Session of 2000
By Committee on Education

  9             AN  ACT concerning teacher education institutions; imposing certain
10             requirements.
12       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13             Section  1. (a) As used in this section, the term "school" means any
14       school maintained by a school district organized and operating under the
15       laws of this state and the term "teacher training program" means any
16       academic curriculum designed to train students to become licensed
17       teachers.
18             (b) Each teacher education institution on the accredited list main-
19       tained by the state board of education in accordance with the provisions
20       of K.S.A. 72-1371, and amendments thereto, shall:
21             (1) Provide remediation in pedagogy or subject matter for graduates
22       of that teacher education institution who have been determined by the
23       school in which the graduate is a paid teacher to be performing poorly.
24       The graduate must:
25             (A) Be a graduate of the teacher training program at the teacher
26       education institution;
27             (B) have received a degree within the last five years; and
28             (C) not have obtained a five-year teaching license.
29             (2) Report to the public the percentage of teacher education gradu-
30       ates who pass the examination required under K.S.A. 72-1394, and
31       amendments thereto, and the rate of placing such graduates in teaching
32       positions.
33             (c) The state board of education shall monitor compliance of teacher
34       education institutions with the requirements imposed upon teacher ed-
35       ucation institutions by this section. Upon the failure of a teacher educa-
36       tion institution to comply with such requirements, the state board may
37       apply penalties as prescribed by rules and regulations applicable to ac-
38       creditation of such institutions. 
39        Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
40       publication in the statute book.