March 13, 2019

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AASA Endorses Bipartisan Teacher PREP Act

As Congress gears up for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, AASA was pleased to work with Senators Kaine and Collins to have legislation introduced that will alleviate the on-going teacher shortage. The Preparing and Retaining Education Professionals (PREP) Act will help ensure that there are enough teachers and principals with the right skills and tools to prepare students for the future with a special focus on addressing shortages in rural communities. The bill would provide funding to states to encourage school districts to create partnerships, residency programs, including Grow Your Own programs, with local community colleges and universities to ensure their programs are educating future teachers in areas where there is a shortage of educators. You can read more about the bill here.



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