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From the ECS State Policy Database
Teaching Quality--Induction Programs and Mentoring


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State Status/Date Level Summary
UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12Repeal 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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014P-12Educator and Administrator Evaluation Systems and Compensation
S.B. 101
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...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013P-12
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Network of Quality Teaching and Learning
H.B. 3233
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Grant Program to Provide Instruction to Educationally Disadvantaged Students
H.B. 742
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Educator Excellence Innovation Program
H.B. 1751
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12District 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...

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CASigned into law 06/2012P-12Appropriations 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 ...

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CASigned into law 09/2011P-12Beginning 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...

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NDSigned into law 05/2011P-12Teacher 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...

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CAVetoed 08/2010P-12Teacher Leaders Advisory Panel
A.B. 2040
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...

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HIAdopted 06/2010P-12Re-Employment of Retired Teachers
H.B. 2533
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...

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MDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Mentoring
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...

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NMSigned into law 03/2010P-12Teacher Mentorships and Evaluation
H.B. 71
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...

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ILAdopted 01/2010P-12Workloads 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/...

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ILAdopted 11/2009P-12New 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...

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CASigned into law 07/2009P-12Teacher 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...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Financial 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 ...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Center 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...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Model 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...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12School 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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Teacher Mentors
S.B. 1290
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...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Mentoring and Peer Coaching
H.F. 2
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...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Teacher 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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2009P-12Educator Evaluation Program
H.B. 264
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...

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ILSigned into law 10/2008P-12Teaching Excellence Program and P-20 Council Membership
S.B. 2687
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...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12
H.B. 672
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 ...

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CTSigned into law 06/2008P-12Revamp of Teacher Support and Training Program
H.B. 5871
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...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Teacher Certification, Loan Forgiveness, and Additional Endorsements
S.B. 64
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...

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ORAdopted 01/2008P-12Teacher/Administrator Mentoring
OAR 581-020-0085, -0090
Establishes requirements for teacher and administrator mentoring programs. OREGON 29089...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12
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Community College
Agricultural Science Teacher Training Continuum and Incentive Funding Grants
H.B. 1922
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...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2007P-12Teacher Professional Development Supports
H.B. 1014
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...

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ORSigned into law 06/2007P-12Teacher and Administrator Mentoring Program
H.B. 2574
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...

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IASigned into law 05/2007P-12Student 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...

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IASigned into law 04/2007P-12Teacher 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...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12Teacher Mentoring Programs
S.B. 211
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...

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KYAdopted 10/2006P-12Kentucky 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...

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ILAdopted 06/2006P-12Beginning 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.
Emerg...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Teacher 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...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Merit-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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12
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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...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006P-12Teacher Induction Program
S.B. 238
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...

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DESigned into law 07/2005P-12Retired Educators as Mentors
S.B. 163
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...

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HISigned into law 06/2005P-12
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Teacher Recruitment and Education
H.B. 844
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...

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AZIssued 06/2005P-12Governor'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...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12Teacher Mentors
H.B. 1235
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...

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IDSigned into law 04/2005P-12Teachers
H.B. 315
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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
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Community College
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 ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
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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 ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Role 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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Roles 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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Education Professional Standards
H.B. 183
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...

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CASigned into law 08/2004P-12
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Beginning Teacher Induction Requirements
A.B. 2210
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 ...

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NYVetoed 08/2004P-12Omnibus Legislation
S.B. 6059
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 ...

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DERule Adoption 07/2004P-12Educator 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...

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FLSigned into law 06/2004P-12Education Personnel
S.B. 2986
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...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program
S.B. 533
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...

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CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12Regional 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...

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MOSigned into law 06/2003P-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...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Exemption 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 ...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Educational 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...

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IAAdopted 03/2003P-12Beginning 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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2003P-12Pilot Teacher Internship Program
S.B. 95
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...

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UTAdopted 11/2002P-12Entry Years Enhancements (EYE) for Quality Teaching
R277-522
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...

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IASigned into law 05/2002P-12Teacher Induction, Evaluation, Early Retirement Incentives, Administrator Preparation and Certification, Minimum Teacher Salary Requirements, Statewide Career Path Pilot Program
H.B. 2549
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...

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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12Nontraditional Teacher Education, Certification, Inservice and Mentoring; Transitional Bilingual Teacher Certification; Qualifications of Nontraditional Administrator Certification Candidates
S.B. 2370
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...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Provisional Teacher Certification and Kentucky Professional Standards Board
S.B. 192
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...

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HISigned into law 04/2002P-12Rehire of Retired Teachers as Instructors and Mentors
H.B. 2163
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...

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SDSigned into law 02/2002P-12Teacher Mentor Program
S.B. 5
Establishes a Teacher Mentor Program in school districts which elect to participate; establishes duties and qualifications for mentor teachers....

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CASigned into law 01/2002P-12Omnibus Bill - Peer Assistance Portion
A.B. 804
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...

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ORSigned into law 05/2001P-12National Board Certification, Mentoring
S.B. 250
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....

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NMSigned into law 04/2001P-12Teacher Mentorship Program
H.B. 47
Requires a statewide 1 to 3 year mentorship program for certain beginning teachers....

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12Omnibus Bill--Teacher Mentorship Program
S.B. 308
Section 36, mandates a statewide mentorship program for beginning teachers, including those entering the system with an alternative teaching license. ...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Gender Equity Training
A.B. 908
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...

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KYSigned into law 06/2000P-12Teaching Quality
S.B. 77
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...

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KSSigned into law 05/2000P-12Incentives for National Board Certification; Mentoring
S.B. 432
Concerns schools and school district; relates to employment of personnel; includes incentives for national certification and mentoring of first year teachers....

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