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From the ECS State Policy Database
Choice of Schools--Innovation Schools


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
KSSigned into law 04/2013P-12Accountability Waivers
H.B. 2319
Permits up to 10% of districts to opt out of most state laws, rules, and regulations in order to improve student achievement. Designs application and approval process. The first two districts send applications to governor and legislative education committees. ...

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ALSigned into law 03/2013P-12Innovative School Systems
H.B. 84 - Innovative School Systems
Establishes the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013. Authorizes innovative schools and school systems to be established in Alabama in accordance with this act. Defines "innovation plan" as a school system's flexibility request and plan for annual accountability...

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WASigned into law 05/2011P-12Innovation Schools
H.B. 1546
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to develop a process for school districts to apply to have one or more schools within the district designated as an innovation school. Authorizes the superintendent of public instruction and the s...

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WASigned into law 04/2011P-12Innovative Schools
H.B. 1521
Encourages additional innovation schools by disseminating information about current models and recognizing the effort
and commitment that goes into their creation and operation. Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction
to develop basic...

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COSigned into law 05/2008P-12Innovation Schools Act of 2008
S.B. 130
Enacts the Innovation Schools Act of 2008; authorizes school district boards of education to implement policy innovations in public schools through the development of an innovation plan designed to meet the educational needs of a diverse and constantly changin...

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