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HF 3340

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/06/2016 12:56pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/17/2016

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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying the collaborative urban educator program to
increase the number of teachers of color in Minnesota schools; appropriating
money; amending Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 3, article 2, section
70, subdivision 12.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 3, article 2, section 70, subdivision
12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Collaborative urban educator.

new text begin(a) new text endFor the collaborative urban educator
grant program:

$
780,000
.....
2016
$
deleted text begin 780,000
deleted text end new text begin 5,000,000
new text end
.....
2017

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin (b) For fiscal year 2016 only, new text end grants shall be awarded in equal amounts: $195,000
each year is for the Southeast Asian teacher program at Concordia University, St. Paul;
$195,000 each year is for the collaborative urban educator program at the University of
St. Thomas; $195,000 each year is for the Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching
at Hamline University; and deleted text begin$195,00deleted text endnew text begin $195,000new text end each year is for the East Africa Student
to Teacher program at Augsburg College.

deleted text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Each institution shall prepare for the legislature, by January 15 of each year, a
detailed report regarding the funds used. The report must include the number of teachers
prepared as well as the diversity for each cohort of teachers produced.
deleted text end

new text begin (c) For fiscal year 2017 and later, a Minnesota teacher preparation program, school
district Grow Your Own teacher program, nonconventional program approved under
Minnesota Rules, part 8705.2300, or alternative teacher preparation program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.245, may apply to the commissioner of education for
a grant in the form and manner determined by the commissioner. The commissioner
may award grants for up to two years, as long as funds are available. A program that
receives a grant is eligible to apply for a subsequent grant. In each year, the commissioner
shall award at least 50 percent of the funds available to nonconventional and alternative
teacher preparation programs. In awarding grants, the commissioner must give priority to
programs that recruit, retain, graduate, and place ethnically and racially diverse teacher
candidates in ethnically and racially diverse classrooms and encourage their success
through high-quality mentoring. The commissioner may give special priority to otherwise
qualified programs that train and place teacher candidates in subject areas or regions in
shortage as identified by the commissioner of education.
new text end

new text begin (d) A program that receives a grant under this subdivision shall, by January 15 of
each year, make a report to the commissioner of education and the legislative committees
with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education and higher education in
the form and manner determined by the commissioner. At a minimum, the report must
detail grant expenditures for the previous year and summarize the number of teacher
candidates prepared, the ethnic and racial diversity of each cohort of teacher candidates,
the graduation rate for each cohort of teacher candidates, the placement rate for each
graduating cohort of teacher candidates, and the retention rate for each graduating cohort
of teacher candidates, among other program outcomes.
new text end