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From the ECS State Policy Database
Teaching Quality--Recruitment and Retention


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State Status/Date Level Summary
COSigned into law 06/2014P-12Study Strategies to Increase Minority K-12 Teachers
H.B. 1175
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...

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SCSigned into law 06/2014P-12Teacher Salaries
S.B. 1219
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 ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2014Postsec.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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12Repealing 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 ...

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OKSigned into law 04/2014P-12Teacher Residency Program
H.B. 2885
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...

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INSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Policies to Encourage Veterans to Become Teachers
S.B. 331
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...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Leadership Premiums
H.B. 504
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...

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MEVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 03/2014P-12Bringing Back Retired Teachers
L.D. 39
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...

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TXAdopted 02/2014P-12Classroom 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...

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VASigned into law 02/2014P-12Teacher Career Ladder Program
H.J.R. 1
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...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12Teachers' Retirement Law
A.B. 1379
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 ...

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WVAdopted 08/2013P-12Procedures 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...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013P-12Minority Teacher Recruitment
S.B. 755
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...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013P-12
Postsec.
Network of Quality Teaching and Learning
H.B. 3233
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...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Teach for America Expansion and NC Teacher Corps
S.B. 402
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...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Study Teacher and Administrator Effectiveness and Compensation
S.B. 402
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Educator Excellence Innovation Program
H.B. 1751
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Teaching 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...

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ILAdopted 05/2013P-12Teacher Recruiting and Retention Task Force
H.J.R. 27
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...

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IAto governor 05/2013P-12Online 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...

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FLSigned into law 04/2013P-12Deleting References to Inactive or Underutilized Programs
S.B. 1096
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...

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WVSigned into law 04/2013P-12
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Teacher Scholarships/Loans
S.B. 359
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.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bil...

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MSSigned into law 04/2013P-12School District Financial Procedures and Task Force to Study Teacher Attrition and Retention
S.B. 2138
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2013P-12
Postsec.
Modification of Education-related Reporting Requirements
H.B. 285
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...

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ARSigned into law 03/2013P-12
Postsec.
Veterans' Hiring Preference
H.B. 1517
Clarifies hiring rules, giving preference to veterans considered for positions at state agencies, higher education institutions, and public schools.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Bills/HB1517.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Repealing of Student Education Incentive Loan Forgiveness Program
SB 1027-
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2012P-12Retirement Pensions for Limited-Employment Returning Teachers
S.B. 3597
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...

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NYIssued 04/2012P-12Establishing 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...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12
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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...

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NJSigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Teacher Certification of Veterans
S 1026
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Repeal 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...

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DESigned into law 03/2012P-12Removes Sunset Provision for TFA
H.B. 239
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...

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SDSigned into law 03/2012P-12Teach for America Grant Program
S.B. 139
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.

http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2012/Bills/SB139ENR.pdf...

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SDRejected by voters 03/2012P-12Teaching Needs Scholarship Program
H.B. 1234
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...

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NMAdopted 02/2012P-12Study 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.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/12%20Regular/memorials/house/HM013.pdf...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Retirees' Return to Work
S.B. 349
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12State and District Reporting
H.B. 3464
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...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Tuition Waivers for Educational Aides
S.B. 1
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...

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ORSigned into law 06/2011P-12Teacher Loans
S.B. 670
Defines school types for purpose of federal loan forgiveness programs offered to teachers. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/sb0600.dir/sb0670.en.html...

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SCSigned into law 06/2011P-12Report Cards/WorkKey Assessments/Teacher Loans
H.B. 3663
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...

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MSSigned into law 04/2011P-12Mental Health and Teacher Shortage Committees
H.B. 1177
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...

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DESigned into law 04/2011P-12Senate's Teacher Hiring Task Force
S.B. 16
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...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011P-12Licensed Speech Pathologists Bonus
H.B. 1819
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.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Bills/HB1819.pdf...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12Retirement Benefits and Limit on When Retiree May Return to Work
S.B. 1425
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 ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010Postsec.
Community College
Financial Aid to Encourage Transfer to Four-Year Institutions
S.B. 3699
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...

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FLIssued 06/2010P-12Florida's Task Force on Excellent Teaching
E.O. 10-126
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...

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SCSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.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...

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IASigned into law 04/2010P-12Minority Teacher Recruitment
H.B. 2432
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 ...

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MSSigned into law 04/2010P-12Task Force on Teacher Attrition, Retention and Growth
H.B. 1047
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...

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Signed into law 03/2010P-12Minority Teacher Recruitment
H.B. 2432
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.
http://c...

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ALAdopted 03/2010P-12Teacher Recruitment Incentive Program
300-4-7
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...

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MASigned into law 01/2010P-12Charter 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)
http://www.mass.gov/legi...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Retirement Benefits for Returning Retirees
A.B. 506
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...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Beginning-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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12
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Consolidation of Teacher Recruitment Programs
H.B. 3999
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Grow Your Own Teacher Act
H.B. 4117
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Grow Your Own Teacher Program
H.B. 392
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...

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AZSigned into law 08/2009P-12Teacher 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.
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/3s/laws/0012.pdf...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Center 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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Educators Certified Outside Texas
H.B. 4152
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12G+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...

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NESigned into law 04/2009P-12Excellence in Teaching Act
L.B. 547
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...

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DESigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Teach For America
H.B. 102
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.
http://legis....

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Bonuses for Nationall Board Certified Teachers
H.B. 1862
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Teacher Opportunity Program
S.B. 852
Amends the Teacher Opportunity Program; provides scholarships to teachers returning to college to receive an additional certification.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Acts/Act1214.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Consolidation of Teacher Education Recruitment Programs
S.B. 853
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.
http://www.arkleg.sta...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Teacher Recruitment for High-Priority Districts
S.B. 980
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.
http://...

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INSigned into law 03/2009P-12Minority Teacher Recruitment
H.B. 1479
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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Teacher Loan Forgiveness
H.B. 480
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2009P-12Provision of Workforce Housing
H.B. 2132
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.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+ful+HB2132ER...

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KYAdopted 01/2009P-12Teacher Scholarships
11 KAR 8:030 and :040
Adds provisions relating to default on a repayment obligation under the teacher scholarship program....

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UTAdopted 01/2009P-12Public Education Job Enhancement Program
R690-100
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...

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UTAdopted 09/2008P-12Paraeducator to Teacher Scholarship Program
R277-526
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008Postsec.
Community College
Illinois Future Teacher Corps Program
H.B. 1334
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,...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008P-12Return to Teaching in Shortage Area
H.B. 4536
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...

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NYAdopted 07/2008P-12Employment 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...

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HIGOVERNOR'S veto overridden by SENATE. *****To HOUSE for concurrence. 07/2008P-12Teacher Shortages and Professional Development Schools
S.B. 3252
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...

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MOAdopted 07/2008P-12teacher 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.
http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/cur...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12Teacher Exit Interviews
S.B. 548
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...

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HISigned into law 06/2008P-12Re-Hiring Retired Teachers and Administrators
H.B. 2710
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...

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COSigned into law 05/2008P-12Improving Teaching Quality Policies
H.B. 1384
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...

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COSigned into law 05/2008P-12Teacher Loan Forgiveness Pilot Program
H.B. 1255
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 ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2008P-12Employment Following Retirement
H.B. 2074
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 ...

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AKSigned into law 05/2008P-12teacher shortage
S.B. 241
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
http://www.legis.state.ak.us/PDF/25/Bills/SB0241Z.PDF...

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GASigned into law 05/2008P-12Rehiring Retired Teachers
S.B. 327
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...

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OKSigned into law 05/2008P-12Licensing Teach for America and Middle School Reading
H.B. 3124
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...

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MNSigned into law 05/2008P-12Teachers of Diverse Backgrounds Financial Aid Pilot Program
H.B. 1812
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 ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Teacher Certification, Loan Forgiveness, and Additional Endorsements
S.B. 64
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...

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MSSigned into law 04/2008P-12Troops to Teachers Pilot
S.B. 2913
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...

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MSSigned into law 04/2008P-12Teach For America Act
S.B. 2518
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...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Employment of Retired Teachers
H.B. 470
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...

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LAAdopted 03/2008P-12
Community College
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Educator 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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Stipends 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...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Expansion of Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program
S.B. 169
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 ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Signing Bonuses and One-Time Performance Based Bonuses
S.B. 281
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...

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Career and Technical Teacher Recruitment
H.B. 506
Relates to the Teaching Scholarship Loan Program to increase the number of candidates pursuing careers in career and technical education.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?081+ful+HB506ER...

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NYVetoed 08/2007P-12Retired Police Personnel As New York Teachers
S.B. 3994
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Grow Your Own Teacher Education Act
S.B. 446
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12
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Community College
Agricultural Science Teacher Training Continuum and Incentive Funding Grants
H.B. 1922
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...

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MAIssued 08/2007P-12
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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...

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NCSigned into law 08/2007P-12
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Community College
Teacher Assistant Scholarship Fund
H.B. 851
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.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Se...

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NCSigned into law 08/2007P-12Pilot Alternative Teacher Salary Plans
H.B. 966
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...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12Retired Teachers Returning to the Classroom
H.B. 956
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...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12Pilot Program for Lateral Entry Teachers
S.B. 1115
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 ...

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TXSigned into law 07/2007P-12Modifies Use of Rewards
H.B. 2399
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, ...

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NCIssued 07/2007P-12Programs 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.
http://www.governor.state.nc.us/news/executive...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12Recruiting Retired Teachers, Administrators
H.B. 2585
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 ...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2007P-12Hawaii Educator Loan Program
H.B. 777
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...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2007P-12Felix Stipend Revolving Fund
H.B. 15
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...

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LASigned into law 07/2007P-12Tax Credit for Teachers Returning to Katrina-Struck Districts
H.B. 847
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 ...

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LASigned into law 07/2007P-12Reemployment of State Retirees
S.B. 96
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...

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OKSigned into law 06/2007P-12Amends Education Leadership Oklahoma Program
S.B. 586
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...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12Pilot 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.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/23rdSpecial/Bills/AB/AB3_EN.pdf...

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CTSigned into law 05/2007P-12International Teacher Permits
S.B. 1287
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.
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2007/ACT/Pa...

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MTSigned into law 05/2007P-12Quality 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...

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KSSigned into law 05/2007P-12
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Teacher Service Scholarship
H.B. 2185
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.
http://www.k...

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MDSigned into law 05/2007P-12Rehiring Retired Teachers
H.B. 962
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...

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MOSigned into law 05/2007P-12Teaching 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...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Aids in Recruitment
H.B. 1432
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, ...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Leadership Academy, Teacher Recruitment and Development
S.B. 5955
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...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Re-Employment of Retired Teachers
H.B. 1262
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...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Science 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...

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IDSigned into law 04/2007P-12Potential 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 ...

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ARTo governor 03/2007P-12Study of teacher support systems
S.C.R. 19
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.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2007/public/SCR19....

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Grants for Home Ownership
S.B. 1292
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 ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans Program Appropriation
H.B. 241
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12Public Education Job Enhancement Program Expansion
H.B. 240
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...

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NDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Allows Higher Salaries for Hard-to-Fill Positions
H.B. 1177
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...

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SDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Expands Use of State Institute Fund
S.B. 68
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.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2007/bills/SB68enr.pdf...

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ILAdopted 03/2007P-12Early 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...

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Foreign Language Teacher Loan Repayment Program
H.B. 182
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...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007P-12School District Teacher Incentive Program
S.B. 100
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...

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VASigned into law 02/2007P-12Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program changes
H.B. 1913
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 ...

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ILAdopted 02/2007P-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,...

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GAAdopted 01/2007P-12Title IIA Program Grant
GAC 160-1-4-.273
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...

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UTAdopted 12/2006P-12
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Public Education Job Enhancement Program Eligibility
R690-100
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...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Teacher 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 ...

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NCSigned into law 08/2006P-12Math and Science Teachers Pilot Program
S.B. 1741
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...

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HISigned into law 07/2006P-12Employing Retired Teachers/Administrators
H.B. 1862
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 ...

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HISigned into law 07/2006P-12Funding for Teacher Training/Support
S.B. 3195
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...

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ILAdopted 07/2006P-12
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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...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Grow Your Own Teacher Act
S.B. 2235
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...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Keeping Retired Teachers in Workforce
H.B. 5331
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...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12
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Teachers Education Trust Fund Incentive Program
S.B. 737
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.

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CTSigned into law 06/2006P-12Early Childhood Workforce Expansion
S.B. 455
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...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Merit-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...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Rehired Retirees
S.B. 88
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...

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OHSigned into law 06/2006P-12
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Ohio Core Support
H.B. 115
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...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12Teaching Shortages and Licensure/Revocation
H.B. 677
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...

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MOSigned into law 05/2006P-12
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Urban Flight and Rural Needs Scholarship Program
S.B. 980
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.
http://www.senate.mo.g...

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LAAdopted 05/2006P-12Students 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...

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KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12Special 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 ...

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KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12Teacher 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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Teaching 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...

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NYSigned into law 04/2006P-12New York State Math and Science Teaching Incentive Program
S.B. 9558
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2006P-12Return of Retired Teachers
S.B. 99
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2006P-12Teacher Recruitment Financial Aid Incentives
H.B. 81
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...

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ILAdopted 01/2006P-12
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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...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Teach Illinois Scholarship Program
H.B. 60
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...

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HISigned into law 07/2005P-12Teachers' Housing
S.B. 639
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...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Scholarships for Teachers
H.B. 1051
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...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12Louisiana 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...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12Louisiana 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...

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Teacher Recruitment and Education
H.B. 844
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...

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AKSigned into law 06/2005P-12Reemployed Retired Teachers
H.B. 161
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...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12Teach Louisiana First Program
S.B. 144
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 ...

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AZIssued 06/2005P-12Governor'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...

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COSigned into law 05/2005P-12Teacher Loan Forgiveness Pilot Program
S.B. 191
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...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12State Retirement System
H.B. 2472
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Incentives 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 ...

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KSSigned into law 04/2005P-12Teacher 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...

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KSSigned into law 04/2005P-12National 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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Teacher Resource Programs
H.B. 1982
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...

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KSSigned into law 04/2005P-12
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Math and Science Teacher Scholarships
S.B. 138
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...

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WASigned into law 04/2005P-12The Teachers Retirement System Early Retirement
H.B. 1327
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....

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IDSigned into law 03/2005P-12
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Student Loan Forgiveness
H.B. 18
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 ...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12Return of Retired Teachers
H.B. 1787
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12Teacher Shortage
H.B. 1781
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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
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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 ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2005P-12Tuition Loan Reimbursement Program
H.B. 74
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...

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WYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Teacher Shortage Loan Repayment Program
H.B. 85
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2005P-12Public Education Job Enhancement Program
H.B. 188
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12State Teachers' Retirement
A.B. 1852
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.

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Low 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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004P-12Qualified Teachers
H.B. 6906
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 ...

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AZIssued 08/2004P-12Establishing 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...

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ILSigned into law 07/2004P-12Grow Our Own Teacher Education Act
S.B. 1550
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...

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WAEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2004P-12Out-of-State Teaching Certificate
WAC 180-79A-257
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...

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LASigned into law 07/2004P-12Teachers Homebuyer Program
S.B. 879
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...

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PASigned into law 07/2004P-12Annuity Incentive
S.B. 200
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...

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AKSigned into law 06/2004P-12Repeals Teacher Housing Assistance
S.B. 274
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...

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FLSigned into law 06/2004P-12Retired Teachers Reemployment
S.B. 3010
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...

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LASigned into law 06/2004P-12Prestige License Plates for Educators
H.B. 290
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...

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LASigned into law 06/2004P-12Return to Active Service by Disabled
H.B. 982
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...

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FLSigned into law 06/2004P-12Education Personnel
S.B. 2986
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...

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ARRule Adoption 05/2004P-12
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State Teacher Assistance Resource Program
008.10.04-001
Establishes rules regarding the amendment of the state teacher assistance resource program. ARKANSAS REG 3933 (SN)
http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/elections_pdfs/register/may_2004/008.10.04-001.pdf...

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GASigned into law 05/2004P-12Teacher Recruitment and Retirement
H.B. 366
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...

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AZSigned into law 05/2004P-12Impact Aid for Teacher Housing
H.B. 2475
Allows school districts to use Impact Aid for teacher housing.
http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/46leg/2r/laws/0209.htm...

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MERule Adoption 04/2004P-12Returning to Employment
94-411-410
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...

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COSigned into law 04/2004P-12Teacher Loans
H.B. 1039
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...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Home Ownership Assistance
H.B. 827
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...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Rehiring Retired Teachers
H.B. 1171
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...

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WVSigned into law 04/2004P-12Use of Retired Teachers
H.B. 2268
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...

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WASigned into law 03/2004P-12Prospective Teachers Scholarships and Loan Payment
H.B. 2708
Creates conditional scholarships and loan repayments for prospective teachers....

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WVTo governor 03/2004P-12Recruiting Minorities
S.B. 200
Requires state police to annually report to Legislature effectiveness of recruiting minorities....

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WASigned into law 03/2004P-12Teachers Cottages
H.B. 2462
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...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Teacher Recruitment
H.B. 1080
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...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Teacher Recruitment and Retention
S.B. 89
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...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12State Teacher Assistance Program
H.B. 1079
Expands the state teacher assistance resource program; provides for forgivable loans. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1079.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Teacher Housing Fund
H.B. 1060
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...

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DERule Adoption 01/2004P-12Recruiting &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...

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MERule Adoption 11/2003Postsec.Conduct Rules of Educators for Maine Program
94-457-610
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)...

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ILVetoed 11/2003P-12Teachers Return to Employment
H.B. 1185
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 ...

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ILTotal Veto Stands 11/2003P-12Housing Assistance for New Teachers
H.B. 2345
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...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Federal Tax Housing Credits: Classified Employees
S.B. 162
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Housing Assistance
A.B. 304
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...

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ILEmergency Rule Adoption 09/2003P-12
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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...

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CASigned into law 08/2003P-12
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Community College
Education Finance
A.B. 1754
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...

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NCSigned into law 08/2003P-12School Personnel
S.B. 701
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 ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12Retired Teacher Employment
S.B. 195
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 ...

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DESigned into law 07/2003P-12Charter School Teacher Scholarships
S.B. 92
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...

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RISigned into law 07/2003P-12Retired Staff as Mentors
H.B. 5642
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...

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CTSigned into law 07/2003P-12Reemployment of Retired Teachers
H.B. 6696
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...

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LASigned into law 07/2003P-12Critical Teacher Shortage Incentive Program
H.B. 1231
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...

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LASigned into law 07/2003P-12Teach Louisiana First Program
H.B. 1923
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...

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DESigned into law 06/2003P-12Professional Incentive Programs
S.B. 68
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 ...

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MOSigned into law 06/2003P-12Retired 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...

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ILSigned into law 06/2003P-12
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Community College
FY2004 Budget Implementation (Education) Act
S.B. 744
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...

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AKSigned into law 06/2003P-12Teachers' Housing Loan Program
S.B. 25
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...

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ALSigned into law 06/2003P-12State Board of Education
S.B. 7
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...

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MESigned into law 06/2003P-12Teachers
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...

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MESigned into law 06/2003P-12Educators 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 ...

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CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12Donation Of Teaching Services By Private Sector
H.B. 5841
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...

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TNSigned into law 06/2003P-12Reemployment of Teachers
S.B. 434
Relates to reemployment after retirement by teachers....

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TXSigned into law 05/2003P-12Retirees Return to Work Provisions
H.B. 3237
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...

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MESigned into law 05/2003P-12State 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...

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TNSigned into law 05/2003P-12Qualified Teachers
S.B. 1627
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. ...

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WAVetoed 05/2003P-12Postretirement Employment
H.B. 1829
Relates to postretirement employment in the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system....

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WASigned into law 05/2003P-12Retirement Credit for Substitute Service
S.B. 5094
Provides optional service credit for substitute service to members of the school employees' retirement system....

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CASigned into law 05/2003P-12
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Education Finance
S.B. 28
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...

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NYSigned into law 05/2003P-12School Employees Retirement Health Benefits
S.B. 1343
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...

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ARSigned into law 05/2003P-12
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Teacher Assistance Resource Program
H.B. 2352
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12
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Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program
H.B. 1854
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Teacher Center
H.B. 2062
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12
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Minority Teacher Scholarship
H.B. 2187
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...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12Returning Retirees
S.B. 283
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...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12Teacher Housing Revenue Bonds
H.B. 195
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...

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WVSigned into law 04/2003P-12Service Credit Towards Retirement
S.B. 455
Relates to authorizing service credit toward retirement to public employees for public employment in another state....

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ARSigned into law 03/2003P-12Teacher licensure
H.B. 1512
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...

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MTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Retired Teachers and Administrators Can Work and Maintain Benefits
H.B. 178
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...

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WVSigned into law 03/2003P-12Job Sharing
H.B. 2083
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....

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Educational Retirement
H.B. 22
Relates to educational retirement; provides for return to employment; continues retirement benefits....

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KYAdopted 03/2003P-12Employment 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...

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NDSigned into law 03/2003P-12Signing Bonuses for Teachers
H.B. 1273
Allows school boards to pay signing bonuses for certain teachers.
http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/58-2003/bill-text/DATI0200.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2003P-12Virginia Retirement System
H.B. 2438
Relates to Virginia Retirement System; relates to the continuation of retirement benefits for retired teachers who resume teaching....

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12
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Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Incentive
S.B. 2482
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...

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KYEmergency Rule Adoption 01/2003P-12Teachers' 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 ...

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MASigned into law 01/2003P-12
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Paraprofessional Incentive Program
H.B. 4702
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...

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NYSigned into law 11/2002P-12Non-citizen Immigrants as Teachers
A.B. 9943
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....

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NCTo governor 10/2002P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Job Sharing, Benefits
S.B. 1443
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Rules for Teacher Intern Certificates
S.B. 2029
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12
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Child Development Teacher and Supervisor Grant Program
A.B. 2811
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2002P-12Loan Forgiveness for Special Education
A.B. 2068
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2002Postsec.Teacher recruitment/shortage scholarships
H.B. 4912
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...

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NYSigned into law 06/2002P-12Retired Teachers Returning as Substitutes
S.B. 7209
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 ...

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HIVetoed 06/2002P-12
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Changes to Hawaii Educator Loan Program
S.B. 2816
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...

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RITo governor 06/2002P-12Re-employment of Retired Teachers/Coaches
S.B. 2766
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...

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AKSigned into law 06/2002P-12Housing Loans for Small Town Teachers
S.B. 181
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...

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KSSigned into law 06/2002P-12
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National Guard Educational Assistance Program and Teacher Service Scholarship Program
H.B. 2642
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...

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HISigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Hawaii Educator Loan Repayment
H.B. 2164
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...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Maryland Teacher Scholarship Eligibility
H.B. 1172
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...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Minimum GPAs for Maryland Scholarships
H.B. 316
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....

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VASigned into law 04/2002P-12Virginia Teaching Loan Scholarship Program
H.B. 1346
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...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Teacher Quality Duties of the Office of Education Accountability
S.B. 166
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....

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COSigned into law 04/2002P-12Post-Retirement Teaching Incentive Plan
S.B. 145
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...

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HISigned into law 04/2002P-12Rehire of Retired Teachers as Instructors and Mentors
H.B. 2163
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...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Formation of Future Educators Clubs
H.J.R. 188
Urges local school districts, postsecondary education institutions, the Kentucky Department of Education, and other education entities to promote the formation of Future Educators Clubs.
http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/RECORD/02RS/HJ188/bill.doc...

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TNSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.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...

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WVSigned into law 03/2002P-12Return of Retired Teachers
H.B. 4579
Clarifies that a retired public school teacher may be employed as a higher education teacher without loss of benefits....

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WVSigned into law 03/2002P-12Tuition Reimbursement
H.B. 4054
Relates to reimbursement to tuition funds to teachers seeking additional endorsement in shortage areas. ftp://129.71.164.29/ftp-house02/HB4001-4100/...

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UTSigned into law 03/2002P-12Scholarships for Teachers
H.B. 253
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12Residential Incentives
H.B. 1078
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12Retired 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....

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NJSigned into law 03/2002P-12Teachers from Foreign Countries
A.B. 1152
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...

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CAChaptered by Secretary of State 09/2001P-12Recruit/Retain bilingual teachers
A.B. 1499
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...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2001P-12Retired 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....

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AKSigned into law 07/2001P-12Placing More Qualified Teachers In Districts
S.B. 86
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...

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LASigned into law 06/2001P-12Reemployment of Retirees
H.B. 1340
, 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....

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LASigned into law 06/2001P-12Reemployment of Retirees
H.B. 914
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....

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ILSigned into law 06/2001P-12Posting Teaching Openings On the Web
H.B. 1048
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...

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NVSigned into law 06/2001P-12Technology & Signing Bonuses for Teachers
S.B. 427
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...

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FLSigned into law 06/2001P-12
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Transition to Teaching Program
S.B. 1684
Creates the Transition to Teaching Program; encourages participation by postsecondary education institutions and organizations that represent eligible employees or employ eligible applicants....

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LASigned into law 06/2001P-12Reemployment of Retirees
H.B. 1359
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...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Careers to Classrooms Program
H.B. 704
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...

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NCSigned into law 05/2001P-12
Community College
Military Personnel as Teachers
S.B. 803
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...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Return of Retired Teachers
H.B. 3147
Relates to allowing certain retirees of the Teacher Retirement System to be employed as classroom teachers without losing retirement benefits....

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HISigned into law 05/2001P-12Teacher Recruitment Programs
S.B. 1212
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. ...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Support for Educational Aides
H.B. 1130
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...

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HISigned into law 05/2001P-12
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Loan Forgiveness for New Teachers
H.B. 1667
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....

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HISigned into law 05/2001P-12Hiring Retired Teachers
H.B. 1668
, Provides that department of education may rehire retired teachers in teacher shortage areas, with prior approval of superintendent and pursuant to collective bargaining....

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HISigned into law 05/2001P-12Tax Credit for Professional Development
S.B. 1315
Offers an incentive to state teachers to take professional development course work by allowing them a 100% state tax deduction on tuition costs....

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INSigned into law 05/2001P-12Transition to Teaching Program
S.B. 165
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...

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KSSigned into law 05/2001P-12
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Teacher and ethnic minority service scholarships
H.B. 2014
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...

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LASigned into law 05/2001P-12
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Creates the Critical Teacher Shortage Incentive Program.
H.B. 651
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...

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MSSigned into law 05/2001P-12Housing Loan Program for Teachers in Shortage Areas
S.B. 2181
Deletes the automatic repealer on the State Employer Assisted Housing Loan Program for teachers in critical teacher shortage areas....

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OKSigned into law 05/2001P-12Rewards, 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...

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SCSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Teacher Preparation Portion of Bill
H.B. 3534
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. ...

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TNTo governor 05/2001P-12Education 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 ...

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VAVetoed 05/2001P-12Return of Retired Teachers
S.B. 954
Provides that retired persons who are members of the Virginia Retirement System may be hired as teachers without interrupting their retirement benefits....

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WASigned into law 04/2001P-12Allows Lapsed Teaching Certificates
H.B. 1120
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....

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Minority Teacher Scholarship Program
H.B. 1940
Creates the Arkansas Geographical Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarship Program....

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Areas with Critical Teacher Shortages
H.B. 2478
Requires the Department of Education to identify critical teacher shortage areas; identifies the areas of the state that make up the arkansas Delta Region....

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Teacher Recruitment and Retention Grant Program
H.B. 1939
Creates the University Assisted Teacher Recruitment and Retention Grant Program....

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Reimburse teachers for interviewing and moving expenses
H.B. 2247
Allows school districts in the delta and in geographical teacher shortage areas to reimburse teachers for interviewing and moving expenses....

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NDSigned into law 04/2001P-12Return of Retired Teachers
S.B. 2180
Relates to retired teachers returning to teaching under the Teachers' Fund for Retirement....

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NMSigned into law 04/2001P-12Return of Retired Employees
S.B. 716
Allows retired employees for return to employment with continued retirement benefits....

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NDSigned into law 04/2001P-12Loan Forgiveness Program
H.B. 1444
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...

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NMSigned into law 04/2001P-12Teacher Loan for Service Act
H.B. 68
Enacts the Teacher Loan for Service Act; provides funding for loans to students pursuing post-secondary education in teacher training....

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12Omnibus Bill--Educational Retirement Act
S.B. 308
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 ...

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12Re-Employment of Retired Staff
H.B. 152
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12Teaching Quality
S.B. 16
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...

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COSigned into law 03/2001P-12Teacher Retirement
H.B. 1186
Concerns the maintenance of public employee retirement benefits for retirees who are hired by a school district during a critical shortage of employees....

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KYSigned into law 03/2001P-12Reorganization and responsibilities of Education Professional Standards Board
H.B. 78
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12
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Engineering/Computer Science Initiative; Secondary Teacher Preparation
S.B. 61
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...

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VASigned into law 02/2001P-12
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Amends Teacher Scholarship Loan Program
H.B. 2589
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...

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VASigned into law 02/2001P-12Retired Teachers May Return
H.B. 1589
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...

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VASigned into law 02/2001P-12Return of Retired Teachers
H.B. 252
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Lower Standards for Out of State Teachers
A.B. 877
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12Tracking Non-Credentialed Teachers
A.B. 2339
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Teacher Tax Credit
A.B. 1080
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Retired Workers Ability to go back to work
A.B. 1733
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Teacher Tax Credits/Low Interest Mortgages
A.B. 2060
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Teachers Salaries
A.B. 1087
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12
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Alternative Certification Program
A.B. 309
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Training Teachers in Hard to Staff Schools
S.B. 573
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....

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CAVetoed 08/2000P-12Teacher Shortages
S.B. 1575
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...

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CASigned into law 08/2000P-12
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In-State Tuition for Students Receiving Education Degree
A.B. 632
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 ...

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CASigned into law 08/2000P-12
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School Loans to Students in the Education Field
A.B. 899
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 ...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000P-12Substitute 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....

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TNSigned into law 06/2000P-12Retired Teachers May Return
S.B. 2124
Allows retired teachers to resume teaching without loss of benefits under certain conditions....

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ILSigned into law 06/2000P-12Retaining Teachers for Child Care
H.B. 4021
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...

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CASigned into law 06/2000P-12Recruitment
S.B. 1666
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...

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KYSigned into law 06/2000P-12Teaching Quality
S.B. 77
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...

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VTSigned into law 06/2000P-12Retired Teachers
H.B. 688
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. ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2000P-12
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Regents Allowed to Set Maximum Loan Amounts
S.B. 1393
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...

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MDSigned into law 05/2000P-12Homeownership Opportunities for Teachers
S.B. 206
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...

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NYSigned into law 05/2000P-12Teachers of Tomorrow
A.B. 11005
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...

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MESigned into law 05/2000P-12Commission on Teacher Recruitment/Retention
H.B. 1658
Resolve No. 130., (LD 2327) Establishes a commission to study teacher recruitment and retention....

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WISigned into law 05/2000P-12Loan Program
A.B. 629
Relates to a loan program for teachers and orientation and mobility instructors of visually impaired pupils; grants rule-making authority; makes an appropriation....

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CASigned into law 05/2000P-12Teacher Retirement Allowances
A.B. 141
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 ...

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CTSigned into law 05/2000P-12Education and Technology Programs
sHB 5737
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...

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MDSigned into law 05/2000P-12Re-employment of Retired Principals
S.B. 220
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...

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MNSigned by governor 05/2000P-12Minnesota New Teacher Project
H.B. 3800
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...

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VASigned into law 04/2000P-12
Community College
Diversity in Teaching Initiative Awards
S.B. 652
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...

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MSSigned into law 04/2000P-12Recruitment
H.B. 294
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....

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AZSigned into law 04/2000P-12In-State Tuition for Teachers
H.B. 2123
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....

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Retired Teachers May Return to Work
H.B. 519
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 ...

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MESigned into law 04/2000P-12Teachers for Shortage Areas
S.B. 886
(LD 2301); Creates a new certificate authorizing a person to teach in an area determined to be a teacher shortage area....

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NESigned into law 04/2000P-12Salary Study
L.B. 1399
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...

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MSSigned into law 03/2000P-12Employer-Assisted Housing
S.B. 2937
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....

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TNSigned into law 03/2000P-12Teachers over 70
S.B. 2299
Relates to teachers, principals and school personnel; deletes provisions preventing contract extension for teacher 70 years of age or older....

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12
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Omnibus Bill - Scholarships for Paraprofessionals
H.B. 1187
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.
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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12
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Omnibus Bill - Recruitment of Paraprofessionals into Teaching Field
H.B. 1187
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.
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GASigned into law 03/2000Postsec.PROMISE Teacher's Scholarships
H.B. 1619
Relates to PROMISE teacher's scholarships; changes the requirements for eligibility for the scholarship; defines certain terms....

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Teacher Recruitment for Areas Experiencing Shortages
H.B. 1187
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....

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VASigned into law 02/2000P-12Scholarship for Teachers Program
H.B. 1408
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....

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VASigned into law 02/2000P-12Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program
S.B. 630
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...

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