Senator John Walsh, D-Mont., introduced a bill that would give American Indian teachers in classrooms with over 10% Native American students or in Bureau of Indian Education schools loan forgiveness of up to $17,500 after five years of service. The bill aims to recruit and retain American Indian teachers as well as to increase the quality of education for Native American students.
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The bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on June 10, 2014 for consideration.
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