October 22 - Election Preview
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VA Senate Approves HB 1600
The VIRGINIA Senate approves HB 1600 , which would, with some exceptions, limit the length of a long-term suspension at 45 school days. It is back in the House (RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH).
VA Senate Approves HB 1419
NY Assembly Endorses AB 9605
The NEW YORK Assembly endorses AB 9605 , legislation that allows unauthorized immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at Empire State colleges and universities, and be eligible for receiving tuition aid. It is the eighth...
Louisiana Gives Approves To HB 269
The LOUISIANA House gives final approval to HB 269 , which would require management boards for LSU, Southern University and other schools to spell out policies aimed at protecting campus speech, “including without...
Texas Approves Senate Bill 7
The TEXAS House approves Senate Bill 7 , which would require principals and superintendents to report teachers having inappropriate relationships with students or face a state jail felony or a fine of up to $10,000. It...
Montana Approves HB 376
The MONTANA House approves HB 376 , which would authorize the creation of charter schools in the Treasure State. It is now in the Senate (MISSOULIAN, LEXISNEXIS STATE NET).
Virginia Signs HB 2432
VIRGINIA Gov. Terry McAuliffe...
Kentucky Approves SB 17
The KENTUCKY Senate approves SB 17 , which would codify the right for students to express religious viewpoints in school, including in their homework and clothing. It moves to the House (LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER).
CA Rejects SB 1457
The CALIFORNIA Senate rejects SB 1457 , which would have allowed Golden State students to take unlimited time off from school and still obtain two elective credits for private religious or moral training (SACRAMENTO BEE).
VIRGINIA Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) vetoes SB 612 and HB 131, bills that would prohibit Old Dominion public schools from joining interscholastic organizations that don’t allow home-schoolers from participating in athletics. The House failed in its...
Education in SD
The SOUTH DAKOTA House approves HB 1008, a bill that would bar transgender students from using bathrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities of the gender with which they identify if those facilities don’t correspond with their...