S.959 - Teach For America Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Clinton, Hillary Rodham [D-NY] (Introduced 03/22/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||03/22/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
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Summary: S.959 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/22/2007)
Teach for America Act of 2007- 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.