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From the ECS State Policy Database
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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
IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Public Schools Math Initiative
H.B. 577
From bill analysis: This legislation codifies the public schools Math Initiative as a matter of policy. The Math Initiative has existed continuously since FY 2008, but has only existed pursuant to the annual intent language in the public schools appropriation ...

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ORSigned into law 02/2012P-12Accelerated college credit programs
H.B. 4013
Introduces an "accelerated learning entity" to assist school districts and high schools in providing accelerated learning options or standardized testing related to accelerated learning options that lead to college credit. The Superintendent of Public Instruct...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Learning Environments Demonstrating Innovation
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.50, 3306.51, 3306.52, 3306.53, 3306.54, 3306.55, 3306.56, 3306.57 and 3306.58
Partially from the DOE summary of H.B. 1: Establishes the Harmon Commission to designate, upon application, individual classrooms as creative learning environments. Provides that designation as a creative learning environment must be based on a determination t...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Project-Based Instruction
H.F. 2
Defines a project-based instructional program as primarily student-led course work for credit that may be completed onsite, in the community or online and is available to all or only some students and grades in a school. Establishes requirements that schools m...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Team Teaching Policies
H.B. 7087 (Section 16)
School districts may use teaching strategies that include the assignment of more than one teacher to a classroom of students and that were implemented before July 1, 2005. Effective July 1, 2005, school districts may implement additional teaching strategies th...

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