House ed committee to hear Behning’s bill elevating teacher profession

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, January 8, 2019 11:50 am

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 8, 2019) – The House Education Committee on Wednesday will consider State Rep. Bob Behning’s (R-Indianapolis) bill that would provide more career opportunities for educators.

“For many teachers, they see the only way to advance is to become an administrator,” Behning said. “To keep highly qualified educators in the classroom doing what they love, these proposed career ladders provide critical support to new teachers and additional opportunities for veteran educators to share their experience and grow professionally.”   

Behning said House Bill 1008 would establish career ladders and mentorship programs where experienced educators help guide new teachers during their first years in the classroom. 

The House Education Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the House Chamber. House Bill 1008 is eligible for committee amendments and public testimony.

Visit iga.in.gov to watch the committee hearing live and to learn more about House Bill 1008. 

Behning collaborated with teacher organizations, including the Indiana State Teachers Association, Teach Plus and Stand for Children on several pieces of legislation to elevate the teaching profession and drive more dollars to educators.

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State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 91,

which includes portions of Hendricks and Marion counties.

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