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MA House and Senate Approve HB 4032
The MASSACHUSETTS House and Senate give final approval to HB 4032 , a bill that would allow Bay State school districts to maintain current English immersion programming or choose an alternative that meets federal...
Wisconsin Senate Approves SB 236
The WISCONSIN Senate approves SB 236 , which would require school districts for the first time to seek competitive bids on contracts of significant dollar value. The measure moves to the Assembly (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL...
Michigan Signs SB 401
MICHIGAN Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signs SB 401 , which will automatically enroll new teachers and staff in a 401(k)-style retirement plan unless they instead pro-actively choose a revised hybrid pension (DETROIT NEWS).
The MICHIGAN House approves a seven-bill package that, among several things, does away with a zero-tolerance policy used by many school districts that opponents claim unfairly leads to too many kids being expelled from Wolverine State schools. The package...
Education in WV
The WEST VIRGINIA Board of Education endorses a repeal of the Common Core-based K-12 math and English language arts standards and replacement of them with standards developed by state education officials. The proposal is now in a 30...
MI Signs SB 103
MICHIGAN Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signs SB 103, which requires school districts to set in place performance evaluation systems for all teachers and administrators that take into account student growth and assessment data (MICHIGAN GOVERNOR’S...
The MICHIGAN Senate gives final approval to SB 103, which requires school districts and charter schools to base at least 25 percent of a teacher’s evaluation on assessment and student growth data, half of what would have been required under current...
MI Approves HB 4041
The MICHIGAN Senate approves HB 4041, a bill that would end cash assistance for families where a child is considered chronically truant as determined by school district rules. The families would lose about $386 per month in cash...