Title: To establish a national teaching fellowship program to encourage individuals to enter and remain in the field of teaching at public schools.
Sponsor: Rep Price, David E. [D-NC-4] (introduced 3/29/2007) Cosponsors (18)
Latest Major Action: 7/9/2007 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness.
Highlights: Provides for scholarships: (1) under the Teaching program for high school seniors and second-year college students to encourage them to enter the teaching field and become career educators; and (2) under the Partnership program for individuals, such as paraprofessional educational personnel and others currently in the education field, to complete a bachelor's degree with a state license or certification to teach through partnerships among associate- and bachelor-degree-granting institutions.
ASPIRA Policy Position
ASPIRA supports increasing teaching workforce and enhancing the quality of teachers.