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From the ECS State Policy Database
Promising Practices


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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
TNSigned into law 04/2014P-12Best Practices Clearinghouse
H.B. 2479
Requires the state board of education, department of education and the office of research and education accountability to confer with other stakeholders and determine the best means of establishing a best practices clearinghouse that shall identify, develop a...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Texas High Performance Schools Consortium
S.B. 1557
Creates the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium to inform the governor, legislature and commissioner on methods for transforming public schools by improving student learning through the development of innovative, next-generation learning standards and as...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Best Practices Clearinghouse
H.B. 3 - Section 1
Amends responsibilities of state education agency's best practices clearinghouse. Eliminates directive for clearinghouse to provide best practices regarding instruction, dropout prevention, public school finance, resource allocation and business practices. Dir...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Innovative Education
H.F. 2
Establishes a nine-member advisory council to advise and make recommendations to the commissioner on site-governed schools, innovation in schools, improving information about fostering innovation, and learning from non-education innovators.
https://www.reviso...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Innovative Education
H.F. 2
Establishes a nine-member advisory council to advise and make recommendations to the commissioner on site-governed schools, innovation in schools, improving information about fostering innovation, and learning from non-education innovators.
https://www.reviso...

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COSigned into law 03/2009P-12
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Education Innovation Institute
S.B. 32
Creates the Education Innovation Institute within the University of Northern Colorado to collaborate with institutions to leverage research, funding, expertise, and other resources, discover and study innovations in teaching and learning, create, pilot, and ad...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Florida Secondary School Redesign Act
H.B. 7087 - Section 19
Defines secondary schools as those serving grades 6-12. Specifies that the following guiding principles must be used in the annual preparation of each secondary school's improvement plan:

(a) Struggling students, especially those in failing schools, need th...

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TXSigned into law 05/2006P-12Best Practices Clearinghouse
H.B. 1C (Section 7.009)
In coordination with the Legislative Budget Board, the Texas Education Agency must establish an online clearinghouse of information relating to best practices of campuses and school districts regarding instruction, public school finance, resource allocation, a...

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NJSigned into law 11/2000P-12Eligibility of Low-Income Pupils, Effective Programs
S.B. 838
Relates to State aid for school districts with concentrations of low-income pupils; establishes minimum period of school district eligibility for early childhood and demonstrably effective program aids; provides budget cap exclusion for demonstrably effective ...

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