H.R. 2211 - Ready to Teach Act of 2003

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, July 8, 2003.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 252-170 on Wednesday, July 9, 2003.
MANAGERS: MYRICK/MCGOVERN
108th Congress
1st Session

 

H.R. 2211 - Ready to Teach Act of 2003

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

3. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.

4. Waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.

5. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.

6. Provides that the amendments printed in the report shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2211) to reauthorize title II of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.


SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

1. Gingrey #2
Adds language to ensure that teachers are able to understand scientifically based research and its applicability; requires partnership grant applications to contain a certification from the partner local educational agency stating that it will ?directly benefit? from the proposed grant activities; ensures that partnership grant funds are used onl-y to supplement, not supplant, other federal, State, and local funds that would otherwise be used for teacher preparation activities, and requires States to include average raw score data in their reports. (10 minutes)

2. Millender-McDonald #1
Partnership Grants. Amends the applications used regarding partnerships by requiring the following additional information be provided concerning: well-designed clinical practice to develop effective teaching skills; entry-level teaching support in mentored induction programs for teachers; and ongoing assessment of teacher preparation effectiveness that can be used to improve teacher preparation programs. (10 minutes)

3. Honda #4
Partnership Grants. Provides for ?Mentoring Programs? under allowable uses for Partnership Grants under section 203. Such programs would: establish and implement minimum qualifications for mentors; provide training an stipends for mentors; provide mentoring programs for teachers in their first three years of teaching; provide regular and ongoing opportunities for mentors and mentees to observe each other?s teaching methods in classroom settings during the school day; establishes an evaluation and accountability plan for activities; report to the Secretary on an annual basis regarding the partnership?s progress.(10 minutes)

4. Baca #7
Allows uses of funds to train teachers to use supplemental multilingual computer software to train teachers to teach limited English proficient students. (10 minutes)

5. Meeks #5
Inserts language that provides grants to educational entities that choose to conduct outreach and coordination services with inner-city and rural secondary schools. This partnership, between education entities and inner-city and rural secondary schools, will focus on encouraging students in these schools to pursue teaching as a career. (10 minutes)

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENTS(.pdf)

1. Gingrey #2

2. Millender-McDonald #1

3. Honda #4

4. Baca #7