Innovation for Teacher Quality
The Secretary issues regulations prescribing criteria to be used in selecting eligible members of the Armed Forces to participate in the Troops-to-Teachers program and receive financial assistance. These regulations implement section 2303(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (Act). The regulations also define the terms ``high-need local educational agency'' (high-need LEA) and ``public charter school'' in which a participant must agree to be employed under section 2304(a)(1)(B) of the Act. In addition, the regulations define the term ``children from families with income below the poverty line'' which is used in the definition of high-need LEA.