H.R.3296 - Prekindergarten-Oriented Professional Support Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9] (Introduced 07/14/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||08/10/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3296 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/14/2005)
Prekindergarten-Oriented Professional Support Act of 2005 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make grants to states and local educational agencies to: (1) pay all or a portion of the salaries, benefits, and training costs of new prekindergarten teachers at prekindergarten providers; and (2) increase retention of prekindergarten teachers by establishing a career ladder for them.
Makes high-quality state, local, or private nonprofit or for-profit prekindergarten providers eligible for the new teacher program if they: (1) meet standards issued by the Secretary; (2) serve a significant percentage of low-income children; and (3) if private and tuition-based, agree to ensure that at least one-half of the children served by new teachers will be low-income.