S.2335 - Preparing, Recruiting, and Retaining Education Professionals Act of 2004108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] (Introduced 04/22/2004)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||04/22/2004 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
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Summary: S.2335 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/22/2004)
Preparing, Recruiting, and Retaining Education Professionals Act of 2004 - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to reauthorize and revise title II part A provisions for teacher quality enhancement grants for States and partnerships (II-A).
Revises State grant, partnership grant, and recruitment grant requirements to include provisions relating to: (1) early childhood education; (2) exemplary, highly competent, and highly qualified teachers as these are defined under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965; (3) teacher mentoring; (4) professional development; (5) parental involvement; and (6) high-need schools and local educational agencies.
Requires States to submit teacher quality plans.
Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants to institutions of higher education that are II-A partner institutions to create Academies for Faculty Excellence.
Extends the authorization of appropriations for II-A through FY 2010.