A Step Forward on Restoring Scholarships for Educational Aides to Become Teachers

We have another piece of good news to report from Monday’s budget work in the House Appropriations Committee. The subcommittee on education funding has voted to restore funding for 2016-2017 for college scholarships to educational aides seeking to become teachers. This funding, if it survives in the final budget, would be the first since spending for these cost-effective scholarships was cut to zero in the indiscriminate budget-slashing session of 2011.