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Mentoring/Tutoring


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State Status/Date Level Summary
CASigned into law 06/2012P-12Appropriations and Reappropriations
S.B. 1016 - Appropriations and Reappropriations
From section 56 of bill summary: Reduces by various amounts appropriations made for supplemental school counseling, special education, partnership academies, instructional support to help pupils pass the high school exit examination, English language tutoring ...

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RISigned into law 06/2012P-12Criminal Background Checks for Any Mentors of Students
H.B. 7077
This act would require that individuals seeking to participate in any mentoring program whereby the individual would be working with a student or students as a mentor or in a mentoring situation would be required to undergo a criminal background check similar ...

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DEIssued 01/2011P-12Delaware Mentoring Council
Executive Order 24
Reconstitutes the Delaware Mentoring Council created under former Governor Mike Castle. Establishes the council as the statewide organization responsible for promoting and facilitating mentoring programs for school-aged children. Directs the council, in cooper...

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MOSigned into law 07/2009P-12Peer Mentoring
S.B. 291--Senior Cadets Program
Creates Missouri Senior Cadets Program which will provide opportunities for twelfth grade students in public school to mentor kindergarten through eighth grade students. Seniors must be a state resident, attending a state high school, maintaining a 3.0 GPA and...

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NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12Student Performance Strategist
H.B. 1400 - Sec. 8, Strategist
Beginning with the 2010-11 school year, each district must have available one full-time equivalent student performance strategist for every four hundred students in average daily membership in kindergarten through grade three. Each school district shall submit...

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OKSigned into law 04/2009P-12Mentorship Programs to Reduce Dropouts
H.B. 1050
New law. Directs the state department to encourage school districts to develop mentorship programs aimed at reducing drop-out rates; specifies components of program; provides that the goal of these programs shall be to identify middle school and high school st...

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WASigned into law 04/2009Postsec.Peer Mentoring
H.B. 1986
Authorizes a peer mentoring pilot program at Western Washington University and a community or technical college; requires Western Washington University to create and implement a pilot mentoring program to inspire academic success and introduce elementary stude...

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MOAdopted 08/2008P-12MENTORING
5 CSR 80-850.045
Proposes rules regarding the mentoring program. Establishes standards for successful mentoring programs.
http://dese.mo.gov/schoollaw/rulesregs/80850045.htm...

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FLSigned into law 06/2008P-12Supplemental Services Evaluation and Fees
S.B. 1414
Provides restrictions on charges by specified school districts for facility rental fees paid by state- approved supplemental educational services providers; requires the Department of Education to annually evaluate and grade supplemental education services pro...

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ILSigned into law 11/2007P-12
Community College
Postsec.
College and Career Readiness Pilot Program
S.B. 858
Requires the state community college board to create a 3-year college and career readiness pilot program, beginning with the high school class of 2008, to meet the following goals:
(1) To diagnose college readiness by developing a system to align ACT scores t...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12
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Educational Partnership Act
H.B. 223
Amends the Educational Partnership Act. Provides that public institutions of higher education that have approved teacher education programs may engage pre-service teacher candidates in the tutorial services for elementary and secondary students in need of such...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12
Postsec.
Work-study Mentorship Program
S.B. 1050
Requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop a work-study mentorship program under which eligible college students are authorized to mentor and counsel other students. The bill also provides for the funding of the program, authorizes stude...

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MOIssued 04/2007P-12mentor initiative
E.O. 20
Establishes the Missouri Mentor Initiative, under which up to 200 full-time employees of the state of Missouri are eligible for one hour per week of paid approved work to mentor in Missouri public primary and secondary schools....

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12High School Exit Exam Assistance
S.B. 638
Relates to the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens Program to assist pupils in passing high school exit exams. Provides hours of operation per week for each program. Revises grant application procedures and requirements for sc...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12Supplemental Service Funds
A.B. 2254
Permits use of state and local funds if a school is required to contract with an outside entity for supplemental instruction to high-priority pupils. Revises the High Priority Schools Grant Program to require the Superintendent to invite a 2nd cohort of school...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12Tutoring for ELL Students
S.B. 368
Requires each school district, as a condition of receiving funding under this act, to develop a plan, to be approved by the governing board, certifying that the agency will accomplish certain objectives relating to providing personal English language tutoring ...

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NYSigned into law 08/2006P-12Safe Mentoring Program
S.B. 5071
Creates the safe mentoring program accreditation act. Establishes an accreditation process for child mentoring programs, a state board for the accreditation of mentoring programs and requires potential mentors to be subject to a criminal history check....

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AZSigned into law 05/2006P-12Intervention and Dropout Prevention related to State Exams
S.B. 1382
Relates to school attendance; expands the services of the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards Intervention and Dropout Prevention Program to include middle school pupils and any pupil for 12 months after the student exits the program.
http://www.azleg.gov/...

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MESigned into law 05/2006P-12Mentoring Partnership Grant Program
H.B. 689; LD 979
Establishes the Mentoring Partnership Grant Program administered by the Department of Education to provide grants to eligible entities for mentoring programs that provide guidance, support and encouragement to young people through the development of structured...

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AZAdopted 05/2006P-12Faith-based Mentoring Programs
R2-5-502
Amends rules to allow for the mentoring of school age youths at a public, private, or home school, or through a faith-based organization if the services can be maintained. ARIZONA 3737...

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AZSigned into law 05/2006P-12Tutoring Fund for Failing Schools
S.B. 1381
Relates to the Department of Education; concerns school accountability; regards schools failing to meet academic standards; establishes the failing school tutoring fund; provides that the department of education may use monies from the fund to purchase materia...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Middle School Reforms
H.B. 7087 (Section 21)
Beginning with students entering grade 6 in the 2006-2007 school year, promotion from a school composed of middle grades 6, 7, and 8 requires that: (a) The student must successfully complete academic courses as follows: 1.. Three middle school or higher course...

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KYSigned into law 04/2006P-12Kentucky Youth Development Coordinating Council
S.J.R. 184
Encourages the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish the Kentucky Youth Development Coordinating Council; establishes membership and permits the creation of subcommittees of the council; requires the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension S...

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MIIssued 01/2006P-12Mentor Michigan
Executive Order No. 2006-3
Establishes the Mentor Michigan Leadership Council. The Council is to act in an advisory capacity and do all of the following:
1. Review, develop, and advise the Governor and the Commission on the development and implementation of a statewide mentoring initiat...

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DEIssued 05/2005P-12The Governor's Mentoring Initiative
Executive Order #75
Establishes Governor's Mentoring Initiative to encourage state employees to volunteer as mentors to school-aged youth in their communities, and to facilitate such service through use of flexible employee schedules. The Delaware Mentoring Council is responsibl...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Graduation Credit
S.B. 1043
Beginning in the 2005-2006 school year, provides an elective credit towards high school graduation for serving as a student mentor. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb1043.pdf...

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AZSigned into law 05/2004P-12State Employees and Mentoring
S.B. 1388
Relates to State employees; requires Department of Administration rules to encourage employees to mentor school age youths. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=sb1388...

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IAVetoed 05/2004P-12Healthy Iowans Tobacco Trust Fund
H.F. 2577
Relates to and making appropriations from the healthy Iowans tobacco trust and the tobacco settlement trust fund and providing an effective date; provides for high school mentors to teach life skills, violence prevention and character education in an effort to...

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AZIssued 01/2004P-12Governor's Mentoring Initiative
Executive Order 2004-01
Creates the Governor's Mentoring Initiative to encourage state employees to volunteer as mentors to school-aged youth in their community through one hour of flex time per week. Specifies that employees whose jobs are compatible with allowing flex time may volu...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12Public School Mentoring Services
S.B. 16
Authorizes each school district to provide a mentoring services program to students at risk of dropping out of school. The bill requires a district that provides a mentoring services program using compensatory education funds to meet standards adopted by the g...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund
H.F. 685
Makes appropriation from the healthy Iowans tobacco trust and the tobacco settlement trust fund for various initiatives, including for a $400,000 grant to a program that utilizes high school mentors to teach life skills, violence prevention, and character educ...

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FLSigned into law 08/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Private Tutoring Programs
S.B. 20E
Creates "directory" section to inform tutors of obligation to keep and prepare records in accordance with other statutes. See bill section 108, page 306, line 18, ff: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/data/session/2002E/Senate/bills/billtext/pdf/s0020Eer.pdf...

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MDSigned into law 08/2002P-12
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Need-Based Financial Aid Programs
H.B. 661
Requires governor to include in state budget at least 80% of funds appropriated in prior fiscal year for specified need-based financial aid programs and other programs. Changes name of Maryland Higher Education Commission's State Scholarship Administration to ...

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SCSigned into law 05/2002P-12Structured Academic Mentoring Programs
S.B. 834
Requires the State Department of Education to assist interested schools in implementing Structured Academic Mentoring Programs, designed to improve student performance and to assist these schools in developing Structured Academic Mentoring Programs that meet c...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Need-Based Financial Aid Programs for Undergraduate and Professional Degrees; College Readiness Mentoring Program; PSAT for 10th-Graders, K-16 Leadership Council, Middle School Teacher Certificate
S.B. 453
Requires the department to distribute a grant in specified amounts to distressed counties in FY 03 and 04 and to all counties in FY05 and subsequent years for the administration of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test to 10th-graders. Funding should be su...

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ALSigned into law 04/2002P-12Macon County YMCA Tutoring Program
H.B. 143
Appropriates specified funds from the Education Trust Fund to the State Department of Education for the support and maintenance for a tutorial program for the fiscal year; provides that the appropriation is subject to certain provisions of the Code of Alabama ...

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NVSigned into law 05/2001P-12Tutoring for Children in the Entertainment Industry
S.B. 236
States that if a child is exempt from compulsory attendance and is employed to work in the entertainment industry pursuant to a written contract for a period of more than 91school days, including employment with a motion picture company or employment with a pr...

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NMVetoed 03/2001P-12Student Enhancement Act
H.B. 46
Appropriates $3 million from the general fund to the state department for the purpose of establishing a new fund designed to support academic and social enrichment activities through tutoring and enhanced learning opportunities for students in grades 6, 7 and ...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Georgia Mentoring Act of 2000
S.B. 290
Relates to the powers and duties of the Governor; enacts the Georgia Mentoring Act of 2000; makes legislative findings; authorizes the office of the Governor to develop and implement a State-wide strategy to provide academic support and guidance, to award gran...

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