|CO||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Study Strategies to Increase Minority K-12 Teachers|
Directs the department of education to study and develop strategies to increase and improve the recruitment, preparation, development, and retention of high-quality minority teachers in elementary and secondary schools in Colorado. Directs the department to pr...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Teacher Salaries|
Allows school districts to negotiate salaries below the school district salary schedule for the 2014-2015 school year for retired teachers who are not participants in the Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive program and continue to do so for each upcoming ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2014||Postsec.||Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program|
H.B. 1432/S.B. 666
Creates the Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship Program from a previously defunct program and alters eligibility criteria, the service obligation requirements, and the amount of the award. Mandates that program can only be used at certain public institut...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Repealing Provisions re: Teacher Recruitment and Retention|
H.B. 7031 - Repealing Provisions re: Teacher Recruitment and Retention
Section 91: Repeals provisions directing the department of education to (1) Develop a long-range plan for educator recruitment and retention, (2) Develop and implement a First Response Center to provide educator candidates one-stop shopping for information on ...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Teacher Residency Program|
Deletes references to licenses or licensure; changing references from licenses to certificates; directs the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation to work with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the various institutions of higher educatio...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2014||Postsec.||Policies to Encourage Veterans to Become Teachers|
Establishes the second service for veterans program to attract veteran students to the teaching profession. Requires state educational institutions to adopt a policy to award educational credit to a veteran or a person currently serving in the U.S. armed force...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Leadership Premiums|
Provides for leadership premium payments for public school educators identified by local school districts as serving in a leadership capacity. Provides schools with the resources to recognize and reward teachers who take on additional responsibilities. It also...
|ME||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 03/2014||P-12||Bringing Back Retired Teachers|
Changes the law regarding the restoration of retired teachers to service by removing the provision that a retired teacher may be paid only 75% of the posted salary for the position and replaces the provision that a retired teacher may be restored to service fo...
|TX||Adopted 02/2014||P-12||Classroom Teacher Repayment Assistance Program|
19 TAC 21.2020, through .2026
Repeals rules concerning the Classroom Teacher Repayment Assistance Program. Specifically, no funds have ever been appropriated for this program. If funding is made available in the future, it would be appropriate to draft new rules for the program. http://www...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2014||P-12||Teacher Career Ladder Program|
Resolves that the Department of Education study the feasibility of implementing a Teacher Career Ladder program in the Commonwealth, consider the implementation of such programs in other states and make recommendations for a program in Commonwealth. The Depart...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2013||P-12||Teachers' Retirement Law|
From bill summary: Provides that activities of a retired State Teachers' Retirement Plan member who is an employee performing an assignment of 24 months or less are not included in the definition of retired member activities. Requires that a retired member be ...
|WV||Adopted 08/2013||P-12||Procedures for Designated Hiring and Transfer of School Personnel|
WV ADC s 126-126-1 et seq.
Sets forth general hiring criteria for classroom teachers. Establishes processes that a faculty senate may adopt when making hiring recommendations for classroom teachers. Clarifies certain transfer procedures, and outlines the roles of the principal, county s...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Minority Teacher Recruitment|
Amends existing law to include a person whose first language is not English as a minority and to require that by July 1, 2015, the number of minority teachers and administrators employed by school districts and education service districts and the number of min...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12|
|Network of Quality Teaching and Learning|
Establishes the Network of Quality Teaching and Learning, which consists of the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB), department of education, and public and private entities. Provides the purposes of the network are to:
(1) Enhance a culture of leadersh...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Teach for America Expansion and NC Teacher Corps|
Makes various changes to the Teach for America (TFA) and the North Carolina Teacher Corps (Teacher Corps) programs, including:
Expansion of TFA – Directs TFA to use a portion of the funds available to it for the 2013-2015 fiscal biennium to recruit, train, su...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Study Teacher and Administrator Effectiveness and Compensation|
Establishes the 18-member North Carolina Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force to make recommendations on whether to create a statewide model of incentives to encourage the recruitment and retention of highly effective educators and to consider th...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Educator Excellence Innovation Program|
Renames the Educator Excellence Awards Program the "Educator Excellence Innovation Program." Specifies purposes of the program are to systematically transform educator quality and effectiveness and district administrative practices, and to use these enhanced q...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Teaching and Learning Conditions Survey|
H.B. 2012 - Teaching and Learning Conditions Survey
Directs the commissioner of education to develop an online survey to be administered statewide at least every other year to superintendents, principals, supervisors, classroom teachers, counselors, and other appropriate certified, full-time professionals. Requ...
|IL||Adopted 05/2013||P-12||Teacher Recruiting and Retention Task Force|
Creates the Teacher Recruiting and Retention Task Force to study the impact of Tier 2 pension benefits on the ability of districts to recruit and retain teachers. Establishes membership. Directs the task force to report its findings to the governor and the gen...
|IA||to governor 05/2013||P-12||Online State Job Posting System|
H.F. 215 - Division IV
Divison IV of H.F. 215 law requiring the department to rovide for the operation of an online state job posting system. Requires that the system be designed and implemented for the online posting of job openings offered by school districts, charter schools, are...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Deleting References to Inactive or Underutilized Programs|
From bill analysis: S.B. 1096 is a combined effort by the governor, legislature, district school superintendents, and other education stakeholders to reduce regulation of public educational institutions. The bill repeals inactive or underutilized programs, inc...
|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 assistance for in-service teacher up to $2,000 per year, not to exceed $15,000 in total.
|MS||Signed into law 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 superintendent of the local school board. Amends existing law so that a task force to study strategies for solving the curr...
|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 demand. Eliminates an annual report to the education interim committee, the higher education appropriations subcommitte...
|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 schools.
|ID||Signed into law 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 degree.
Bill text: http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2013/S1027.pdf
Repealed text: http://www.legislature.idaho...
|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 basis or on an hourly basis, so long as the person (1) does not work as a paid teacher on more than 100 days in a school...
|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 innovation. Directs the commission to study the best national and international public education models and best practices t...
|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 the corporation's assets and cash reserves. Also, to enable better collection of defaulted scholarships, requires the Flo...
|NJ||Signed into law 04/2012||Postsec.||Teacher Certification of Veterans|
Establishes a four-year "VETeach Pilot Program" pilot to facilitate the teacher certification of veterans.
Provides that Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will enroll in a 36-month teacher preparation program, a single cohort of students who are veterans...
|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 education for new teacher bonus and performance-based compensation plans, as provided in Section 53A-17a-148 (Section 53A-17a-1...
|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 teacher licensure and certification. The law was signed by the Governor on April 20, 2009 and would sunset on April 20...
|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 fifty-seven to one hundred by 2015.
|SD||Rejected by voters 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 postsecondary education in South Dakota for teaching, to remain in the state upon completion of their education, and to contr...
|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 students to pursue future careers in education.
|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), pursuant to specified limitations, to perform the work of county and district superintendents who are responsible for the su...
|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 2011. Requires administrator and teacher salary and benefits information, prior to being reported to the state board for...
|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 aide is enrolled be in one or more subject areas determined by the Texas
Education Agency to be experiencing a critical sh...
|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 school district or school within the district to provide parents with a link to the report cards via email or other comm...
|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 in shaping public policy to improve student outcomes and educational opportunities for students with serious emotional an...
|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 of Education will conduct using existing resources. The state will guarantee that school districts receive unit funds for...
|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 bonus and leave the teaching field.
|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 benefits will not be included in the calculation of a member's final compensation for purposes of determining that member's ...
|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 assistance to eligible students, subject to appropriation, for the costs
of attending a public or private institution of hig...
|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 certification systems
(2) Identify initiatives and strategies that honor Florida's quality teachers for dedicating their ca...
|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 and procedures to implement the grace period. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/4823.htm...
|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 study opportunities for recruiting racial and ethnic minority teachers and report their findings to the General Assembly by ...
|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 and to make recommendations to the 2011 Regular Session of the legislature. Sets forth duties and membership of the tas...
|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 minority teachers from outside the state and report their findings to the general assembly by January 10, 2011.
|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 scholarship/loan program to attract qualified students into the teaching profession in designated critical need areas. Provi...
|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 2011-2012 school year or at the time of its next charter renewal, whichever occurs first. (Section 12)
|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 party, or as an independent contractor during the first 6 months after a member retired for service under this part, if...
|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 county superintendent of schools, or the county board of education, may increase the salary for certain teachers on its ad...
|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". Provides that the consolidated program will be known as the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program, and will be man...
|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, "hard-to-staff schools" includes schools in the Department of Juvenile Justice School District. http://www.ilga.gov/leg...
|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 period of 7 years. Defines "cohort". Amends definition of "hard-to-staff school". Adds bilingual education as a hard to s...
|AZ||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Teacher employment|
H.B. 2011--Section 14
Section 5. H--Notwithstanding any other law, a school district or charter school shall not adopt policies that provide employment retention priority for teachers based on tenure or seniority.
|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/DocumentManagement/DocumentDownload.aspx?DocumentID=71635**
Authorizes the state superintendent to create the center f...
|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 state or country to pass the state teacher certification exam within a year of approval of the educator's credentials by th...
|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 talented programs to determine whether programs are in accordance with the Texas Performance Standards Project or another commi...
|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 administered by the State Department of Education (NDE). The bill changes the criteria for eligibility for loans from the p...
|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 requirements for the Teach For America program and training requirements for Teach For America corps members.
|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, building-level principal, or assistant principal in a public school district, employed full time as a teacher in an accre...
|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 Program, and the State Teacher Assistance Resource Program: creates the State Teacher Education Program.
|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; equalizes teacher salaries between high-priority school districts and higher paying surrounding school districts.
|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 institutions to develop initiatives focusing on the recruitment and retention of qualified educators from underrepresented po...
|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 consideration to loan forgiveness for teachers who have outstanding loan balance eligibility for Best in Class loans issued prior...
|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 provision of workforce housing.
|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. Establishes school district responsibilities related to Opportunity Awards.
Deletes provision requiring the state office...
|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 requirements; applicant scholarship recipient and school district/charter school responsibilities; and state board of educ...
|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 to participants in the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program. Provides that this allocation is to support mentoring,...
|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 retirement annuity. Includes language exempting the changes from provisions concerning new benefit increases. Extends date by...
|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 in public schools, boards of cooperative educational services, and county vocational education and extension boards. Pa...
|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 preparatory courses, tutorials, or programs for the PRAXIS examinations to become highly qualified under the No Child Left Beh...
|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 who enroll in a college program leading to certification to teach in public schools.
|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 teachers who leave their employ; provides that such interviews shall be for the purpose of ascertaining reasons for leaving and...
|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. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2008/Bills/HB2710_SD2_.htm...
|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 planning and designing future programs; provides stipends to certain teachers employed by a school district, a board of coopera...
|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 Pilot Program; specifies that the general assembly may appropriate general fund moneys to fund the program; removes the ...
|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 perform duties ordinarily performed by classified or nonclassified personnel shall be able to receive annualized earnings ...
|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 Alaska. Chapter 71
|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 minimum amount of time may return to full-time employment and continue to collect his or her full retirement benefit; p...
|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 to the requirements of the residency program; requires certain coursework; provides upon successful completion of the co...
|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 University in partnership with the Rochester school
district and St. Cloud State University in partnership with the Robbinsdale ...
|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 for the institutes in the 2008-2009 through 2011-2012 school years is the certification of teachers in high school mathem...
|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 the State; provides to assist in the recruitment, licensure, referral, placement and compensation of military personnel...
|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 additional Teach for America teachers to State school districts that have a critical shortage of teachers; defines certa...
|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 scholastic audit teams, and to provide technical assistance to schools and districts required under federal law. Specifies t...
|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 to provide a career focus by offering an overview of the teaching profession. STAR students are provided with means and g...
|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 educators.
Pages 26-28 of 43: http://le.utah.gov/~2008/bills/sbillenr/sb0002.pdf...
|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 additional days of work in recognition of the added duties and responsibilities assumed by special educators to comply with feder...
|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 education. This bill is a recommendation
from the Joint Subcommittee to Study Science, Math, and Technology Education in ...
|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 interrupted service) hired to begin teaching in the 2008-2009 school year.
Provides funds for one-time performance-base...
|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 New York; provides such member must waive the right to earn a pension or pension credits during the term of subsequent pub...
|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 "eligible schools". Provides that in any fiscal year in which an appropriation for the Grow Your Own Teacher Education Initiat...
|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 and to provide incentive funding grants to the agriculture science teacher education programs at Illinois State Univers...
|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 over the next ten years. The project will have three chairs appointed by the Governor.
The plan will include recommenda...
|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 be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education pursuing teacher licensure.
|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 enable local school administrative units to develop and implement plans that will improve student performance by financiall...
|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 computation of post-retirement earnings of a beneficiary shall not include earnings while the beneficiary is employed to teach...
|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. Establishes that under the pilot program, participating local school administrative units shall review the college transcripts of ...
|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 not allocated for classroom teacher incentive payments on a teacher retention demonstration project that uses innovative, ...
|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 of Judicial mandates, budget developments and impending school openings.
|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 duties of the public employee are performed in a county of not more than 35,000 inhabitants; allows a school district or ...
|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 existing teachers who agree to teach as a full-time teacher for a period of time to be determined by the University prior to...
|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 students who have broken their contractual Felix stipend, which offers tuition waivers for qualified candidates who enroll at t...
|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 have been impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Provides that, in order to qualify for the deduction, the public school classroom ...
|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 retirement provision, whose last eligible employment was with the state or an agency in a parish designated under the Disa...
|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 toward teachers at high-poverty schools, low-achieving schools and in counties with the lowest percentage of teachers who hav...
|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 teachers.
|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 teach in subject shortage areas; relates to a J-1 visa issued by the Department of State.
|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 education. The program must provide for the direct repayment of educational loans of eligible quality educators in accordan...
|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 Mathematics and Science Teacher Scholarship Program, related program folded into Teacher Service Scholarship program.
|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 rehire; alters the criteria for hiring specified retirees of the Teachers' Retirement System or the Teachers' Pension Sy...
|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 of the applicant's educational loans, not to exceed $5,000 per year, will be repaid. For students without educational lo...
|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 occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, nurses, social workers, counselors, ...
|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 programs, and a teacher recruitment
program are enacted.
Establishes a public-private partnership to develop, pilot, and...
|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 month may be employed for up to 867 hours per school year (approximately five months of full-time employment) without an...
|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 2007-2008 school year and thereafter, $5 million must be made available for a science and mathematics tuition reimbursement pr...
|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 address the challenges of rural schools including, but not limited to, the issues of declining enrollment, inefficiencies ...
|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 department of education to develop a plan for implementation.
|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, to provide home-ownership grants (up to $5,000 per employee) to employees of the locality, employees of the school board ...
|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 2007-08 for the Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program. http://le.utah.gov/~2007/bills/hbillenr/hb0241.htm...
|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 attract, train and retain highly qualified teachers, to include teachers in grades four through six with mathematics en...
|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 of the school year, the board is authorized to offer higher compensation. Relates to salary increases for unfillable posi...
|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 Institute Fund by the Department of Education.
|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 04 certificates by assisting individuals to enroll as candidates in and complete a teacher preparation program leading t...
|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 administrative authority for the program from the Wyoming Higher Education Assistance Authority to the Wyoming Community Coll...
|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 requirements for such reimbursements. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/Enroll/SF0100.pdf...
|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 shortage areas as defined by the Board of Education; expands eligibility to teacher candidates, including graduate students ...
|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 make it clear that only schools serving a substantial percentage of low-income students, and positions in such schools,...
|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 funds to develop and support specific programs to improve teaching quality, the number of highly qualified teachers and equi...
|Public Education Job Enhancement Program Eligibility|
Provides eligibility and award distribution requirements for the Public Education Job Enhancement Program (PEJEP), which offers funding to cover the tuition costs for a teaching endorsement, master's degree or graduate education to selected public school teach...
|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 qualified teachers in the subject areas required by the curriculum. Provides that such initiatives are expected to require an ...
|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 level. Directs the state board of education to develop the pilot program and select three local school administrative unit...
|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 classroom teachers. Allows the department to employ retired administrators to teach or administer in teacher shortage areas ...
|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.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/sb3195_cd1_.htm...
|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 teachers in schools with staff shortages. Sets forth the applicant eligibility requirements, program procedures and institu...
|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 schools serving a substantial percentage of low-income students. Makes an exception for existing cohorts with respect to...
|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 annuity other than a disability retirement annuity may accept employment as a teacher without impairing retirement status. htt...
|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 to locate and teach in low-performing schools in disadvantaged and under-served geographical areas of the state.
|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 accelerated, alternate route program to initial teacher certification with an endorsement in early childhood education; provide...
|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 districts to establish teacher compensation opportunities that recognize the need for geographic or other locally determ...
|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 by the system, including part-time, temporary, or substitute employee positions. Repeals language that bars earnings for...
|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 and mid-career professionals not currently employed by a school district or licensed to teach at the primary or secondary...
|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 representatives of school boards, superintendents, principals, educators, and the Vermont standards board to determine subject and geo...
|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 teaching at certain high-risk population schools. Defines eligibility and amount of scholarship.
|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 to be used by all secondary teachers in Louisiana. Pages 4-8 of 75: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0605/0605rul.pd...
|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 with teacher certification who are accepted for admission to or enrolled in a program leading to licensure/endorsement ...
|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 resident with demonstrated scholastic ability who has teacher certification and has been teaching in an accredited schoo...
|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 majority of "F" graded schools. The disparities can be found in the average years of experience, the median salary, and...
|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 incentive program awards, provided they sign a contract agreeing to teach secondary math or science full-time in the st...
|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 allowance, provided the person becomes licensed by the Board of Education to serve as a local school board instructional or adm...
|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 Teaching Incentive Loans program; Gives the State Board of Regents sole authority to make standard awards; Modifies prioritiz...
|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 one school district or group of schools and at least one community organization to apply for a grant provided the appli...
|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 teacher scholarship program, to be known as the Teach Illinois Scholarship Program. Defines "area of identified staff shortage...
|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 Hawaii to the department of education. Also establishes a revolving fund (teachers' housing revolving fund ) for the accou...
|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 changes concerning the Illinois Future Teacher Corps Program with respect 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 to do so by create an incentive and initiative program to entice teachers to earn certification and qualification, incl...
|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 in a low-performing public school located in a disadvantaged and underserved geographical area of the state, all as iden...
|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 section establishing the Hawaii teacher cadet program fund, originally a department initiative, as a separate fund of the Ha...
|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 districts and public employers to manage workforce shortages, especially in teaching positions and job classes that require...
|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 the distinction between failing schools and rural schools with academic deficiencies and providing instead incentives to ...
|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 training delivery system to addresss the lack of uniform access to quality induction, mentoring and ongoing professional...
|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) contract to teach in a high-poverty public elementary school in a rural school district or in a facility school in a rural sch...
|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:
1. the recruitment and retention of selected employees;
2. as a benefit to encourage selected teachers to te...
|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 recruitment and retention in high-priority districts. Clarifies that all teachers not newly signed to work in a high-priority ...
|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
Board Certification receive an annual salary bonus from the state of $1,000 for the ten years of the certification period. The bill remov...
|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 state board of education to provide scholarships of $1,100 each to teachers who are accepted to participate in the nation...
|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 program applicant be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident alien. Establishes the Dual Certification Ince...
|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 firm to enter a partnership agreement under which such business firm agrees to employ such teacher in a position that requi...
|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 a one time purchase of additional service credit....
|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 that eligible students (1) have graduated from an Idaho high school within the past two years and (2) be among the top ...
|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 personnel without interruption of their retirement benefits. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?051+ful+CHAP0605...
|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 board and local school boards identify and report critical shortages to the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the V...
|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," "mathematics mentor," and "numeracy." Establishes the Committee for Mathematics Achievement to develop a multi-faceted ...
|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 personnel. Each incentive loan is valid for up to four years of full-time equivalent enrollment, or until requirements for licen...
|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 from a Wyoming high school. Provides for program administration by the Wyoming higher education assistance authority; sun...
|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;
appropriates money for the Public Education Job Enhancement Program; and provides that the money shall be used for: signing bonuse...
|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 and age would not forfeit that credit if he or she is reemployed at any time after retirement by any other district.
|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, inclusive, of the Academic Performance Index first priority to review resumes and job applications received by the dis...
|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 shortage of highly qualified teachers in the subject area of mathematics, science, reading, or special education, then the ...
|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 federal and private grants for recruiting and placing qualified teachers in underserved communities and to oversee the adm...
|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, committed teachers who will teach in hard-to-staff schools and hard-to-staff positions and who will remain in these schools for...
|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 certificate comparable to the residency teacher certificate issued by another sate, who has practiced for at least three y...
|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, including the delta region of the state. Idenfies state treasurer as program administrator. Requires an advisory panel to ide...
|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 to return to school service during an emergency or shortage of teachers but is not entitled to earn any credited servic...
|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 loans for teacher housing and provides for loans for multi- family housing. http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill_t...
|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 circumstances; deletes certain reemployment criteria and limitations; provides legislative intent pertaining to funding and implem...
|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. Revises existing statute so that eligible educator must be "educated or employed" in Louisiana, rather than "educated and empl...
|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 with at least 25 years of service credit to return to active service. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CVT10/O...
|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 offices; requires background screening for charter school employees and board members; amends requirements for admissio...
|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 who retired on a service retirement may be employed as a classroom teacher, principal, superintendent, counselor, or lib...
|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 executed by each reitiree to acknowledge that no future accruals of service credit or increase in earnable compensation will r...
|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 after his or her first year of teaching. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont2/572695bdbb70842787256d960...
|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 assist employees of the locality to purchase residences in such locality. The residences shall be the primary residence of an...
|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 division to identify critical shortages of teachers and administrative personnel by subject matter and report such critic...
|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 critical need and shortage; adds conditions for expanding the use of retired teachers to provide service as substitute teach...
|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 district may authorize the construction of such cottages without a vote of the district using funds from the district's pro...
|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/bills/2003s2/public/HB1080.pdf...
|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 or fewer. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/SB89.pdf...
|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/public/HB1079.pdf...
|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 a high- priority school district who meet certain criteria; provides housing incentives to encourage high- performance t...
|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 made pursuant to 14 Del. C. 1108(b). Stipulates that an exception may be made to 8.2.5 of this regulation in that a loan...
|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 education to undergraduate students pursing post-baccalaureate certification. MAINE REG 7661 (SN)...
|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 continue to receive their retirement annuities while engaging in employment in a designated subject shortage area. Amends the ...
|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. Requires an annual comprehensive housing plan that recommends construction of affordable housing for under-served populati...
|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 funded by mortgage revenue bonds to classified employees in a high priority school. Requires priority for assistance to be...
|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 homebuyers. Authorizes the agency to establish higher assistance limits for the down payment assistance to teachers and school...
|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 students, to pursue teaching careers, especially in teacher shortage disciplines or at hard-to-staff schools. Establishes rul...
|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 of schools for 2003-04 and 2004-05 fiscal years, school district's school building maintenance account, school district...
|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 in a public school an attractive option for well-qualified persons who do not wish to work full time. The state board is ...
|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 receive their retirement annuities while teaching in a designated subject shortage area. Amends the State Employees Group ...
|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 eligibility criteria for the scholarship is cumulative and that a teacher must hold a limited standard, temporary or emergency ce...
|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 ninety (90) days in any one school year, without a reduction in retirement pay and/or benefits. This act would take effe...
|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 account, credit for service with certain bargaining organizations, and payments for additional credited service purchase...
|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 one certified for the first time for the 2002-03 school year to one certified for the first time for the 2004-05 school...
|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 designated as failing by the state board. Provides for incentive pay to certified teachers willing to teach in rural public schoo...
|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 careers in a Delaware public school; expands eligibility to teachers in charter schools and teachers who provide contract ...
|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 up to two years without losing his or her retirement benefit, provided that the district has a shortage of certified tea...
|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 necessary to implement the State's FY2004 budget. Makes changes to the State aid formula provisions by increasing the foundation...
|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 housing loan program and a teachers' and nurses'
housing loan program in the Alas...
|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 areas where teacher shortages exist; relates to scholarships to students who agree to be certified in subject matter are...
|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 person holding a bachelor's degree and teaching in a commissioner-identified teacher shortage area. New language bars e...
|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 pursuing postbaccalaureate certification who demonstrate academic achievement and interest in teaching, speech pathology or ...
|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 the Office of Workforce Competitiveness. http://www.cga.state.ct.us/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bil...
|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 they only work part-time and only in one position during the month. H.B. 3237 allows a retiree to work different posi...
|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://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billtexts/LD153501-1.asp...
|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 teaching fields with the most critical shortages of highly qualified, licensed elementary and secondary teachers in the state. ...
|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 grants to operate regional recruitment centers that focus on recruiting teachers to low-performing schools. Makes the Govern...
|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 diminution of health insurance benefits provided to such retired employees unless there is a corresponding diminution of benefits...
|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/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2352.pdf...
|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 areas of critical need or in academically low performing schools. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB...
|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/ftproot/bills/2003/public/hb2062.pdf...
|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.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2187.pdf...
|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 contractor by a local administrative unit may begin employment at a local administrative unit without suspending retirement benef...
|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
local school board and payable from pledgeable revenue that the state will not limit or alter the rights of the local sc...
|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 of state teaching license and experience. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB1512.pdf...
|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 participate, member may not have been receiving disability retirement allowance, must hold valid certificate, must have be...
|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; relates to agreements to specify which employee is eligible for insurance coverage; limits cost to retirement system....
|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 available to fill a teaching or nonteaching position, and if not, for filling the position with a retired member. http://www.lrc...
|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 state with critical teacher shortages to include those, regardless of geographical area, who intend to teach a subject a...
|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 Certification Incentive Trust Fund established in KRS 161.131-134 and funded in the Governor's Fiscal Year 2003 Spending ...
|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 pursuing a bachelor's degree at a public college or university in order to become a teacher in bilingual education, spe...
|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 for permanent certification other than citizenship....
|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 study issues related to employee benefits for school employees, community college employees, and state employees in job-shar...
|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. Eliminates the requirement that a district intern teach one complete school year in a general education program. Requires a sch...
|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. Provides grants to qualified students attending public or private 2 or 4 year postsecondary educational institutions who inte...
|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 for at least 4 consecutive academic years after obtaining a special education credential in a child development program...
|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 for a scholarship. Allows qualifying students to be enrolled on a half-time basis. Requires a scholarship recipient to b...
|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' Retirement System who are employed as regular substitute teachers by the city board of education during a school year for a ...
|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 for teachers. Transfers eligiblity determinations to the registrar of a State-approved teacher education program, and t...
|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 effect upon passage. Additionally, this act would allow retired athletic coaches to be employed after retirement in the s...
|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 public elementary or secondary school in a small community. Establishes maximum for pri...
|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 eligible guard member have had military service or basic military training before entering the national guard. Modifies admini...
|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 interest will be waived after the sixth year of employment as a full-time teacher in Hawaii after program completion. Sp...
|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 been employed as such in Maryland for at least two years and to be full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student...
|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 to have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA at the end of the first semester of the senior year of high school. http://mlis.state....
|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 identified by local school boards, the Board of Education's Regulations Governing the Determination of Critical Teacher S...
|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 relating to recruitment, selection, evaluation, termination, and promotion of personnel....
|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 of teachers, which is valid for one year. Establishes criteria that must be met before district may declare critical sh...
|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 shortage areas identified by the department of education and to serve as mentors for new classroom teachers with the prior app...
|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 promote the formation of Future Educators Clubs.
|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 of teacher college in another state of equal distance from residence or non-resident. Present law allows the waiver fo...
|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/HB4001-4100/...
|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 teachers in necessarily existent small schools or small school districts to obtain endorsements or master's degrees; directs t...
|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 for County and school board employees to purchase or rent residences, for use as the employee's principal residence, wit...
|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, from teacher citizenship requirements and permits boards of education to temporarily employ such teachers only after good...
|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 credentialed teachers interested in attaining cross-cultural, language, and academic development certification or bilingual, cro...
|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 reduction of retirement benefits....
|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 school boards and regional educational attendance areas and to limit the authority of the state Board of Education and Earl...
|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-month waiting period, relative to the Teachers' Retirement System....
|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-month waiting period and allows substitutes to return immediately for limited service....
|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 education's Internet web site or for Chicago, its school district's web site; provides that if the regional office of educat...
|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 necessary to provide a networked computer for each classroom; $1,250,000 per year in grants for repair, replacement and...
|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 represent eligible employees or employ eligible applicants....
|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 Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System retiree cannot be reemployed, relative to the Louisiana School Employees Re...
|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 teachers or educational aides; and to facilitate the employment of those persons by school districts in this state. Pref...
|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 work cooperatively to expand opportunities for military personnel to take teacher education classes prior to discharge from...
|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 benefits....
|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 attract qualified candidates for teacher training from among the high school graduates of the state. ...
|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 become certified teachers. The governing board of an institution of higher education that offers courses required for teac...
|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 a bachelor's degree in education and who agree to teach in the Hawaii public school system....
|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 pursuant to collective bargaining....
|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 costs....
|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 certification make mid-career switch into teaching field and earn teaching license. Requires every accredited teacher training...
|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 hard-to-staff disciplines; provides for repayment of scholarships if teaching agreements are not met; also provides servi...
|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 profession as a classroom teacher in elementary or secondary schools in the area of mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics o...
|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 authority of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to establish repayment of certain student loans program; establishes te...
|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 requirements are implemented, and for content of teacher education programs. ...
|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 number of years. Requires the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) to administer the scholarship program and ...
|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 retirement benefits....
|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 school district provided the holder must complete certification renewal requirements within 2 years of reemployment....
|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 arkansas Delta Region....
|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 been admitted as a full-time student in a teacher preparation program, with the declared intention to teach at grade le...
|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 increases the multiplier for calculating retirement benefits for employees under the ERA who have more than 25 years of ...
|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 employed as an employee or independent contractor by a local administrative unit for at least twelve consecutive months from...
|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 relationship to student success; provides for comprehensive policy on teacher quality to include components on recruitment, preser...
|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 of employees....
|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 authorities for a standard college or university; requires educators to be certified by the Board; the Board and the Kentucky D...
|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, chemistry, physical science, learning technology and information technology. States that eligible teachers are those nomin...
|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, students, teachers, guidance counselors, academic advisors and financial aid administrators at institutions concerning t...
|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 division or subject; states retired members of the retirement system may be hired as teachers or administration without in...
|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 divisions for shortages of teachers by area, division or subject; states system members may be hired as teachers or admini...
|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 subject teaching credential. Eliminates those requirements and establishes new requirements for the preliminary designated sub...
|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, internships, and emergency permits in the previous fiscal year by 05/15 of each year. Adds that under certain circumstances the c...
|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 taxable year beginning on or after 01/01/2000, to credentialed teachers. Clarifies the calculation of this credit by revis...
|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 one year, have not performed any creditable service, as specified. Increases that limitation, as specified, for other reti...
|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 assist teachers, principals, vice principals, and assistant principals who are willing to serve in low performing schoo...
|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 governing board of a school district, the county superintendent of schools, or the county board of education to increas...
|Alternative Certification Program|
Authorizes any school district, county office of education, or regionally-accredited public or private college or university, as specified, to sponsor an alternative certification program in administrative services by submitting program plans to the Commission...
|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 purpose of offering an intensive professional growth program for teachers in hard to staff schools....
|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, to develop a plan for school districts to address the disproportionate number of teachers serving on emergency permits i...
|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 of the state who is employed by a school district in a full-time position requiring certification qualifications for the ...
|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. Requires that this list not include references to teaching in a self-contained classroom or teaching pursuant to a multiple ...
|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 Attract and Retain Teachers) program to improve children's educational outcomes in child care by encouraging increased pro...
|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 award, a teacher must be teaching K-12 public school students at least 60% time when the award is granted. National Board...
|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 available for improvement of teacher preparation programs; establishes comprehensive statewide system for collecting and usin...
|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 full retirement allowance from the system. Also modifies other components of retirement policy. ...
|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 mathematics and science teachers. Provides for loan repayments not to exceed the average cost of resident tuition and fees fo...
|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 homeownership opportunities for teachers in consultation with the State Board of Education and local boards of education; provides...
|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 designated teacher shortage areas; provides for grants to school districts and new teachers; permits grants to be used for...
|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; makes an appropriation....
|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 member's postretirement compensation from specified activities exceeds a certain dollar amount; however, creditable service ...
|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 students interested in high-tech fields. It also requires the State Board of Education to adopt computer technology com...
|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 employed in specified personnel positions; requires county boards of education to provide information to the State Retirement A...
|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 for professional development. A school district with an approved new teacher plan is eligible to receive $3,000 of stat...
|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 Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program; focuses on at-risk and disadvantaged students, paraprofessionals, and students t...
|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 specialist degrees under the University Assisted Teacher Recruitment and Retention Grant Program....
|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 qualify as in state residents without the required 1 year state residency....
|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 levels, or in geographic locations as determined by the commissioner of education; implements the hiring of teachers in ...
|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 examine, among other things, the issue of whether the state should have greater control over Nebraska educational proces...
|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 shortage areas; extends repealer on that section....
|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 Georgia throughout the 1999-2000 school year.
|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 Georgia throughout the 1999-2000 school year.
|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 foreign language, teachers may be advanced an additional step on the salary schedule if they agree to teach in these areas....
|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 education programs at a 4-year institution of higher education in the Commonwealth....
|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 other funds; provides for teacher training scholarships to address teacher shortages; provides scholarships for paraprofessi...