House HEA Bill Would Repeal Title II, End TEACH Grants

On December 1, the Republicans of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce released their bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. H.R. 4508, the “Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity though Education Reform (PROSPER) Act,” would change or repeal aspects of the current law.

While we are still analyzing the bill, here are few key provisions that would affect educator preparation:

  • The bill repeals Title II, “Teacher Quality Enhancement,” which includes –
  • The bill ends the TEACH Grant program in July 2018
  • For details, see these links from the Education and the Workforce Republicans:

    The next step is for the committee to mark up the bill (this is where members of the committee can offer amendments changing the measure). The current rumor is that the markup will begin Thursday, December 7.

    Stay tuned for more information, including more blogs and advocacy opportunities to come as we analyze the bill and its impact on the profession.

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    Deborah Koolbeck

    Senior Director of Government Relations, AACTE