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Today, the Technical Education and Career Help (TEACH) Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, sponsored by Reps. Alex Mooney (R-WV), Katherine Clark (D-MA), Rod Blum (R-IA), Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Ami Bera (D-CA), Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) and Congressional CTE Caucus Co-Chair Jim Langevin (D-RI), is a companion to the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act previously introduced in the Senate.
ACTE has endorsed the legislation, which would help to promote recruitment and training for new CTE educators and stem the growing tide of teacher shortages that pose challenges to administrators and students alike. It expands eligibility to the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant program under the Higher Education Act to partnerships between local educational agencies and postsecondary teacher preparation programs to encourage the recruitment and training of future CTE teachers, and provides them with ongoing mentorship and professional development once they enter the classroom.
“It is critical that we encourage new professionals to enter the CTE teaching field and provide them with the support they need to succeed in their role,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson in a statement on the bill. To learn more about ACTE’s work on HEA reauthorization and priorities for the bill, click here.
Posted by Sean Lynch on 12/16/2015 at 02:51 PM in Educator Development, HEA | Permalink
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