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From the ECS State Policy Database
State Policymaking--Task Forces/Commissions


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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 04/2014P-12Kansas State High School Activities Association Membership Changes
H.B. 2197
Modifies current directors membership for the Kansas State High School Activities Association. Replaces four of the six state board of education appointments upon their term expiration with appointments from the governor. Requires the governor's appointees, as...

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TNTo governor 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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MDSigned into law 04/2014P-12Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Implementation Review Workgroup
H.B. 1164
Creates the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers (PARCC) Implementation Review Workgroup. Defines membership, staffing, latest date by which they will meet, and the chair responsibilit...

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MDSigned into law 04/2014P-12Task Force to Study How to Improve Student Achievement in Middle School
H.B. 265
Creates a task force to study how to improve achievement in middle school. Defines membership, including legislators, representatives from higher education, state boards of education, and middle school teachers, among others. Requires the task force to study a...

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MDSigned into law 04/2014P-12State Early Childhood Advisory Council
H.B. 461
Establishes a state early childhood advisory council to coordinate efforts among early childhood care and education programs, conduct a needs assessment, and develop a statewide strategic report on early childhood education and care. Defines membership, leader...

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OKSigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Repeals the Advancement of Hispanic Students in Higher Education Task Force
H.B. 2358
Repeals the Advancement of Hispanic Students in Higher Education Task Force, which was designed to monitor implementation of a state law that allowed certain children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_...

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HIAdopted 04/2014P-12Anti-Graffiti Task Force
H.R. 102
Requests the state attorney general to convene an anti-graffiti task force to develop recommendations that address education and prevention, enforcement, community involvement, legislation, and graffiti removal. Establishes task force membership; includes supe...

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HIAdopted 04/2014P-12Deaf or Severely Hard of Hearing Students
H.R. 188
Requests the superintendent of education and the director of health to convene a working group to assess whether children in Hawaii who are deaf or severely hard of hearing and who choose the aural/oral route of communication receive proper training and suppor...

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WASigned into law 04/2014Postsec.College Bound Scholarship Program Work Group
S.B. 6436
Creates a College Bound Scholarship Program work group to make recommendations to ensure the program is viable, productive, and effective.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Passed%20Legislature/6436-S.PL.pdf...

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WAVetoed 04/2014P-12Improving Student Success
S.B. 6552
From bill analysis:
**Section 207. The Office of the Education Ombuds must establish a Task Force on Success for Students with Special Needs (Task Force) to define barriers these students face in earning a high school diploma and fully accessing public educat...

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ORSigned into law 04/2014P-12Task Force on Statutory Common School Fund Loans
H.B. 4063
Creates an eight-member Task Force on Statutory Common School Fund Loans to meet during the 2014 legislative interim to identify opportunities for making loans from the Common School Fund for financing projects that provide significant in-state economic benefi...

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ORSigned into law 04/2014P-12School Safety Task Force
H.B. 4087
Creates a Task Force on School Safety. Charges the task force with: developing an RFP for hiring a vendor to create a database of floor plans for all schools in the state; making recommendations to the Department of State Police for the development of administ...

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NESigned into law 03/2014P-12Strategic Planning
L.B. 1103
Authorizes members of the education committee to conduct a strategic planning process to create the statewide plan. Members may conduct meetings, working sessions and focus groups to discuss aspirational goals, visionary objectives, meaningful priorities and p...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014P-12
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Education Task Force Reauthorization
S.B. 150
This bill reauthorizes the Education Task Force. Establishes membership. Directs the task force to review and make recommendations on K-12 and higher education issues, including:
- Roles and responsibilities of the legislature and other governing entities in ...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Study Funding and Structure
H.B. 543
Appropriates moneys to be expended during fiscal year 2014 in support of special committees, under the oversight of the State Board of Education, to study K-12 public school structure and funding. Topics for study include, but are not limited to: career ladder...

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IDAdopted 03/2014P-12
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Workforce Development Working Group
H.C.R. 53
Calls on the Directors of Commerce and Labor, with the cooperation of the State Board of Education, to convene a working group composed of both industry and education to develop policy recommendations to strengthen the link between education and workforce need...

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WYSigned into law 03/2014P-12Repeals Education Councils
S.F. 57
Repeals the advisory council for innovative education and the Wyoming education, planning and coordination council. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2014/Enroll/SF0057.pdf...

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CTAdopted 03/2014P-12Common Core Implementation Task Force
E.O. 41
Establishes the Common Core Implementation Task Force to make recommendations for improving the quality and state-wide consistency of common core implementation and state-wide professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators, and to ident...

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WAIssued 03/2014P-12Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
Executive Order 14-03
Establishes the Washington State Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and Their Families to advise and assist the Department of Early Learning and other participating state agencies in coordinating and implementing polici...

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DESigned into law 02/2014P-12Establishing a Child Welfare Data Sharing Task Force
H.J.R. 5
Establishing a Child Welfare Data Sharing Task Force to study and make recommendations about databases that should be shared between state agencies and the courts, including Family Court, the Department of Education, and the Department of Services for Children...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013P-12School Security and Standards Task Force
S.B. 1931
Creates the School Security and Standards Task Force within the state board to study the security of Illinois schools, make recommendations, and draft minimum standards for use by schools to make them more secure and to provide a safer learning environment. Se...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013Postsec.Special Committee on University Governance and Operations
S.B. 270
Creates the committee, which consists of 10 members: four appointees each from the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House, and two appointees from the governor who also are members of the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB). The special committ...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013P-12Accelerated College Credit Programs
S.B. 222
Establishes the Accelerated Learning Committee and outlines committee membership. Directs the committee to examine methods to encourage college credit attainment in high school, emphasizing alignment of funding, assessments, and procedures that encourage effic...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013P-12School Capital Improvement Database and Task Force
S.B. 540
Establishes the Task Force on School Capital Improvement Planning and its member make up. Directs the task force to research and recommend to the Oregon Education Investment Board programs and funding sources that respond to evolving methods for delivering edu...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013Postsec.Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee
H.B. 2912
Amends the issues to be addressed by the representatives from the department of education, the department of community colleges and workforce development and the bureau of labor and industries to encourage the establishment of joint high school and community c...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013P-12Task Force on Civic Education
H.B. 2428
Directs the state board to establish the Task Force on Civic Education. Sets forth provisions concerning the members of the task force. Directs the task force to (1) analyze the current state of civic education in this State; (2) analyze current civic educatio...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013P-12Young Adults Heroin Use Task Force
H.B. 946
Creates the Young Adults Heroin Use Task Force to address the growing problem of heroin use in high schools. Establishes membership. Directs the task force to conduct a study on the heroin use problem in high schools and suggest programs for high schools to us...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013P-12Eradicate Domestic Violence Task Force
H.B. 3236
Amends deadline by which the Eradicate Domestic Violence Task Force must submit its findings on best practices and policies (including a plan with a timetable for implementation of school curricula aimed at preventing domestic violence in schools) from April 2...

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NJSigned into law 08/2013P-12School Security Task Force
A.B. 3583
Establishes a School Security Task Force to develop recommendations to improve school security and safety. Establishes membership. Directs the Task Force to identify physical and cyber vulnerabillities in public schools and make recommendations for improvement...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013P-12
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Task Force on High School and Transition Success for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 2743
Establishes a task force on high school and transition success for students with disabilities. Describes the member make up of the task force and directs the task force to study and make recommendations to improve strategies for high schools to educate studen...

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MOSigned into law 07/2013P-12Advisory Council on Education of Gifted and Talented Children
S.B 17
Creates the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children. The Commissioner must seek the advice of the council regarding all rules and policies to be adopted by the State Board of Education relating to the education of gifted and talented ...

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MOSigned into law 07/2013P-12Career and Technical Education Advisory Council
S.B. 17
Establishes the Career and Technical Education Advisory Council. Repeals the State Advisory Committee for Vocational Education. The advisory council must make an annual written report to the State Board of Education and the Commissioner of Education regarding ...

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ILPassed 07/2013P-12Advisory Committee on Education Funding
S.R. 431
Creates the Advisory Committee on Education Funding to conduct a thorough review of the existing distribution methods and expenditures of pre-K through grade 12 education funding and make recommendations to implement an education funding system. Directs the Ad...

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MEBecame law without governor's signature 07/2013P-12Unfunded Education Mandates
S.R. 322
This resolve directs the Commissioner of Education to establish a task force to review the effect of any federal or state unfunded education mandates on school administrative units and career and technical regions in the State and to evaluate the efficacy of c...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013Community CollegeCommunity College Childcare Services
H.B. 3149
Establishes the Task Force on Community College Child Care Services and describes who the members of the committee will be. Responsibilities of the task force include studying the cost of providing child care services to students of community colleges and Ide...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Study of Grade Point Average Calculations
S.B. 402
Directs the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee (JLEOC) to study the State Board of Education's policy on calculating weighted grade point averages and class rank on high school transcripts, especially for courses taken through institutions of high...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013Postsec.Study Scholarships for Children of War Veterans Program
S.B. 402
Directs the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee to study the Scholarships for Children of War Veterans Program in the Department of Administration and report its findings and recommendations by March 1, 2014, to the General Assembly.
Section 11.1(...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013Postsec.Study Guaranteed Admission Program
S.B. 402
Directs the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee, the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina, and the State Board of Community Colleges to jointly study the feasibility of establishing an alternative undergraduate admission program t...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Study Teacher and Administrator Effectiveness and Compensation
S.B. 402
Establishes the 18-member North Carolina Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force to make recommendations on whether to create a statewide model of incentives to encourage the recruitment and retention of highly effective educators and to consider th...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Study Virtual Charter Schools
S.B. 402
Directs the State Board of Education to study and recommend rules or statutory modifications for the authorization and oversight of virtual charter schools, including application requirements, enrollment growth, and funding allocations.
Section 8.48 of S.B. 40...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013Community CollegeStudy Approval Process for Multicampus Centers
S.B. 402
Directs the State Board of Community Colleges to develop a process for approval of multicampus centers and report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by January 1, 2014, on its plan for a multicampus approval process and any statutory change...

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WISigned into law 06/2013P-12Rural Schools Task Force
Act 20 - Section 9127 1i
Requests the Joint Legislative Council to establish a rural schools task force by August 1, 2013, to identify funding challenges faced by rural school districts, particularly with respect to transportation and technology issues. Requires the task force to deve...

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WASigned into law 06/2013P-12Comprehensive Initiative to Increase Learning Opportunities and Improve Educational Outcomes in STEM
H.B. 1872
Establishes the STEM education innovation alliance to advise the governor and to provide vision, guidance, assistance, and advice to support STEM initiatives.
Requires the STEM education innovation alliance to initiate its work by aligning and combining pre...

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ILSigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Latino Family Commission
H.B. 3049
Amends the Illinois Latino Family Commission Act. Adds liaisons from the state board, the state board of higher education, and the Illinois Community College Board, among others. Provides that the Illinois Latino Family Commission may receive funding through s...

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CTSigned into law 06/2013P-12Childhood Obesity Taskforce and Exercise Requirements
H.B. 6525
Establishes a Task Force on Childhood Obesity to study the effects of obesity on children's health. Determines membership and responsibilities of the Task Force.

Requires each local and regional board of education, by October 1, 2013, to adopt policies it dee...

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LASigned into law 06/2013P-12Task Force on Textbooks and Instructional Materials
H.B. 116
Establishes the Task Force on Textbooks and Instructional Materials to undertake a thorough review of the processes used to select and approve textbooks and other instructional materials in the state's K-12 schools, and to make recommendations necessary to pol...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Expanded Learning Opportunities Council
S.B. 503
Establishes the Expanded Learning Opportunities Council to study and make recommendations concerning expanded learning opportunities for public school students. Establishes membership. Provides "expanded learning opportunities" may be provided by offering rigo...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Texas 2036 Commission
H.B. 2036
Creates the Texas 2036 Commission and establishes membership. Directs the commission, with an emphasis on the changing demographics of this state, to assess and identify future higher education and workforce needs in the state and the state's ability to meet t...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12District Teacher Mentoring Programs
H.B. 2012 - District Teacher Mentoring Programs
Clarifies provisions regarding release time for mentor teachers to provide mentoring activities. Directs the commissioner of education to annually report to the legislature on the effectiveness of district mentoring programs. By November 1, 2013, directs the g...

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NVSigned into law 06/2013P-12
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English Mastery Council
S.B. 504
Sets forth the membership and duties of the council. The council will have 16 members, including the Superintendent, two higher education faculty members, two K-12 teachers, two parents, four school administrators, one school board member, two businesspeople,...

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NVSigned into law 06/2013P-12Task Force on K–12 Public Education Funding
S.B. 500
Creates The Task Force on K–12 Public Education Funding. Charges task force with conducting a review of the report entitled "Study of a New Method of Funding for Public Schools in Nevada;" survey the weighted pupil public education funding formulas which are u...

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LAPassed 06/2013P-12Agricultural Education in K-12 Schools
S.C.R. 64
Requests that the department of education establish a study group to investigate the current state of agricultural education in K-12 schools and provide recommendations to the legislature and the state board for improvements in agricultural education and the p...

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LAPassed 06/2013P-12Sexual Health Education Programs
H.C.R. 90
Creates a task force to study and evaluate the effectiveness of sexual health education programs used throughout the state and other states. Directs the task force to submit a written report of findings, conclusions, and recommendations to specified legislativ...

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LAPassed 06/2013P-12Study Group to Study Issues Regarding the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) Formula
H.R. 148
Requests the state board of elementary and secondary education to convene a study group to study issues relative to the minimum foundation program (MFP) formula, and submit a written report of the study group's findings and recommendations to the house educati...

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ILPassed 05/2013P-12Advisory Committee on Education Funding
S.J.R. 32
Creates the General Assembly's Advisory Committee on Education Funding to conduct a thorough review of the existing distribution methods and expenditures of education funding pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Directs the committee to make recommendations to i...

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ILPassed 05/2013P-12Task Force on Charter School Funding
H.J.R. 36
Resolves that a Task Force on Charter School Funding be created to examine charter school funding issues. Establishes membership. Directs the task force to issue a report making recommendations on changes to state law with regard to charter school funding by J...

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ILPassed 05/2013Postsec.Academic Advising of Monetary Award Program Recipients
H.R. 296
Directs the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, consistent with the recommendations of the Monetary Award Program (MAP) task force, to form a working group to examine the best practices for academic advising of higher education students who are Monetary Aw...

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LASigned into law 05/2013P-12Membership of the Louisiana Commission on Civic Education
H.B. 298
Adds a member representing the Louisiana District Judges Association, and the chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court (or designee) to the Louisiana Commission on Civic Education. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=853539&n=HB298%20Act...

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ILPassed 05/2013P-12Truancy in Chicago Public Schools Task Force
H.J.R. 1
Creates the Truancy in Chicago Public Schools Task Force. Establishes membership. Directs the task force to examine issues and make recommendations related to current state board and City of Chicago School District 299 policies regarding truancy and excessive ...

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COSigned into law 05/2013P-12Early Childhood & School Readiness Legislative Commission
H.B. 1007
Creates the early childhood and school readiness legislative commission to study issues and make recommendations for policy improvement related to early childhood and school readiness, including areas of health, mental health, parental involvement, family supp...

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MDSigned into law 05/2013P-12Commission on Special Education Access and Equity
H.B. 1161
Establishes a Commission on Special Education Access and Equity and specifies what the commission must study. Requires that the commission report its findings and
recommendations by June 30, 2014
http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2013RS/bills/hb/hb1161e.pdf...

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MDVetoed 05/2013P-12Education - Minority Teacher Recruitment - Study and Report
H.B. 1168
Requires the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), and the University System of Maryland (USM) to study and make recommendations on strategies to increase and improve the recruitment, preparation, devel...

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ORSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Strategies of Facilitating Transfers Between Public Universities and Colleges
H.B. 2979
Requires the higher education coordinating commission convene a work group to examine and recommend adoption of strategies to facilitate student transfers between public colleges and universities in Oregon. Requires the work group to report to the higher educa...

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INSigned into law 05/2013P-12Early Education Evaluation Program
H.B. 1004
Establishes the Early Education Evaluation Program to gather data concerning the school readiness of low-income children who have received early education services through providers with programs of demonstrated quality that require parental involvement in the...

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DESigned into law 05/2013P-12
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Community College
Establishes the "Blue Collar" Task Force.
S.J.R. 1
The Blue Collar Task Force determines the need for additional state policies or programs to attract and retain "Blue Collar" jobs. Members are named; deadline to report back to the General Assembly is January 23, 2014.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/LIS147.nsf/...

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AKPassed 05/2013P-12Task Force on Sustainable Education
H.R. 8
Task Force on Sustainable Education is established for the purpose of examining the efficiency and effectiveness of public education delivery in the state, including
the ability of the state's public schools to prepare students for various rewarding careers ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Task Force to Study the Impact of ExpandingCourses for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 813
Establishes the Task Force to Study the Impact of Expanding Credit and Noncredit Courses for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Directs the Task Force to study the impact of
credit and expanding the availability of credit and noncredit...

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WASigned into law 05/2013P-12Legislative Task Force on Child Care Improvements
SB 5595
Outlines the department of social and health services responsibilities. Establishes a legislative task force on child care improvements, lists task force members, and outlines the task force responsibilities. Requires the task force to address the creation of...

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ALPassed 04/2013Postsec.Permanent Committee on University Funding
H.R. 359
Strongly encourages the Alabama Commission on Higher Education to establish and provide support for a Permanent Committee on University Funding. Establishes membership. Charges committee with (1) developing a higher education funding formula that incorporates ...

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VAIssued 04/2013P-12Establishing the Governor's Teacher Cabinet
Executive Order No. 63 (2013)
Requires newly-created teacher cabinet to identify additional resources, learning tools and professional development opportunities that the state department of education could make available to local school divisions. Recommends strategies for greater parent a...

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PASigned into law 04/2013P-12Special Education Finance
H.B. 2
Establishes a Special Education Funding Commission and providing for special education funding for student achievement and instruction of eligible students, special education funding
for eligible students with disabilities and special education accountability....

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MSSigned into law 04/2013P-12School District Financial Procedures and Task Force to Study Teacher Attrition and Retention
S.B. 2138
Mandates state board of education to promulgate rules and regulations regarding school financial reports required to be submitted to the superintendent of the local school board. Amends existing law so that a task force to study strategies for solving the curr...

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IDAdopted 04/2013P-12Interim Committee to Study and Strengthen K-12 Educational System
H.C.R. 33
Stating findings of the Legislature and requesting the president pro tempore of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives to appoint an interim committee to undertake and complete a study of how to improve and strengthen Idaho's K-12 education...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013Postsec.Council on Postsecondary Education and Career Readiness
H.B. 1838
Creates the Council on Postsecondary Education and Career Readiness and establishes its membership. Charges the council with developing a unified strategy to reduce remediation rates and increase postsecondary completion rates, supporting college and career st...

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UTSigned into law 03/2013P-12Financial and Economic Literacy Education
S.B. 43
Directs the state board to establish a task force to study and make recommendations on improving financial and economic literacy education in the public school system. Requires the task force to study certain issues relating to financial and economic literacy ...

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COSigned into law 03/2013P-12Interagency Farm-to-School Coordination Task Force
S.B. 153
Continues the interagency farm-to-school coordination task force indefinitely. Amends the membership of the task force. Amends the responsibilities of the task force to include exploring various statewide data collection systems to track farm-to-school activit...

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UTSigned into law 03/2013P-12
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Education Task Force
S.B. 169
Creates the Education Task Force. Establishes membership of legislative leaders). Directs the task force to review and make recommendations on public education and higher education issues, including:

(1) Long-term education policies to help job creation and ...

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MSVetoed 03/2013P-12Creates Task Force to Study Structure of Local School Boards in Mississippi
S.B. 2141
Creates a task force to conduct a study of the selection and governance structure of local school boards in Mississippi. The purpose of such study is to
review current statutory provisions for the selection of school board members and the forms of governance ...

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NMPassed 02/2013P-12Validity Study of Teacher and School Administrator Effectiveness
H.J.M. 30
Requests that the Legislative Education Study Committee convene a work group to study the validity of using standards-based assessments for other purposes, such as teacher and school administrator effectiveness and school grading. Requires the work group to r...

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NMPassed 02/2013P-12Truancy and Dropout Prevention Task Force
S.M. 72
Requests that the University of New Mexico Center for Education Policy and Research appoint a task force to develop and recommend a series of coordinated and cooperative strategies on truancy and dropout issues. Requires the task force to report its findings a...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children - Task Force and State Council
A.B. 2202
From bill summary: Authorizes the superintendent of public instruction to convene the State Council required by the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children to complete the work of a specified task force if the superintendent finds i...

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CAVetoed 09/2012P-12California Task Force on School Finance
A.B. 18
From bill summary: Establishes a 21-member California Task Force on School Finance as of January 1, 2013, to review and analyze alternative funding formulas, in order to identify and recommend a formula or formulas that best meet the needs of the state's publi...

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CAVetoed 08/2012P-12Teacher Leaders Advisory Panel
A.B. 1765
From bill summary: Requires the Commission on Teaching Credentialing to convene an advisory panel to explore the recognition of leadership roles within the teaching career pathway. Requires the commission to consider the findings of the advisory panel and repo...

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ILSigned into law 08/2012P-12Enhance Physical Education Task Force
S.B. 3374
Establishes the Enhance Physical Education Task Force. Establishes various purposes of the task force. Directs the task force to (1) make recommendations to the governor and the general assembly on certain goals of the Illinois Learning Standards for Physical ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2012P-12High School Course for Preventing Interpersonal, Adolescent Violence (including Dating Violence)
H.B. 5689
Creates the Eradicate Domestic Violence Task Force to develop a statewide prevention course for high school students designed to prevent interpersonal, adolescent violence based on the Step Back Program for boys and girls. Establishes specific duties of the ta...

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ILSigned into law 08/2012P-12Commission for High School Graduation Achievement and Success
S.B. 3259
Creates the Commission for High School Graduation Achievement and Success to study the issue of high school graduation in the state. Directs the commission to study:
(1) Illinois graduation rates
(2) the mandatory attendance age
(3) alternative educational pro...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Cybersecurity, Education, and Economic Development Council
H.B. 331
Creates the Cybersecurity, Education, and Economic Development Council. Includes among council membership two representatives from institutions of higher education and one representative from a community or technical college that have cybersecurity-related pro...

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CTTo governor 06/2012P-12
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Teacher Preparation Programs
S.B. 384
Directs The State Board of Education, in consultation with the Board of Regents for Higher Education and The University of Connecticut, to study issues concerning teacher preparation in the state and report on such study and deliver a comprehensive set of reco...

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LASigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Science and Education Advisory Council
S.B. 290
Creates the Science and Education Advisory Council to provide advice and information as requested by the executive board of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium for Research and Education. Establishes membership from specified postsecondary entities. D...

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ILAdopted 06/2012P-12Area Career and Technical Education and Vocational Centers Task Force
H.J.R. 79
Creates the Area Career and Technical Education and Vocational Centers Task Force. Directs the task force to study the issue of funding of area career/vocational centers and career and technical education programs, including transportation for such programs, a...

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ILAdopted 05/2012Postsec.Task Force - New Rules for Monetary Award Program
S.J.R. 69
Directs the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to convene a task force to deliberate options for the adoption of new rules for the Monetary Award Program, with the goal of improving the outcomes for students who receive these awards. Direct the task force ...

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AKSigned into law 05/2012P-12Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council
S.B.130
Establishes the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council to advise both the governor and legislature on programs, policies, and projects to provide for the cost-effective preservation, restoration, and revitalization of Alaska Native languages ...

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IASigned into law 05/2012P-12Competency-Based Instruction
S.F. 2284 - Division I
Permits high school credit to be awarded to students that demonstrate competency in the subject areas required to be offered by accredited schools and allows students to receive credit on a performance basis through the administration of an assessment. Creates...

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IASigned into law 05/2012P-12Teacher and Administrator Matters
S.B. 2284 -- Division III
This section relates to teacher reviews, professional development, and administrator evaluations. Creates three new task forces: Statewide Educator Evaluation System Task Force, Iowa Teaching Standards and Criteria Review Task Force, and Teacher Performance, C...

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IASigned into law 05/2012P-12School Instructional Time Task Force
S.F. 2284 - Division X
This section requires the director of the Department of Education to appoint members to a school instructional time task force. The task force is to review and submit findings and recommendations pertaining to school instructional time by October 15, 2012.
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MESigned into law 05/2012P-12Model Policy Regarding Management of Head Injuries in School Activities and Athletics
S.P. 654
The bill directs the Commissioner of Education to propose a model policy for public schools and private schools enrolling more than 60% of their students at public expense in this State on the management of concussive and other head injuries in school activiti...

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ILAdopted 05/2012P-12School Success Task Force Extended
H.J.R. 67
Extends the School Success Task Force established during the 96th General Assembly and adds a member to the Task Force representing City of Chicago School District 299. Directs the School Success Task Force to submit a report before December 31, 2012. http://w...

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CTSigned into law 05/2012P-12School Improvement Efforts
S.B. 458
(Sec. 19) Establishes the education commissioner's network of schools to improve the student academic achievement in low-performing schools and establishes steps the commissioner, district turnaround committees, and local and regional boards of education must ...

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IDIssued 05/2012P-12Task Force for Children at Risk of Abuse
2012 Idaho Executive Order 12-03
Orders the continuance of the Governor's Task Force on Children at Risk (Task Force). The Task Force is responsible for reviewing and developing programs, as well as facilitating local jurisdictions to operate programs designed to improve:
a. The handling of ...

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FLIssued 05/2012Postsec.Blue Ribbon Task Force on State Higher Education Reform
E.O. 12-104
Establishes the Blue Ribbon Task Force on State Higher Education Reform. Provides the responsibilities of the task force include, but are not limited to:
(1) Cataloging and consolidating the recommendations of the various efforts related to Florida's state uni...

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HIAdopted 05/2012Postsec.Advanced Aviation Degree Training Program at the University of Hawaii
H.C.R. 107
Requests that the governor convene a 10-member exploratory committee to examine the feasibility and necessary resources of establishing an international aviation training center at the Hilo International Airport and an advanced aviation degree training program...

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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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MDSigned into law 05/2012P-12Virtual Learning Advisory Council
H.B. 745
Establishes the Maryland Advisory Council for Virtual Learning within the Department of Education, with the mission of the council to encourage and support the education of students in accordance with national standards of online learning and state law. Requir...

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WASigned into law 05/2012P-12Task Force On Education Funding
H.B. 2824
Establishes the joint task force on education funding to: (1) Develop a proposal for a reliable and dependable funding mechanism to support basic education programs; and (2) Consider the specific recommendations, from the quality education council, for the tra...

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NYIssued 04/2012P-12Establishing the New NY Education Reform Commission
E.O. No. 44
Establishes the New NY Education Reform Commission to provide guidance and advice to the governor on education policy, performance, and innovation. Directs the commission to study the best national and international public education models and best practices t...

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MNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission, School Trust Lands Director
H.F. 2244
Establishes the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission (previously the Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee), dictates its 12 members, outlines meeting and election proceedures, and adds to its duties manage the asset allocation of the permanent scho...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12K-12 Public School Facility Funding Task Force
H.B. 5101 - K-12 Public School Facility Funding Task Force
Establishes for the 2012-13 fiscal year the K-12 Public School Facility Funding Task Force. Identifies task force membership. Requires the task force to convene by July 31, 2012 to make recommendations to the legislature for more equitable facility funding for...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Digital Instructional Materials Work Group
H.B. 5101 - Digital Instructional Materials Work Group
From bill analysis: Creates the Digital Instructional Materials Work Group. The purpose of the 8 member group is to plan and monitor the implementation of the transition to digital instructional materials. Directs the group to submit a plan to the legislature ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2012P-12Task Force to Study Interscholastic Athletics at the Middle School Level
H.C.R. 155
Directs the Legislative Research Commission to establish a task force to study interscholastic athletics at the middle school level, and assess possible options for the creation of "best practice" guidelines. Identifies specific areas of investigation. Require...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Study of Programs/Initiatives to Assist Students At Risk of Academic Failure
S.B. 151
Directs the education interim committee to conduct a study of programs and initiatives to assist students at risk of academic failure, including a study of:
(1) The Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs program to determine whether program...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012P-12Early Childhood and Youth Councils
H.B. 4165
Revises the purpose of the Early Learning Council to ensuring that children enter school ready to learn, determines responsibilities, membership and term limits and establishes the Early Learning Council Fund. Requires that the Early Learning Council implement...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Higher Education Coordinating Commission
S.B. 1538
Expands duties of Higher Education Coordinating Commission to include the development and recommendation of policies to ensure or improve access to higher education
by underserved populations, recommend and encourage student success and completion initiatives,...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012P-12STEM Access and Success Task Force and Fund
H.B. 4056
Establishes the Task Force on STEM Access and Success for the purpose of encouraging students to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Establishes the STEM Fund in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Funds are con...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Higher Education Textbook Affordability
H.B. 4058
Calls on the Higher Education Coordinating Commission to convene a work group to examine and recommend adoption of strategies for making textbooks more affordable for students at all post-secondary institutions in the state.

http://www.leg.state.or.us/1...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012P-12Task Force on Accountable Schools (Section 22)
H.B. 4014
Establishes and sets membership for the Task Force on Accountable Schools to develop a plan to improve accountability practices for schools and make recommendations. The task force is to recommend:
(a) A new student summative assessment to be used in Oregon s...

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ARAdopted 02/2012P-12Distance Learning Regulations
AR ADC 005.25.2-1.00 to AR ADC 005.25.2-13.00; AR ADC 005.25.4-1.00 to AR ADC 005.25.4-5.00; AR ADC 005.25.5-1.00 to AR ADC 005.25.5-9.00
Creates the distance Learning Coordinating Council to evaluate programs and determine whether they are being utilized fully and efficiently. Outlines the members of the Council, term limits, meeting frequency, and other adminitrative rules. Requires the Counci...

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ARAdopted 02/2012P-12Instructional Materials
AR ADC 005.15.11-1.00 to AR ADC 005.15.11-7.00; AR ADC 005.04.23-2.00 to AR ADC 005.04.23-11.00
Authorizes the State Board to select a statewide textbook selection committee to recommend a list of instructional materials consistent with course content standards and curriculum frameworks. Empowers the State Board to require require reports from school dis...

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INSigned into law 02/2012P-12Creation of Education Issues Study Committee
H.B. 1047
Establishes the education issues interim study committee to study the feasibility of establishing a process by which residents of a part of an existing school corporation may elect to disannex from the existing school corporation and either annex to another ex...

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NJIssued 02/2012P-12Creates the New Jersey Education Funding Task Force
E.O. 89
Creates the New Jersey Education Funding Task Force to examine the state's school funding formula and identify areas that may be susceptible to fraud or subject to outside manipulation. Additionally, the Task Force is directed to consider: (a) economically eff...

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WIIssued 01/2012P-12College and Workforce Readiness Council
E.O. #56
Creates the 15-member College and Workforce Readiness Council. Tasks the council with recommending policies and programs to improve student readiness for college or career. Identifies specific areas in which the council must prioritize improvement: (1) Reducin...

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MISigned into law 12/2011P-12Bipartisan Workgroup to Recommend Measures to Improve Educational Quality in Public Schools
S.B. 618
Requires a bipartisan workgroup to be convened and recommend measures to improve educational quality in all public schools. The group must focus on student growth and submit its
recommendations by March 30, 2012. Sec. 1277b
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/docum...

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MNIssued 11/2011P-12Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying
E.O. 11-33
Establishes the Governor's Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying to examine the state of bullying, harassment and intimidation in the state, including existing laws and regulations, and to advise the governor's office and the legislature on effective...

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NJIssued 10/2011P-12Steering Committee
E.O. 78
Creates a State Strategic Plan Steering Committee ("Steering Committee") to work closely with the SPC and OPA to ensure that relevant State departments and agencies incorporate the goals, objectives, and values of a new SPCadopted State Plan into Department St...

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DEIssued 09/2011P-12Establishes School Libraries Council
Executive Order 30
Establishes a School Libraries Council for the purpose of improving and extending school library services to all Delaware public and charter school students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, to support curriculum reform efforts related to school lib...

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MISigned into law 07/2011P-12Teacher and Administrator Evaluation/Governor's Council on Educator Effectiveness
H.B. 4627
From Legislative Staff Summary - Specifies provisions that must apply to personnel decisions concerning teachers when a school district or intermediate school district (ISD) conducts a staffing or program reduction or otherwise makes a personnel determination ...

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MOSigned into law 07/2011P-12Supervisory Authority
E.O. 11-22
WHEREAS, Section 105.454(5), RSMO, reqires the Governor to designate those members of hisstaff who have supervisory authority over each department, division or agency of the state government.

NEW, THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. NIXON, governor of the state of Miss...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12School Finance System Study
S.B. 1 - School Finance System Study
Requires the establishment of a joint legislative interim committee to conduct a comprehensive study of the public school finance system. Directs the committee to make recommendations to the legislature no later than January 15, 2013, regarding changes to the ...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Closing the Achievement Gap/Early Literacy
S.B. 929
Sec. 1 - Establishes a task force to address the academic achievement gaps in Connecticut by considering effective approaches to closing the achievement gaps in elementary, middle and high schools. Requires the task force to submit a master plan to the General...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Secondary School Reform Act Delay/Teacher Evaluations/Tenure/Student Governance Councils/6th Grade Student Success Plan
H.B. 6498
Secondary School Reform Act - Delays by two years the implementation of the secondary school reform requirements enacted in 2010 that: (1) Increase the minimum number of credits required to graduate from high school; (2) Require school districts to offer stude...

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NHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Tax Credits
S.B. 67
Establishes a committee to study the implementation of an education tax credit plan in New Hampshire. Three members each from the senate and house of representatives will study authorizing business tax credits, authorizing the establishment of tax-exempt schol...

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ILAdopted 06/2011P-12Recess in Schools Task Force
H.J.R. 4
Extends the date by which the Recess in Schools Task Force must submit its final report to December 31, 2011. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/97/HJR/PDF/09700HJ0004lv.pdf...

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SCSigned into law 06/2011P-12South Carolina Dyslexia Task Force
S.J.R. 241
Creates the South Carolina Dyslexia Task Force to study and evaluate practices for diagnosing, treating, and educating children with dyslexia and to examine how current statutes and regulations affect these students. Provides for the compostition of the tast f...

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NCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011P-12Third Grade Literacy Recommendations
H.B. 200 - Third Grade Literacy Recommendations
Articulates legislative priority that high school graduates enter the workforce or higher education fully prepared. To implement this priority, directs the joint education oversight committee to study and report to the 2012 regular session with a comprehensive...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Study of Funding Higher Education
S.B. 374
This bill creates the Committee to Study the Funding of Higher Education. Establishes the composition of the committee. Directs the committee to study specified issues, including: (1) Compare the method of funding higher education in Nevada with the methods us...

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MISigned into law 06/2011Postsec.
Community College
Development Courses/Performance Indicators
H.B. 4325 - Postsecondary Provisions
From Legislative Staff Summary: Creates a committee to develop a common set of scores using the ACT assessment to determine placement in developmental courses. Requires the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on community colleges to review the esti...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011P-12Establishes the Arts Education Commission
H.B. 758
Establishes The Arts Education Commission in the General Assembly to: (1) Review, prioritize, and recommend implementation strategies for the recommendations of the Comprehensive Arts Education Plan for K-12; (2) Recommend the content and process to establish ...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011P-12Study Length of School Year
H.B. 765
Establishes a Blue Ribbon Task Force to study the length of the school year, cost of implementation, current cost of remediation, effects current calendar has of math and science scores. Provides that a report is due to the General Assembly by December 31, 201...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011P-12Reorganization and Consolidation of Legislative Oversight Committees
H.B. 595
Eliminates the Legislative Study Commission on Children and Youth and transfers all duties to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee. Modifies Education Oversight Committee study duties from "shall" to "may" and broadens the scope of the Committee...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011P-12Reduction of State Government
S.B. 593
Reduces the number of boards and commissions. Repeals: The Taskforce of School Based Management; The Taskforce on the Coordination of Children's Services; The Blue Ribbon Taskforce on State Health Plan for Teachers; The N.C. Teacher Academy Board of Trustees; ...

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ILAdopted 05/2011P-12School Success Task Force
H.J.R. 7
Extends the School Success Task Force established during the 96th General Assembly. Directs the task force to submit a report by December 31, 2011. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/97/HJR/PDF/09700HJ0007lv.pdf...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011P-12Study the Creation of a Maryland Center for School Safety
H.B. 79
Establishes a task force to study the creation of a Maryland Center for School Safety. Provides for the membership, chair, and staffing of the task force. Requires the task force to study and make recommendations regarding specified matters, including the foll...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Study Creation of a Regional Higher Education Center in Northeastern Maryland
H.B. 1156
Establishes a task force to study the creation of a Regional Higher Education Center in Northeastern Maryland; Provides for the membership, chair, and staffing of the task force. Requires the task force to study and make recommendations regarding the higher ed...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Establishes Southern Maryland Higher Education Council
H.B. 1347
Establishes a Southern Maryland Higher Education Council to develop a strategy for improving access to higher education for the residents of southern Maryland. Provides that an interim report with a short-term strategy is due by December 1, 2011, and a final r...

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COSigned into law 05/2011P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Task Force on Student Academic Success
S.B. 111
Creates the Task Force on Student Academic Success. The overall charge of the task force is to identify the junctures at which grade-level performance are critical to student progress and to ensuring they are college and career ready upon graduation. More spec...

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COSigned into law 05/2011P-12School Discipline and Zero Tolerance Policies
S.B. 133
Creates a task force to study school discipline practices and zero tolerance policies and the use of law enforcement and other juvenile justice sanctions for school behavior.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2011a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/4573402A707373F187257...

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12State Education Finance Study Commission
H.B. 192 - State Education Finance Study Commission
Establishes the State Education Finance Study Commission to evaluate the Quality Basic Education (QBE) Formula and education funding for public schools in Georgia. Provides for composition, compensation, duties and powers, and support staff of the commission. ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Task Force on Funding a Green Technology, Life Science, & Health Information Technology Loan Assistance Repayment Program
H.B. 758
Establishes the Task Force on Funding a Green Technology, Life Science, and Health Information Technology Loan Assistance Repayment Program. Requires the Task Force to conduct a study and make recommendations on or before December 31, 2011, for a program that ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Task Force to Study the Impact of Adjunct Faculty on Graduation Rates at Historically Black Institutions
S.B. 347
Creates the Task Force to Study the Impact of Adjunct Faculty on Graduation Rates at Historically Black Institutions in the State. Requires the task force to make specified findings and recommendations, and report to the governor and specified committees by Ja...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011P-12Task Force to Study High School Dropout Rates of Persons in the Criminal Justice System
S.B. 755
Establishes the Task Force to Study High School Dropout Rates of Persons in the Criminal Justice System. Requires the task force to study high school dropout statistics of specified persons in the criminal justice system, obtain specified data, and make recomm...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011P-12Clarifies Requirements Under the Open Meetings Act
S.B. 644
Establishes a Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government within the General Assembly to provide continuing legislative oversight regarding transparency and open government, and to recommend initiatives that increase citizen access to government resour...

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NJIssued 04/2011P-12Education Transformation Task Force
E.O. 58
Establishes the New Jersey Education Transformation Task Force. Charges the task force with reviewing all current administrative regulations that affect public education, and evaluating them to determine the degree to which they increase the quality of instruc...

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VASigned into law 03/2011P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
H.B. 1976
Adds a fifth citizen member to the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children and specifies that such member must be a representative from a military installation in Virginia. Such representative is to be appoin...

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ILSigned into law 02/2011P-12Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children
S.B. 2843
Creates the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children in the department of Children and Family Services. Includes the state superintendent or his/her designee, representatives of two statewide professional teachers' organizations, and a represen...

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ILSigned into law 01/2011P-12
Postsec.
Cooperation with Task Force on Private Student Loans
S.B. 647
2010 legislation has created the Task Force on Private Student Loans (see http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/96/PDF/096-0880.pdf). This provision establishes the legislative expectation that institutions of higher learning comply with reasonable reques...

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NJIssued 01/2011Postsec.
Community College
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Advisory Committee
E.O. 51
Establishes the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Advisory Committee. The Committee shall consist of up to five (5) members to be appointed by the Governor. These members shall include individuals from both inside and outside government who ha...

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CASigned into law 09/2010Community College
Postsec.
Improving Student Success in Community Colleges
S.B. 1143
Directs the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to adopt a plan for promoting and improving student success within the California Community Colleges. Directs the board of governors to establish a taskforce to examine best practices in the c...

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NJIssued 09/2010P-12Educator Effectiveness Task Force
E.O. 42
Creates a New Jersey Educator Effectiveness Task Force for School and District-level education professionals. Charges the task force with developing recommendations on how best to measure the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders, based on defined param...

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CASigned into law 08/2010P-12Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education
A.C.R. 88
Establishes, until January 1, 2014, the California Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education for the purpose of promoting the improvement of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology education across the state. Provides t...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Instructional Mandates Task Force
H.B. 4209
Defines "instructional mandate" as any state law that requires a district to devote any amount of time to the instruction of or engagement by students in any subject or course. Directs the state board to create the Instructional Mandates Task Force. Establishe...

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DCAdopted 07/2010P-12Healthy Youth and Schools Commission
L.B. 18-564 - Healthy Youth and Schools Commission
Establishes the Healthy Youth and Schools Commission to advise the mayor and the council on health, wellness and nutritional issues concerning youth and schools in the District. Includes among the functions of the commission: (1) reviewing and advising on the ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Commission to End Hunger
S.B. 3158
Establishes the Commission to End Hunger Act. Establishes legislative findings, including that the state currently ranks 51st among all states and the District of Columbia in enrollment of eligible children in the free and reduced priced school breakfasts, and...

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NCSigned into law 07/2010P-12
Postsec.
Establishes Agriscience and Biotechnology Regional School Planning Commission
S.B. 1199
Establishes the Agriscience and Biotechnology Regional School Planning Commission to develop and plan a regional school of agriscience and biotechnology. The Commission must ensure that the plan model is replicable, sustainable, and scaleable. http://www.ncga....

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NCSigned into law 07/2010P-12Comprehensive Arts Education Development Plan
S.B. 66
Directs the state board of education to appoint a task force of members from the Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Cultural Resources to create a Comprehensive Arts Education Development plan for the public schools. The task force must spe...

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RISigned into law 06/2010P-12Permanent Legislative Commission on Child Care in Rhode Island
H.R. 7826
Amends joint resolution creating a permanent legislative commission on child care in Rhode Island. Revises provisions related to commission membership http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/PublicLaws/law10/res10/res10372.htm...

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RISigned into law 06/2010P-12Commission to Study the Education of Children with Autism
H.R. 7253
Extends the reporting deadline for the Special Joint Commission to Study the Education of Children with Autism, created during the 2009 legislative session, to January 26, 2011. Provides said commission will expire on June 28, 2011. http://www.rilin.state.ri.u...

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RISigned into law 06/2010P-12Education of Youth in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems
H.R. 8109, S.R. 2872
Creates the Task Force on the Education of Children and Youth in the Care of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families. Directs the task force to make recommendations for:
     (1) Identifying challenges to ensuring the educational stability and success ...

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RISigned into law 06/2010P-12Special Legislative Commission to Study the Purchase and Use of Textbooks in Public Schools
H.R. 8156, S.R. 2822
Establishes the Special Legislative Commission to Study the Purchase and Use of Textbooks in Public Schools. Directs the commission to make a comprehensive study of the use of textbooks in the public schools, and in particular the following:
     (1) The use ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2010P-12Student Health
S.B. 210, Part I
Establishes the Healthy Choices for Healthy Children Council. Directs the council to:
(1) Monitor progress in improving student health and wellness
(2) Make periodic policy recommendations to the state board of education on ways to improve the nutritional sta...

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FLIssued 06/2010P-12Florida's Task Force on Excellent Teaching
E.O. 10-126
Establishes Florida's Task Force on Excellent Teaching. Directs the task force to:
(1) Review performance appraisal systems and teacher certification systems
(2) Identify initiatives and strategies that honor Florida's quality teachers for dedicating their ca...

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RISigned into law 06/2010P-12Commission to Study Relief from State Mandates
S.R. 3013
Creates a special legislative commission to study relief from state mandates. Includes among the commission's nine members the commissioner of education or designee; and a union representative who represents teachers, to be appointed by the senate president. D...

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CTSigned into law 06/2010P-12Individualized Educational Programs Task Force
HB 5426
Establishes a task force to study individualized educational programs (IEPs); Requires the task force to: (1) Examine the existing processes and procedures for the development and administration of IEPs; (2) Examine relevant federal laws and propose legislatio...

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RISigned into law 05/2010P-12Senate Commission to Study the Funding of Vocational Schools
S.R. 2884
Creates a special senate commission to study the funding of vocational schools in the state. Directs the commission to report its findings and recommendations by March 31, 2011. Provides the commission will expire on June 30, 2015. http://www.rilin.state.ri.us...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010P-12State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care
S.F. 2505
Adds the commissioner of health, or the commissioner's designee, to the membership of the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care.     Modifies the duties of the council by providing additional direction to the council regarding making rec...

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ILSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.Higher Education Finance Study Commission
S.J.R. 88
Directs the board of higher education to establish a Higher Education Finance Study Commission. Tasks the commission with:
(1) Examining the history and means of higher education funding in the state, comparing funding with other states and peer institutions,...

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MDSigned into law 05/2010P-12Task Force to Explore Incorporation of the Principles of Universal Design
S.B. 467
Establishes the Task Force to Explore the Incorporation of the Principles of Universal Design (i.e., an approach to education curriculum design in which curriculum is intentionally and systemically designed from the beginning to address students' individual di...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Establishes the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council
S.B. 438 - Sec. 5
Establishes the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council within the state department of education; details the council's membership and provides that the council is responsible for (1) assisting board of education in the development and implementation of the te...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Academic Achievement Gap Task Force
S.B. 438 - Sec. 30
Establishes a task force to study and monitor the academic achievement gap between racial and socioeconomic groups in Connecticut by considering effective approaches to closing the achievement gap in elementary, middle and high schools. The task force is requi...

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NJIssued 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
New Jersey Higher Education Task Force
E.O. 26
Creates the New Jersey Higher Education Task Force. The Task Force will consist of up to 7 members appointed by the Governor who shall serve at his
pleasure. The Task Force is charged with developing recommendations for the Governor concerning the State's high...

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SCSigned into law 05/2010P-12End-of-Course Assessments Task Force
H.J.R. 4823 - Sec. 7
Directs the state Department of Education, in collaboration with the Education Oversight Committee, to convene a task force to include, but not be limited to, district level instructional and assessment personnel to examine the feasibility of shifting from the...

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ORSigned into law 04/2010P-12Professional Development
H.B. 3619A
Establishes Task Force on Education Career Preparation and Development for purpose of improving effectiveness of school teachers, administrators and counselors by building stronger connections between education career preparation institutions and employers of ...

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VAIssued 03/2010Postsec.Establishing the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment
E.O. 9
Establishes the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment. Directs the commission to consider the current state of public and private higher education in the state, and best practices in other states and countries. Directs the...

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MSSigned into law 03/2010P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Education Achievement Council
H.B. 1071
Establishes the Education Achievement Council to increase educational attainment of the state's working-age population by 2025.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2010/pdf/HB/1000-1099/HB1071SG.pdf...

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ALSigned into law 03/2010Community College
Postsec.
Two-Year College System Joint Interim Legislative Committee
H.J.R. 97
Creates the Two Year College System Joint Interim Legislative Committee. Directs the committee to study all facets of the two-year college system and to adopt the recommendations of the Final Report of the House of Representatives Interim Legislative Study Com...

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ILSigned into law 02/2010Postsec.Task Force on Higher Education Private Student Loans
S.B. 1698
Cites legislative findings, including that (1) private loans currently constitute 20% of total education loan money, as opposed to 5% of student loans 10 years ago, and (2) tuition at public universities has risen 57% in the past five years. Creates the Task F...

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ALSigned into law 01/2010P-12Commission on High School Graduation and Student Dropouts
S.J.R. 21
Extends the life of the Alabama Select Commission on High School Graduation and Student Dropouts (created by Act No. 2009-229, SJR24, 2009 Regular Session) to December 31, 2010 (2009 S.J.R. 24 creating the commission directed the entity to provide a final repo...

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NJSigned into law 01/2010P-12Special Education and Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force
A.B. 4270
Establishes New Jersey Special Education and Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force to study instructional practices and strategies that improve recognition of, and benefit students with, a traumatic brain injury and examine the ways in which current State policies...

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NJSigned into law 01/2010Postsec.
Community College
Task Force on Underage Drinking in Higher Education
S.B. 2491
Establishes Task Force on Underage Drinking in Higher Education. Defines membership and duties of task force.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2010/Bills/A1500/1145_I1.PDF...

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ILSigned into law 11/2009P-12Streamlining Illinois' Educational Delivery Systems Task Force
S.B. 1882
Establishes a Streamlining Illinois' Educational Delivery Systems Task Force. Directs the task force to explore and examine the duties of the state board of education and all regional support systems for school districts (including regional offices of educatio...

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ILSigned into law 11/2009P-12Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force
H.B. 363
Requires the establishment of a Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force in order to ensure that school facility-related decisions are made with the input of the parents, teachers and community residents, and reflect educationally sound and fiscally responsib...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12School Finance Working Group
A.B. 8
Expresses legislative findings and declarations regarding the state's school funding system. Requires a working group to be convened to make findings and recommendations to the legislature and the governor by December 2010 regarding restructuring the state's s...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Education Technology Task Force
A.B. 836
Adds Article 15.1., "Education Technology Task Force" to the education code. Defines "technology literacy". Establishes a task force for education technology to make preliminary recommendations on technology literacy model standards for grades 7-12. Specifies ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12"Twice-Exceptional" Students
H.B. 900
Requires the Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities and the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children to research and discuss best practices for addressing the needs of children who are gifted and talented and h...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Ensuring Success in School Task Force
H.B. 605
Requires the Ensuring Success in School Task Force, created to address the educational and related needs of elementary and secondary education students who are parents, expectant parents, or victims of domestic or sexual violence to ensure their ability to sta...

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NHSigned into law 08/2009P-12Commission to Study School Discipline
H.B. 332
Establishes a commission to study school discipline. Defines membership and provides for duties of commission.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/HB0332.html...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12Charter Schools
S.B. 612
Increases statewide charter school cap and charter school cap for Chicago. Above and beyond caps, permits five Chicago charters (and specified numbers of campuses and enrollment seats within those five charters) to be devoted to serving returning high school d...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12Innovation, Intervention, and Restructuring Task Force
S.B. 2119
Creates, in accordance with the goals outlined in the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Innovation, Intervention, and Restructuring Task Force to develop recommendations for the innovation, intervention, and restructuring of schools, ...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Early Childhood Advisory Council and Early Childhood Financing Workgroup
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.90 and 265.70.20
Section 3301.90:Creates the Early Childhood Advisory Council to serve as the federally mandated state advisory council for early childhood education and care, and to advise the state regarding the creation and duties of the Center for Early Childhood Developme...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Early Childhood Cabinet Appointment
H.B. 1 - Section 265.10.23
Directs the governor to appoint to the early childhood cabinet a representative of a board of health of a city or general health district or an authority having the duties of a board of health
Pages 2801-2802 of 3120: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillTex...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Committee to Study Publicly Funded Child Care Services
H.B. 1 - Section 309.40.70
Creates a committee to study publicly funded child care services, including the Early Learning Initiative as re-established by H.B. 1. Requires that the study include the following:
(1) The effects of changing the definitions of full-time and part-time care o...

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NCSigned into law 07/2009P-12
Postsec.
Joining Our Businesses and Schools (JOBS) Study Commission
S.B. 1069
Establishes the joint legislative Joining Our Businesses and Schools (JOBS) Study Commission to study issues related to economic development through instructional program frameworks that aid in the transition to postsecondary education and future careers, incl...

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RISigned into law 07/2009P-12Study on Education of Children with Autism
H.B. 5691
Creates a special Joint Commission to make a comprehensive study of the education of children with autism and to report back to the General Assembly. (Resolution No. 2009-334)...

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NCSigned into law 07/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Financial Literacy Council
S.B. 1019
Establishes a Financial Literacy Council to coordinate and expand the statewide delivery of financial education for all North Carolinians; the council will consider and make recommendations to address (among other things) the current personal financial literac...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Child Sexual Abuse and Child Abuse
H.B. 1041
Requires districts to adopt policies regarding sexual abuse of children. Specifies that policies must address methods of increasing parent, student and teacher awareness of sexual abuse of children, including warning signs that a child may be a victim of sexua...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Driver's Education
H.B. 2730 - Sections 12.02 through -.04, 12.08, 12.13
Requires districts to consider offering a driver's education course each school year. Authorizes districts to charge fees for courses or contract with a driver education school. Establishes requirements for minimum hours of behind-the-wheel and observation ins...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Comprehensive Review of School Finance Weights, Allotments and Adjustments
H.B. 3646 - Section 65
Adds new Subchapter I in Chapter 42 of Education Code. Establishes the Select Committee on Public School Finance Weights, Allotments, and Adjustments to conduct a comprehensive review of weights, allotments and adjustments under the public school finance syste...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Dual Credit Study
H.B. 3646 - Section 91
Directs the commissioner of education, in collaboration with the commissioner of higher education, to conduct a study of dual credit programs and courses. Provides the study must focus on the costs to the state, school district, community college and student. ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Distance Learning Studies
H.B. 3646 - Sections 92 and 98
Section 92: Directs the state education agency to evaluate whether providers of different types of electronic courses offered through the state virtual school network should receive varying amounts of state funding based on the type of course provided. Require...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Interagency Farm-to-School Coordination Task Force
S.B. 1027
Establishes an interagency farm-to-school coordination task force to promote a healthy diet for schoolchildren and the business of small to mid-sized local farms and ranches. Directs the task force to develop and implement a plan to facilitate the availability...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Interagency Task Force for Children with Special Needs
S.B. 1824
Defines "children with special needs" as children younger than 22 diagnosed with a chronic illness, intellectual or other developmental disability, or serious mental illness. Creates the Interagency Task Force for Children with Special Needs to improve the coo...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Legislative Reports
S.B. 323
Requires the executive summary of a written report to the Legislative Assembly to include explanation of how to obtain copy of report, including, if the report is available on Internet, the online location of report; requires distribution of a physical copy of...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12School for the Blind
H.B. 2834
Directs the Superintendent of Public Instruction to close the State School for the Blind by a specified date; abolishes the school's Board of Directors; requires the development of individual comprehensive transition plans for students attending the school; re...

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ALPocket veto by governor 05/2009Community College
Postsec.
Joint Interim Legislative Study Committee to Assess the Two-year College System
H.J.R. 878
Creates the Joint Interim Legislative Study Committee to Assess the Two-year College System. Directs the committee to make an assessment of the two-year college system and all entities within the purview of the department of postsecondary education, its govern...

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COSigned into law 05/2009P-12Early Childhood School Readiness Commission
H.B. 1343
Creates the early childhood and school readiness legislative oversight commission. Sets forth membership requirements and administrative functions for the commission. Outlines the scope of issues the commission is charged with studying. Grants the commission p...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Legislative Task Force on Achieving Classroom Excellence
S.B. 1168
Creates until November 30, 2009, the Legislative Task Force on Achieving Classroom Excellence. Requires the task force to conduct a comprehensive review of the Achieving Classroom Excellence Act of 2005 and subsequent amendments. Requires the task force to st...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12College and Career-Readiness Workgroup
H.F. 2
Establishes a college and career-readiness workgroup headed jointly by MDE and the U of M to evaluate and make recommendations to the commissioner and the legislature on the design of the state high school assessment system, levels of and mechanisms for accoun...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Task Force on Internet-Based Instruction
S.B. 604
Creates the Task Force on Internet-Based Instruction to conduct a comprehensive review of Internet-based instruction in this state and make recommendations regarding necessary changes to ensure accountability for such programs in public schools.
http://webserv...

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WASigned into law 04/2009Postsec.Postsecondary Online Technology
H.B. 1946
Encourages all institutions of higher education to use common online learning technologies including existing learning management and web conferencing systems currently managed and governed by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and to share p...

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WVSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.Creation of the Science and Research Council
H.B. 3229
Creates the Science and Research Council to increase the capacity of the state and higher education institutions to attract, implement and use cutting- edge, competitive research funds and infrastructure through the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitiv...

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ALSigned into law 04/2009P-12Alabama Select Commission on High School Graduation and Student Dropouts
S.J.R. 24
Establishes the Alabama Select Commission on High School Graduation and Student Dropouts. Directs the commission to study the problems and patterns of high school dropouts in the state and their educational and economic impact on the state and local communitie...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
Campus Security Enhancement Act
H.B. 2135
Enacts the Campus Security Enhancement Act to create a multidisciplinary advisory task force composed of leaders in education, mental health, and law enforcement which shall provide support for designing effective campus security policies and proactive measure...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Task Force on Athletic Training
H.B. 2129
Creates the Legislative Task Force on Athletic Training in Public Schools to study health care issues concerning secondary school student athletes, evaluate the current athletic training curriculum and recommend changes to the athletic training curriculum, mon...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Improving History Education
S.B. 452
Creates the State Legislative Task Force on the assessment and improvement of state history education in public schools.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Acts/Act1462.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Legislative Task Force on Autism
S.B. 938
Creates the Legislative Task Force on Autism to examine how the State responds to autism and autism spectrum disorders, determine and recommend the best practices and methods for treatment of those disorders, recommend how to obtain more federal funds for such...

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MSSigned into law 04/2009P-12Task Force on Failing Schools Districts
S.B. 2288
Continues the task force to study and report on the status of failing schools and school districts, effectiveness measures for improvement of those schools and school districts, and enhancement of accountability and sanctions; creates the teen pregnancy task f...

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MSSigned into law 03/2009P-12After-School Initiative Task Force
H.B. 488
Creates the After-School Initiative Task Force to develop a plan to ensure quality after-school programs for every school-age child in the state; establishes a task force to study and report on the graduation rates in the state institutions of higher learning ...

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MOIssued 01/2009Community CollegeEconomic Development
E.O. 3
(Executive Order 2009-01) Creates and establishes the Automotive Jobs Task Force; identifies state economic polices and legislative enactments that help or hinder the development of high tech automobile production facilities within the state; evaluates the eff...

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MASigned into law 12/2008P-12Commission on Middle Education
H.B. 4800
Revives and continues the special commission on middle education in the Commonwealth.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/185/ht04pdf/ht04800.pdf...

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AZSigned into law 08/2008P-12Assessment Task Force
H.B. 2211
Creates a seven-member Task Force on the Arizona Assessment of Achievements Test with members drawn from diverse urban and rural areas who are to be appointed by the State Board of Education. Requires the Task Force to (a) examine the experiences and outcomes...

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NYSigned into law 07/2008P-12Drivers Education
S.B. 6985
Creates a temporary special advisory panel on driver education availability and curriculum enhancement to examine, assess and make recommendations to improve drivers education instruction and make such instruction more available. Directs the panel to consider,...

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HISigned into law 06/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Online Learning
H.B. 2971
Directs the Department of Education to adopt and implement recommendations and strategic goals contained in the report of the online learning task force established by Act 275, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007. Specifically requires the department to:
(1) Continue ...

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KSSigned into law 05/2008P-12School Finance
S.B. 531
Provides that a student enrolled in a district and attending both a non-virtual school and a virtual school must be counted as that proportion of one pupil (to the nearest one-tenth) that the student's attendance at the non-virtual school bears to full-time at...

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GASigned into law 05/2008P-12Joint Study Committee on Teacher Training and Certification
H.R. 1103
Creates the Joint Study Committee on Teacher Training and Certification. Provides that in the event the committee makes a report of its findings and recommendations for proposed legislation, such report must be made by December 31, 2008. http://www.legis.state...

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AZVetoed 05/2008P-12state rankings
S.B. 1279
Creates the Review Committee on Arizona National Rankings; provides the Committee is established in the Department of Administration consisting of certain members who will have expertise and experience on issues pertaining to education, public policy or econom...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12
Postsec.
STEM
S.B. 2
Defines "Advanced science and mathematics" as Advanced Placement (AP) biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, and physics, and International Baccalaureate (IB) biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental systems, mathemat...

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WAIssued 02/2008P-12New Americans Policy Council
Executive Order No. 08-01
Orders the Washingtons New Americans Policy Council established; makes recommendations to the Governor on strategies to help legal permanent residents become naturalized; the acquisition of English language skills integral to the process of becoming citizens; ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Ensuring Success in School Task Force
H.B. 1330
Requires the state board of education to convene an Ensuring Success in School Task Force to develop policies and procedures for addressing the educational and related needs of youth who are parents, expectant parents, or victims of domestic or sexual violence...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Illinois Suicide Prevention Alliance
H.B. 1643
Deletes references to the Illinois Suicide Prevention Strategic Planning Committee and the Committee and replaces them with references to the Illinois Suicide Prevention Alliance. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/95/HB/PDF/09500HB1643lv.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Whistleblower Act
H.B. 742
Amends the Whistleblower Act. Provides that an "employer" as defined in the act includes:
(1) A political subdivision of the state
(2) A unit of local government
(3) A school district, combination of school districts, or governing body of a joint agreement of ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Task Force on the Condition of African American Men
S.B. 776
Finds and declares that African American men: (1) are disproportionately less likely to complete high school and to obtain a postsecondary education; (2) are more likely to be incarcerated or on parole; (3) are more likely to have lower lifetime economic earni...

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WAIssued 08/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Governor's P-20 Council
Executive Order No. 5
Creates the Governors P-20 Council on early learning, K-12, and higher education. The P-20 Council will include leaders responsible for carrying out education policies and investments within our state and the three advisory committee chairs from the Washington...

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ILAdopted 07/2007P-12Task Force to Improve School Leadership
H.J.R. 66
Directs the state board of education, the board of higher education, and the office of the governor to jointly appoint a task force to recommend a sequence of strategic steps to implement improvements in school leadership preparation in the state. Directs the ...

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ILAdopted 07/2007P-12Task Force to Study Special Education Finance
H.J.R. 24
Creates a task force to study special education funding needs and to make recommendations as to how the state can increase special education funding and ease the financial burden on school districts. Provides for the membership of the task force; provides that...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2007P-12Hawaii 3-5 Transition Task Force
H.B. 531
Establishes a "Hawaii 3-5 transition" task force to study the feasibility of expanding Hawaii's early intervention section to continue services for children ages 3-5.
Directs the task force, in completing the feasibility study, to:
     (1)  Identify the pote...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2007P-12Online Learning Task Force
H.B. 598
Creates an online learning task force to develop a systematic plan to expand opportunities for online learning, to enhance the learning experiences of students across the state.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/Bills/HB598_CD1_.htm...

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DESigned into law 07/2007P-12Statewide Reform Taskforce - Vision 2015
S.J.R. 7
Supports the work of Vision 2015, the Delaware Business Roundtable and the Leadership for Education Achievement in Delaware committee (LEAD), created by Governor's Executive Order 98. It also encourages the General Assembly, state agencies, school districts an...

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MESigned into law 06/2007P-12Child Care Study Committee
H.B. 576
Provides a commission to study ways to increase the quality of child care services in the state by identifying and implementing best practices and by addressing current limits on access to high-quality care based on a parent's ability to pay.
http://janus.stat...

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DEIssued 06/2007P-12Leadership for Education Achievement in Delaware Committee
E.O. 98
Establishes the Leadership for Education Achievement in Delaware Committee to make recommendations to the governor, general assembly, state board of education, local school districts and department of education on strategies to continue to improve public educa...

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DEPassed 06/2007P-12Task Force
H.C.R. 32
This Resolution requires a transition to a statewide student assessment system that is economical, focused, requires less testing time, measures each child's academic growth, and returns faster and more useful results to teachers, parents and students. It crea...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Commission on Higher Education and Global Competitiveness
H.C.R. 159
Requests that the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the house of representatives create a select commission on higher education and global competitiveness to draft a Texas Compact that reflects a long-term vision and step-by-step plan to at...

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NESigned into law 05/2007P-12Special Education Task Force
L.B. 316
Creates the special education task force to examine the provision of special education services and recommend policies and potential legislation to the clerk of the legislature and the education committee on or before December 31, 2007. The examination would i...

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WIIssued 05/2007Postsec.Task Force on Campus Safety
Executive Order No. 196
Relates to the creation to the Governor's Task Force on Campus Safety which will address coordination between campus officials and local law enforcement, availability of innovative communications systems, assessment of appropriate campus security and threat as...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12American Indian Education
H.F. 2245 [American Indians]
Requires the commissioner to include the contributions of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities as they relate to the academic standards during the review and
revision of the required academic standards. Establishes an advisory task force on Minnes...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Special Education Requirements
H.F. 2245 [Special Education Requirements]
Establishes a task force to recommend which state laws and rules that exceed or expand upon minimum federal special education requirements for providing special education programs and services to eligible students should be amended to conform with minimum fede...

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WIIssued 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
Governor's Business Council
Executive Order No. 193
Relates to the creation of the Governor's Business Council to collaborate on regional and statewide development priorities to support economic and workforce development.
http://www.wisgov.state.wi.us/journal_media_detail.asp?locid=19&prid=2615...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007Postsec.Study of teacher certification
H.B. 2660
Requests that the House Interim Committee on Education and the Senate Interim Committee on Education study degree programs at institutions of higher education in the state, the courses required for degree completion, the number of hours required for a secondar...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Temporary Task Force on Preschool Special Education
S.B. 2107 - Part B, Section 59
Establishes a temporary task force on preschool special education, to be chaired by the commissioner of education or his/her designated representative, and consisting of the following members:

(1) The commissioner of education or his/her designated representa...

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TNSigned into law 04/2007P-12Accountability System Review
S.B. 457
Adds a new section. Directs the office of education accountability to periodically study the overall school accountability system and report to the General Assembly as to its operations and effectiveness, including any suggestions for improvement. Such report ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.Legislative Task Force on Postsecondary
H.B. 2736
Creates the legislative task force on higher education remediation, retention, and graduation rates; provides for the appointment of its members; describes its mission and responsibilities.
(Act No. 570)
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2007/public/...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Task Force
H.B. 396
Creates the Higher Education Task Force, which is charged with studying issues concerning the state system of higher
education, including institutional missions, tuition, and other issues. http://le.utah.gov/~2007/bills/hbillenr/hb0396.htm...

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DESigned into law 06/2006P-12Health Advisory Council for physical education
S.B. 289
Relates to the creation of a statewide Health Advisory Council, as recommended by the Physical Education Task Force, to provide advice and guidance to the Department of Education regarding current and future physical education and physical activity programs in...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Paid Leave to Attend Meetings
H.B. 800
Requires that a local school board employee be provided paid leave to attend meetings of certain public entities on which the employee serves as an elected or appointed member. Provides that public entities include the Board of Trustees of the Teachers' Retire...

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AZSigned into law 06/2006P-12Civic Education Commission
H.B. 2788
Concerns the State Commission on Civic Education and Civic Engagement; relates to membership and duties; provides a repeal of the termination date.
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/47leg/2r/bills/hb2788h.pdf...

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LASigned into law 06/2006Postsec.
Community College
Small Business Entrepreneurship Commission
H.B. 152
Increases the membership of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Commission to add nonvoting members chosen from state colleges and universities. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=399304...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12Workforce Development Council
H.B. 109
Creates the workforce development council as the successor to and the continuation of the governor's human resources investment council.

Directs the workforce development council to:
(1)  Advise the governor on the establishment of an integrated network of wo...

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TNSigned into law 05/2006P-12Civic Education Commission
S.B. 2586
Establishes a commission on civic education. The commission is will: (1) Research the current policies and practices in civic education at the state and local level; and (2) Recommend to the governor, the education committee of the senate and the education com...

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COVetoed 05/2006Postsec.Higher Education Financing Task Force
S.B. 209
Concerns the creation of a task force to study the state's system of higher education financing; requires each state institution of higher education to have a program cost assessment completed by a national education finance organization to collect verifiable ...

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GASigned into law 05/2006P-12Career and Technical Education Oversight Commission
H.B. 1228
Creates the Career and Technical Education Oversight Commission. Requires the head of the career and technical education program of the department of education to report annually to the commission regarding the conditions, needs, issues and problems of the pr...

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GASigned into law 05/2006P-12Agricultural Education Advisory Commission
H.B. 1227
Creates the Agricultural Education Advisory Commission. Requires the head of the agricultural education program of the Department of Education to report annually to commission regarding the conditions, needs, issues and problems of the program. Requires the co...

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HISigned into law 05/2006P-12Commission for National and Community Service
H.B. 3194
Reduces the term of membership on the Hawaii Commission for National and Community Service from 4 to 3 years. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/HB3194_SD1_.pdf ...

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IDIssued 04/2006P-12Child Abuse Prevention Task Force
Executive Order 2006-13
Establishes the Governor's Task Force for Children at Risk. Provides that the duties of the task force are:

1. To review existing systems and procedures and encourage improvements in the investigative, administrative, and judicial handling of cases of child ...

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IASigned into law 04/2006P-12Healthy Children Task Force
S.B. 2251
Directs the department of education and the department of public health to convene a healthy children task force to:
a. Assess current policies and statutes affecting the health of children, specifically physical activity, physical education, food and nutriti...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006P-12Task Force on Universal Preschool Education
H.B. 1466
Establishes a Task Force on Universal Preschool Education; providing for the membership and staffing of the Task Force; specifies the purposes and goals of the Task Force; requires the Task Force to evaluate and make recommendations regarding specified issues ...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006P-12Task Force on School Safety
S.B. 146
Establishes a Task Force on School Safety; provides for the membership and staffing of the Task Force; authorizes the Task Force to establish subcommittees; provides that the members of the Task Force may not receive compensation but are entitled to a specifie...

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SCIssued 02/2006Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Task Force
E.O. 29
Executive Order 2006-01 establishes the Higher Education Task Force to identify concrete ways to lower tuition, ways to reduce program duplication, improve business management processes, and improve and increase statewide coordination and collaboration. Member...

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HISigned into law 06/2005P-12Early Learning Educational Task Force
S.B. 3101
Establishes and appropriates funds for an early learning educational task force to be attached to the department of education. Directs the task force to develop a 5-year plan for birth-5 education in the state. Requires the plan to include:

(1) An implement...

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AKPassed 06/2005P-12School Finance Task Force
H.R. 10
Establishes a seven-member task force on school district cost factors and foundation formula to evaluate proposals that are based on available facts and conclusions pertaining to school district cost differentials. Requires the task force to provide a written...

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HISigned into law 06/2005P-12
S.B. 1643
Clarifies definitions of "new century charter schools" and "public schools". Requires charter school plans to include a plan for identifying, recruiting, and retaining highly-qualified instructional faculty. Requires a charter school's governance structure to ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12Arizona Performance Based Compensation System Task Force
S.B. 1074
Establishes the Arizona Performance Based Compensation System Task Force within the state board of education. By Februrary 2006 and annually thereafter, requires the superintendent of public instruction to submit specified school district data to the task forc...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005Postsec.Joint Study Committee on Medical School Education
S.B. 1517 (Section 14)
Establishes the joint study committee on medical school education. Requires the committee to:
1. Evaluate the medical education and training needs for health professions and careers throughout the state, including the medical and nursing fields.
2. Review and...

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INSigned into law 05/2005P-12State Budget Review and Government Efficiency Commission
H.B. 1001 (Section 255-256)
Establishes legislative intent that the state budget be reviewed comprehensively before the budgetary process for the next biennium begins in 2007. Asks the governor to direct the office of management and budget to thoroughly review the budget of each executiv...

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FLSigned into law 05/2005P-12Paper Reduction Task Force
H.B. 281
Establishes the Paper Reduction Task Force for the purpose of recommending strategies to reduce the paperwork required of school districts and school district personnel, with special emphasis given to the reduction of paperwork required of teachers. Provides m...

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GASigned into law 05/2005P-12
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Community College
State Accounting Office
H.B. 293
Creates the state accounting office, to be overseen by the state accounting officer. Creates the position of state accounting officer, to be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor. Requires the state accounting officer to:
(1) Prescribe state...

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SCIssued 05/2005P-12Establishes Education Reform Council
Executive Order No. 2005-08
Creates the South Carolina Education Reform Council, which will examine ways to improve educational outcomes, examine problems facing the K-12 education system and identify reforms and policy recommendations in a final report to the governor no later than Dece...

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WASigned into law 04/2005P-12Eliminates Academic Achievement and Accountability Commission
S.B. 5732
Revises the powers, duties, and membership of the state board and the Washington professional educator standards board and eliminates the Academic Achievement and Accountability Commission. The governor will appoint seven of the 16 board members, with another ...

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NMSigned into law 03/2005P-12Funding Formula Study Task Force
S.B. 125
The "funding formula study task force" is
created. The task force shall function from the date of its
appointment until December 15, 2006.

F. The task force shall:
(1) develop a work plan and budget for
approval by the New Mexico legislative council;
(2) appr...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Special Education: Visually Impaired Pupils
A.B. 662
Creates the Advisory Task Force for Education of Blind and Visually Impaired Pupils to provide input to formulate the most effective policy for the education of such pupils. Requires the Department of Education to provide outreach and technical assistance to p...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Infant and Toddler Care Master Plan
S.B. 1343
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, working with a consultant in early care and education, to develop recommendations for a master plan for infant and toddler care in consultation and collaboration with a task force established by the superinten...

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CAVetoed 09/2004Postsec.
Community College
Education Finance: Joint Commission on Adult Education
S.B. 1442
Establishes the Joint Commission on Adult Education for the purpose of making recommendations regarding the coordination of adult education and noncredit community college programs in order to improve adult education services. Requires the joint commission to ...

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ARReport Issued 08/2004Postsec.
Community College
Arkansas Blue Ribbon Committee for Higher Education
N/A
The governor formed the committee to make recommendations to the governor and the Legislature for improving postsecondary education in Arkansas. http://www.arkansas.gov/governor/media/releases/press/11062003-1.html

The Blue Ribbon Committee for Higher Educati...

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GAActive 08/2004P-12The Quality Basic Education (QBE) Task Force
N/A
The governor announced "The Quality Basic Education (QBE) Task Force in February 2004. The task force will look at realigning the school funding formula to ensure it serves all students in the new era of accountability. The task force is authorized under O.C.G...

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ALIssued 08/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Governor's Commission on Education Spending
Executive Order No. 02-2003
The governor issued Executive Order No. 02-2003 on January 30, 2003, creating the Governor's Commission of Education Spending. The Commission was to engage in a thorough examination of how education dollars have been spent in Alabama during the past ten years....

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IAIssued 08/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
IOWA LEARNS COUNCIL
Executive Order No. 30 - 2003
Creates the IOWA LEARNS COUNCIL. The Iowa Learns Council shall work towards the ambitious goal of 90% of Iowa children having a quality pre-school experience, and 90% of Iowa high school graduates will go on to complete at least two years of college; shall pro...

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AZIssued 08/2004P-12Establishing the Governor's Arizona Teacher's Excellence Program (AzTEP) Coordination Council
Executive Order 2004-20
Establishes the Arizona Teacher's Excellence Program Coordination Council (AzTEP Council) to solicit, review and approve applications for federal and private grants for recruiting and placing qualified teachers in underserved communities and to oversee the adm...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2004Postsec.Higher Education Interim Study
S.B. 2716
Establishes the higher education statutory analysis interim study group to determine an improved organizational framework for higher education statutes and recommend statutes that may be consolidated, amended, or repealed. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session...

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HISigned into law 06/2004P-12Study on Host Culture Charter School District
S.B. 3148
Requires a study of the feasibility of establishing a host culture charter school district and a charter school district in order to solidify existing host culture focused charter schools, increase charter school autonomy, and provide opportunities for additio...

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COVetoed 06/2004P-12Colorado High School Commission
H.B. 1283
Creates a High School Commission to assess the quality of education provided in the state's public high schools and to make recommendations to school districts and the general assembly by December 31, 2004. The commission should address at least the following...

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COSigned into law 06/2004P-12Childhood School Readiness
H.B. 1277
Changes the name of the Child Care Commission to the Early Childhood and School Readiness Commission; modifying the responsibilities of the commission. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/64CD1EC1E0B64CA787256DB0004CB158?Open&file=1277_en...

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AZIssued 06/2004P-12Establishing the Arizona Statewide Youth Development Task Force
Executive Order 2004-14
Creates the Arizona Statewide Youth Development Task Force to provide policy recommendations relating to youth and youth development issues in the state of Arizona to the Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families. Establishes membership. Requires the ...

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COSigned into law 05/2004Community College
Postsec.
Restructuring of Community Colleges
H.B. 1086
Enacts recommendations of governor's task force on the community college system; reduction of the system office's administrative costs by 35% and use of saved funds to finance recommendations including installation of a systemwide information technology system...

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GASigned into law 05/2004P-12Early Learning Initiative Commission
S.R. 760
Creates the Improvement of Georgia's Pre-K Program Joint Study Commission; report due December 31, 2004. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2003_04/fulltext/sr760.htm...

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NCActive 05/2004P-12Education First Task Force
N/A
The governor formed the Education First Task Force, charged with coming up with recommendations that would result in an education that goes far beyond "sound and basic" and one that would make North Carolina schools the envy of the nation.

The Education First...

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DESigned into law 04/2004P-12Early Childhood Education Programs
H.J.R. 19
Extends a reporting date for the Task Force examining early childhood education programs as established by House Joint Resolution No. 9, as amended. http://www.legis.state.de.us/Legislature.nsf/fsLIS?openframeset&Frame=Main&Src=/LIS/LIS142.NSF/Home?Openform...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Department of Education
H.B. 1009
Creates the Division of Public School Accountability and the Arkansas Public Schools Accountability Advisory Council; creates the Division of Public School Academic Facilities to ensure equal access to adequate educational facilities and educational equipment;...

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VAIssued 01/2004Postsec.
Community College
Governor's Commission on Higher Education Board Members
Executive Order 63 - 2004
The governor created the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Board Members. The Commission shall develop and implement a process for evaluating potential appointees to higher education governing boards based on substantive qualifications such as merit an...

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ARVetoed-House Override 01/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
State Commission of Coordination of Educational Efforts
H.B. 1034
Creates the State Commission for Coordination of Educational Efforts for the purpose of improving coordination between and among all levels of education between pre-kindergarten and graduate level. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB10...

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ARVetoed 01/2004P-12Math Excellence
H.B. 1010
Creates the advisory commission on math excellence to improve math education in Arkansas. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1010.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Closing the Achievement Gap Commission
H.B. 1054
Makes the committee on closing the achievement gap in this state a commission. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1054.pdf...

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MOIssued 12/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Commission on the Future of Higher Education
Executive Order 03-07
The Commission of the Future of Higher Education was created by Executive Order 03-07 on March 17, 2003, with a final report due by January 1, 2004. The purpose of the Commission on the Future of Higher Education shall be to develop plans to strengthen and imp...

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CASigned into law 08/2003P-12Advisory Commission on Special Education
A.B. 615
Existing law requires the state board of education, upon recommendation of the superintendent of public instruction or the members of the state board of education, to appoint five public members to the Advisory Commission on Special Education. This bill would ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12Early Learning Council Act
S.B. 565
Creates the Illinois Early Learning Council Act. Establishes the Illinois Early Learning Council to coordinate existing state programs and services for children from birth to 5 years of age in order to better meet the early learning needs of children and their...

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CTSigned into law 07/2003P-12After School Programs
H.B. 5723
Establishes a state "after-school committee" to make recommendations on a state-wide after school system through enhanced agency coordination, maximization of public and private funding and community partnerships. http://www.cga.state.ct.us/asp/cgabillstatus/c...

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NHBecame law without governor's signature 06/2003P-12School Peformance and Accountability Chapter
H.B. 139 (193-G:1)
Requires state commissioner to make public a list of schools not meeting performance targets. Establishes strategic responses for local education improvement plans. Requires state department to work cooperatively with the school or district(s). Establishes ...

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MESigned into law 06/2003P-12Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
S.P. 193 (LD 553)
Establishes a task force to study the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adolescents. Establishes membership of task force, appointments to which must be made within 30 days of effective date of this resolve. Requires the task force to examine the...

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MESigned into law 06/2003P-12Legislative Youth Advisory Council
H.P. 557
Implements the recommendations of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council. Increases the council membership from 21 to 22, increasing appointments by senate president from 10 to 11, thereby increasing from one to two the appointees who are senate members.
Estab...

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HISigned into law 06/2003P-12Commission on Fatherhood
S.B. 1423
Establishes the Commission on Fatherhood within the Office of the Lieutenant Governor to provide for a statewide program, on a permanent and continuing basis, to promote healthy family relationships between parents and children that are father- friendly and in...

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COSigned into law 06/2003P-12Achievement Gap
S.B. 254
Concerns closing achievement gap; creates a program to assist schools that have received an unsatisfactory rating or have a significant achievement gap; establishes a commission to propose actions to close the achievement gap. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/...

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GASigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Scholarship Study Commission
S.R. 220
Creates the "Improvement of HOPE Scholarship Joint Study Commission". http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2003_04/sum/sr220.htm...

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MDSigned into law 05/2003P-12Public School Facilities
S.B. 498
Extends the Aging Schools Program to fiscal year 2004 and every fiscal year thereafter; Requires the impact of the proposed goals, objectives and implementation strategies on public school facilities and capital improvements that may be needed to implement the...

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ARBecame law without governor's signature 05/2003P-12A Health Advisory Committee
H.B. 2893
Creates a Health Advisory Committee; coordinates efforts to combat inadequate health care on the educational performance of children. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2893.pdf...

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MNSigned into law 05/2003P-12State-Level Assessment Advisory Committee
H.F. 302 (multiple provisions)
Language is effective immediately and applies to 2005-06 school year and later. Establishes assessment advisory committee of up to 11 members, all of whom are chosen by the state commissioner of education. Specifies required membership of commission. Requires ...

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MTSigned into law 05/2003P-12K-12 Public School Renewal Commission
H.B. 736
Establishes a K-12 public school renewal commission to propose amendments and new provisions to components of K-12 education, including governance and finance structures and the state and federal roles in public education. The commission must include at a mini...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.
Community College
College and Technical Institute Study Committee
H.B. 2844
An act to create the two-year college and technical institute study committee. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2844.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Closing The Academic Achievement Gap
H.B. 2657
Creates the committee on closing the academic achievement gap in Arkansas. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2657.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12State System of Public Education Amendments
H.B. 257
Creates the Public Education Legislative Task Force. The task force, in cooperation with the public education community, business, industry, employers, and parents, shall study and make recommendations for public education: (a) establishing a clear mission, ...

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AZIssued 01/2003P-12Governor's Children's Cabinet
Executive Order 2003-04
Establishes a Children's Cabinet to focus attention and resources on problems facing the state's children by collaborating and promoting coordinated policies and service delivery systems that support children, families and communities. Establishes an Advisory ...

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INSigned into law 03/2002P-12Exceptional Learners
S.B. 292
Deletes requirement that Education Roundtable include representative of "special education." Requires the Education Roundtable to include a representative of education programs for "exceptional learners." Establishes definition of "exceptional learners" as bot...

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Oversight
S.B. 280
Requires the Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee to advise and monitor the Office of Education Accountability....

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Education Oversight Committee & Office of Education Accountability
H.B. 1187
The Governor may appoint study commissions as he deems appropriate to study education questions, issue findings and make recommendations to the Education Coordinating Council. This provision will go into effect upon signature to allow the current Education Ref...

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UTSigned into law 03/2000P-12Public Education Task Force
H.B. 426
Provides the funding for the Public Education Task Force and outlines who the members of the task force will be, three members from each house of the legislature. The legislation also provides for the duties of the task force and requires that an interim repo...

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WVSigned into law 03/2000Postsec.Accountability for Higher Education
S.B. 520
Codifies rules approved by legislative oversight commission on accountability for higher education....

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ALSigned into law 02/2000P-12Governor's Commission
S.J.R. 4
Pertains to the Governor's Commission on Instructional Improvement and Academic Excellence in Alabama's Public Schools; extends the Commission through end of 1999-2003 quadrennium, duties, members, progress reports, expenses....

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