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Reps. Chu and Hinojosa Reintroduce "The Equal Access to Quality Education Act" Print E-mail

AACTE is pleased to announce that Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-Texas) have reintroduced H.R. 1334, "The Equal Access to Quality Education Act." The bill, originally introduced in September 2011, would establish a competitive grant program to ensure that students in high-need PK-12 schools have equal access to a quality education delivered by an effective, diverse teaching workforce. AACTE has been working collaboratively with both representatives' offices on the reintroduction.

"By reintroducing this important legislation, Representatives Chu and Hinojosa have exhibited impressive leadership and commitment to educational excellence and equality," said Sharon P. Robinson, Ed.D., president and CEO of AACTE. "Creating and strengthening partnerships between educator preparation programs and high-need PK-12 school districts is critical to ensuring our teacher workforce is prepared for the realities of diverse classrooms. This bill helps us prioritize the need to produce teachers who are adequately equipped to provide high-quality, relevant instruction to all students."

Read AACTE's press release and Rep. Chu's press release.

 

 

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