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AACTE Releases Model Legislation to Recruit Excellent Teachers into High-Need Schools Print E-mail

AACTE today released the Teaching Fellows Program Act, model state legislation that would provide college scholarships to academically talented students who commit to teach in high-need public schools for four years after graduation. Several national education organizations have already signed on to support the legislation, including the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Education Association (NEA) and Opportunity to Learn Campaign (OTL).

"States need to invest in systemic approaches to improving the educator workforce, such as by enacting policies that support the recruitment and retention of high-quality teachers," said Sharon P. Robinson, Ed.D., president and CEO of AACTE. "The Teaching Fellows legislation could result in a significant and sustained return on investment for states, including advancing student learning and reducing school districts' expenses for training new educators. We look forward to working with our state chapters and other education stakeholders to introduce this in state legislatures."

Learn more about the Teaching Fellows Program act through the summary, fact sheet and official AACTE press release.


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