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of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.).mathematics, or critical foreign language education for teachers

    TITLE VIEDUCATION SEC. 6001. FINDINGS.

    Congress makes the following findings:

    (1) A well-educated population is essential to retaining

    America’s competitiveness in the global economy.

    (2) The United States needs to build on and expand the

    impact of existing programs by taking additional, well-coordinated

    steps to ensure that all students are able to obtain

    the knowledge the students need to obtain postsecondary education

    and participate successfully in the workforce or the

    Armed Forces.

    (3) The next steps must be informed by independent

    information on the effectiveness of current programs in science,

    technology, engineering, mathematics, and critical foreign language

    education, and by identification of best practices that

    can be replicated.

    (4) Teacher preparation and elementary school and secondary

    school programs and activities must be aligned with

    the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education

    Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.) and the requirements

    of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.).

    (5) The ever increasing knowledge and skill demands of

    the 21st century require that secondary school preparation

    and requirements be better aligned with the knowledge and

    skills needed to succeed in postsecondary education and the

    workforce, and States need better data systems to track educational

    achievement from prekindergarten through baccalaureate

    degrees.

    SEC. 6002. DEFINITIONS.

    (a) ESEA DEFINITIONS.Unless otherwise specified in this title,

    the terms used in this title have the meanings given the terms

    in section 9101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801).

    (b) OTHER DEFINITIONS.In this title:

    (1) CRITICAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE.—The term ‘‘critical foreign

    language’’ means a foreign language that the Secretary

    determines, in consultation with the heads of such Federal

    20 USC 9802.

    20 USC 9801.

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    departments and agencies as the Secretary determines appropriate,

    is critical to the national security and economic competitiveness

    of the United States.

    (2) INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.—The term ‘‘institution

of higher education’’ has the meaning given the term

    in section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20

    U.S.C. 1001(a)).

    (3) SECRETARY.—The term ‘‘Secretary’’ means the Secretary of Education.

    (4) SCIENTIFICALLY VALID RESEARCH.—The term ‘‘scientifically

    valid research’’ includes applied research, basic research,

    and field-initiated research in which the rationale, design, and

    interpretation are soundly developed in accordance with

    accepted principles of scientific research.

    Subtitle ATeacher Assistance

    PART ITEACHERS FOR A COMPETITIVE

    TOMORROW

    SEC. 6111. PURPOSE.

    The purpose of this part is

    (1) to develop and implement programs to provide

    integrated courses of study in science, technology, engineering,

    mathematics, or critical foreign languages, and teacher education,

    that lead to a baccalaureate degree in science, technology,

    engineering, mathematics, or a critical foreign language,

    with concurrent teacher certification;

    (2) to develop and implement 2- or 3-year part-time master’s degree programs in science, technology, engineering,

    mathematics, or critical foreign language education for teachers

    in order to enhance the teachers’ content knowledge and pedagogical skills; and

    (3) to develop programs for professionals in science, technology,

    engineering, mathematics, or critical foreign language

    education that lead to a master’s degree in teaching that results in teacher certification.

    SEC. 6112. DEFINITIONS.

    In this part:

    (1) CHILDREN FROM LOW-INCOME FAMILIES.—The term ‘‘children

    from low-income families’’ means children described in section 1124(c)(1)(A) of the Elementary and Secondary Education

    Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6333(c)(1)(A)).

    (2) ELIGIBLE RECIPIENT.The term ‘‘eligible recipient’’ means an institution of higher education that receives grant

    funds under this part on behalf of a department of science,

    technology, engineering, mathematics, or a critical foreign language,

    or on behalf of a department or school with a competency-

    based degree program (in science, technology,

    engineering, mathematics, or a critical foreign language) that

    includes teacher certification, for use in carrying out activities

    assisted under this part.

    (3) HIGH-NEED LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY.The term

‘‘high-need local educational agency’’ means a local educational

    agency or educational service agency

    20 USC 9812.

    20 USC 9811.

    PUBLIC LAW 11069AUG. 9, 2007 121 STAT. 627 (A)(i) that serves not fewer than 10,000 children from

    low-income families;

    (ii) for which not less than 20 percent of the children

    served by the agency are children from low-income families;

    or

    (iii) with a total of less than 600 students in average

    daily attendance at the schools that are served by the

    agency and all of whose schools are designated with a school locale code of 41, 42, or 43, as determined by the

    Secretary; and

What does the above mean???? I’m not sure; perhaps Title I folks can shed light on

    this.

(B)(i) for which there is a high percentage of teachers

    providing instruction in academic subject areas or grade

    levels for which the teachers are not highly qualified; or

    (ii) for which there is a high teacher turnover rate

    or a high percentage of teachers with emergency, provisional,

    or temporary certification or licensure.

    (4) HIGHLY QUALIFIED.—The term ‘‘highly qualified’’ has

    the meaning given such term in section 9101 of the Elementary

    and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801) and,

    with respect to special education teachers, in section 602 of

    the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C.

    1401).

    (5) PARTNERSHIP.The term ‘‘partnership’’ means a partnership

    that

    (A) shall include

    (i) an eligible recipient;

    (ii)(I)(aa) a department within the eligible recipient

    that provides a program of study in science, technology,

    engineering, mathematics, or a critical foreign language;

    and

    (bb) a school, department, or program of education

    within the eligible recipient, or a 2-year institution

    of higher education that has a teacher preparation

    offering or a dual enrollment program with the eligible

    recipient; or

(II) a department or school within the eligible

    recipient with a competency-based degree program (in

    science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or a

    critical foreign language) that includes teacher certification;

    and

    (iii) not less than 1 high-need local educational

    agency and a public school or a consortium of public

    schools served by the agency; and

    (B) may include a nonprofit organization that has a

    demonstrated record of providing expertise or support to

    meet the purposes of this part.

    (6) TEACHING SKILLS.—The term ‘‘teaching skills’’ means

    the ability to

    (A) increase student achievement and learning and

    increase a student’s ability to apply knowledge;

    (B) effectively convey and explain academic subject

    matter;

    (C) employ strategies grounded in the disciplines of

    teaching and learning that (i) are based on scientifically valid research;

    (ii) are specific to academic subject matter; and

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    (iii) focus on the identification of students’ specific

    learning needs, particularly students with disabilities,

    students who are limited English proficient, students

    who are gifted and talented, and students with low

    literacy levels, and the tailoring of academic instruction

    to such needs;

    (D) conduct ongoing assessment of student learning;

    (E) effectively manage a classroom; and

    (F) communicate and work with parents and guardians,

    and involve parents and guardians in their children’s education.

    SEC. 6113. PROGRAMS FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREES IN SCIENCE,

    TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, OR CRITICAL

    FOREIGN LANGUAGES, WITH CONCURRENT

    TEACHER CERTIFICATION.

    (a) PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.From the amounts made available

    to carry out this section under section 6116(1) and not reserved

    under section 6115(d) for a fiscal year, the Secretary is authorized

    to award grants, on a competitive basis, to eligible recipients to

    enable partnerships served by the eligible recipients to develop

    and implement programs to provide courses of study in science,

    technology, engineering, mathematics, or critical foreign languages

    that

(1) are integrated with teacher education; and

    (2) lead to a baccalaureate degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or a critical foreign language with concurrent teacher certification.

    (b) APPLICATION.Each eligible recipient desiring a grant under

    this section shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time and in such manner as the Secretary may require. Each

    application shall

    (1) describe the program for which assistance is sought; (2) describe how a department of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or a critical foreign language participating in the partnership will ensure significant collaboration with a teacher preparation program in the development of undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or a critical foreign language, with concurrent teacher certification, including providing student teaching and other clinical classroom experiences or how a department or school participating in the partnership with a competency-based degree program has ensured, in the development of a baccalaureate degree program in science, technology, engineering,

    mathematics, or a critical foreign language, the provision of concurrent teacher certification, including providing student teaching and other clinical classroom experiences;

    (3) describe the high-quality research, laboratory, or internship experiences, integrated with coursework, that will be provided under the program;

    (4) describe how members of groups that are underrepresented in the teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or critical foreign languages will be encouraged to participate in the program;

    (5) describe how program participants will be encouraged to teach in schools determined by the partnership to be most Grants.

    20 USC 9813.

    PUBLIC LAW 11069AUG. 9, 2007 121 STAT. 629

    in need, and the assistance in finding employment in such schools that will be provided;

    (6) describe the ongoing activities and services that will be provided to graduates of the program;

    (7) describe how the activities of the partnership will be coordinated with any activities funded through other Federal grants, and how the partnership will continue the activities assisted under the program when the grant period ends; (8) describe how the partnership will assess the content

knowledge and teaching skills of the program participants;

    and

    (9) provide any other information the Secretary may reasonably

    require.

    (c) PRIORITY.Priority shall be given to applications whose primary focus is on placing participants in high-need local educational

    agencies.

Sounds like an absolute priority…….

I agree.

(d) AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES.

    (1) IN GENERAL.Each eligible recipient receiving a grant under this section shall use the grant funds to enable a partnership

    to develop and implement a program to provide courses

    of study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or

    a critical foreign language that

    (A) are integrated with teacher education programs

    that promote effective teaching skills; and

    (B) lead to a baccalaureate degree in science, technology,

    engineering, mathematics, or a critical foreign language

    with concurrent teacher certification.

    (2) PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.The program shall

    (A) provide high-quality research, laboratory, or internship

    experiences for program participants;

    (B) provide student teaching or other clinical classroom

    experiences that

    (i) are integrated with coursework; and

    (ii) lead to the participants’ ability to demonstrate

    effective teaching skills;

    (C) if implementing a program in which program

    participants are prepared to teach science, technology,

    engineering, mathematics, or critical foreign language

    courses, include strategies for improving student literacy;

    (D) encourage the participation of individuals who are

    members of groups that are underrepresented in the

    teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics,

    or critical foreign languages;

    (E) encourage participants to teach in schools determined

    by the partnership to be most in need, and actively

    assist the participants in finding employment in such schools;

    (F) offer training in the use of and integration of educational

    technology;

    (G) collect data regarding and evaluate, using measurable objectives and benchmarks, the extent to which the program succeeded in

    (i) increasing the percentage of highly qualified mathematics, science, or critical foreign language teachers, including increasing the percentage of such teachers teaching in those schools determined by the partnership to be most in need;

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    (ii) improving student academic achievement in mathematics, science, and where applicable, technology and engineering;

    (iii) increasing the number of students in secondary schools enrolled in upper level mathematics,

    science, and, where available, technology and

    engineering courses; and

    (iv) increasing the numbers of elementary school and secondary school students enrolled in and continuing in critical foreign language courses;

    (H) collect data on the employment placement and retention of all graduates of the program, including information on how many graduates are teaching and in what kinds of schools;

    (I) provide ongoing activities and services to graduates of the program who teach elementary school or secondary school, by

    (i) keeping the graduates informed of the latest developments in their respective academic fields; and (ii) supporting the graduates of the program who are employed in schools in the local educational agency participating in the partnership during the initial years of teaching through

    (I) induction programs;

    (II) promotion of effective teaching skills; and (III) providing opportunities for regular professional development; and

    (J) develop recommendations to improve the school, department, or program of education participating in the partnership.

    (e) ANNUAL REPORT.Each eligible recipient receiving a grant

    under this section shall collect and report to the Secretary annually

    such information as the Secretary may reasonably require, including

    (1) the number of participants in the program;

(2) information on the academic majors of participating

    students;

    (3) the race, gender, income, and disability status of program participants;

    (4) the placement of program participants as teachers in

    schools determined by the partnership to be most in need; (5) the extent to which the program succeeded in meeting

    the objectives and benchmarks described in subsection (d)(2)(G); and

    (6) the data collected under subparagraphs (G) and (H)

    of subsection (d)(2).

    (f) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.From the funds made available

    under section 6116(1), the Secretary may provide technical assistance to an eligible recipient developing a baccalaureate degree program with concurrent teacher certification, including technical assistance provided through a grant or contract awarded on a competitive basis to an institution of higher education or a technical assistance center.

    (g) COMPLIANCE WITH FERPA.Any activity under this section

    shall be carried out in compliance with section 444 of the General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1232g) (commonly known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974).

    PUBLIC LAW 11069AUG. 9, 2007 121 STAT. 631

    (h) INDUCTION PROGRAM DEFINED.In this section, the term

    ‘‘induction program’’ means a formalized program for new teachers

    during not less than the teachers’ first 2 years of teaching that

    is designed to provide support for, and improve the professional performance and advance the retention in the teaching field of, beginning teachers. Such program shall promote effective teaching skills and shall include the following components:

    (1) High-quality teacher mentoring.

    (2) Periodic, structured time for collaboration with teachers in the same department or field, as well as time for informationsharing among teachers, principals, administrators, and participating faculty in the partner institution.

    (3) The application of empirically based practice and scientifically valid research on instructional practices.

    (4) Opportunities for new teachers to draw directly upon

    the expertise of teacher mentors, faculty, and researchers to support the integration of empirically based practice and scientifically valid research with practice.

    (5) The development of skills in instructional and behavioral interventions derived from empirically based practice and, where applicable, scientifically valid research.

(6) Faculty who

    (A) model the integration of research and practice in

    the classroom; and

    (B) assist new teachers with the effective use and

    integration of technology in the classroom.

    (7) Interdisciplinary collaboration among exemplary

    teachers, faculty, researchers, and other staff who prepare new

    teachers on the learning process and the assessment of learning.

    (8) Assistance with the understanding of data, particularly

    student achievement data, and the data’s applicability in classroom

    instruction.

    (9) Regular evaluation of the new teacher.

    SEC. 6114. PROGRAMS FOR MASTER’S DEGREES IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY,

    ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, OR CRITICAL

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION.

    (a) PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.From the amounts made available to carry out this section under section 6116(2) and not reserved

    under section 6115(d) for a fiscal year, the Secretary is authorized

    to award grants, on a competitive basis, to eligible recipients to

    enable the partnerships served by the eligible recipients to develop

    and implement

    (1) 2- or 3-year part-time master’s degree programs in

    science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or critical foreign

    language education for teachers in order to enhance the

    teacher’s content knowledge and teaching skills; or

    (2) programs for professionals in science, technology,

    engineering, mathematics, or a critical foreign language that

    lead to a 1-year master’s degree in teaching that results in

    teacher certification.

    (b) APPLICATION.Each eligible recipient desiring a grant under

    this section shall submit an application to the Secretary at such

    time and in such manner as the Secretary may require. Each

    application shall describe

    20 USC 9814.

    121 STAT. 632 PUBLIC LAW 11069AUG. 9, 2007 (1) how a department of science, technology, engineering,

    mathematics, or a critical foreign language will ensure significant

    collaboration with a school, department, or program of

    education in the development of the master’s degree programs

    authorized under subsection (a), or how a department or school

    with a competency-based degree program has ensured, in the

    development of a master’s degree program, the provision of

    rigorous studies in science, technology, engineering, mathematics,

or a critical foreign language that enhance the teachers’

    content knowledge and teaching skills;

    (2) the role of the local educational agency in the partnership in developing and administering the program and how

    feedback from the local educational agency, school, and participants will be used to improve the program;

    (3) how the program will help increase the percentage

    of highly qualified mathematics, science, or critical foreign language teachers, including increasing the percentage of such

    teachers teaching in schools determined by the partnership to be most in need;

    (4) how the program will

    (A) improve student academic achievement in mathematics, science, and, where applicable, technology and

    engineering and increase the number of students taking

    upper-level courses in such subjects; or

    (B) increase the numbers of elementary school and

    secondary school students enrolled and continuing in critical foreign language courses;

    (5) how the program will prepare participants to become more effective science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or critical foreign language teachers;

    (6) how the program will prepare participants to assume leadership roles in their schools;

    (7) how teachers (or science, technology, engineering,

    mathematics, or critical foreign language professionals) who are members of groups that are underrepresented in the

    teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or critical foreign languages and teachers from schools determined by the partnership to be most in need will be encouraged to apply for and participate in the program;

    (8) the ongoing activities and services that will be provided to graduates of the program;

    (9) how the partnership will continue the activities assisted under the grant when the grant period ends;

    (10) how the partnership will assess, during the program, the content knowledge and teaching skills of the program participants; and

    (11) methods to ensure applicants to the master’s degree

    program for professionals in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or a critical foreign language demonstrate advanced knowledge in the relevant subject.

    (c) AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES.Each eligible recipient receiving

    a grant under this section shall use the grant funds to develop and implement a 2- or 3-year part-time master’s degree program

    in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or critical foreign

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