H. R. 5242

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to allow certain students enrolled in an institution of higher education to apply for teaching residency programs, and for other purposes.

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117 HR 5242 IH: Supporting Teachers with Residency Opportunities and New Grants Act of 2021

U.S. House of Representatives

2021-09-10

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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 5242

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 10, 2021

Mrs. Trahan

(for herself,

Mrs. Bustos

, and

Mrs. Hayes

) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the

Committee on Education and Labor

A BILL

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to allow certain students enrolled in an institution of higher education to apply for teaching residency programs, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the

Supporting Teachers with Residency Opportunities and New Grants Act of 2021

or the

STRONG Act of 2021

.

2.

Teacher residency programs

(a)

Partnership grants

Section 202(e)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (

20 U.S.C. 1022a(e)(2)(B)(i)(I)

) is amended—

(1)

by striking

education or

and inserting

education,

; and

(2)

by striking

accomplishment

and inserting

accomplishment, or enrolled in a pre-baccalaureate program at a four-year institution of higher education with an academic major relating to teaching

.

(b)

Public service loan forgiveness

Section 455(m)(3)(B) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (

20 U.S.C. 1087e(m)(3)(B)

) is amended—

(1)

in clause (i), by striking

or

at the end;

(2)

in clause (ii), by striking the period at the end and inserting

; or

; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(iii)

participating, as a pre-baccalaureate student, in a teacher residency program under section 202 of this Act.

.

(c)

Authorization of appropriations

Section 209 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (

20 U.S.C. 1022h

) is amended by striking

$300,000,000

and all that follows and inserting

$600,000,000 for fiscal years 2022 through 2024 and such sums as may be necessary for each succeeding fiscal year.

.