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Silicon Valley
California Virtual Academies: Bill targeting for-profit operator K12 Inc. clears first committee vote-- A bill that would ban online charter schools from hiring for-profit firms to
California Virtual Academies: Bill targeting for-profit operator K12 Inc. clears first committee vote
Silicon Valley / Posted 7 hours ago
-- A bill that would ban online charter schools from hiring for-profit firms to provide instructional services cleared the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday on a party-line 6-2 vote after a divisive debate about the role private companies... Read more
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The Mercury News
California Virtual Academies: Bill targeting for-profit operator K12 Inc. clears first committee vote-- A bill that would ban online charter schools from hiring for-profit firms to
California Virtual Academies: Bill targeting for-profit operator K12 Inc. clears first committee vote
The Mercury News / Posted 17 hours ago
-- A bill that would ban online charter schools from hiring for-profit firms to provide instructional services cleared the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday on a party-line 6-2 vote after a divisive debate about the role private companies... Read more
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The Mercury News
California Virtual Academies: Bill targeting for-profit operator K12 Inc. clears first committee vote-- A bill that would ban online charter schools from hiring for-profit firms to
California Virtual Academies: Bill targeting for-profit operator K12 Inc. clears first committee vote
The Mercury News / Posted 20 hours ago
-- A bill that would ban online charter schools from hiring for-profit firms to provide instructional services cleared the Senate Education Committee Wednesday on a party-line 6-2 vote after a divisive debate about the role private companies should... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California lawmakers punt once again on teacher tenurepolicy. Facing strong resistance from teachers unions, she amended the measure
California lawmakers punt once again on teacher tenure
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 21 hours ago
policy. Facing strong resistance from teachers unions, she amended the measure again before its first hearing in the Senate Education Committee – and actually lost support. Unions objected to a change that would have simply extended the... Read more
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WBGO-FM Newark
NJ Dems Host Forum on State School Aid Formulathe aggravation gets in when people look at, my tax bill is much larger than yo
NJ Dems Host Forum on State School Aid Formula
WBGO-FM Newark / Posted 22 hours ago
the aggravation gets in when people look at, my tax bill is much larger than yours, why?” Teresa Ruiz is chair of the Senate Education Committee. She says to create a formula that works, schools statewide will have to face compromises. “There... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Teacher employment bill responds to Vergara rulingdoesn’t want to wait for the Supremes to weigh in. Her Assembly Bill 934, whic
Teacher employment bill responds to Vergara ruling
The Sacramento Bee / Posted yesterday
doesn’t want to wait for the Supremes to weigh in. Her Assembly Bill 934, which gets its first vote when it appears in Senate Education Committee this morning (room 4203, starting at 9 a.m.) has undergone some changes. Gone is the piece... Read more
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The Hill
Reg advocates hitting back at GOP agendaoversight hearing Wednesday for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). http
Reg advocates hitting back at GOP agenda
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
oversight hearing Wednesday for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). http://1.usa.gov/28WlXw9 Also on Wednesday, the Senate Education Committee will examine new rules from the Department of Education that stem from the Every Student Succeeds... Read more
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The Daily Comet
'It is going to be devastating': Public schools take hit amid La. budget messof state government have had to take reductions in revenue," said Sen. Conrad A
'It is going to be devastating': Public schools take hit amid La. budget mess
The Daily Comet / Posted 4 days ago
of state government have had to take reductions in revenue," said Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, a former chairman of the Senate Education Committee. "This situation is not likely to change anytime soon," Appel wrote in an email response to... Read more
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The Advocate
Layoffs, program cuts in mix as Louisiana public schools take ‘devastating’ hit amid budget messof state government have had to take reductions in revenue,” said Sen. Conrad A
Layoffs, program cuts in mix as Louisiana public schools take ‘devastating’ hit amid budget mess
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
of state government have had to take reductions in revenue,” said Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, a former chairman of the Senate Education Committee. “This situation is not likely to change anytime soon,” Appel wrote in an email response to... Read more
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The Houma Courier
'It is going to be devastating': Public schools take hit amid La. budget messof state government have had to take reductions in revenue," said Sen. Conrad A
'It is going to be devastating': Public schools take hit amid La. budget mess
The Houma Courier / Posted 4 days ago
of state government have had to take reductions in revenue," said Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, a former chairman of the Senate Education Committee. "This situation is not likely to change anytime soon," Appel wrote in an email response to... Read more
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The Advocate
'It is going to be devastating': Public schools take hit amid budget messof state government have had to take reductions in revenue,” said Sen. Conrad A
'It is going to be devastating': Public schools take hit amid budget mess
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
of state government have had to take reductions in revenue,” said Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, a former chairman of the Senate Education Committee. “This situation is not likely to change anytime soon,” Appel wrote in an email response to... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Welfare of youths still lags in statestudents and teachers from budget shortfalls, said state Sen. Jane English, R-N
Welfare of youths still lags in state
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
students and teachers from budget shortfalls, said state Sen. Jane English, R-North Little Rock, who is chairman of the Senate Education Committee. Even so, lawmakers' actions influence school funding levels, Kopsky said, and the tax cuts have... Read more
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The Advocate
Public schools take hit amid budget messof state government have had to take reductions in revenue,” said Sen. Conrad A
Public schools take hit amid budget mess
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
of state government have had to take reductions in revenue,” said Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, a former chairman of the Senate Education Committee. “This situation is not likely to change anytime soon,” Appel wrote in an email response to... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Senate advances key bills during catch-all Friday sessionelementary schools could be placed in a new, charter-operated district pilot pr
Senate advances key bills during catch-all Friday session
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 5 days ago
elementary schools could be placed in a new, charter-operated district pilot program under a measure that cleared the Senate Education Committee. A newly appointed Achievement School District superintendent would choose charter companies with... Read more
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The Mercury News
California Virtual Academies' attendance, enrollment records to be audited by state Controllercharter schools from hiring for-profit firms to provide instructional services
California Virtual Academies' attendance, enrollment records to be audited by state Controller
The Mercury News / Posted 6 days ago
charter schools from hiring for-profit firms to provide instructional services will be vetted for the first time by the Senate Education Committee. Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, who authored Assembly Bill 1084, said the measure is... Read more
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News On 6 Tulsa
With Sense Of Outrage, Educators Leap Onto Campaign Trailcalling is because this should be a bipartisan issue.“ What Awaits Winners Se
With Sense Of Outrage, Educators Leap Onto Campaign Trail
News On 6 Tulsa / Posted 6 days ago
calling is because this should be a bipartisan issue.“ What Awaits Winners Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, vice chair of the Senate Education Committee, is one of a handful of current or past educators now serving in the Legislature. Sharp, a former... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Fact-Check: GOP foe says Sen. Bennet votes for President Obama's agenda 98 percent of the time— that’s how you get a result, and that’s how you govern a complex country," Se
Fact-Check: GOP foe says Sen. Bennet votes for President Obama's agenda 98 percent of the time
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 7 days ago
— that’s how you get a result, and that’s how you govern a complex country," Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate education committee, told the Denver Post in 2015. Frazier said, "Michael Bennet votes for President Obama's agenda... Read more
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York Daily Record
The bill that started in the kitchenthe members of our military and their families. The House unanimously passed t
The bill that started in the kitchen
York Daily Record / Posted 8 days ago
the members of our military and their families. The House unanimously passed the bill on June 7, and it now sits with the Senate Education Committee. Judging from Secretary Rivera’s statement, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration appears to be in favor... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
School aid: Christie proposes equal funding statewidetoo many schoolchildren the opportunity for an equal education,” Sweeney, D-Glo
School aid: Christie proposes equal funding statewide
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 8 days ago
too many schoolchildren the opportunity for an equal education,” Sweeney, D-Gloucester, said in a joint statement with Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Teresa Ruiz, co-author of the funding bill. “Children do not choose their ZIP codes,... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Cheek retirement comes after rocky year at UTthe phrase, "welcoming to all, hostile to none." Lawmakers like state Sen. Del
Cheek retirement comes after rocky year at UT
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
the phrase, "welcoming to all, hostile to none." Lawmakers like state Sen. Delores Gresham, R-Somerville, who chairs the Senate Education Committee, called for Cheek's resignation after the holiday parties controversy in December. She said... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Christie proposes equal funding per studenttoo many schoolchildren the opportunity for an equal education,” Sweeney, D-Glo
Christie proposes equal funding per student
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 8 days ago
too many schoolchildren the opportunity for an equal education,” Sweeney, D-Gloucester, said in a joint statement with Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Teresa Ruiz, co-author of the funding bill. “Children do not choose their zip codes,... Read more
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NJ.com
Democrats to Christie on his school funding shake-up: No waystatement by state Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) and state Se
Democrats to Christie on his school funding shake-up: No way
NJ.com / Posted 8 days ago
statement by state Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) and state Sen. Theresa Ruiz (D-Essex), chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee. The governor announced the "Fairness Formula," a plan that would provide every school district... Read more
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The Advocate
'We don't have the support': Gov. John Bel Edwards' schools legislative agenda mostly deadschools package is dead, stalled or in disarray. Even the governor’s own spons
'We don't have the support': Gov. John Bel Edwards' schools legislative agenda mostly dead
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
schools package is dead, stalled or in disarray. Even the governor’s own sponsor of a bill to curb access to vouchers — Senate Education Committee Chairman Dan “Blade” Morrish, R-Jennings — said he will not push the bill. More On This Topic On... Read more
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Philly.com
Substitute teachers are the new endangered specieshas put a more radical idea on the chalkboard. A bill crafted by State Sen. Llo
Substitute teachers are the new endangered species
Philly.com / Posted 11 days ago
has put a more radical idea on the chalkboard. A bill crafted by State Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R., Lancaster), chairman of the Senate Education Committee, would allow upper-class college students majoring in education to take over classrooms as paid... Read more
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York Daily Record
Truancy: More help, less punishment soughtaim to create consistency around the state in how truancy is handled. House bi
Truancy: More help, less punishment sought
York Daily Record / Posted 14 days ago
aim to create consistency around the state in how truancy is handled. House bill 1907 has passed the House and is in the Senate education committee. Senate Bill 359 has passed the Senate and is in the House education committee. Rep. Stan Saylor,... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Alexander To Tennessee School Board Members: "New Education Law Puts Tennessee Back In Charge Of Its Classrooms"that it is implemented it as Congress wrote it—a state coalition is just as imp
Alexander To Tennessee School Board Members: "New Education Law Puts Tennessee Back In Charge Of Its Classrooms"
The Chattanoogan / Posted 15 days ago
that it is implemented it as Congress wrote it—a state coalition is just as important.” Senator Alexander, who chairs the Senate education committee talked with the school board members about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which was passed... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Amid STAAR Upheaval, Panel Working on FixesGreg Abbott and the Legislature by Sept. 1. “I really am excited about the pot
Amid STAAR Upheaval, Panel Working on Fixes
KERA North Texas / Posted 17 days ago
Greg Abbott and the Legislature by Sept. 1. “I really am excited about the potential for this,” said commission member and Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, in an interview ahead of the panel’s April meeting. “It’s... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Amid STAAR Upheaval, Texas Panel Working on FixesGreg Abbott and the Legislature by Sept. 1. “I really am excited about the pot
Amid STAAR Upheaval, Texas Panel Working on Fixes
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 17 days ago
Greg Abbott and the Legislature by Sept. 1. “I really am excited about the potential for this,” said commission member and Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, in an interview ahead of the panel’s April meeting. “It’s... Read more
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The Advocate
Soft landing on Common Coreapproved the changes after they had been backed by the Board of Elementary and
Soft landing on Common Core
The Advocate / Posted 18 days ago
approved the changes after they had been backed by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The House and Senate education committees also signed off on the changes. An end to the pointless bickering over guidelines in reading,... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Amid STAAR upheaval, panel working on fixesGreg Abbott and the Legislature by Sept. 1. “I really am excited about the pot
Amid STAAR upheaval, panel working on fixes
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 18 days ago
Greg Abbott and the Legislature by Sept. 1. “I really am excited about the potential for this,” said commission member and Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, in an interview ahead of the panel’s April meeting. “It’s... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Amid STAAR Upheaval, Panel Working on FixesGreg Abbott and the Legislature by Sept. 1. “I really am excited about the pot
Amid STAAR Upheaval, Panel Working on Fixes
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 19 days ago
Greg Abbott and the Legislature by Sept. 1. “I really am excited about the potential for this,” said commission member and Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, in an interview ahead of the panel’s April meeting. “It’s... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Amid STAAR Upheaval Panel Working on Fixes - Amid STAAR Upheaval Panel Working on Fixes by Kiah Collier The Texas Tribune June 11 2016 As displeasure with Texas’ standardized testing regime mounts all eyes are on a special panel the Legislature cr...Greg Abbott and the Legislature by Sept. 1. “I really am excited about the pot
Amid STAAR Upheaval Panel Working on Fixes - Amid STAAR Upheaval Panel Working on Fixes by Kiah Collier The Texas Tribune June 11 2016 As displeasure with Texas’ standardized testing regime mounts all eyes are on a special panel the Legislature cr...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 19 days ago
Greg Abbott and the Legislature by Sept. 1. “I really am excited about the potential for this,” said commission member and Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, in an interview ahead of the panel’s April meeting. “It’s... Read more
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The Mercury News
California 'virtual' academies: Bill targets for-profit operator K12 Inc.so that her new measure could move forward as soon as possible. For the measur
California 'virtual' academies: Bill targets for-profit operator K12 Inc.
The Mercury News / Posted 19 days ago
so that her new measure could move forward as soon as possible. For the measure to advance, it must be approved by the Senate Education Committee before lawmakers break for the summer in early July. After they return in August, the bill would... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
California Editorial Roundupperformance." AB934 passed the Assembly unanimously on May 22. The bill will b
California Editorial Roundup
The Record Searchlight / Posted 22 days ago
performance." AB934 passed the Assembly unanimously on May 22. The bill will be heard this month in the state Senate Education Committee. "We hope the Senate will make AB934 stronger," Manny Rivera told us; he's the director of Rally,... Read more
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The Advocate
Ending 34-month battle, Edwards, lawmakers endorse Common Core revisionsthe Legislature, state leaders and Louisiana’s top school board. Edwards took
Ending 34-month battle, Edwards, lawmakers endorse Common Core revisions
The Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
the Legislature, state leaders and Louisiana’s top school board. Edwards took the action shortly after the House and Senate education committees approved the changes after a hearing devoid of the anger and passion that dominated so many... Read more
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The Advocate
Ending 34-month battle, Edwards, lawmakers endorse Common Core revisionsthe Legislature, state leaders and Louisiana’s top school board. Edwards took
Ending 34-month battle, Edwards, lawmakers endorse Common Core revisions
The Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
the Legislature, state leaders and Louisiana’s top school board. Edwards took the action shortly after the House and Senate education committee approved the changes after a hearing devoid of the anger and passion that dominated so many... Read more
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The Advocate
Common Core revisions approved by Louisiana lawmakers; last hurdle is governorRevisions to the long-debated Common Core academic standards neared final appro
Common Core revisions approved by Louisiana lawmakers; last hurdle is governor
The Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
Revisions to the long-debated Common Core academic standards neared final approval Tuesday when the Louisiana House and Senate education committees endorsed the changes. If Gov. John Bel Edwards approves the modifications or takes no action —... Read more
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The Advocate
Common Core revisions approved by Louisiana lawmakers; last hurdle is governorRevisions to the long-debated Common Core academic standards neared final appro
Common Core revisions approved by Louisiana lawmakers; last hurdle is governor
The Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
Revisions to the long-debated Common Core academic standards neared final approval Tuesday when the state House and Senate education committees endorsed the changes. If Gov. John Bel Edwards approves the modifications or takes no action -- backers... Read more
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Orange County Register
Teacher tenure reforms still in playperformance.” AB934 passed the Assembly unanimously on May 22. The bill will b
Teacher tenure reforms still in play
Orange County Register / Posted 24 days ago
performance.” AB934 passed the Assembly unanimously on May 22. The bill will be heard this month in the state Senate Education Committee. “We hope the Senate will make AB934 stronger,” Manny Rivera told us; he’s the director of Rally,... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana public schools face millions in cuts for first time in decades; what it means for teachers, studentsElementary and Secondary Education in March, including the $44 million that Edw
Louisiana public schools face millions in cuts for first time in decades; what it means for teachers, students
The Advocate / Posted 24 days ago
Elementary and Secondary Education in March, including the $44 million that Edwards asked BESE to include, is dead in the Senate Education Committee. Unless more dollars are raised for public schools in the second special session that starts... Read more
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The Advocate
Voters will be asked to allow college boards to set tuition ratesSenate Education Committee Chairman Dan “Blade” Morrish, R-Jennings, said all t
Voters will be asked to allow college boards to set tuition rates
The Advocate / Posted 24 days ago
Senate Education Committee Chairman Dan “Blade” Morrish, R-Jennings, said all the House did in changing his Senate Bill 80 was to name the four boards that oversee the public institutions. Though Sen. Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, wondered if by naming... Read more
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The Advocate
In rarity, public schools face cut in state aidElementary and Secondary Education in March, including the $44 million that Edw
In rarity, public schools face cut in state aid
The Advocate / Posted 25 days ago
Elementary and Secondary Education in March, including the $44 million that Edwards asked BESE to include, is dead in the Senate Education Committee. Unless more dollars are raised for public schools in the second special session that starts... Read more
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The Oklahoman
2016 Oklahoma session was one of missed opportunitieswhen officials from the potentially affected districts protested, a House commi
2016 Oklahoma session was one of missed opportunities
The Oklahoman / Posted 25 days ago
when officials from the potentially affected districts protested, a House committee shot the idea down immediately. The Senate Education Committee chairman refused to even schedule a vote on such bills, including his own legislation and a bill... Read more
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The Morning Call
Gov. Tom Wolf signs new school funding formula into lawwill play a part in school funding, but said all sides want a universally more
Gov. Tom Wolf signs new school funding formula into law
The Morning Call / Posted 26 days ago
will play a part in school funding, but said all sides want a universally more equitable system. Smucker, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, agreed. The law will give school officials a more reliable way to know how much money they can... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Tucker Hipps bill passes Legislatureof fraternities and sororities but that was broadened to all student organizati
Tucker Hipps bill passes Legislature
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 27 days ago
of fraternities and sororities but that was broadened to all student organizations after the legislation moved through the Senate Education Committee. A late amendment by Sen. Tom Young of Aiken Thursday returned the focus to Greek organizations... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Not all schools aiding dyslexic kids, senator saysand it's almost like it took us this long to figure this out and do something a
Not all schools aiding dyslexic kids, senator says
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
and it's almost like it took us this long to figure this out and do something about it? It's kind of sad," said the Senate Education Committee chairman, Sen. Jane English, R-North Little Rock. "We worry so much about proficiency and... Read more
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The Advocate
What you need to know about upcoming changes to once-untouchable TOPSto do? I’m not a believer in the need to scale the program back.” Sen. Dan “Bl
What you need to know about upcoming changes to once-untouchable TOPS
The Advocate / Posted 30 days ago
to do? I’m not a believer in the need to scale the program back.” Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish, R-Jennings, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, said he is hopeful the cap will make the growth of the program more manageable. But he said... Read more
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The Oakdale Leader
Education Secretary defends new funding rules as leading senator expresses outragethe proposed regulations have Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) fuming. Alexander is
Education Secretary defends new funding rules as leading senator expresses outrage
The Oakdale Leader / Posted 30 days ago
the proposed regulations have Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) fuming. Alexander is the Republican chairman of the Senate education committee, a former education secretary under the first President Bush and the key player in the... Read more
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The Advocate
Higher education leaders to Legislature: give us funding or give us tuition autonomyThe Senate-passed SB80 is scheduled for a vote in the House on Wednesday. Morr
Higher education leaders to Legislature: give us funding or give us tuition autonomy
The Advocate / Posted 30 days ago
The Senate-passed SB80 is scheduled for a vote in the House on Wednesday. Morrish, the Jennings Republican that chairs the Senate Education Committee, said he believes the measure is particularly well-timed because another measure that untied TOPS... Read more
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The Advocate
What you need to know about upcoming unprecedented changes to TOPSto do? I’m not a believer in the need to scale the program back.” Sen. Dan “Bl
What you need to know about upcoming unprecedented changes to TOPS
The Advocate / Posted a month ago
to do? I’m not a believer in the need to scale the program back.” Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish, R-Jennings, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, said he is hopeful the cap will make the growth of the program more manageable. But he said... Read more
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