First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)
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HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1479
AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 20-28-2-11; (09)HE1479.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 20-28-2-11 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2009]: Sec. 11. The department shall collaborate with nonprofit
entities, the commission for higher education, and state educational
institutions to develop and implement initiatives focusing on the
recruitment and retention of qualified educators from
underrepresented populations. The initiatives should include, but
are not limited to, the following activities:
(1) Development of a recruitment plan for underrepresented
and teacher shortage areas.
(2) Production of a web site as a communication tool that
provides resource information and scholarship opportunities.
(3) Development of a research agenda and network support
system at each state educational institution to remove barriers
and address challenges faced by students of underrepresented
populations in order to recruit, retain, and graduate these
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