|IL||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Illinois Financial Support for National Board Certification|
Partially from bill summary: Amends provisions related to the Illinois Teaching Excellence Program, which provides funds for educators who have or are in the process of obtaining licensure through the National
Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Removes...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Teacher Residency Program|
Deletes references to licenses or licensure; changing references from licenses to certificates; directs the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation to work with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the various institutions of higher educatio...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Education Budget - New Teacher Mentoring Program|
From Legislative Budget Notes publication:
NEW TEACHER MENTORING PROGRAM - Funding is provided to expand the number of teachers that may participate in the Beginning Educator Support Team (BEST) program at Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. ...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Repeal of Peer Assistance and Review Pilot Program|
S.B. 34 - Repeal of Peer Assistance and Review Pilot Program
Effective July 2017, repeals Title 53A, Chapter 8a, Part 8, Peer Assistance and Review Pilot Program. http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/sbillenr/SB0034.pdf...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Educator and Administrator Evaluation Systems and Compensation|
Shifts date by which districts must fully implement educator and school/district administrator evaluation systems from 2014-15 to 2015-16. Requires that employee and school/district administrator compensation systems aligned with annual evaluation system be im...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2014||P-12||Teacher Career Ladder Program|
Resolves that the Department of Education study the feasibility of implementing a Teacher Career Ladder program in the Commonwealth, consider the implementation of such programs in other states and make recommendations for a program in Commonwealth. The Depart...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12|
|Network of Quality Teaching and Learning|
Establishes the Network of Quality Teaching and Learning, which consists of the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB), department of education, and public and private entities. Provides the purposes of the network are to:
(1) Enhance a culture of leadersh...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Grant Program to Provide Instruction to Educationally Disadvantaged Students|
Establishes a grant program for districts to provide summer instruction primarily for students who are educationally disadvantaged. Directs the commissioner to establish and administer a grant program to provide grants to up to 10 districts to provide instruct...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Educator Excellence Innovation Program|
Renames the Educator Excellence Awards Program the "Educator Excellence Innovation Program." Specifies purposes of the program are to systematically transform educator quality and effectiveness and district administrative practices, and to use these enhanced q...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||District Teacher Mentoring Programs|
H.B. 2012 - District Teacher Mentoring Programs
Clarifies provisions regarding release time for mentor teachers to provide mentoring activities. Directs the commissioner of education to annually report to the legislature on the effectiveness of district mentoring programs. By November 1, 2013, directs the g...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Appropriations and Reappropriations|
S.B. 1016 - Appropriations and Reappropriations
From section 56 of bill summary: Reduces by various amounts appropriations made for supplemental school counseling, special education, partnership academies, instructional support to help pupils pass the high school exit examination, English language tutoring ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2011||P-12||Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment|
S.B. 941 - Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment
From bill summary: Permits the commission on teacher credentialing to waive requirements relating to beginning teacher support and assessment for an individual who has completed a clear credential program after completion of a baccalaureate degree at a regiona...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Teacher Support Program|
S.B. 2150 - Multiple Provisions
Requires the education standards and practices board (ESPB) to establish and administer a first-year teacher support (mentoring) program. Requires the employment of a coordinator who will select and train experienced teachers who will serve as mentors. If a di...
|CA||Vetoed 08/2010||P-12||Teacher Leaders Advisory Panel|
Directs the commission on teacher credentialing to convene an advisory panel to consider:
(1) The various roles of teacher leaders in today's public schools (i.e., master teachers, mentors, induction support providers and fieldwork supervisors, instructional l...
|HI||Adopted 06/2010||P-12||Re-Employment of Retired Teachers|
Establishes the conditions under which state and county retirees may be reemployed while still receiving employees' retirement system benefits. Specifies that a retirant may be employed without reenrollment in the system and suffer no loss or interruption of b...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Mentoring|
H.B. 1263 - Induction and Mentoring Section
Requires the state board to establish standards for effective mentoring that is focused; is systematic; is ongoing; is high quality; is geared to the needs of each employee being mentored; includes observations; and includes feedback. Requires each school syst...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Teacher Mentorships and Evaluation|
District must provide for the mentorship and evaluation of level one teachers. At the end of each year and at the end of the license period, the teacher shall be evaluated for competency. If the teacher fails to demonstrate satisfactory progress and competence...
|IL||Adopted 01/2010||P-12||Workloads for Those Mentoring New Teachers|
23 IAC 25.910
Amends provisions related to mentors assigned to new teachers. Provides that mentors holding a full-time teaching assignment may be assigned no more than one new teacher during any given year. Page 269-272 of 293: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/...
|IL||Adopted 11/2009||P-12||New Teacher Induction and Mentoring|
23 IAC 65.20, .130, .140, .160
Amends rule to eliminate the current focus of this program as a pilot program and restructure it along the lines of a continuing grant that will be expanded to encompass new applicants as the level of available funding permits. This change calls for the deleti...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Teacher Induction Requirement|
A.B. 2 - Section 17
From legislative analysis: Existing law sets forth the minimum requirements for the professional clear multiple or single subject teacher credential. Among those requirements is the completion of a program of beginning teacher induction. This requirement is co...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Financial Reporting and Minimum Standards|
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.07
Partially from the DOE summary of H.B. 1:Modifies the current requirement for the state board to develop a standard for reporting financial information to the public. Requires districts and educational service center boards to report revenues and expenditures ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Center for Creativity and Innovation|
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.82
**No funds allocated in the current budget for this center, according to the DOE's H.B. 1 summary document http://www.education.ohio.gov/GD/DocumentManagement/DocumentDownload.aspx?DocumentID=71635**
Authorizes the state superintendent to create the center f...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Model Peer Assistance and Review Program|
H.B. 1 - Section 265.70.50
By December 31, 2010, directs the department of education, in consultation with the educator standards board, to develop a model peer assistance and review program, and to develop recommendations to expand the use of peer assistance and review programs through...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School Finance Redesign|
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.01, 3306.011, 3306.012, 3306.02, 3306.051
New Chapter 3306.: As described in the bill analysis by the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC), "The bill enacts a new R.C. Chapter 3306., and revises many other existing codified laws, to establish a new system of financing for school districts and oth...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Teacher Mentors|
Specifies that teachers eligible for mentors are those with less than two years' teaching experience in the subject or grade level to which the teacher is assigned. Allows teachers from outside the new teacher's school to be assigned as a mentor. http://www.le...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Mentoring and Peer Coaching|
Allows school districts to have trained observers serve as mentors or coaches and to have probationary teachers participate in professional learning communities as part of the district's peer review process for probationary teachers. Peer coaching for continui...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Teacher Mentoring|
H.B. 2261-Section 114, Teacher Mentoring
Section 114 creates the quality education council and charges it with recommending and informing the ongoing implementation by the legislature of an evolving program of basic education and the financing necessary for that program. Using the capacity report req...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Educator Evaluation Program|
Requires a local school board to develop an educator evaluation program and provide for (1) the evalution of provisional and probationary educators at least twice each school year; (2) the ongoing evaluation of all career educators; and (3) an orientation on t...
|IL||Signed into law 10/2008||P-12||Teaching Excellence Program and P-20 Council Membership|
Revises the Teaching Excellence Program. Provides an annual payment of $3,000 to a teacher or counselor who holds both a Master Certificate and a
corresponding certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Creates a $1,000 incen...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
Renames provisions of law providing for the rights of teachers to the Teacher Bill of Rights. Provides that teachers have a right to immunity and legal defense. Provides that a beginning teacher has the right to receive leadership, including the assignment of ...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Revamp of Teacher Support and Training Program|
Concerns the Beginning Educator Support and Training (BEST) Program; requires school boards and unions to bargain over compensation, hours and duties of teachers who train and evaluate student teachers or serve as mentors and assessors of beginning teachers un...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Teacher Certification, Loan Forgiveness, and Additional Endorsements|
Creates a certification incentive fund to provide grants for eligible recipients to conduct summer institutes. Specifies that the priority for the institutes in the 2008-2009 through 2011-2012 school years is the certification of teachers in high school mathem...
|OR||Adopted 01/2008||P-12||Teacher/Administrator Mentoring|
OAR 581-020-0085, -0090
Establishes requirements for teacher and administrator mentoring programs. OREGON 29089...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12|
|Agricultural Science Teacher Training Continuum and Incentive Funding Grants|
Subject to appropriation, requires the state board of education to develop a secondary-level agricultural science teacher training continuum and to provide incentive funding grants to the agriculture science teacher education programs at Illinois State Univers...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2007||P-12||Teacher Professional Development Supports|
Appropriates $585,000 for fiscal year 2007-2008 for up to five complex areas to coordinate and expand complex-level resources for support services, including professional development, curriculum alignment and mentoring in schools, with allocations to each comp...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Teacher and Administrator Mentoring Program|
Modifies the beginning teacher and administrator mentoring program; adds to the qualifications and specifies training for mentors; increases the amount of grants-in-aid per teacher or administrator that a school district may receive; allows the Department of E...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Student Achievement/Teacher Quality program|
S.F. 277 - funding provisions
Allocates $173,943,894 -- $69,600,000 above FY07. Includes $20 million for professional development; $250,000 for new administrator mentoring and induction; $1.8 Million for Teacher Development Academy expansion; $4.4 million for teacher mentoring and inductio...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Teacher Quality Committee|
S.F. 277 (Section 17)
Strikes Section 284.4, subsection 1, paragraph c, which made a district eligible for student achievement and teaching quality monies if the district's submitted written statement included willingness to provide the equivalent of an additional contract day to p...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Teacher Mentoring Programs|
Directs the department of education to distribute available funds for mentorship programs to school districts annually on a per-teacher basis according to the number of beginning
teachers on the 40th day of the school year. Also directs the department to requi...
|KY||Adopted 10/2006||P-12||Kentucky Teacher Internship Program|
16 KAR 7:010
Establishes rules regarding the requirements for the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/016/007/010reg.htm...
|IL||Adopted 06/2006||P-12||Beginning Teacher Induction Pilot Program|
23 IAC 65.10, .20, .110, .120, .130, .140, .150, .160
Establishes rules regarding the "Beginning Teacher Induction Pilot Program," which provides for statewide induction and mentoring programs but also permits competitive grant programs in any year when the appropriation is not sufficient for that purpose.
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Teacher Issues|
H.B. 2792 - Section 5 - 23
Adds "evaluation of teachers against the Iowa teaching standards" as fifth element of the student achievement and teacher quality program. Clarifies that all districts must adopt a teacher evaluation plan that meets certain guidelines. Clarifies that every sch...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Merit-Based Teacher Pay|
H.B. 2792 - Section 24 - 27
Rewrites section 284.11 (former "Pilot program for team-based variable pay for student achievement"). New section 284.11 encourages school districts to establish teacher compensation opportunities that recognize the need for geographic or other locally determ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12|
|School Community Professional Development Act|
H.B. 7087 (Section 62)
The Department of Education, public postsecondary educational institutions, public school districts, public schools, state education foundations, consortia, and professional organizationsls in this state will work collaboratively. The system of professional d...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Teacher Induction Program|
Establishes a comprehensive induction program in the State Department of Education for new teachers employed by hard-to-staff schools; requires that the comprehensive induction program include mentoring, professional development training and support, and forma...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Retired Educators as Mentors|
Adds a new section that reads: "(r) For purposes of the State educator mentoring program, a retired educator engaged in mentoring activities shall be entitled to the same stipends as otherwise provided for non-retired educator mentors. Such retired educators...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
|Teacher Recruitment and Education|
Section 1: Establishes need for improvement in teacher recruitment, compensation, support and peer mentoring.
Section 2: Creates a new section establishing the Hawaii teacher cadet program fund, originally a department initiative, as a separate fund of the Ha...
|AZ||Issued 06/2005||P-12||Governor's Committee for Teacher Quality and Support|
Executive Order 2005-11
Creates and defines membership of the Governor's Committee for Teacher Quality and Support, the purpose of which is to: (1) develop teacher training delivery system to addresss the lack of uniform access to quality induction, mentoring and ongoing professional...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Teacher Mentors|
Revises mentor teacher selection process. A mentor teacher is to be selected by the principal from a list of qualified teacher volunteers who have submitted their names for that purpose. After compilation of the list, the principal must provide opportunity fo...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teachers|
Enhanced mentoring during the first two years of teaching, deleted the requirements for mentoring and urged the State Board of Education to create a task force to develop a test program modeling teacher mentoring and encouraging participation and cooperation f...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|Committee for Mathematics Achievement|
H.B. 93 (Section 2)
Defines terms, including "mathematics coach," "mathematics diagnostic assessment," "mathematics intervention program," "mathematics leader," "mathematics mentor," and "numeracy." Establishes the Committee for Mathematics Achievement to develop a multi-faceted ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|The Center for Mathematics|
H.B. 93 (Section 4)
Creates the Center for Mathematics to make available professional development for teachers in reliable, research-based diagnostic assessment and intervention strategies, coaching and mentoring models, and other programs in mathematics. Specifies the duties of ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Role of Department of Education in Achieving State Educational Goals|
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraph 4)
Mandates that the Kentucky Department of Education provide assistance to schools and teachers, including publicizing professional development opportunities, methods of measuring effective professional development, the availability of high quality instructional...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Roles of School Councils, Local Boards and Superintendents in Achieving State Education Goals|
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraphs 8-10)
(8) School councils at all school levels are encouraged to identify and allocate resources to qualified teachers to become coaches or mentors in mathematics or coaches or mentors in reading with a focus on improving student achievement in their respective scho...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Education Professional Standards|
Allows a one-year certificate to be granted an individual bearing all other qualifications except the assessments and selected as an assistant principal in a district where the superintendent certifies to the Education Professional Standards Board that there i...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12|
|Beginning Teacher Induction Requirements|
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to determine that a candidate has fulfilled the induction program requirement if the candidate earned a preliminary teaching credential by completing an accredited internship program of professional preparation ...
|NY||Vetoed 08/2004||P-12||Omnibus Legislation|
One new section (83-A) of this large bill authorizes the state commissioner to award additional 2004-05 grants for teacher mentors, not to exceed $4,667,000 for a total 2004-05 program of $6 million. A second new section (83-B) provides additional funding for ...
|DE||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Educator Mentoring|
14 DAC 1502
Establishes regulations concerning the duties and responsibilities of educator lead mentors, mentors, and new educators. All educators serving on an Initial License must successfully participate in educator mentoring in order to be eligible for a continuing li...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Education Personnel|
Relates to education personnel; provides for expunging of criminal history records of applicants for employment at certain education related offices; requires background screening for charter school employees and board members; amends requirements for admissio...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program|
Provides a public school that has an existing teacher induction and mentoring program that does not meet program requirements may have two additional school years to develop a program that does meet those requirements and may receive funding if made by the sta...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Regional Educational Service Centers|
S.B. 1093 § 3
Allows the department of education to fund (within available appropriations) in cooperation with one or more regional educational service centers: (1) a cooperating teacher training program; (2) institutes to provide continuing education; and (3) a beginning t...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
S.B. 296 (multiple provisions)
Specifies that all valid teaching certificates issued prior to September 1988 are exempt from the professional development requirement that follows. Narrows types of teacher licences available to an initial professional certificate and a career continuous pro...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Exemption from Beginning Teacher Mentoring and Induction Program|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Eliminates provision that the three years of successful teaching experience that exempts a teacher who previously taught in an accredited nonpublic school or another state or country from completing state beginning teacher mentoring and induction program must ...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Educational Requirements for Licensure|
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 22-10A-6 to require the state board to set requirements that provide a reasonable period of time for teachers to comply with the reading course (3 hours) requirement. Adds new section (22-10A-7), which establishes requirements for level one lic...
|IA||Adopted 03/2003||P-12||Beginning Teacher Mentoring and Induction Program and Non-Beginning Teacher Evaluation and Individual Teacher Career Development Plan|
281 IAC 83.2 thru 83.6
Amends rules regarding the Teacher Quality Program. Includes preschool teachers in "beginning teacher" definition for purposes of beginning teacher mentoring and induction program adopted in statute. Specifies that beginning teachers are the teachers who must...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Pilot Teacher Internship Program|
Authorizes the education professional standards board to conduct a two-year internship pilot program for new teachers between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2006. Requires the board to promulgate administrative regulations defining the program and implementing comp...
|UT||Adopted 11/2002||P-12||Entry Years Enhancements (EYE) for Quality Teaching|
Establishes rules relating to assistance for entry level teachers to increase their expertise and confidence in their beginning teaching years. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2002/b20021001.pdf and http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Teacher Induction, Evaluation, Early Retirement Incentives, Administrator Preparation and Certification, Minimum Teacher Salary Requirements, Statewide Career Path Pilot Program|
Requires state board to establish standards for district and area education agency career development programs and for individual teacher career development plans. Requires state director to develop a transition plan for implementation of the career developmen...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Nontraditional Teacher Education, Certification, Inservice and Mentoring; Transitional Bilingual Teacher Certification; Qualifications of Nontraditional Administrator Certification Candidates|
Establishes requirements for nontraditional teacher preparation and licensure through the Teach Mississippi Institute (TMI), as well as mentoring and induction program for nontraditionally certified teachers. Establishes license certification for transitional...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Provisional Teacher Certification and Kentucky Professional Standards Board|
Permits the Education Professional Standards Board to issue a conditional one-year certificate to a teacher who has completed teacher preparation program but has not successfully completed the required assessments if the employing school district and teacher p...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Rehire of Retired Teachers as Instructors and Mentors|
Allows the Department of Education to rehire retired teachers who have been retired for at least one calendar year to work in teacher shortage areas identified by the department of education and to serve as mentors for new classroom teachers with the prior app...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2002||P-12||Teacher Mentor Program|
Establishes a Teacher Mentor Program in school districts which elect to participate; establishes duties and qualifications for mentor teachers....
|CA||Signed into law 01/2002||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Peer Assistance Portion|
Not more than 5 percent of the funds received by a school district for the Peer Assistance and Review Program for Teachers may be expended for administrative expenses. For the purposes of this article,
administrative expenses shall include expenditures for the...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||National Board Certification, Mentoring|
Directs Department of Education to award grants to school districts to support teachers in obtaining national board certification; expands teacher mentorship program to include beginning administrator mentoring....
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Teacher Mentorship Program|
Requires a statewide 1 to 3 year mentorship program for certain beginning teachers....
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Omnibus Bill--Teacher Mentorship Program|
Section 36, mandates a statewide mentorship program for beginning teachers, including those entering the system with an alternative teaching license. ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Gender Equity Training|
Establishes the gender equity train-the-trainer grant program for the award of grants from funds available for that purpose to the governing boards of school districts and county offices of education. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the...
|KY||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Teaching Quality|
Requires statewide teacher recruitment plan; requires state department to establish teacher academies in core disciplines; makes funds available for improvement of teacher preparation programs; establishes comprehensive statewide system for collecting and usin...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Incentives for National Board Certification; Mentoring|
Concerns schools and school district; relates to employment of personnel; includes incentives for national certification and mentoring of first year teachers....