CCAGW Annual Ratings

Teaching Program Evaluation Disapproval – Passage


Passage of the joint resolution that would disapprove and nullify an Education Department rule that requires states, in evaluating teacher preparation programs at higher education institutions, to annually report on certain factors including placement and retention rates of graduates, student learning outcomes and feedback from graduates and employers on program effectiveness. Under the rule, federal grants for students who commit to teaching at low-income schools for at least four years are to be limited to students in programs rated by states as effective for at least two of the previous three years.

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Senate Vote 83
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Vote Results: 
Passed (thus cleared for the president) 59-40 : R 51-0; D 7-39; I 1-1