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From the ECS State Policy Database
Leadership--Principal/School Leadership--Professional Development


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State Status/Date Level Summary
COSigned into law 06/2014P-12School Turnaround Leaders Development Program
S.B. 124
Repeals the school leadership academy program and creates in its place the school turnaround leaders development program. Requires the department of education to issue a request for proposals to identify entities that seek to participate in the program as prov...

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UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12Professional Learning Standards
H.B. 320
Defines "professional learning" as a comprehensive, sustained and evidence-based approach to improving teachers' and principals' effectiveness in raising student achievement. Directs districts and charter schools to implement high quality professional learning...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Strategic Plans
H.B. 521
Directs school districts and public charter schools to develop a strategic plan that focuses on improving student performance. Directs professional development funding be provided to local school boards and superintendents, boards of directors and administrato...

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ARAdopted Regulations 02/2014P-12Rules Governing the Leader Excellence and Development System
AR ADC 005.23.10-1.0 through 7.0 and Appendix A
Establish the requirements and procedures concerning the evaluation and development of public school building and district-level leader performance.
http://170.94.37.152/REGS/005.23.13-007F-14007.pdf ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Continuing Education Requirements for Teachers, Principals, and Counselors
H.B. 642
Requires that continuing education requirements for teachers provide that up to 25% of the training required every 5 years include instruction on (1) collecting and analyzing information that will improve classroom effectiveness; (2) recognizing early warning ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Principal Professional Development on School Disciplinary Procedures
H.B. 1952
Requires each principal or other administrator who oversees student discipline to attend professional development training at least once every three years regarding student disciplinary procedures, including training on the distinction between a discipline man...

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NHAdopted 12/2012P-12Principal, Associate Principal, District Administrator Educational Interpreter and Professional Development
NH ADC Ed 506.04, 06, 08; NH ADC Ed 507.35; NH ADC Ed 512.01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06; NH ADC Ed 614.04
These rules describe what an individual has to do and know to be certified as either a Principal, Associate Principal, District Administrator or Interpreter Transliterator for children and youth ages 3-21. Ed 512 rules set the basic requirement and criteria fo...

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GASigned into law 05/2012P-12Professional Learning Rules Task Force
S.B. 184 - Professional Learning Rules Task Force
Section 1: Directs the department of education to establish the Professional Learning Rules Task Force to review state board professional learning rules, review current research regarding professional learning and provide suggestions for revisions, and provide...

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GASigned into law 04/2012P-12Professional Development
S.B. 404
Directs the state board of education, in consultation with the professional standards commission, to establish category-level expenditure controls to ensure that specified staff development funds are utilized in such a manner as to help align professional lear...

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GASigned into law 04/2012P-12Repealing Various Teacher and Leader Provisions
H.B. 706 - Repealing Various Teacher and Leader Provisions
Repeals: (1) Section 20-2-212.3, relating to increasing teachers' salaries in areas of shortage; (2) Section 20-2-212.4, relating to an additional five percent increase in teacher salary based on student performance; (3) Section 20-2-213, relating to career la...

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ARAdopted 03/2012P-12Professional Development; Attendance at Instructional Professional Development Sessions; Distribution of Student Special Needs Funding
AR ADC 005.22.7-1.0 to AR ADC 005.22.7-9.00; AR ADC 005.22.1-1.00 to AR ADC 005.22.1-5.00; AR ADC 005.01.11-1.00 to AR ADC 005.01.11-9.00
Provides guidelines for developing a high quality professional development system for all educators in order to facilitate individual, team, school-wide, and district-wide improvement designed to ensure that all students demonstrate proficiency on the state ac...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Using Data to Improve Student Achievement
H.B. 153 - Using Data to Improve Student Achievement
Provides that of a specified department of education appropriation, a portion in each fiscal year may be used to train district and regional specialists and district educators in the use of the value-added progress
dimension and in the use of data as it relate...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Principal Appraisal and Performance Development
S.B. 1383
Requires districts to appraise each principal annually. Directs the commissioner to establish by rule and administer a comprehensive principal appraisal and professional development system. Authorizes the commissioner to establish a consortium of experts on ed...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Governance
S.B. 197
Removes the provisions creating the 10-member elected State Board of Education and provides for the election and appointment of members whose terms will commence on January 8, 2013. Bill provides for the appointment of the superintendent of public instruction ...

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