A 211 S 1832

Establishes loan redemption program and tuition reimbursement program for certain teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

 NJEA supports A211 (Chiaravalloti, Zwicker)/S1832 (Ruiz, Sarlo). This bill would establish a loan redemption program for teachers of STEM courses and creates a tuition reimbursement program for teachers completing a degree or credits toward a STEM subject. These programs would be administered by the Higher Education Assistance Authority. The amount of loan redemption would be as follows:

This bill will benefit New Jersey public schools, as it creates an incentive for individuals to enter the teaching profession in STEM fields, or pursue an additional certification in STEM fields.  At the same time, it will help those who decide to enter teaching in the STEM field by helping them repay their loans. With the costs of higher education and the other opportunities available in STEM fields, individuals with degrees in STEM fields often choose jobs outside of public education.

NJEA asks that you vote “yes” on A 211/S 1832.

Text of bill A 211

Text of bill  S1832

 

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