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State Status/Date Level Summary
ILSigned into law 08/2014P-12Grow Your Own Teacher Education Initiative
H.B. 3948
Amends purpose of the Grow Your Own Teacher Education Initiative. Removes provision stating the initiative's goal of adding 1,000 teachers to low-income, hard-to-staff schools by 2016. Amends characteristics the consortium must take into consideration when sel...

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UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12Teacher Salary Supplement Program
H.B. 337
Transfers administration of the Teacher Salary Supplement Program from the department of human resource management to the state board. http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/hbillenr/HB0337.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013P-12Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program
S.B. 1791
From bill summary: Finalizes consolidation of the Future Teacher Corps Scholarship Program and the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program. Directs the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to administer the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program, to be ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12
Postsec.
Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program
S.B. 1720
Creates the Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program for teachers who agree to teach mathematics or science in school districts receiving Title I funding. Establishes eligibility requirements, and defines eligible loans and procedures for payment of as...

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OKSigned into law 05/2013P-12One-Year Provisional Certification in Special Education
H.B. 1233
Requires the state board to issue a one-year provisional certificate to teach in the area of mild-moderate or severe-profound disabilities to any qualified candidate who meets certain conditions. Addresses renewal, etc.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf...

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SDSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship Program
S.B. 233
Creates the South Dakota Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship Program which sets various eligibility requirements such as GPA and also requires that a student will agree in writing to stay in South Dakota and work in a critical teaching needs area for five year...

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TXAdopted 05/2012P-12Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program
19 TAC 21.173, 174, 176
Amends the Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program. From Texas Register:
--21.173: Reverses the order of two priorities of application acceptance. Currently, the rule lists financial need as second among the three established priorities. The amendme...

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NJSigned into law 05/2012P-12Endorsements for Teachers in Math, Science, Shortage Areas
A.B. 2311
Directs the Commissioner of Education shall establish a program to issue subject area endorsements in mathematics, the
sciences, or in any subject area in which there is a shortage of teachers to certificated teaching staff members who do not currently have a ...

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AZSigned into law 03/2012P-12Teacher Certification
H.B. 2161
Provides for the issuance of a specialized teaching certificate to classroom teachers with expertise in either science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to teach in grades seven through 12. Exempts those teachers from the professional Knowledge and Subj...

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TXIssued 08/2011P-12
Postsec.
Western Governors University Texas
Executive Order RP75
Expresses the state's commitment to Western Governors University (WGU) and its establishment of WGU Texas. Directs all agencies and officials to work with WGU toward the establishment of WGU Texas as a nonprofit institution of higher education to provide acces...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Tuition Waivers for Educational Aides
S.B. 1
Amends provisions granting tuition waivers for educational aides. Requires that the courses needed for teacher certification in which the aide is enrolled be in one or more subject areas determined by the Texas
Education Agency to be experiencing a critical sh...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program
H.B. 153 - Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program
Existing policy directs the chancellor of the board of regents to encourage state universities and colleges to submit proposals under the choose Ohio first scholarship program for initiatives that recruit Ohio residents enrolled in colleges and universities in...

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CTSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Identification of Teacher and Workforce Shortages
H.B. 6485
Requires the state Department of Education to annually, by March first, electronically distribute to the president of every institution of higher education in this state offering a teacher preparatory program
information concerning teacher shortage areas, for ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12Teacher Salary Supplement Program
H.B. 110
Permits a teacher to participate in the teacher salary supplement program if a secondary-level math or grade 7-8 science teacher's bachelor's degree major, master's degree, or doctoral degree has course requirements that are substantially equivalent to the cou...

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GASigned into law 03/2011Postsec.HOPE Scholarship and Other Financial Aid
H.B. 326
Amends the method by which the amount of the HOPE scholarship is calculated. Additionally specifies that remedial or developmental courses may not be covered by HOPE scholarship funds. Clarifies definition of "legal resident" for purposes of eligibility for al...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010Postsec.
Community College
Financial Aid to Encourage Transfer to Four-Year Institutions
S.B. 3699
Establishes the Community College Transfer Grant Program Act. Creates the Community College Transfer Grant Program to provide financial assistance to eligible students, subject to appropriation, for the costs
of attending a public or private institution of hig...

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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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NYEmergency Rule Adoption 05/2010P-12Establishment of Clinically Rich Graduate Level Teacher Preparation Program
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 52.1, 52.21 and 80-5.13
From the administrative register:
It is anticipated that the proposed amendment will be presented to the board of regents for adoption as a permanent rule at its July 20, 2010 meeting.

Educational leaders have advised the state education department that the...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12Student Loans for Teachers
H.B. 2401
Expands the mathematics, science, and special education teacher student loan program to include elementary school teachers in a public school that is located in a geographic area in this state that is experiencing a shortage of teachers, as determined by the s...

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CASigned into law 01/2010P-12Alternative Certification Pathways for STEM and CTE Teachers
S.B. 1E - Section 5
Establishes the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Career Technical Education Educator Credentialing Program to provide alternative routes to teacher licensure, in accordance with federal Race to the Top Fund guidelines. Directs the commission on teac...

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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-12Teach Ohio Program, Teaching Fellows Program
H.B. 1 - Section 3333.39, 3333.391 and 3333.392
Section 3333.39: Directs the chancellor of the board of regents and the state superintendent to establish and administer the teach Ohio program to encourage residents to consider teaching as a career. Requires that the program include all of the following:
(1...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Educators Certified Outside Texas
H.B. 4152
Relates to certification of an educator in Texas who is certified in another state or country. Requires an educator certified in another state or country to pass the state teacher certification exam within a year of approval of the educator's credentials by th...

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TXVetoed 06/2009P-12Loan Repayment for Math and Science Teachers
H.B. 518, Section 3
Beginning in the 2012-13 school year, directs the higher education coordinating board to assist in repaying the eligible student loans of certain undergraduates who agree to teach math or science in districts determined by the state education agency to have te...

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GASigned into law 04/2009P-12Financial Incentives to Math and Science Teachers
H.B. 280
Provides that effective July 2010, and until there is no longer a shortage of math and science teachers, a secondary school teacher licensed in math or science must be moved to the salary step on the state salary schedule that is applicable to six years of cre...

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NJSigned into law 03/2009P-12Recruiting Mathematics and Science Teachers
S.B. 2707
Establishes a pilot program in Department of Education to address the state's shortage of mathematics and science teachers.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S3000/2707_I1.PDF...

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OKAdopted 07/2008P-12Science and Math Advanced Recruiting Technique
OAC 210:20-24-1, -2
Proposes new rules for the Science and Mathematics Advanced Recruiting Technique (SMART) Program outline components important to implementation of the program. Provides identification criteria for the persons who will receive the one-time recruitment fund and ...

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COSigned into law 05/2008P-12Teach Colorado Scholarship Program
S.B. 133
Creates the Teach Colorado Scholarship Program to provide scholarships to a limited number of undergraduate students who are simultaneously pursuing teaching licenses and undergraduate degrees in high need areas and who commit to teaching in state public schoo...

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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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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Teacher Salary Supplement Program
S.B. 2 - Sections 19 and 20
Defines "qualifying educational background." Beginning in fiscal year 2008-2009, provides an annual salary supplement of $4,100 for a full-time teacher and a partial salary supplement for a part-time teacher who teaches one or more courses of a secondary schoo...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative Centers Program
S.B. 2 - Section 22
Establishes the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) Centers Program to provide a financial incentive for charter schools and school districts to adopt programs that result in a more efficient use of human resources and capital facilities.

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Expansion of Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program
S.B. 169
Expands the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program to include those teacher candidates pursuing an endorsement in career and technical education. This bill is a recommendation
from the Joint Subcommittee to Study Science, Math, and Technology Education in ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Teacher Homebuyer Assistance Act
S.B. 1224
Creates the Teacher Homebuyer Assistance Act. Subject to appropriation, requires the Illinois Housing Development Authority to establish and administer a program to provide down-payment assistance to public school teachers who teach in hard-to-staff schools or...

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CABecame law without governor's signature 07/2007P-12Speech Pathologists
S.C.R. 40
Requests the Governor and all state agencies to work together to alleviate the critical shortage of speech-language pathologists in the state.
Resolutions points to the increasing number of children in the state with autism and the shortage of skilled patholog...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12District Budget Reporting, Grant Fund for Licensed Education Personnel
A.B. 1A
Revises provisions governing the inclusion of certain information in the biennial budget request for the state distributive school account for submission to the department of administration based upon the annual budgets submitted by the school districts. Creat...

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KSSigned into law 05/2007P-12
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Community College
Teacher Service Scholarship
H.B. 2185
Amends provisions of the Teacher Service Scholarship program and creates the Teacher Education Competitive Grant Program. Repeals Mathematics and Science Teacher Scholarship Program, related program folded into Teacher Service Scholarship program.
http://www.k...

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MD(S) THIRD READING PASSED (46-0) 04/2005Postsec.Higher Education - Scholarships - Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists
H.B. 1235
Authorizing an area of critical shortage to include speech language pathology or audiology services under the Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial Teacher Education Award program in the Maryland Higher Education Commission; defining terms; etc

http://mlis.state....

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