H.R.2598 - STEM Master Teacher Corps Act
To establish a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Master Teacher Corps program. view all titles (2)
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- Official: To establish a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Master Teacher Corps program. as introduced.
- Short: STEM Master Teacher Corps Act as introduced.
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Official SummarySTEM Master Teacher Corps Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive, matching five-year grants to consortia of local educational agencies (LEAs) or states, acting in partnership with institutions of higher educa
Official SummarySTEM Master Teacher Corps Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive, matching five-year grants to consortia of local educational agencies (LEAs) or states, acting in partnership with institutions of higher education or nonprofit organizations to establish a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Master Teacher Corps program. Requires grantees to:
(1) select exemplary elementary and secondary school STEM teachers for membership in the STEM Master Teacher Corps;
(2) provide those teachers with compensation that supplements their base salaries;
(3) provide, and track the effectiveness of, research-based training for Corps members;
(4) provide discretionary resources for Corps members at high-need schools to use;
(5) help coordinate instructional leadership and mentoring roles for Corps members; and
(6) facilitate efforts by Corps members to inform STEM education policy at the national, state, and local levels. Gives grant priority to applicants that intend to include:
(1) large numbers of teachers in the STEM Master Teacher Corps; and
(2) rural schools, particularly high-need rural schools, in the area they serve. Requires grantees to ensure that at least 75% of their STEM Master Teacher Corps are teachers at high-need schools. Directs the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences, to:
(1) evaluate the STEM Master Teacher Corps program;
(2) identify optimal strategies for designing and advancing such program; and
(3) identify best practices for developing, supporting, and retaining STEM teachers based on lessons learned from the program.
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H.R.2598 STEM Master Teacher Corps Act
July 28, 2011
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