Congressman Hanna to Unveil National Teacher Incentive

CORTLAND, NY (09/18/2015)(readMedia)-- U.S. Representative Richard Hanna will travel to SUNY Cortland Monday to announce a federal initiative to attract and retain the best teachers in classrooms where they're needed the most.

The Teacher Loan Repayment Act would eliminate the current patchwork of underutilized loan assistance programs for teachers and replace them with a streamlined federal program that provides all eligible teachers with simplified access to more significant student loan relief.

Rep. Hanna will make the announcement at 2 p.m. in Brockway Hall's Jacobus Lounge, 21 Graham Ave., Cortland.

SUNY Cortland rates among the top teacher preparation schools in the country and is one of the largest nationally accredited teacher education institutions on the East Coast.