S.1565 - Supporting Future Educators Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN] (Introduced 07/13/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/13/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1565 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/13/2017)
Supporting Future Educators Act of 2017
This bill requires the Department of Education (ED) to establish the Strengthen-Our-Schools Grant Program, which shall award competitive, renewable five-year grants to local education agencies to fund:
- teaching residency programs, including distance-learning facilities or infrastructure, mentor teacher incentives, resident salaries, and resident tuition;
- additional credit requirements for a teacher to become licensed in a second subject area or earn an additional qualification that meets a specific need of the school;
- additional credit requirements needed to qualify teachers to teach dual or concurrent enrollment programs; and
- housing supplements or special housing programs to support prospective teachers in high-need districts.
Not less than 10% of available grant funds shall be directed to programs that address teacher shortages in rural school districts.
ED must create a national database of qualified mentor teachers who can provide student-teacher supervision to participants in teacher preparation programs.