Saturday, November 28, 2015

BATs Legislative Action Team - Weekly Legislative Update





ESEA Update
The final bill is set to come out on the 30th.  BATs will be reading this and issuing a report on any language that has changed since our last read on this several months ago.  The House should be voting on the 2nd or 3rd and the Senate will probably vote on it December 7th.  The larger concern is that there is NO debate on this bill.  This is concerning and BATs will mobilize to address any issues that we see with the bill and to make sure that there is debate and public comment on it. 
Stay Tuned and BE READY TO MOBILIZE!



State by State Report - Thank you so our State Admins who reported in for this bulletin

WISCONSIN - REPORTED BY DEBBIE KADON

Bills would report schools’ crime data next to test scores  http://m.jsonline.com/news/education/measure-would-report-school-crime-data-next-to-test-scores-graduation-rates-b99621169z1-352952431.html


FLORIDA - DONNA YATES MACE
Florida Republicans looking to ask voters for big changes in education

ALABAMA - TERRI MICHAL RECTOR
Alabama is not in session. Won't be until February



IDAHO - MARY OLLIE


The Idaho Legislature begins the 2016 session in January. Little has appeared in the news except a discussion of including school nurses, librarians, and counselors in the career ladder. Since the 2015 bill has a test score component and uses the Danielson Framework, it will be interesting to see how the legislature will proceed.



NEW YORK - MARLA KILFOYLE

Report: Cuomo may backtrack on tying teacher evaluation to Common Core scores  http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Report-Cuomo-may-backtrack-on-tying-teacher-6657391.php


KENTUCKY - TIFFANY BENNINGFIELD DUNN
New KY governor takes office in 2 weeks. He's promising a Common Core repeal and charters.


DELAWARE - KEVIN OHLANDT
The Tentacles Of Corporate Education Reform And How They Pull Parents Down The Rabbit Hole   https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/27/the-tentacles-of-corporate-education-reform-and-how-they-pull-parents-down-the-rabbit-hole/


KANSAS - ANNE PRITCHETT 
Kansas bill could oust 40 percent of local school board members, survey says  http://cjonline.com/news/2015-11-20/kansas-bill-could-oust-40-percent-local-school-board-members-survey-says

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