H.R. 2196/S. 1052 – The GREAT Teachers and Principals Act

Sponsors: Rep. Thomas Petri (D-WI) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Purpose/Summary: Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants to states to: (1) create or approve teacher or principal preparation academies and create or designate authorizers of those academies; (2) support the creation and operation of such academies; and (3) award subgrants to nonprofit entities to establish or expand such academies, measure their effectiveness, or recruit enrollees who have demonstrated strong potential to be effective teachers or principals.

Status: House- 07/08/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.

Senate- 05/23/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

AFSA Position: Looks like legislation AFSA would oppose (potential principal candidates are not required to have any education experience)