Shane Vander Hart: South Carolina voters will have the opportunity in November to change their constitution to allow the Governor to appoint the State Superintendent of Education instead of voters electing that position. This is a move that only favors the bureaucracy.
Data Quality Campaign reports there are 238 bills related to education data in state legislatures this year so far, and less than a third (70) have anything to do with protecting student data privacy.
The New York Assembly passed a bill that would decouple state assessments from teacher evaluations this week 131 to 1, the measure is gaining momentum in the New York Senate.
A bill was just introduced in the New York Assembly that would bar schools from using standardized assessment scores on teacher evaluations.
Erin Tuttle: Considering the evidence showing the discipline policies pushed by the U.S. Department of Education’s federal guidance makes schools less safe and even dangerous, why would Indiana legislators even consider adopting HB 1421?
J.R. Wilson: There is a good chance social-emotional learning is already embedded in education programs across your state. Is it possible it is embedded in your state’s ESSA plan?
A bill in the Iowa Senate would require the Iowa Department of Education to identify their statutory or regulatory authority for any request for reports made of school districts. A common sense measure every state should implement.
A bill filed in the Florida House and in the Florida Senate allows Florida school districts to write their own standards provided they are equivalent to or better than the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.
SB18-011, filed this week in the Colorado Senate, seeks to ensure that students whose parents opt them out of assessments do not face punitive measures at school.
HB 2037, a bill filed in the Arizona House of Representatives, if passed would not require high school juniors to take AzMerit or the AIMS Science test. Instead, they would take a college-readiness exam like ACT or SAT.