California school districts are experiencing a serious shortage of qualified K–12 teachers. This increased demand comes at a time when the supply of new teachers hovers at a 12-year low.
This year, I authored Assembly Bill 1623 with Assemblyman O’Donnell to establish the “Golden State Teacher Grant Program,” providing $20,000 in scholarship grants for students in exchange for their commitment to teach for four years in a shortage area – which includes Special Education, Bilingual and STEM certifications.
I’m pleased to announce Governor Newsom provided $89 million in his May Budget Revise for the Golden State Teacher Grant Program that we successfully secured in the adopted 2019-20 State Budget. The final Golden State Teacher Grant Program agreement detail and requirements can be found in Section 58 of Senate Bill 75 as Budget Trailer Bill Language (TBL).
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California Student Aid Commission
- Golden State Teacher Grant Program Overview
- Golden State Teacher Grant Program Brochure
- Commission Meeting Calendar, Notices, Agendas and Recordings - Monitor California Student Aid Commission meetings, notices and agendas for Golden State Teacher Grant Program
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