26 Apr Congressman Jason Crow Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Allow Prospective Teachers and Principals in Residency Programs to Use Federal Work-Study
Rep. Jason Crow
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Reps. Jason Crow (CO-06) introduced the Teacher, Principal, and Leader Residency Access Act alongside Reps. Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Scott Tipton (CO-03), Lori Trahan (MA-03) and Rodney Davis (IL-13). The bipartisan-led bill would expand Federal Work-Study funds to pay for costs associated with participating in teacher and principal residency programs, which have proven effective to improve teacher demand, quality, and retention. The bill would add teacher and principal residencies to the Federal Work-Study program ensuring no added cost to the taxpayer.
“Providing our teachers with the resources and training they need should be one of the most important priorities for this country. When our teachers are supported, they succeed and their success is our children’s success,” said Crow. “Residency programs are an excellent way for teachers to gain valuable on-the-job experience before setting off on classrooms of their own. As Congressman, I recognize this as good policy, but as a father of two school age kids, I know this is the right thing to do for our teachers and students and I’m proud to champion this commonsense bill.”Read more