December 17 -- The New Federalism
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AZ Federal Judge Blocks
A federal judge permanently blocks a 2010 ARIZONA law that prohibited Grand Canyon State schools from offering courses in ethnic studies. U.S. District Court Judge A. Wallace Tashima ruled that the ban was “not for a legitimate...
California Assembly Gives Final Approval
The CALIFORNIA Assembly gives final approval to a bill making the first year of community college free for in-state students going full time. The measure ( AB 19 ) now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown (D) (ASSOCIATED...
Louisiana Approves HB 79
The LOUISIANA House unanimously approves HB 79 , which would ban the paddling of disabled students at Pelican State public schools. The bill moves to the Senate (ADVOCATE [BATON ROUGE]).
Arizona Signs SB 1042
Arizona Declines To Hear HB 2120
The ARIZONA House Education Committee declines to hear HB 2120 , a bill that would have banned colleges from offering classes that promote “resentment or social justice toward a race, gender, religion, political...
PA Approves HB 1574
The PENNSYLVANIA House gives final approval to HB 1574 , which would broaden the Keystone State’s anti-hazing law to include public and private high schools. The bill, which makes it a third-degree misdemeanor when a student...
PA Approves HB 805
The PENNSYLVANIA Senate approves HB 805 , which would require Keystone State school districts to use an evaluation system instead of seniority when determining which teachers to lay off. It moves to Gov. Tom Wolf (D), who has said...
Education In AZ
The ARIZONA Senate approves HB 2544, which would make the Grand Canyon State the first to allow schools to choose from a menu of standardized tests rather than the one offered by the state. It moves to Gov. Doug Ducey (R) for consideration...