S.1240 - A bill to support the establishment and operation of Teachers Professional Development Institutes.112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Lieberman, Joseph I. [ID-CT] (Introduced 06/21/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||06/21/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
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Summary: S.1240 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/21/2011)
Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to: (1) award grants to encourage the establishment and operation of Teachers Institutes; and (2) provide technical assistance, all or some of which may be provided through the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) in establishing and operating Teachers Institutes.
Sets forth selection criteria, including consideration of the extent to which the proposed Institute will serve schools that have a significant low-income population.
Defines a Teachers Institute as a partnership or joint venture between one or more IHEs and one or more LEAs serving one or more schools with significant low-income populations that is established to improve the quality of teaching and learning through collaborative seminars.