Amends the New Teacher Induction and Mentoring Article of the School Code. Changes the heading of the Article and the definition of "new teacher". Provides that, beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, the State Board of Education shall develop a program to provide grants to mentor training providers to establish a training program for new teacher mentors, and requires each public school to use a teacher induction and mentoring program provided by a mentor trained through a mentor training provider (rather than requiring a public school to develop a new teacher induction and mentoring program). Makes changes concerning program requirements, funding and stipends, the evaluation of programs, and obsolete references. Effective immediately.

Statutes affected:
Introduced: 105 ILCS 5/21