Illinois has a new law that some educators in professional organizations hope will improve diversity and narrow the achievement gaps.
Gov Rauner (IL) signed approved funding for an increase in the general state aid to schools and a new proration rate of 92%.
Starting in Sept, truancy will no longer leave students with a criminal record in Texas, but fines will still have to be paid as a civil matter.
The dropout age in Md., 16 since 1902, is going up next year to 17 and then to 18. What effect will it have on the small number of dropouts?
Gov Larry Hogan signed Lauryn’s Law, requiring counselors in Md. schools to receive training in mental health & suicide prevention. The state joins 22 others.
The IL state constitution prohibits a reduction of retirement benefits (pensions) that the state promised retirees when they were first hired.
The Md. General Assembly has completed its business in the first legislative session in Larry Hogan’s first term as governor. A few bills deal with education.
Federal guidelines for free lunches changed a few years back, but not all schools are participating in the program. A bill in Md. could change that.
A new Indiana law worries education support businesses that call Indianapolis home, including the NCAA. What about Bands of America?
A proposed law in IL would remove the state’s requirement that HS students take 4 years of PE and let local boards decide.