S.297 - A bill to put teachers first by providing grants for master teacher programs.107th Congress (2001-2002)
||Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] (Introduced 02/08/2001)
||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
||02/08/2001 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)
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Introduced in Senate (02/08/2001)
Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to make competitive five-year grants to local educational agencies to establish master teacher programs that provide funding assistance to teachers to become board certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, including the provision of the board certification fee. Requires teachers receiving such assistance to: (1) enter and complete the board certification program; and (2) upon becoming board certified, teach in a public school system for at least two years.