Recruitment and Education|
Section 1: Establishes need for improvement in teacher recruitment, compensation, support and peer mentoring.
Section 2: Creates a new sect...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Reemployed Retired Teachers|
The reemployment of certain retired members of the teachers' and public employees' retirement systems provide a valuable tool for school dis...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Teach Louisiana First Program|
Amends reenacts R.S. 17:427.3(A), (B), (C), (H) and (I)(1), relative to the Teach Louisiana First Program. Revises the program by deleting t...
|AZ||Issued 06/2005||P-12||Governor's Committee for Teacher Quality and Support|
Executive Order 2005-11
Creates and defines membership of the Governor's Committee for Teacher Quality and Support, the purpose of which is to: (1) develop teacher ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Teacher Loan Forgiveness Pilot Program|
Defines "high-poverty school" and "rural school district." Expands teacher loan forgiveness pilot program to include teachers who (1) contra...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||State Retirement System|
Relates to the State Retirement System. Authorizes use of public monies in the purchase of any annuity or deferred compensation payments for...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Incentives for Teacher Recruitment and Retention in High-Priority Districts|
S.B. 1044 (section 31)
Includes guidance counselors and librarians in definition of "teacher" or "teachers" in provisions relating to incentives for teacher recrui...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teacher Recruitment component of H.B. 2331|
H.B. 2331 (multiple provisions)
HB 2331 amends statutes governing the National Board Certification program. Under current law, teachers attaining National
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||National Board-Certified Teachers and Hard-to-Fill Teaching Disciplines|
S.B. 48 (section 10-12)
Eliminates 10-year cap on number of years a national board-certified teacher may receive the $1,000 annual incentive bonus. Authorizes the s...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teacher Resource Programs|
Renames the Teacher and Administrator Enhancement and Retraining Grant Program the Teacher Opportunity Program. Eliminates requirement that ...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|Math and Science Teacher Scholarships|
Allows the board of education of any school district, any teacher of mathematics, science, physics, chemistry or biology, and a business fir...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||The Teachers Retirement System Early Retirement|
Permits members of the teachers' retirement system plan 2 and plan 3 who qualify for early retirement or alternate early retirement to make ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|Student Loan Forgiveness|
Modifies provisions related to the loan forgiveness contracts for postsecondary students pursuing a teaching career. Eliminates requirements...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Return of Retired Teachers|
Extends from July 1, 2005 to July 1, 2010, the sunset date for provisions allowing retirees to be hired as teachers or administrative person...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Teacher Shortage|
Extends to 2010 the current sunset on the requirements that division superintendents identify and report critical shortages to the school bo...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|Committee for Mathematics Achievement|
H.B. 93 (Section 2)
Defines terms, including "mathematics coach," "mathematics diagnostic assessment," "mathematics intervention program," "mathematics leader,"...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Tuition Loan Reimbursement Program|
Modifies the Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans program to include students studying to become public school special education personne...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Teacher Shortage Loan Repayment Program|
Establishes the Wyoming teacher shortage loan repayment program; specifies that applicants must have a Wyoming residence or have graduated f...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Public Education Job Enhancement Program|
This bill: modifies applicant eligibility requirements and committee membership for the Public Education Job Enhancement Program;
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||State Teachers' Retirement|
Authorizes any member of the Defined Benefit Program of the State Teacher's Retirement Plan granted additional credit for service or service...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Low Performing Schools and Teacher Job Applications|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 11: Declares that the Legislature encourages school districts to provide all the schools it maintains that are ranked in deciles 1 to 3...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Qualified Teachers|
Provides that if a school district has a shortage of highly qualified teachers, as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, or a sho...
|AZ||Issued 08/2004||P-12||Establishing the Governor's Arizona Teacher's Excellence Program (AzTEP) Coordination Council|
Executive Order 2004-20
Establishes the Arizona Teacher's Excellence Program Coordination Council (AzTEP Council) to solicit, review and approve applications for fe...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Grow Our Own Teacher Education Act|
Creates the Grow Our Own Teacher Education Act. Establishes the Grow Our Own Teacher Education Initiative to prepare highly skilled, committ...
|WA||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Out-of-State Teaching Certificate|
Establishes emergency rules to allow teachers who hold the appropriate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, a teaching ce...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Teachers Homebuyer Program|
Establishes the Louisiana Teachers' Homebuyer Program to encourage teachers to work in low-performing schools in disadvantaged areas, includ...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Annuity Incentive|
Amends provisions to permit an annuitant who is a certified teacher or other personnel who hold instructional or administrative certificates...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Repeals Teacher Housing Assistance|
Relates to the housing assistance loan fund in the state housing finance corporation; creates the housing assistance loan program; repeals l...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Retired Teachers Reemployment|
Relates to a retired teacher's reemployment; authorizes district school boards to reemploy certain retired teachers under certain circumstan...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Prestige License Plates for Educators|
Deletes reference that any educator eligible to apply for a special prestige license plate be an "elementary or secondary" educator. Revise...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Return to Active Service by Disabled|
Provides for the return to active service by any disability retiree. Eliminates requirement that returning disability retiree have retired ...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Education Personnel|
Relates to education personnel; provides for expunging of criminal history records of applicants for employment at certain education related...
|AR||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12|
|State Teacher Assistance Resource Program|
Establishes rules regarding the amendment of the state teacher assistance resource program. ARKANSAS REG 3933 (SN)
|GA||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Teacher Recruitment and Retirement|
Amends retirement allowances, disability benefits, and spouses' benefits under the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia to allow a teacher ...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Impact Aid for Teacher Housing|
Allows school districts to use Impact Aid for teacher housing.
|ME||Rule Adoption 04/2004||P-12||Returning to Employment|
Clarifies rules regarding retirees returning to employment after retirement with the same employer. Establishes a waiver that must be execut...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Teacher Loans|
Concerns the expansion of the teacher loan forgiveness pilot program to include a teacher who is hired to teach in a qualified position afte...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Home Ownership Assistance|
Home-ownership assistance. Allows that a locality may by ordinance provide for the use of funds, other than state funds, for grants to assis...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Rehiring Retired Teachers|
Each division superintendent is required at least annually, if so requested by the local school board, to survey the relevant local school d...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Use of Retired Teachers|
Relates to the maximum number of days a retired teacher may accept employment; relates to the employment of retired teacher in areas of crit...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Prospective Teachers Scholarships and Loan Payment|
Creates conditional scholarships and loan repayments for prospective teachers....
|WV||To governor 03/2004||P-12||Recruiting Minorities|
Requires state police to annually report to Legislature effectiveness of recruiting minorities....
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Teachers Cottages|
Relates to teacher cottages in nonhigh school districts totally surrounded by water, serving fewer than 40 students; provides the school dis...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Teacher Recruitment|
Amends the duties and focus of the office for teacher recruitment within the Department of Education. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Teacher Recruitment and Retention|
Provides extraordinary incentives for teacher recruitment and retention in high priority districts with an average daily membership of 1,000...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||State Teacher Assistance Program|
Expands the state teacher assistance resource program; provides for forgivable loans. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/pub...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Teacher Housing Fund|
Relates to the state teacher housing development act; provides for teachers who have demonstrated ability to successfully teach children in ...
|DE||Rule Adoption 01/2004||P-12||Recruiting &Training of Professional Educators in Critical Curricular Areas|
14 DAC 220; Sections 1.0 thru 8.0
Establishes rules amending regulation 240 Recruiting and Training of Professional Educators for Critical Curricular Areas. Reflects changes ...
|ME||Rule Adoption 11/2003||Postsec.||Conduct Rules of Educators for Maine Program|
Proposes details of rules to be utilized in the conduct of the Educators for Maine Program. Provides financial assistance for post-secondary...
|IL||Vetoed 11/2003||P-12||Teachers Return to Employment|
Amends the Downstate Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Allows certain retired teachers to remain in retirement status and contin...
|IL||Total Veto Stands 11/2003||P-12||Housing Assistance for New Teachers|
Creates the Illinois Housing Initiative Act of 2003. Provides a program of financial assistance for new teachers purchasing a first home. Re...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Federal Tax Housing Credits: Classified Employees|
Authorizes the Extra Credit Teacher Home Purchase Program to provide federal mortgage credit certificates and reduced interest rate loans fu...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Housing Assistance|
Relates to existing law under which the Housing Finance Agency administers a down payment assistance program to low-income first time homebu...
|IL||Emergency Rule Adoption 09/2003||P-12|
|Illinois Future Teacher Corps Program|
23 IAC 2764.10, .20, .30, .40
Establishes the Illinois Future Teacher Corps (IFTC) Program to encourage academically talented Illinois students, especially minority stude...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12|
Relates to reimburse rates under the Child Care and Development Services Act, revenue limits for school districts and county superintendents...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||School Personnel|
The General Assembly finds that the elimination of administrative and fiscal limitations on job-sharing arrangements would make employment i...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Retired Teacher Employment|
Amends the Downstate Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Allows retired teachers to remain in retirement status and continue to re...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Charter School Teacher Scholarships|
Clarifies that teachers teaching full time at a charter school are eligible for the critical need scholarships; clarifies that the eligibili...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Retired Staff as Mentors|
This act would allow retired teachers to fill the vacant position of a mentor principal or assistant mentor principal for a period of up to ...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Reemployment of Retired Teachers|
Concerns the reemployment of retired teachers; purchases additional credited service in the Teachers' Retirement System, the excess earning ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Critical Teacher Shortage Incentive Program|
Relates to the Critical Teacher Shortage Incentive Program; changes definition of "newly certified teacher" for purposes of the program from...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Teach Louisiana First Program|
Creates the Teach Louisiana First Program to reduce the shortage of teachers certified to teach certain subjects in public schools designate...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Professional Incentive Programs|
Relates to the Christa McAuliffe Scholarship Program for loan forgiveness to encourage academically talented residents to pursue teaching ca...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Retired Teachers May Resume Teaching|
H.B. 346 (multiple provisions)
Allows a retired certificated teacher receiving a retirement benefit from the state retirement system to teach full-time for a district for ...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
|FY2004 Budget Implementation (Education) Act|
Creates the FY2004 Budget Implementation (Education) Act with the purpose of the Act to make changes relating to education that are necessar...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teachers' Housing Loan Program|
Relates to the acquisition of teachers' housing by regional educational
attendance areas and to a teacher...
|AL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||State Board of Education|
Directs the State Board of Education to create a program for payments to teachers who agree to teach in underserved areas or subject matter ...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teachers|
H.P. 714 (LD 957)
Adds to existing language that required state board to establish criteria under which a targeted need area certificate could be issued to a ...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Educators for Maine Program|
H.P. 985 (LD 1340)
Amends the Educators for Maine Program; provides financial assistance for postsecondary education to undergraduate students or students purs...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Donation Of Teaching Services By Private Sector|
Permits the donation of teaching services by private sector specialists in workforce shortage areas identified by the Labor Commissioner and...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Reemployment of Teachers|
Relates to reemployment after retirement by teachers....
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Retirees Return to Work Provisions|
Currently, retirees of the Teacher Retirement System may return to work in a variety of positions without losing monthly benefits as long as...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||State Retirement System Members|
S.P. 514 (LD 1535)
Allows teacher who received retirement benefits under state retirement system who returned to covered service to rejoin the system. http://w...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Qualified Teachers|
Requires the state board of education, with the assistance of the commissioner of education, to study and determine the key academic teachin...
|WA||Vetoed 05/2003||P-12||Postretirement Employment|
Relates to postretirement employment in the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system....
|WA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Retirement Credit for Substitute Service|
Provides optional service credit for substitute service to members of the school employees' retirement system....
|CA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12|
Repeals the Teacher Recruitment Initiative Program, administered by the Sacramento County Office of Education, which awards competitive gran...
|NY||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||School Employees Retirement Health Benefits|
Extends the provisions relating to health benefits for retired employees of school districts and certain boards which prohibit the diminutio...
|AR||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12|
|Teacher Assistance Resource Program|
Repeals the emergency secondary education loan program; creates the State Teacher Assistance Resource Program. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12|
|Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program|
Amends the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program to give priority in awards to applicants agreeing to teach in subject matter area...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Teacher Center|
Creates the Arkansas teacher center within the Department of Education for purposes of teacher recruitment. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ft...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12|
|Minority Teacher Scholarship|
Amends the critical needs minority teacher scholarship program; creates a commission for selecting scholarship recipients. http://www.arkleg...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Returning Retirees|
Allows a return to employment in Education; provides that a retired member who has not been employed as an employee or independent contracto...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Teacher Housing Revenue Bonds|
Clarifies that the state will not impair teacher housing revenue bonds. The state pledges and agrees with the holders of bonds issued by a
|WV||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Service Credit Towards Retirement|
Relates to authorizing service credit toward retirement to public employees for public employment in another state....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Teacher licensure|
Allows the state board of education to waive examination requirements for individuals seeking an Arkansas teaching license who have an out o...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Retired Teachers and Administrators Can Work and Maintain Benefits|
Allows retired teachers, specialists and administrators to return to work part- or full-time without loss or interruption of benefits. To pa...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Job Sharing|
Relates to county boards of education generally and expands job sharing arrangements to include employees who are not professional employees...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Educational Retirement|
Relates to educational retirement; provides for return to employment; continues retirement benefits....
|KY||Adopted 03/2003||P-12||Employment of KTRS Retiree/Full-Time Position|
702 KAR 1:150
Establishes rules regarding the procedures for local school districts to follow to determine whether other qualified applicants are availabl...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Signing Bonuses for Teachers|
Allows school boards to pay signing bonuses for certain teachers.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Virginia Retirement System|
Relates to Virginia Retirement System; relates to the continuation of retirement benefits for retired teachers who resume teaching....
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12|
|Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Incentive|
Expands applicability requirements of Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program from those intending to teach in geographical areas of the ...
|KY||Emergency Rule Adoption 01/2003||P-12||Teachers' National Certification Incentive Trust Fund|
16 KAR 1:040E
Establishes emergency rules regarding the eligibility requirements and application procedures for administration of the Teachers' National C...
|MA||Signed into law 01/2003||P-12|
|Paraprofessional Incentive Program|
Establishes a paraprofessional incentive program to provide grants to residents who are working as paraprofessionals in public schools while...
|NY||Signed into law 11/2002||P-12||Non-citizen Immigrants as Teachers|
Permits qualified non-citizen immigrants who are permanent residents to become permanently certified teachers if they meet the requirements ...
|NC||To governor 10/2002||P-12|
|Job Sharing, Benefits|
Provides that the state board shall facilitate job sharing by public school teachers; authorizes the legislative research commission to stud...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Rules for Teacher Intern Certificates|
Authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue district intern certificates to persons employed by any school district. Elimina...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12|
|Child Development Teacher and Supervisor Grant Program|
Extends the Child Development Teacher and Supervisor Grant Program, which is administered by the Student Aid Commission, indefinitely. Provi...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2002||P-12||Loan Forgiveness for Special Education|
Makes an applicant who otherwise meets the Assumption Program for Loans for Education eligibility requirements and agrees to teach full time...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2002||Postsec.||Teacher recruitment/shortage scholarships|
Relates to the Minority Teachers Scholarship Program; allows a qualified person enrolled at the freshman level or graduate level to qualify ...
|NY||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Retired Teachers Returning as Substitutes|
Allows retirement tier reinstatement to former members of the New York State Teachers' Retirement System or the New York City Teachers' Reti...
|Changes to Hawaii Educator Loan Program|
Transfers administration of Hawaii Educator Loan Program from University of Hawaii to designated federal credit union with existing services...
|RI||To governor 06/2002||P-12||Re-employment of Retired Teachers/Coaches|
This act would eliminate the term "substitute" from the definition of the word "teacher" for purposes of this chapter. This act would take e...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Housing Loans for Small Town Teachers|
Establishes reduced-interest-rate mortgage loans and housing assistance loans for certified teachers or education professionals in any publi...
|KS||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12|
|National Guard Educational Assistance Program and Teacher Service Scholarship Program|
Relates to the teacher service scholarship program and the national guard educational assistance program. Eliminates requirement that eligib...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Hawaii Educator Loan Repayment|
Reduces period of paying back loans from the Hawaii Educator Loan Program from 10 to 6 years. Adds that 1/2 of the total amount of loan and ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Maryland Teacher Scholarship Eligibility|
Expands eligibility for Maryland Teacher Scholarship to part-time undergraduate students; requires teaching assistants who apply to have bee...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Minimum GPAs for Maryland Scholarships|
Requires students applying for a Maryland Science and Technology Scholarship, Maryland Teacher Scholarship, or a Maryland HOPE Scholarship ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Virginia Teaching Loan Scholarship Program|
Clarifies that the Board of Education defines critical teacher shortage areas, including teacher shortages in grade levels and disciplines i...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Teacher Quality Duties of the Office of Education Accountability|
Makes it explicit that the Office of Education Accountability has a responsibility to periodically review personnel policies and practices r...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Post-Retirement Teaching Incentive Plan|
Allows local board that obtains insufficient number of applicants for teaching positions to adopt a resolution declaring a critical shortage...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Rehire of Retired Teachers as Instructors and Mentors|
Allows the Department of Education to rehire retired teachers who have been retired for at least one calendar year to work in teacher shorta...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Formation of Future Educators Clubs|
Urges local school districts, postsecondary education institutions, the Kentucky Department of Education, and other education entities to pr...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2002||Postsec.||Attending Across State Lines|
S.B. 2865, HsB. 2639
Allows non-resident of county contiguous to Tennessee in another state to enroll in college or university (without tuition) despite presence...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Return of Retired Teachers|
Clarifies that a retired public school teacher may be employed as a higher education teacher without loss of benefits....
|WV||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Tuition Reimbursement|
Relates to reimbursement to tuition funds to teachers seeking additional endorsement in shortage areas. ftp://184.108.40.206/ftp-house02/HB4...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Scholarships for Teachers|
Modifies provisions related to the State System of Public education by allowing the State Board of Education to award scholarships to teache...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Residential Incentives|
Allows any county with the County Manager Plan of Government to provide for the use of funds, other than State funds, to provide incentives ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Retired Teachers|
H.B. 1137, H.B. 1320
Changes the conditions under which retired teachers are permitted to return to teaching without interrupting their retirement benefits....
|NJ||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Teachers from Foreign Countries|
Exempts teachers from foreign countries who are enrolled with an approved international agency which operates a teacher placement program, f...
|CA||Chaptered by Secretary of State 09/2001||P-12||Recruit/Retain bilingual teachers|
Chapter No.268, Authorizes a school district receiving Teaching As A Priority Grant funds to offer incentives to recruit and retain credenti...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2001||P-12||Retired Teachers May Substitute|
H.B. 5209, S.B. 207
Allows retired teachers to substitute as teachers in State and public schools for not more than 90 days in any one school year without a red...
|AK||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Placing More Qualified Teachers In Districts|
From the legislation:
It is the specific intent of this Act to place authority for regulating subject-matter expert teachers with local sch...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Reemployment of Retirees|
, Repeals all reemployment of retiree laws and replaces them with one law allowing full salary and full benefits after the lapse of a 12-mon...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Reemployment of Retirees|
Repeals all "reemployment of retiree" laws and replaces them with one law allowing full salary and full benefits after the lapse of a 12-mon...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Posting Teaching Openings On the Web|
Amends the School Code; requires the most current version of an unfilled teaching positions list to be linked to the regional office of educ...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Technology & Signing Bonuses for Teachers|
Appropriates $9,950,000 for technology grants for fiscal years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003: $1,250,000 per year for grants for the minimal level...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12|
|Transition to Teaching Program|
Creates the Transition to Teaching Program; encourages participation by postsecondary education institutions and organizations that represen...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Reemployment of Retirees|
Adds the agency from which a member retired, any public school system, and any special education district to the list of employers where a L...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Careers to Classrooms Program|
Establishes the Careers to Classrooms Program to assist persons in obtaining certification in this state as elementary or secondary school t...
|NC||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12|
|Military Personnel as Teachers|
Session Law Number 146. Directs the state university system, the community colleges system, and the department of public instruction to wor...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Return of Retired Teachers|
Relates to allowing certain retirees of the Teacher Retirement System to be employed as classroom teachers without losing retirement benefit...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Teacher Recruitment Programs|
The Board may engage in efforts relating to the improvement of instruction through teacher education and professional development, and to at...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Support for Educational Aides|
The board of trustees of a school district shall establish a plan to encourage the hiring of educational aides who show a willingness to bec...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12|
|Loan Forgiveness for New Teachers|
Establishes the Hawaii education loan program and special fund for the purpose of providing financial support to students who graduate with ...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Hiring Retired Teachers|
, Provides that department of education may rehire retired teachers in teacher shortage areas, with prior approval of superintendent and pur...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Tax Credit for Professional Development|
Offers an incentive to state teachers to take professional development course work by allowing them a 100% state tax deduction on tuition co...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Transition to Teaching Program|
Creates new section effective July 1, 2002 establishing Transition to Teaching Program to assist individuals who do not have teaching certif...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12|
|Teacher and ethnic minority service scholarships|
Relates to professional service scholarships for teachers and ethnic minorities; requires recipients to teach in under-served areas and in h...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12|
|Creates the Critical Teacher Shortage Incentive Program.|
Creates the Critical Teacher Shortage Incentive Program. The program provides newly certified teachers who agree to practice in their profes...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Housing Loan Program for Teachers in Shortage Areas|
Deletes the automatic repealer on the State Employer Assisted Housing Loan Program for teachers in critical teacher shortage areas....
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Rewards, Continuing Education, Teacher Shortages,|
H.B. 1499--Multiple Components
Concerns Academic Performance Awards Programs, continuing education for mathematics teachers, National Board certification; removes authorit...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.||Teacher Preparation Portion of Bill|
One part of this bill relates to colleges and universities emphasizing teaching as a career opportunity; provides manner in which requiremen...
|TN||To governor 05/2001||P-12||Education Reform Act of 2001|
S.B. 1881/H.B. 1921--Omnibus Bill
Creates a scholarship program for college juniors, seniors, and post-graduate students who pledge to teach in public schools for a required ...
|VA||Vetoed 05/2001||P-12||Return of Retired Teachers|
Provides that retired persons who are members of the Virginia Retirement System may be hired as teachers without interrupting their retireme...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Allows Lapsed Teaching Certificates|
Permits a holder of a lapsed teaching certification, not a revoked or suspended certification, to be employed on a conditional basis by a sc...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Minority Teacher Scholarship Program|
Creates the Arkansas Geographical Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarship Program....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Areas with Critical Teacher Shortages|
Requires the Department of Education to identify critical teacher shortage areas; identifies the areas of the state that make up the arkansa...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Teacher Recruitment and Retention Grant Program|
Creates the University Assisted Teacher Recruitment and Retention Grant Program....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Reimburse teachers for interviewing and moving expenses|
Allows school districts in the delta and in geographical teacher shortage areas to reimburse teachers for interviewing and moving expenses....
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Return of Retired Teachers|
Relates to retired teachers returning to teaching under the Teachers' Fund for Retirement....
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Return of Retired Employees|
Allows retired employees for return to employment with continued retirement benefits....
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Loan Forgiveness Program|
Enacts a loan forgiveness program for teachers in shortage areas identified by the state superintendent. To be eligible, students must have...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Teacher Loan for Service Act|
Enacts the Teacher Loan for Service Act; provides funding for loans to students pursuing post-secondary education in teacher training....
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Omnibus Bill--Educational Retirement Act|
Sections 60-62 amends the Educational Retirement Act (ERA) to provide incentives to retain experienced teachers in the classroom. First, it ...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Re-Employment of Retired Staff|
Effective January 1, 2002, a retired member may be re-employed without having to suspend retirement benefits if the member has not been empl...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Teaching Quality|
Modifies provisions related to State System of Public and Higher Education to address issues of teacher quality in recognition of relationsh...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Teacher Retirement|
Concerns the maintenance of public employee retirement benefits for retirees who are hired by a school district during a critical shortage o...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Reorganization and responsibilities of Education Professional Standards Board|
Relates to the reorganization of the Education Professional Education Standards Board; authorizes the Board to be one of accrediting authori...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12|
|Engineering/Computer Science Initiative; Secondary Teacher Preparation|
Establishes a Public Education Job Enhancement Program to attract, train and retain highly qualified secondary teachers in math, physics, ch...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12|
|Amends Teacher Scholarship Loan Program|
Moves and amends the Teacher Scholarship Loan Program; requires Board of Education and State Council of Higher Education to notify parents, ...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Retired Teachers May Return|
Requires Superintendent of Public Instruction to survey local school divisions to identify critical shortages of teachers by area, school di...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Return of Retired Teachers|
Relates to Virginia Retirement System retirees hired as teachers; requires Superintendant of Public Instruction to annually survey school di...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Lower Standards for Out of State Teachers|
Relates to existing law which requires out-of-state applicants to meet prescribed requirements for the preliminary multiple or single subjec...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Tracking Non-Credentialed Teachers|
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to prepare a report on the number of classroom teachers who received credentials, internshi...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Teacher Tax Credit|
Relates to the Personal Income Tax Law which authorizes various credits against the tax imposed by that law, including a credit, for each ta...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Retired Workers Ability to go back to work|
Eliminates until 01/01/2008, the post-retirement earnings limitation for retired members who return to work after retirement and who, for on...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Teacher Tax Credits/Low Interest Mortgages|
Chapter No. 331, Declares that a substantial public benefit is served by providing federal tax credits or reduced interest rate mortgages to...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Teachers Salaries|
Revises the incentive formula established for purposes of the Jack O'Connell Beginning-Teacher Salary Incentive Program which authorizes the...
|Alternative Certification Program|
Authorizes any school district, county office of education, or regionally-accredited public or private college or university, as specified, ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Training Teachers in Hard to Staff Schools|
Authorizes the Los Angeles County Office of Education to design and implement a one-year telecommunications-based pilot project for the purp...
|CA||Vetoed 08/2000||P-12||Teacher Shortages|
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, in consultation with a broadly representative and diverse advisory committee by 06/30/01, ...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12|
|In-State Tuition for Students Receiving Education Degree|
Requires that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, a student holding an emergency permit authorizing service in the public schools o...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12|
|School Loans to Students in the Education Field|
Relates to existing law regarding an assumption program of loans for education for students who intend to acquire teaching credentials. Requ...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000||P-12||Substitute Teachers|
H.B. 7246, S.B. 2590
Extends the period of time that a retired teacher may act as a substitute teacher to 90 days in a school year....
|TN||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Retired Teachers May Return|
Allows retired teachers to resume teaching without loss of benefits under certain conditions....
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Retaining Teachers for Child Care|
Public Act No. 91-831; Provides that beginning October 1, 2000, the Department of Human Services shall operate a Great Start (Strategy to At...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Recruitment|
Public school teachers who become National Board Certified are eligible for a one-time incentive award of $10,000. To be eligible for this a...
|KY||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Teaching Quality|
Requires statewide teacher recruitment plan; requires state department to establish teacher academies in core disciplines; makes funds avail...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Retired Teachers|
Permits eligible teachers to be employed and compensated up to 60% rather than 50% of the average teachers' compensation and still receive a...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12|
|Regents Allowed to Set Maximum Loan Amounts|
States legislative intent that the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education establish a loan repayment program for secondary level mathem...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Homeownership Opportunities for Teachers|
Declares the intent of the General Assembly that the Department of Housing and Community Development develop a program to promote homeowners...
|NY||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Teachers of Tomorrow|
Establishes the Teachers of Tomorrow Teacher Recruitment and Retention Program; funds programs to recruit teachers in school districts in de...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Commission on Teacher Recruitment/Retention|
Resolve No. 130., (LD 2327) Establishes a commission to study teacher recruitment and retention....
|WI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Loan Program|
Relates to a loan program for teachers and orientation and mobility instructors of visually impaired pupils; grants rule-making authority; m...
|CA||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Teacher Retirement Allowances|
Chapter No. 22; Relates to State Teachers' Retirement Law, the service retirement allowance of a retired member shall be reduced if the memb...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Education and Technology Programs|
The act provides incentives to encourage students to enter high-tech fields, including pilot scholarship and loan reimbursement programs for...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Re-employment of Retired Principals|
Exempts from an offset of a retirement allowance retirees of the Teachers' Retirement System or the Teachers' Pension System who are employe...
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||Minnesota New Teacher Project|
Establishes this project in the Department of Children, Families and Learning to retain new teachers in the profession and to provide models...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12|
|Diversity in Teaching Initiative Awards|
Changes the Diversity in Teaching Program to the Diversity in Teaching Initiative Awards and makes the award program a component of the Virg...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Recruitment|
Clarifies that licensed teachers serving in geographical critical teacher shortage areas are eligible for scholarships toward master or spec...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||In-State Tuition for Teachers|
Relates to postsecondary education; relates to in state student status for postsecondary education; permits public school teachers to qualif...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Retired Teachers May Return to Work|
Relates to teachers' retirement act; defines critical shortage area as a lack of certified teachers in particular subject matters, in grade ...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Teachers for Shortage Areas|
(LD 2301); Creates a new certificate authorizing a person to teach in an area determined to be a teacher shortage area....
|NE||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Salary Study|
Creates a 14-member task force that will study teacher salaries and report to the Legislature by Oct. 1. The task force will be directed to ...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Employer-Assisted Housing|
Amends the Mississippi Employer-Assisted Housing Teacher Program that provides interest-free loans to licensed teachers in critical teacher ...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Teachers over 70|
Relates to teachers, principals and school personnel; deletes provisions preventing contract extension for teacher 70 years of age or older....
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12|
|Omnibus Bill - Scholarships for Paraprofessionals|
Creates Promise Scholarships in teacher education for paraprofessionals and instructional aides who were employed in a public school in Geor...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12|
|Omnibus Bill - Recruitment of Paraprofessionals into Teaching Field|
Creates Promise Scholarships in teacher education for paraprofessionals and instructional aides who were employed in a public school in Geor...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||Postsec.||PROMISE Teacher's Scholarships|
Relates to PROMISE teacher's scholarships; changes the requirements for eligibility for the scholarship; defines certain terms....
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Teacher Recruitment for Areas Experiencing Shortages|
In schools and school systems where there is an insufficient supply of qualified teachers in mathematics, science, special education, or for...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Scholarship for Teachers Program|
Establishes the Virginia scholarship for teachers program and fund to provide incentive awards to students enrolled in approved teacher educ...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program|
Revises the provisions of the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program; allows support through gifts, donations, grants, bequests and othe...