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Virginia Senate Bill 1240

 

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Virginia Senate Bill 1240, Override Veto of Allowing Students to Take Online Schooling: Failed 21 to 19 in the state Senate on April 5, 2017.

 

To override the governor’s veto of a bill to establish the Virginia Virtual School, which will serve up to 5,000 Virginia students. This online education must meet state standards and will be available beginning 2019.

 

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Arizona House Bill 2388

 

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House Bill 2388, Modify State College Grant Program by Easing Some Requirements and Tightening Others: Passed 26 to 0 in the state Senate on April 19, 2017.

 

To extend the life of a government program that gives state taxpayer subsidies to college students, while modifying certain program qualifications including more stringent GPA and graduation time frame requirements, expanding program eligibility to other fields, and other similar changes.

 

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Wisconsin Senate Bill 293

 

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Senate Bill 293, Make Changes to School Choice Programs: Passed 67 to 30 in the state Assembly on June 21, 2017.

 

To require that private schools participating in school choice programs conduct background checks on employees, to remove certain requirements such as high attendance standards for private schools participating in the program, and to eliminate testing requirements on private schools that have a small number of school choice students attending, among other things.

 

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New Hampshire House Bill 604

 

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House Bill 604, Kill Bill to Subsidize Community College Tuition: Passed 188 to 161 in the state House on February 15, 2017

 

Kill Bill to Subsidize Community College Tuition

 

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Arizona Senate Bill 1293

 

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Senate Bill 1293, Remove licensing requirements for small vocational training programs: Passed 29 to 0 in the state Senate on February 20, 2017 and 43 to 12 in the state House on April 20, 2017

 

To exempt private instructional programs that have fewer than 40 in-class or online hours and charge less than $1,000 from state licensing requirements.

 

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Pennsylvania House Bill 121

 

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House Bill 121: Mandate opioid abuse curriculum: Passed 196 to 0 in the state House on June 26, 2017

 

To require that students in grades 6 through 12 must be given courses in the prevention of opioid abuse and that the state must develop model curriculum for such instruction.

 

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New Hampshire Senate Bill 44

 

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Senate Bill 44, Ban common core: Passed 14 to 9 in the state Senate on February 23, 2017

 

To prohibit the state from requiring implementation of common core standards.

 

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Michigan Senate Bill 401

 

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Senate Bill 401, Overhaul school employee retirement system: Passed 21 to 17 in the state Senate on June 15, 2017

 

To replace the current school pension system with one that requires more cost-sharing by new employees, and contains provisions intended to limit state management practices responsible for the $29.1 billion of unfunded liabilities in the status quo system. New employees could choose instead to receive substantial employer contributions to 401(k) accounts. If the overhauled defined benefit component is not properly funded then enrollees would have to pay half the cost of correcting this, and if underfunding exceeds specified levels this option would be closed to new hires.

 

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Iowa House Bill 642

 

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House Bill 642, To suspend the statewide report card for public schools for two years: Failed 42 to 55 in the state House on April 17, 2017

 

Starting with the 2015 school year, the Iowa Department of Education has released report cards for public schools in the state. This amendment to the bill that funds the education department would suspend further report cards until the 2020-21 school year, thereby allowing for two years of data to be collected on a new statewide student assessment.

 

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New Hampshire House Bill 103

 

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House Bill 103, Mandate notice of objectionable course material: Passed 203 to 51 in the state House on February 2, 2017 and 14 to 9 in the state Senate on March 30, 2017

 

To require school districts to provide advance notice to parents and legal guardians of course material involving discussion of human sexuality or human sexual education.

 

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Virginia House Bill 1536

 

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House Bill 1536, Ban grade school suspensions and expulsions: Passed 49 to 47 in the state House on February 6, 2017 and 33 to 7 in the state Senate on February 13, 2017

 

To prohibit students up to third grade from being suspended for more than five days or expelled except for drug, firearm, and certain other criminal offenses.

 

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Wisconsin Assembly Bill 240

 

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Assembly Bill 240: Strengthen school attendance requirements for Wisconsin Works recipients’ kids: Passed 62 to 35 in the state Assembly on May 10, 2017

 

To impose penalties on Wisconsin Works participants if their children are habitually truant or fail to meet school attendance requirements. Current law requires that children of Wisconsin Works participants must be enrolled in school.

 

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Tennessee Senate Bill 524

 

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Senate Bill 524, Allow sign language to count as foreign language in schools: Passed 33 to 0 in the state Senate on March 6, 2017

 

To allow courses in American Sign Language to count towards foreign language requirements in school.

 

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North Carolina House Bill 800

 

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House Bill 800, Allow some enrollment preferences at charter schools: Passed 72 to 47 in the state House on April 25, 2017

 

To allow enrollment preferences at charter schools for children of permanent employees of a "charter partner," which is a corporation, partnership, or nonprofit that gave land, provided a building, made renovations, or donated technology to a charter school. The bill would cap the preferences to 50% of enrollment. It would also let charter school boards contract with outside education organizations to provide teachers, and require State Board of Education decisions over granting a charter to be made in 90 days of a charter application submission.

 

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Missouri House Bill 441

 

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House Bill 441, Require school free speech policies: Passed 148 to 6 in the state House on March 13, 2017

 

To require each school districts and public colleges to adopt a written student freedom of expression policy which must include reasonable provisions for the time, place, and manner of student expression, and to affirm the right of student journalists to the exercise of freedom of speech and of the press in school sponsored media.

 

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Virginia House Bill 1392: Allow some school security officers to carry firearms

 

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House Bill 1392, Allow some school security officers to carry firearms: Passed 24 to 16 in the state Senate on February 17, 2017

 

To permit a school security officer to carry a firearm if he or she retired as law enforcement officer in the previous 10 years, takes a training course, and the local school board grants him or her authority to carry a firearm.

 

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Michigan Senate Bill 249: Ban government, school district discrimination against charter schools

 

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Senate Bill 249, Ban government, school district discrimination against charter schools: Passed 25 to 13 in the state Senate on May 23, 2017

 

To prohibit a school district or local government from refusing to sell property to a charter or private school, or taking other actions designed to keep these potential conventional public school competitors from using property for a lawful educational purpose. Prohibited actions could also include imposing deed or zoning restrictions. A number of local governments and conventional school districts have adopted such restrictions in the past.

 

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Nevada Senate Bill 45: Remove requirement for state inspection of public university buildings

 

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Senate Bill 45, Remove requirement for state inspection of public university buildings: Passed 21 to 0 in the state Senate on February 22, 2017

 

To eliminate the requirement that the State Public Works Division periodically inspect all buildings at the State universities. All buildings and physical plant facilities owned by any part of the Nevada System of Higher Education would be exempt from the requirement of periodic state inspections.

 

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Virginia Senate Bill 1359: Mandate lead testing in schools

 

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Senate Bill 1359, Mandate lead testing in schools: Passed 99 to 1 in the state House on February 23, 2017

 

To require school districts develop a plan to test school drinking water for lead, starting in schools built before 1986. If necessary, schools must find a way to remediate water found to have high lead levels.

 

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Iowa Senate Bill 166: Increase State Funding for Schools by 1.1 Percent

 

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Senate Bill 166, Increase state funding for schools by 1.1 percent: Passed the state Senate 28 to 21 on February 2, 2017 and 55 to 40 in the state House on February 6, 2017

 

To increase the state funding of public schools by 1.1 percent for the next year. Also, the bill removes a requirement that the legislature fix the amount of state aid two years in advance.

 

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