|NH||Signed into law 08/2014||P-12||Commission to Study Fiscal Disparities Between Public School Districts|
Establishes a commission to study fiscal disparities between public school districts and to determine how funds should be distributed to provide each child the best opportunity for education and defines membership. Directs the commission to examine fiscal disp...
|New Jersey Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission|
Creates the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission and defines membership. Directs the commission to make recommendations of goals and criteria for a sustainable retirement and health benefit system, review the history of the state's existing p...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Committee to Study Special Education in Charter Schools|
Creates a committee to study issues related to students receiving special education services while attending a chartered public school, including funding. Defines membership and requires the committee to submit a report on or before November 1, 2014. http://w...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Task Force on Civic Education|
Extends deadline for the Task Force on Civic Education to report its findings and recommendations to the general assembly to December 31, 2014 (was May 31, 2014). Amends repealer on task force provisions to December 31, 2015 (was May 31, 2015). http://www.ilga...
|NJ||Issued 07/2014||P-12||Assessment and Common Core Study Commission|
Establishes the Study Commission on the Use of Student Assessments in New Jersey to to determine if the Core Curriculum Content Standards and the PARCC assessment are appropriate to be implemented by school districts throughout the state, and defines membershi...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Committee on the Teacher Evaluation Data System|
Revises the performance appraisal advisory committee (for teaching evaluation) by increasing the number of public school teachers and administrators on the committee to 3 of each (raised from 2 of each) and includes on superintendent. Mandates that the higher ...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Committee to Advance Educator Compensation and Careers|
Creates the Committee to Advance Educator Compensation and Careers to develop a plan to establish a new compensation structure and career pathway for Delaware's educators and defines committee membership. Directs the committee to create a plan that includes th...
|IL||To governor 06/2014||P-12||Chicago Education Governance|
Creates the Chicago Educational Governance Task Force for the purpose of recommending the best structure and procedure for the governance of City of Chicago School District 299 in order to ensure the best educational outcomes for students. Establishes membersh...
|IL||To governor 06/2014||P-12||Task Force to Review Standardized Assessments|
Requires the state superintendent to appoint a task force to review standardized assessments. Establishes membership of the task force and which school districts must be reviewed. Requires that the task force review the content and design of standardized asses...
|LA||Passed 06/2014||Postsec.||Task Force on Formula-Based Funding for Medical and Health-Related Research|
Creates the Medical Education & Research Finance Work Group to provide findings and recommendations on a formula-based financing model to fund public institutions for graduate and professional medical education and biomedical and health-related research. Esta...
|LA||Passed 06/2014||P-12||Task Force on Effectiveness of Drug Abuse Prevention and Education Programs|
Creates a task force to study and evaluate the effectiveness of drug abuse prevention and education programs in public schools. Directs the task force to submit a written report of findings and recommendations to the legislature before the beginning of the 201...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Study Implementation, Waivers and Accountability of Statewide and Local Assessments|
Creates the standards and assessments task force to study the implementation of statewide assessments and local assessments, the feasibility of waiving certain statewide assessment requirements, and accountability for school districts that may receive waivers ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12|
|Agricultural Education Commission and Pilot Program|
Establishes the Agricultural Education Commission within the department of education to provide guidance and advice to the state superintendent and state board on K-12 agricultural education programs. Establishes membership, including postsecondary representat...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12|
|Career and Technical Education Commission|
Creates a commission to study career and technical education centers and defines membership. Requires the commission to make recommendations about tax credit programs for donations of equipment and funding for the cost of apprenticeship and training programs o...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Commission to Study Sexual Abuse Prevention|
Creates a commission to study sexual abuse prevention education in elementary and secondary schools and defines membership. Requires the commission to study practices and legislation on the subject in other jurisdictions, identify evidence-based curricula, mak...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Advisory Subcommittee on Evaluation of Teachers and Administrators|
Directs the Accountability Commission established by the state board to convene an advisory subcommittee of the commission to report on the overall effectiveness of the evaluation program, including any recommendations for changes to state policy on the value-...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12|
|P-20 Partnership Changes|
Section 49: Directs the P-20 partnership, an existing organization, to make recommendations to the Governor and legislature on realigning the governance and administrative structures of early education, kindergarten through grade 12, and postsecondar...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Task Force to Study Sports Injuries in High School Female Athletes|
Establishes the Task Force to Study Sports Injuries in High School Female Athletes and defines membership and staffing. Requires the task force to review recent medical research on the nature and risks of sports injuries incurred by high school female athletes...
|DE||Issued 05/2014||P-12||Youth Re-Entry and Education Task Force|
Creates the youth re-entry education task force to examine educational opportunities offered to juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system and returning to the community and make recommendations to improve these opportunities. Mandates the task force to...
|MD||Issued 05/2014||P-12||Public School Funding Study|
Requires the Interagency Committee on School Construction, the Department of Budget and Management, and the Department of Legislative Services to conduct a study and make recommendations on public school construction funding, financing methods, and local schoo...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Commission|
Section 29 (page 10):Creates the K-12 student performance and efficiency commission to study and make recommendations to the legislature about ways to use taxpayer funds more efficiently. Directs the commission to study, among other things: cost-effective ways...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Kansas State High School Activities Association Membership Changes|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Best Practices Clearinghouse|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Implementation Review Workgroup|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Task Force to Study How to Improve Student Achievement in Middle School|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||State Early Childhood Advisory Council|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Committee on Edcuation Technology and Broadband Access|
Section 18: Creates the joint committee on broadband expansion and education technology and defines membership. Directs the committee to review the following: availability of state-wide high-speed internet access, particularly in rural areas; the technological...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2014||Postsec.||Repeals the Advancement of Hispanic Students in Higher Education Task Force|
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.
|HI||Adopted 04/2014||P-12||Anti-Graffiti Task Force|
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...
|HI||Adopted 04/2014||P-12||Deaf or Severely Hard of Hearing Students|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2014||Postsec.||College Bound Scholarship Program Work Group|
Creates a College Bound Scholarship Program work group to make recommendations to ensure the program is viable, productive, and effective.
|WA||Vetoed 04/2014||P-12||Task Force on Success for Students with Special Needs|
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...
|NH||Issued 04/2014||P-12||Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education|
Creates the governor's task force on science, technology, engineering and math education. Defines task force membership to include representatives from K-12 and postsecondary institutions. Mandates the task force to study and make recommendations to the govern...
|OR||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Task Force on Statutory Common School Fund Loans|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||School Safety Task Force|
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...
|NE||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Strategic Planning|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12|
|Education Task Force Reauthorization|
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 ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Study Funding and Structure|
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...
|Workforce Development Working Group|
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...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Repeals Education Councils|
Repeals the advisory council for innovative education and the Wyoming education, planning and coordination council. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2014/Enroll/SF0057.pdf...
|CT||Adopted 03/2014||P-12||Common Core Implementation Task Force|
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...
|WA||Issued 03/2014||P-12||Interagency 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...
|DE||Signed into law 02/2014||P-12||Establishing a Child Welfare Data Sharing Task Force|
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...
|DE||Issued 01/2014||P-12||Background Check Task Force|
Creates the Delaware background check task force and defines membership. Directs the task force to to conduct a comprehensive examination of Delaware's criminal background check and child protection registry check requirements for people working with children ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||School Security and Standards Task Force|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2013||Postsec.||Special Committee on University Governance and Operations|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Accelerated College Credit Programs|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||School Capital Improvement Database and Task Force|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2013||Postsec.||Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Task Force on Civic Education|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Young Adults Heroin Use Task Force|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Eradicate Domestic Violence Task Force|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||School Security Task Force|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12|
|Task Force on High School and Transition Success for Students with Disabilities|
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...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Advisory Council on Education of Gifted and Talented Children|
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 ...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Career and Technical Education Advisory Council|
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 ...
|IL||Passed 07/2013||P-12||Advisory Committee on Education Funding|
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...
|ME||Became law without governor's signature 07/2013||P-12||Unfunded Education Mandates|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2013||Community College||Community College Childcare Services|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Study of Grade Point Average Calculations|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||Postsec.||Study Scholarships for Children of War Veterans Program|
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.
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||Postsec.||Study Guaranteed Admission Program|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Study Teacher and Administrator Effectiveness and Compensation|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Study Virtual Charter Schools|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||Community College||Study Approval Process for Multicampus Centers|
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...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Rural 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...
|WA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Comprehensive Initiative to Increase Learning Opportunities and Improve Educational Outcomes in STEM|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12|
|Latino Family Commission|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Childhood Obesity Taskforce and Exercise Requirements|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Task Force on Textbooks and Instructional Materials|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Expanded Learning Opportunities Council|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||Postsec.||Texas 2036 Commission|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||District 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...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12|
|English Mastery Council|
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,...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Task Force on K–12 Public Education Funding|
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...
|LA||Passed 06/2013||P-12||Agricultural Education in K-12 Schools|
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...
|LA||Passed 06/2013||P-12||Sexual Health Education Programs|
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...
|LA||Passed 06/2013||P-12||Study Group to Study Issues Regarding the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) Formula|
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...
|IL||Passed 05/2013||P-12||Advisory Committee on Education Funding|
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...
|IL||Passed 05/2013||P-12||Task Force on Charter School Funding|
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...
|IL||Passed 05/2013||Postsec.||Academic Advising of Monetary Award Program Recipients|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Membership of the Louisiana Commission on Civic Education|
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...
|IL||Passed 05/2013||P-12||Truancy in Chicago Public Schools Task Force|
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 ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Early Childhood & School Readiness Legislative Commission|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Commission on Special Education Access and Equity|
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
|MD||Vetoed 05/2013||P-12||Education - Minority Teacher Recruitment - Study and Report|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Strategies of Facilitating Transfers Between Public Universities and Colleges|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Early Education Evaluation Program|
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...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12|
|Establishes the "Blue Collar" Task Force.|
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.
|AK||Passed 05/2013||P-12||Task Force on Sustainable Education|
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 ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Task Force to Study the Impact of ExpandingCourses for Students with Disabilities|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Legislative Task Force on Child Care Improvements|
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...
|AL||Passed 04/2013||Postsec.||Permanent Committee on University Funding|
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 ...
|VA||Issued 04/2013||P-12||Establishing 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...
|PA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Special Education Finance|
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....
|MS||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||School District Financial Procedures and Task Force to Study Teacher Attrition and Retention|
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...
|ID||Adopted 04/2013||P-12||Interim Committee to Study and Strengthen K-12 Educational System|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2013||Postsec.||Council on Postsecondary Education and Career Readiness|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Financial and Economic Literacy Education|
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 ...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Interagency Farm-to-School Coordination Task Force|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12|
|Education Task Force|
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 ...
|MS||Vetoed 03/2013||P-12||Creates Task Force to Study Structure of Local School Boards in Mississippi|
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 ...
|NM||Passed 02/2013||P-12||Validity Study of Teacher and School Administrator Effectiveness|
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...
|NM||Passed 02/2013||P-12||Truancy and Dropout Prevention Task Force|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children - Task Force and State Council|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2012||P-12||California Task Force on School Finance|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 08/2012||P-12||Teacher Leaders Advisory Panel|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Enhance Physical Education Task Force|
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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||High School Course for Preventing Interpersonal, Adolescent Violence (including Dating Violence)|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Commission for High School Graduation Achievement and Success|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||Postsec.||Cybersecurity, Education, and Economic Development Council|
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...
|CT||To governor 06/2012||P-12|
|Teacher Preparation Programs|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||Postsec.||Science and Education Advisory Council|
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...
|IL||Adopted 06/2012||P-12||Area Career and Technical Education and Vocational Centers Task Force|
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...
|IL||Adopted 05/2012||Postsec.||Task Force - New Rules for Monetary Award Program|
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 ...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council|
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 ...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Competency-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...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Teacher 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...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||School 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.
|ME||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Model Policy Regarding Management of Head Injuries in School Activities and Athletics|
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...
|IL||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||School Success Task Force Extended|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||School Improvement Efforts|
(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 ...
|ID||Issued 05/2012||P-12||Task 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 ...
|FL||Issued 05/2012||Postsec.||Blue Ribbon Task Force on State Higher Education Reform|
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...
|HI||Adopted 05/2012||Postsec.||Advanced Aviation Degree Training Program at the University of Hawaii|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Professional 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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Virtual Learning Advisory Council|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Task Force On Education Funding|
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...
|NY||Issued 04/2012||P-12||Establishing 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...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission, School Trust Lands Director|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||K-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...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Digital 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 ...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Task Force to Study Interscholastic Athletics at the Middle School Level|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Study of Programs/Initiatives to Assist Students At Risk of Academic Failure|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Early Childhood and Youth Councils|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2012||Postsec.||Higher Education Coordinating Commission|
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,...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||STEM Access and Success Task Force and Fund|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2012||Postsec.||Higher Education Textbook Affordability|
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.
|OR||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Task Force on Accountable Schools (Section 22)|
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...
|AR||Adopted 02/2012||P-12||Distance 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...
|AR||Adopted 02/2012||P-12||Instructional 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...
|IN||Signed into law 02/2012||P-12||Creation of Education Issues Study Committee|
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...
|NJ||Issued 02/2012||P-12||Creates the New Jersey Education Funding Task Force|
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...
|WI||Issued 01/2012||P-12||College and Workforce Readiness Council|
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...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2011||P-12||Bipartisan Workgroup to Recommend Measures to Improve Educational Quality in Public Schools|
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
|MN||Issued 11/2011||P-12||Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying|
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...
|NJ||Issued 10/2011||P-12||Steering Committee|
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...
|DE||Issued 09/2011||P-12||Establishes 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...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Teacher and Administrator Evaluation/Governor's Council on Educator Effectiveness|
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 ...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Supervisory Authority|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||School 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 ...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Closing the Achievement Gap/Early Literacy|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Secondary School Reform Act Delay/Teacher Evaluations/Tenure/Student Governance Councils/6th Grade Student Success Plan|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Tax Credits|
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...
|IL||Adopted 06/2011||P-12||Recess in Schools Task Force|
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...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||South Carolina Dyslexia Task Force|
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...
|NC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011||P-12||Third 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...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Study of Funding Higher Education|
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...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.|
|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...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Establishes the Arts Education Commission|
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 ...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Study Length of School Year|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Reorganization and Consolidation of Legislative Oversight Committees|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Reduction of State Government|
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; ...
|IL||Adopted 05/2011||P-12||School Success Task Force|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Study the Creation of a Maryland Center for School Safety|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.||Study Creation of a Regional Higher Education Center in Northeastern Maryland|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.||Establishes Southern Maryland Higher Education Council|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12|
|Task Force on Student Academic Success|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||School Discipline and Zero Tolerance Policies|
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.
|GA||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||State 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. ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.||Task Force on Funding a Green Technology, Life Science, & Health Information Technology Loan Assistance Repayment Program|
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 ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.||Task Force to Study the Impact of Adjunct Faculty on Graduation Rates at Historically Black Institutions|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Task Force to Study High School Dropout Rates of Persons in the Criminal Justice System|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Clarifies Requirements Under the Open Meetings Act|
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...
|NJ||Issued 04/2011||P-12||Education Transformation Task Force|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12|
|Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 01/2011||P-12|
|Cooperation with Task Force on Private Student Loans|
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...
|University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Advisory Committee|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||Community College|
|Improving Student Success in Community Colleges|
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...
|NJ||Issued 09/2010||P-12||Educator Effectiveness Task Force|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Instructional Mandates Task Force|
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...
|DC||Adopted 07/2010||P-12||Healthy 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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Commission to End Hunger|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12|
|Establishes Agriscience and Biotechnology Regional School Planning Commission|
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....
|NC||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Comprehensive Arts Education Development Plan|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Permanent Legislative Commission on Child Care in Rhode Island|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Commission to Study the Education of Children with Autism|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Education 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 ...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Special 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 ...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Student 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...
|FL||Issued 06/2010||P-12||Florida's Task Force on Excellent Teaching|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Commission to Study Relief from State Mandates|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Individualized Educational Programs Task Force|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Senate Commission to Study the Funding of Vocational Schools|
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...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 05/2010||Postsec.||Higher Education Finance Study Commission|
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,...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Task Force to Explore Incorporation of the Principles of Universal Design|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Establishes 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...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Academic 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...
|New Jersey Higher Education Task Force|
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...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||End-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...
|OR||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Professional Development|
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 ...
|VA||Issued 03/2010||Postsec.||Establishing the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12|
|Education Achievement Council|
Establishes the Education Achievement Council to increase educational attainment of the state's working-age population by 2025.
|AL||Signed into law 03/2010||Community College|
|Two-Year College System Joint Interim Legislative Committee|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 02/2010||Postsec.||Task Force on Higher Education Private Student Loans|
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...
|AL||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Commission on High School Graduation and Student Dropouts|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Special Education and Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2010||Postsec.|
|Task Force on Underage Drinking in Higher Education|
Establishes Task Force on Underage Drinking in Higher Education. Defines membership and duties of task force.
|IL||Signed into law 11/2009||P-12||Streamlining Illinois' Educational Delivery Systems Task Force|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 11/2009||P-12||Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||School Finance Working Group|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Education Technology Task Force|
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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||"Twice-Exceptional" Students|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Ensuring Success in School Task Force|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Commission to Study School Discipline|
Establishes a commission to study school discipline. Defines membership and provides for duties of commission.
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Charter Schools|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Innovation, Intervention, and Restructuring Task Force|
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, ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Early 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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Early 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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Committee 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...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12|
|Joining Our Businesses and Schools (JOBS) Study Commission|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Study on Education of Children with Autism|
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)...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12|
|Financial Literacy Council|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Child Sexual Abuse and Child Abuse|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Driver'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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Comprehensive 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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Dual 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. ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Distance 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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Interagency Farm-to-School Coordination Task Force|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Interagency Task Force for Children with Special Needs|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Legislative Reports|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||School for the Blind|
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...
|AL||Pocket veto by governor 05/2009||Community College|
|Joint Interim Legislative Study Committee to Assess the Two-year College System|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Early Childhood School Readiness Commission|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Legislative Task Force on Achieving Classroom Excellence|
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...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||College and Career-Readiness Workgroup|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Task Force on Internet-Based Instruction|
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.
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.||Postsecondary Online Technology|
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...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.||Creation of the Science and Research Council|
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...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Alabama Select Commission on High School Graduation and Student Dropouts|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.|
|Campus Security Enhancement Act|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Task Force on Athletic Training|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Improving History Education|
Creates the State Legislative Task Force on the assessment and improvement of state history education in public schools.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Legislative Task Force on Autism|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Task Force on Failing Schools Districts|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||After-School Initiative Task Force|
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 ...
|MO||Issued 01/2009||Community College||Economic Development|
(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...
|MA||Signed into law 12/2008||P-12||Commission on Middle Education|
Revives and continues the special commission on middle education in the Commonwealth.
|AZ||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Assessment Task Force|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Drivers Education|
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,...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
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 ...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||School Finance|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Joint Study Committee on Teacher Training and Certification|
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...
|AZ||Vetoed 05/2008||P-12||state rankings|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12|
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...
|WA||Issued 02/2008||P-12||New 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; ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Ensuring Success in School Task Force|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12|
|Illinois Suicide Prevention Alliance|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12|
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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12|
|Task Force on the Condition of African American Men|
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...
|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...
|IL||Adopted 07/2007||P-12||Task Force to Improve School Leadership|
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 ...
|IL||Adopted 07/2007||P-12||Task Force to Study Special Education Finance|
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...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2007||P-12||Hawaii 3-5 Transition Task Force|
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...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2007||P-12||Online Learning Task Force|
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.
|DE||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Statewide Reform Taskforce - Vision 2015|
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...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Child Care Study Committee|
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.
|DE||Issued 06/2007||P-12||Leadership for Education Achievement in Delaware Committee|
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...
|DE||Passed 06/2007||P-12||Task Force|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.||Commission on Higher Education and Global Competitiveness|
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...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Special Education Task Force|
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...
|WI||Issued 05/2007||Postsec.||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...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||American 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...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Special 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...
|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.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2007||Postsec.||Study of teacher certification|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Temporary 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...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Accountability System Review|
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 ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2007||Postsec.||Legislative Task Force on Postsecondary|
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)
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||Postsec.|
|Higher Education Task Force|
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...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Health Advisory Council for physical education|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Paid Leave to Attend Meetings|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Civic Education Commission|
Concerns the State Commission on Civic Education and Civic Engagement; relates to membership and duties; provides a repeal of the termination date.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||Postsec.|
|Small Business Entrepreneurship Commission|
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...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Workforce Development Council|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Civic Education Commission|
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...
|CO||Vetoed 05/2006||Postsec.||Higher Education Financing Task Force|
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 ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Career and Technical Education Oversight Commission|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Agricultural Education Advisory Commission|
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...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Commission for National and Community Service|
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 ...
|ID||Issued 04/2006||P-12||Child 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 ...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Healthy Children Task Force|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Task Force on Universal Preschool Education|
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 ...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Task Force on School Safety|
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...
|Higher Education Task Force|
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...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Early Learning Educational Task Force|
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...
|AK||Passed 06/2005||P-12||School Finance Task Force|
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...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
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 ...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Arizona Performance Based Compensation System Task Force|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2005||Postsec.||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...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||State 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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Paper Reduction Task Force|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12|
|State Accounting Office|
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...
|SC||Issued 05/2005||P-12||Establishes 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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Eliminates Academic Achievement and Accountability Commission|
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 ...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Funding Formula Study Task Force|
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;
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Special Education: Visually Impaired Pupils|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Infant and Toddler Care Master Plan|
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...
|Education Finance: Joint Commission on Adult Education|
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 ...
|AR||Report Issued 08/2004||Postsec.|
|Arkansas Blue Ribbon Committee for Higher Education|
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...
|GA||Active 08/2004||P-12||The Quality Basic Education (QBE) Task Force|
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...
|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....
|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...
|AZ||Issued 08/2004||P-12||Establishing 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...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2004||Postsec.||Higher Education Interim Study|
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...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Study on Host Culture Charter School District|
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...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2004||P-12||Colorado High School Commission|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Childhood School Readiness|
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...
|AZ||Issued 06/2004||P-12||Establishing 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 ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2004||Community College|
|Restructuring of Community Colleges|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Early Learning Initiative Commission|
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...
|NC||Active 05/2004||P-12||Education First Task Force|
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...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Early Childhood Education Programs|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Department of Education|
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;...
|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...
|AR||Vetoed-House Override 01/2004||P-12|
|State Commission of Coordination of Educational Efforts|
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...
|AR||Vetoed 01/2004||P-12||Math Excellence|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Closing the Achievement Gap Commission|
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...
|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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Advisory Commission on Special Education|
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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Early Learning Council Act|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||After School Programs|
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...
|NH||Became law without governor's signature 06/2003||P-12||School 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 ...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Deaf 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...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Legislative Youth Advisory Council|
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.
|HI||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Commission on Fatherhood|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Achievement Gap|
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/...
|GA||Signed into law 06/2003||Postsec.||Scholarship Study Commission|
Creates the "Improvement of HOPE Scholarship Joint Study Commission". http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2003_04/sum/sr220.htm...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Public School Facilities|
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...
|AR||Became law without governor's signature 05/2003||P-12||A Health Advisory Committee|
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...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||State-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 ...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||K-12 Public School Renewal Commission|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||Postsec.|
|College and Technical Institute Study Committee|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Closing The Academic Achievement Gap|
Creates the committee on closing the academic achievement gap in Arkansas. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2657.pdf...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||State System of Public Education Amendments|
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, ...
|AZ||Issued 01/2003||P-12||Governor'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 ...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Exceptional Learners|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Oversight|
Requires the Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee to advise and monitor the Office of Education Accountability....
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Education Oversight Committee & Office of Education Accountability|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Public Education Task Force|
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...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2000||Postsec.||Accountability for Higher Education|
Codifies rules approved by legislative oversight commission on accountability for higher education....
|AL||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Governor's Commission|
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....