So far, about 2,300 teachers have had their TEACH grant debt forgiven by the U.S. Department of Education, according to reporting by NPR.
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May 03, 2019
March 12, 2019
President Donald Trump's proposed budget seeks to eliminate the $2 billion Title II program for professional development, while creating vouchers for teachers to use to take courses.
December 14, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education announced plans to throw a lifesaver to recipients of TEACH grants that were converted to loans. But the process is far from complete, and it may be out-of-reach to some teachers who've been frustrated by the program's flaws.
March 28, 2018
A government report found that 63 percent of TEACH grant recipients were forced to repay the money as an unsubsidized loan.
March 22, 2018
Congress' fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill preserves funding for the Title II program, which pays for teacher development.
February 05, 2018
A new Center for American Progress report looks at how states are planning to use their Title II, Part A funds—money that could be at risk in Congress' final budget.
December 22, 2017
Looking across the most-read pieces on the Teacher Beat blog this year, a theme emerges right away: money.
December 19, 2017
The final results of a federal study on performance pay are in—and it looks like giving teachers bonuses led to slightly better math and reading results from students.
December 18, 2017
The final tax bill that's likely to get passed by both houses of Congress maintains the $250 tax deduction teachers can use for classroom supplies, and yet teachers' unions are finding that little consolation.
December 02, 2017
The version of the tax bill passed by the Republican-led Senate would double the amount teachers can deduct for classroom supplies.