H.R.1971 - Teach for America Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] (Introduced 04/19/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||07/09/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1971 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/19/2007)
Teach for America Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award a grant to Teach For America, Inc. to implement and expand its program of recruiting, selecting, training, and supporting new teachers.
Requires that grant funds be used to provide teachers to local educational agencies that serve a substantial percentage of students eligible for free or reduced price meals under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act.
Directs the Secretary of Education to provide for a study, at least once every three years, comparing the academic achievement of students taught by teachers assisted by this Act with the academic achievement of students taught by other teachers in the same schools and positions.