|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 Ma...
|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 ...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Funds for Teacher Classroom Supplies|
Makes a one-time (not codified) appropriation for classroom supplies. Directs the state board to distribute money for teacher supplies and m...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Teacher Assessment|
Requires teachers instructing in subjects wherein an end-of-course exam is administered to take such exam, provided annually by the state bo...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Teacher Code of Ethics|
Requires the state board of education to adopt any rules and regulations necessary to effectuate the annual distribution, either in printed ...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||School Curriculum Teams and Local School Collaborative Processes|
Amends and reenacts the law relating to the authority of school curriculum teams and local school collaborative processes with respect to se...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Senate's Teacher Hiring Task Force|
Implements the recommendations of the Senate's Teacher Hiring Task Force. Creates an estimated unit count each March, which the Department o...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Teacher Excellence and Support System|
Establishes the Teacher Excellence and Support System. Institutes a system of teacher evaluation of the following categories: (A) Planning a...
|FL||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Effective Educators|
S.B. 736 - Effective Educators
Repeals Section 1012.52 relating to the attributes of effective educators.
Page 23 of 25: http://laws.flrules.org/files/Ch_2011-001.pdf...
|IL||Adopted 11/2010||P-12||Code of Ethics for Illinois Educators|
23 IL ADC 22.10, 20
The Code of Ethics for Illinois Educators was written in response to a need identified in the process of developing the Illinois Professiona...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Voluntary Shared Leave Program|
Requires the state board of education to adopt rules and policies for the voluntary shared leave program to allow an employee at a public sc...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12|
|College Partnership Laboratory Schools|
S.B. 736/H.B. 1389
Establishes college partnership laboratory schools by any public institution of higher education that operates an approved teacher education...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Continuation of Certified Personnel Contracts|
Relates to annual contracts for certified K-12 personnel. Extends to May 15 (for the 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13 school years only) the de...
|NJ||Signed into law 02/2010||Postsec.||Tuition Assistance|
Requires certain conditions be met in order for school districts to provide their employees with tuition assistance for coursework or additi...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Temporarily Employed Teachers|
Provides that local school boards may employ temporarily employed teachers, with the approval of the Board of Education, for periods longer ...
|DE||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Demonstrating Student Growth|
Requires that a teacher show 2 years of satisfactory student growth within a 3 year period before the teacher may receive the highest level ...
|UT||Adopted 02/2010||P-12||Sharing of Curriculum Materials|
Adds new Rule 277-111, "Sharing of Curriculum Materials by Public School Educators". Allows/encourages educators to use valuable time and re...
|MA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Charter School Recruitment and Retention|
S.B. 2247; (NEW BILL)
Requires charter schools whose charter was granted before January 1, 2010 to have a recruitment and retention plan in effect for the 2011-20...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Quality of Preparation Programs for Teachers and Other School Personnel|
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.12, 3301.42, 3333.048 and 3333.048
Partly from DOE summary of H.B. 1: Directs the superintendent of public instruction, jointly with the chancellor of the board of regents, to...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||License Denial and Revocation Standards|
Creates license denial and revocation standards for nonpublic school teachers, specialists and administrators, and for public education empl...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Teacher Identifier Program|
Extends the repeal date for the quality teachers commission and redefines the time frames within which the commission must accomplish certai...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Teacher Education Report|
Requires the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and Minnesota Department of Education to report to the committees of the legislature with ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Differential Pay for Deployed National Guard Members Who are Teachers|
Relates to veterans; clarifies the circumstances under which pay differential applies for deployed National Guard and reserve members who ar...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Mentoring and Peer Coaching|
Allows school districts to have trained observers serve as mentors or coaches and to have probationary teachers participate in professional ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Assessment of Reading Instruction|
Includes as part of the Board of Teaching's licensure exams an assessment of reading instruction for teacher licensure prekindergarten and e...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Alternative Compensation Rural District Application Assistance|
Makes districts in the rural equity region eligible for assistance in developing Q-Comp applications with specific compensation program com...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Expiration and Renewal of License|
Allows educators applying to renew their licenses to present to their local licensing committees evidence of work that demonstrates professi...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.|
|Teach For America|
Enables the implementation of the Teach For America program and teacher residency programs on a state- wide basis by modifying the entry req...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12|
Prohibits certain persons from certain involvement in due process hearings; creates the School Protection Act; provides short title; states ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Teacher Professional Development Credit|
Revises provisions of existing law governing school district teacher professional development credit. Authorizes online professional develop...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Smart Core Incentive Funding Program|
Creates the Smart Core Incentive Funding Program to provide a financial incentive to assist with a public high school's efforts to encourage...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Bonuses for Nationall Board Certified Teachers|
Provides bonuses for individuals who have worked for a minimum number of years with a national board certification as a classroom teacher, b...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Teacher of the Year Program|
Creates the Teacher of the Year Program in the Department of Education; requires the State Board of Education to adopt rules for the impleme...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.|
|Teacher Opportunity Program|
Amends the Teacher Opportunity Program; provides scholarships to teachers returning to college to receive an additional certification.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.|
|Consolidation of Teacher Education Recruitment Programs|
Consolidates the Teacher Education Recruitment Programs by repealing the Minority Teachers Scholars Program, Minority Masters Fellows Progra...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Subpoena Power|
Grants subpoena power to the state board of education and the professional licensure standards board.
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Teacher Identification Numbers|
Authorizes the State Department of Education to assign a unique identification number to each teacher employed in the public schools in the ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Code of Ethics Proceedings|
Provides for the confidentiality of certain documents and procedures relating to code of ethics proceedings of the professional licensure st...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||On-Leave Teachers Reponsible for Cost of Replacements|
Eliminates the requirement that members of the National Guard or reserve who are teachers or administrators pay for the cost of a substitute...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Teacher Recruitment for High-Priority Districts|
Provides additional incentives for teacher recruitment and retention in high-priority school districts. Increases teacher signing bonuses; e...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Negotiating Teachers Salaries|
Authorizes school districts to negotiate salary levels with teachers who are receiving payments from the retirement system of another state;...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Children First Act of 2009|
Prohibits public school students in 7th-12th grades who fail to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 from participating in extracurricular activ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Correcting Calculation Errors in Teacher Retirement|
Allows the teacher retirement system to correct calculation errors that cause manifest injustice to Arkansas teacher retirement system membe...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Recouping Benefits|
Allows the teacher retirement system to recoup benefits, including interest, paid to a member who does not meet the eligibility requirements...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Teacher Planning Time|
Requires school boards to ensure that all elementary school teachers are provided an average of 30 minutes a day of planning time.
|AR||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Lifetime Teaching License|
Amends eligibility and application requirements for the lifetime teaching license.
|CA||Rule Adoption 01/2009||P-12||Single-Subject Teaching Credential Authorization|
Title 5 CCR Section 80004
Amends rules concerning single-subject teaching credential authorization. Allows for an additional option for employers to assign individual...
|UT||Adopted 12/2008||P-12||Classroom Supplies Appropriation|
Distributes money through school districts, the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind, or charter schools to classroom teachers for school mat...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||LEP teachers|
Amends existing law that authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue certificates of English language development and biling...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||teacher quality|
Exempts from the state basic skills proficiency test an applicant for an eminence credential, and an applicant who achieves scores on specif...
|OR||Rejected by voters 08/2008||P-12||Teaching Quality Requirements & Pay|
Ballot Measure 60
Enacts the Kids First Act; requires that pay raises for public school teachers shall be based upon each teacher's classroom performance and ...
|MO||Adopted 08/2008||Postsec.||career educators|
5 CSR 80-800.280
Amends rule to incorporate 2008 changes. Updates certification requirements for Library Media Specialist certificate in Compendium of Missou...
|WV||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Summer School Teaching Staff|
Requires county boards filling summer school program positions to give employment preference to professional educators who are regularly emp...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
Renames provisions of law providing for the rights of teachers to the Teacher Bill of Rights. Provides that teachers have a right to immunit...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Battery of a School Teacher|
For purposes of R.S. 14:34.3 and R.S. 38.2 relating to battery of a school teacher, extends definition of "school teacher" to include any te...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Licensure Via Portfolio|
Authorizes an eligible candidate to use licensure via portfolio to obtain an initial licensure or to add a licensure field, consistent with ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Teachers of Diverse Backgrounds Financial Aid Pilot Program|
Provides for the establishment of a teachers of diverse backgrounds financial aid pilot program, to be implemented by Winona State Universit...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Teacher Day|
Establishes the first Tuesday in May as an annual day of commemoration known as New York State Teacher Day. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12|
Increases and authorizes annual experience salary increments for teachers fore up to 35 years of experience for all certificate levels, to b...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Troops to Teachers Pilot|
Establishes a pilot program in the State Department of Education to promote the national Troops to Teachers Program in the public schools of...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Teach For America Act|
Establishes the Teach For America Act. Authorizes the use of state funds as matching funds by the Teach for America-Delta in order to bring ...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Career Ladder for Assistant Teachers|
Requires the Department of Education to conduct a study on the need for and the potential benefits of establishing a career ladder opportuni...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Personnel Salary Increases|
From state fiscal analysis: "The purpose of this bill is to grant a $1,600 annual salary increase to professional educators and a $700 annua...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Temporary Employment of Licensed and Nonlicensed Employees|
Authorizes the superintendent to temporarily employ licensed and nonlicensed employees to fill vacancies subject to ratification by the loca...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Service Personnel and Authority|
Gives authority to certain aides to exercise control over students; expands the classifications of service personnel to include paraprofessi...
|IN||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||Teachers Retirement Fund|
Reduces the waiting period after which a retired member of the state Teachers Retirement Fund may be reemployed in a covered position and co...
|IL||Adopted 01/2008||P-12||Summer Bridges Program|
23 IAC 232.50, .60
Strengthen recipient districts' accountability with respect to implementation of the program, chiefly by providing for some quality assuranc...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2007||P-12||Teacher credentials|
Renames the designated subjects vocational education teaching credential the designated subjects preliminary career technical education teac...
|NJ||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||Professional Licensure Standards|
Amends rules pertaining to professional licensure and standards. Strengthens the State licensure system based on professional standards for ...
|The Readiness Project|
Executive Order No. 489
Establishes the Readiness Project to develop a plan to implement fundamental and systemic reforms to public education in the Commonwealth ov...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Teacher Leave Time|
Gives teachers credit for the excess personal leave time that they earn. Ensures that teachers can take personal leave with five days' notic...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12|
|Teacher Assistant Scholarship Fund|
Clarifies the educational requirement for the teacher assistant scholarship fund. Requires that an applicant for a scholarship from the fund...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Pilot Alternative Teacher Salary Plans|
Requires the State Board of Education to establish a pilot program authorizing the implementation of alternative teacher salary plans to ena...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Background Checks|
Authorizes criminal history record checks of employees of and applicants for employment with the department of public instruction.
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
|Teacher Absence Due to Military Service|
Provides that a member of the teachers' and state employees' retirement system may not be denied short-term disability benefits due to an ab...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Pilot Program for Lateral Entry Teachers|
Directs the state board to establish a pilot program for lateral entry teachers in up to eight local school administrative units. Establishe...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Lifetime Teacher Certification|
Provides for lifetime certification for teachers after 50 years of teaching.
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Teacher Licensure Renewal Requirements|
Directs the state board to adopt a policy requiring teachers to take credits in their academic subject area as part of the licensure renewal...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Charter School Teacher Participation in State Retirement System|
Allows an existing charter school to participate in the teachers' and state employees' retirement system and the state teachers' and state e...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||High Needs Schools|
Allows National Board Certified Teachers who serve as mentors, literacy coaches, or in other instructional leadership positions at high need...
|NC||Issued 07/2007||P-12||Programs for At-Risk Children|
Executive Order No. 120
Accelerates teacher and other personnel recruitment and the implementation of needed academic support programs for at-risk children in light...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Compensation of Teachers Who Served in the Uniformed Services|
Revises the law providing for creditable service in the teachers' retirement system for members who served in the uniformed services.
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Reaching One's Potential for Excellence (ROPE) Scholars Pilot Program.|
The purpose of the ROPE Scholars Pilot Program is to strengthen middle grades education in order to provide students with the opportunity to...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
|Preparation of Special Education Teachers|
Directs the board of governors of the state university to report on the efficacy of the preparation of teachers to teach students with disab...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Release of School Personnel Files|
Modifies the law pertaining to the confidentiality of school personnel files. Provides that information contained in a personnel file that i...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
|Lateral Entry Requirements|
Modifies the requirements for participation in a community college lateral entry program for teacher training.
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Evaluation of Probationary Teachers|
Relates to probationary teacher evaluation. Requires an administrator who is responsible for evaluating a teacher to personally observe that...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Pilot Performance Pay Program|
A.B. 3A; (NEW BILL)
Appropriates money to provide for pilot programs of performance pay and enhanced compensation for the recruitment and retention of licensed ...
|AK||Adopted 06/2007||P-12||HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS & OBJECTIVE UNIFORM STANDARDS|
4 AAC 04.210(d), .212(h)
Affects which schools' 7-12 teachers are eligible to use the multiple-subject objective uniform standards for the purpose of being designate...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Special Qualifications License to Teach|
Provides that a special qualifications license to teach may be issued to a person who holds a Passport to Teaching certification from the Am...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Student Teachers at At-Risk Schools and Subject Areas|
Requires a school district which has entered into an agreement for the assignment of student teachers within the district for training purpo...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||School Employees Retirement Act|
Changes provisions of the school employees retirement act. Relates to retirement and payment of death benefits. Allows for a disability reti...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Employment of Teachers with Expired License.|
Amends current law to require districts to maintain an employee in a position of employment rather than suspend employment for failure to ma...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Quality Educator Loan Assistance Program|
S.B. 2A (Teacher Recruitment)
Creates a quality educator loan assistance program administered by the board of regents through the office of the commissioner of higher edu...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
From bill analysis: Currently, a school district employee who needs to report a grievance against a supervisor must report the grievance to ...
|WV||Proposed Rule COMMENT DEADLINE: 06/01/2007 08/20/2007 Rule Adoption 05/2007||Postsec.|
Title 133, Series 9
Amends rules regarding academic freedom and responsibility, appointment, promotion, tenure, non- reappointment or dismissal of faculty, and ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Teacher Center Duties|
H.F. 2245 [Mathematics and Science Teachers]
Amends duties of teacher centers, requires teacher centers to provide a professional development program to train interested and highly qual...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Coursework and Training|
H.F. 2245 [Dual Enrollment Teachers]
Authorizes districts to offer grants to teachers to pay for coursework and training leading to certification as a college in the schools or ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Grant Program to Promote Professional Teaching Standards|
H.F. 2245 [Professional Teaching Standards]
Establishes grant program to promote professional teaching standards through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Establi...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Teaching Fellows Program|
S.B. 389 [Teaching Fellows]
Creates the teaching fellows program. For each of the first four years that an applicant teaches in a qualifying district, up to one-fourth ...
|Study of Public Employee Retirement Systems|
Requests that the legislative council designate an appropriate interim committee or assign sufficient staff resources to study public employ...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2007||P-12||Returning Retiree Teachers|
Amends provisions of the Public Employees Retirement Act and the Educational Retirement Act concerning retirees who return to employment.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Unlicensed Content Area Experts|
Directs the department of education to adopt rules rule for training and other requirements to support the use of unlicensed content area ex...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Teacher Mentoring Programs|
Directs the department of education to distribute available funds for mentorship programs to school districts annually on a per-teacher basi...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
|Teacher Education Accountability Reporting System|
Directs the state board to design a uniform statewide teacher education accountability reporting system to measure and track teacher educati...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Longitudinal Teacher Data System|
Requires a contract for developing the Longitudinal Teacher Integrated Data System (LTIDS). Requires the Education Information System to inc...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||NBPTS Fees and Test Exemption; Teaching Fellowships|
Authorizes state funds to school districts for fees of teachers who seek certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Sta...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12||Teacher Transfers|
Prohibits the transferring of a teacher who requests to be transferred to a school offering kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Florida Secondary School Redesign Act|
H.B. 7087 - Section 19
Defines secondary schools as those serving grades 6-12. Specifies that the following guiding principles must be used in the annual preparat...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Team Teaching Policies|
H.B. 7087 (Section 16)
School districts may use teaching strategies that include the assignment of more than one teacher to a classroom of students and that were i...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Teaching Quality Assignment Disparities|
H.B. 7087 (Section 57)
The Legislature finds disparities between teachers assigned to teach in a majority of "A" graded schools and teachers assigned to teach in a...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Teacher Tenure Probation Period|
Requires tenured teacher who resigns and subsequently returns to the school system to serve one-year probationary period before tenure can b...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Teacher Employment and Age Discrimination|
Concerns education; prohibits discrimination based on age against teachers in employment decisions. Removes provision for teacher's tenure t...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Teacher of the Year|
Establishes Teacher of the Year program, directs state board to recognize annually a Teacher of the Year. That teacher will be placed on pai...
|NM||Rule Adoption 10/2005||P-12||Performance Evaluation|
NMAC 6.69.5, 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52
Relates to performance evaluation system requirements for librarian-teachers NEW MEXICO REG 4424 (SN)...
|NC||ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION DURING THE 2006 SESSION 10/2005||P-12||Hiring of teachers|
AN ACT to amend the teacher certification law to facilitate the hiring of teachers. Vetoed 8/05.
|AL||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Common Purchases and Student Materials Spending|
Includes "common purchases" as element that may be funded as classroom instructional support. States that any funds allocated by the legisla...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12|
Requires the compensation plan for substitute teachers' pay to be commensurate with their educational training and academic qualifications. ...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||State Professional Standards Board|
H.B. 1001 (various sections)
Changes statutory references to the state professional standards board to the advisory board of the division of professional standards. Plac...
|DE||SIGNED 04/2005||P-12||Communications Regarding Teacher Termination|
Requires that formal communications between a teacher and a school board relating to the termination of the teacher's services be sent via c...
|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 Ac...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teacher Immunity|
States that a full-time certified teacher is immune from personal liability for all acts done and actions taken in good faith in evaluating ...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teacher Recruitment component of H.B. 2331|
H.B. 2331 (multiple provisions)
HB 2331 amends statutes governing the National Board Certification program. Under current law, teachers attaining National
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||National Board-Certified Teachers and Hard-to-Fill Teaching Disciplines|
S.B. 48 (section 10-12)
Eliminates 10-year cap on number of years a national board-certified teacher may receive the $1,000 annual incentive bonus. Authorizes the s...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teacher Daily Planning|
Ensures that the teacher daily planning period occurs during the student instructional day unless a teacher submits a written request to be ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teachers Lunch Breaks|
Ensures that teachers receive a thirty-minute uninterrupted duty-free lunch period during each student instructional day. http://www.arkleg....
|NM||Vetoed 04/2005||P-12||Educational Retirees|
Relates to educational retirees returning to work.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Districts' Employment of Board Members' Relatives|
An act to restrict school districts from employing relatives of board members.
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Teachers Stipend Amount|
Clarifies the amount of the stipend teachers are required to receive for the purchase of classroom supplies. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/f...
|WV||Rule Adoption 03/2005||P-12||Assuring the Quality of Education|
Title 126, Series 42
Amends rules relating to education programs designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the public schools and ensure educat...
|DE||Rule Adoption 12/2004||P-12||Procedures Manual - Licensing|
8 DEC, 911 Procedures Manual, Appendixes A and B
Amends the State Board of Education Procedures Manual by including licensing of substitute teachers and National Board teachers and removing...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Teachers|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 1: Existing law requires the county superintendent of schools to report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction on the financial co...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Teacher Misassignment and ESL Teacher Qualifications|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
Existing law requires the county superintendent of schools to annually monitor and review school district certificated employee assignment p...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Technical Assistance Areas|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
Existing law requires the State Department of Education to establish a statewide system of school support that provides intensive and sustai...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Areas of Instruction in the Principal Training Program|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 8: This bill would require that instruction and training in the Principal Training Program run by the state superintendent include inst...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Review of Audit Exceptions|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 13: Requires the county superintendent of schools to include in the review of audit exceptions those audit exceptions related to use of...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||District Uniform Complaint Process|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 12: Requires a school district to use its uniform complaint process to help identify and resolve any deficiencies related to
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||District Compliance Audits|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 2: Requires a district compliance audit to include verification of the reporting requirements for the sufficiency of textbooks and inst...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Public School Performance Accountability Program:Opportunity for Teaching and Learning Index|
Existing law establishes the Public School Performance Accountability Program which consists of the Academic Performance
Index (API), the Im...
|MS||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Administrative Procedures Act|
Amends rules concerning the administrative procedures act. Establishes and revises Cut Scores for Praxis II tests as approved by the Commiss...
|NM||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Substitute Teachers|
NMAC 184.108.40.206, .06 thru .8, .12, .14
Relates requirements for substitute teachers and continuing certification....
|MS||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Employment Contracts|
State Board Policy GBDA
Amends rules concerning employment contracts. Increases the number of days from 25 to 45 that a teacher may not be under contract of employm...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Qualified Teachers|
Provides that if a school district has a shortage of highly qualified teachers, as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, or a sho...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||School Choice|
Allows children of teachers to attend school in district in which parents teach.
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12|
|Arrest of Teachers|
Limits the authority of a justice of the peace to arrest a teacher in any public or private elementary, secondary, high school, vocational-t...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Kansas City Public School Retirement System|
Revises the provisions of existing law relating to the Kansas City Public School Retirement System. Revises the definition of "break in ser...
|ND||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Organization of Board|
NDAC 67.1-01-01-01 thru -03
Establishes rules regarding organization of the education standards and practices board. http://www.state.nd.us/lr/information/acdata/pdf/67...
|ND||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Interim Licenses|
NDAC 67.1-02-04-01, -02 thru -08
Establishes rules regarding interim licenses for teacher shortages. Addresses interim licenses for substitute teachers, provisional licenses...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Education Accountability|
Makes amendments to distinguished educators program, which provides for the identification and limited-term assignment of educators to work ...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Evaluating Athletic Coaches|
Requires local and regional boards of education that employ athletic coaches to require the coaches' immediate supervisor to evaluate them o...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Smoking/Tobacco Products on School Property|
Creates a safe and healthy school environment by prohibiting any person from smoking tobacco products on school property and at any school- ...
|DE||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Teacher Standard Certificate|
14 DAC 1516
Amends regulation concerning the requirements for certification of educational personnel. Reflects the upcoming establishment of PRAXIS II s...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Retirement|
Relates to retirement; modifies provisions in the teachers retirement association and first class city teacher plans; provides for complianc...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School Teachers' Hours|
Public school teachers authorized to contract with local boards of education to work less than full time under certain conditions, provision...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Substantial Amendments to the Standards of Learning|
Amends section 22.1-253.13:1 and 22.1-253.13:2 . Specifies that the Standards of Learning form the core of Virginia's educational program a...
|MI||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Teacher Conviction Suspension|
Requires order summary suspension of teacher's certificate, school administrator's certificate or state board approval of a person who has b...
|MN||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Civil Actions|
Relates to civil actions; provides protection for disclosure of job reference information; requires disclosure of data between school distri...
|NM||Pocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 03/2004||P-12||Public School Finance|
Adds national board certification in the program cost calculation; includes early childhood education, bilingual multicultural education, sp...
|CA||Rule Adoption 02/2004||P-12||Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements|
Title 5 CCR 6100-6014, 6110-6112, 6115
Implements federal mandates in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) by adopting California's requirements for qualifying as a 'highly qualifi...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Teacher Instructional Duties|
Clarifies the meaning of instructional duties in relation to assignment of noninstructional duties to teachers. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.u...
|DE||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Teacher Certification|
14 DAC 321 thru 1542 (non-seq)
Establishes rules concerning the requirements for standard certificates for educational personnel. Amends existing requirements for standard...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12|
|Classified Employees: Notice of Layoff|
Requires that classified employees of school districts and community college districts who are to be laid off be given written notice on or ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Classified School Employees|
Provides, in a school district with a pupil population over 400,000, authorization for an appointment for a school-based classified position...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Classified School Employees|
Sets forth the employment rights of classified school employees who are terminated, reassigned, or transferred, or become the employee of an...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12|
Requires a regular classified employee who is assigned to perform an assignment or service in addition to his or her regular assignment to b...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program|
A.B. 1266 § 8
Amends the California School Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program designed to recruit paraprofessionals to participate in a program to ...
|UT||Rule Adoption 09/2003||P-12||Employment of Substitute Teachers|
Amends rules to provide for student teachers and paraprofessionals to be used as substitute teachers. Provides language to protect the integ...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Teacher Retirement Requirement|
Eliminates number of days required for year of retirement credit for teachers and replaces it with an hour requirement of 1,020 hours in a f...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12|
|Classified School Employees: Reclassification|
Decreases all 3 year time requirements to reclassify classified school employees under a merit system of a school district or community coll...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Confidential Employees and Employee Organizations|
Revises the definition of confidential employee to mean any employee who is required to develop or present management positions with respect...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Obtaining Teacher Certification Credits through Substitute Teaching|
H.B. 4391 (multiple provisions)
The department shall authorize teacher preparation institutions to provide an alternative program by which up to 1/2 of the required student...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Non-certified Personal|
Provides the state board of education shall accept, as qualifications for non-certified personnel, relevant life experiences as determined b...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Teachers Medicare Coverage|
Amends the Downstate Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Directs the System to conduct a divided Medicare coverage referendum, ope...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Speech and Language Pathologist|
Amends the School Code. Changes definition of speech-language pathologist. Allows a school district or cooperative to contract for speech pa...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||School Service Personnel Certificates|
Amends the School Code. Provides that a School Service Personnel Certificate with a speech-language pathologist endorsement shall be issued ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Teachers' Bill of Rights|
Establishes the Teachers' Bill of Rights. The teachers' rights enumerated include: 1) The right to teach free from the fear of frivolous law...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||School District Retirement System|
Authorizes a school district retirement system to enter into an agreement to merge into another public employee retirement system including ...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Retirement and Nonlicensed School Employees|
Concerns an extension of the time in which retirees of the public employees retirement association may be employed to work as nonlicensed em...
|GA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Sick Leave|
Relates to sick and personal leave for teachers and other personnel; provides for restoration of certain forfeited sick and personal leave a...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teachers-Medical Leave Sabbaticals|
Eliminates provision that teachers at regular and special public schools are eligible for medical leave sabbaticals only if they have 25 day...
|MD||Vetoed 05/2003||P-12||Study Commission on Educators' Time and Paperwork|
Establishes a Study Commission on Educators' Time and Paperwork. Specifies the composition, powers, and duties of the commission. Provides a...
|MD||Vetoed 05/2003||P-12||Educators' Time and Paperwork|
Establishes a Study Commission of Educators' Time and Paperwork; establishes membership of commission. Requires the commission to: (1) cond...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Substitute Teacher Fingerprinting|
H.P. 749 (LD 1032)
Beginning with the 2003-2004 school year, requires a person employed as a substitute teacher and a person who is a regular school employee a...
|ID||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Teacher Expenses|
Disallows the deduction of expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers allowable under the Internal Revenue Code. http://www3.state...
|CT||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Paraprofessional Pay|
Allows school districts to pay paraprofessional on a year round basis; defines paraprofessional as an employee of a local or regional board ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School Children Protection Act|
Expands the Arkansas school children protection act to include teacher sexual contact with a student; requires termination of employment upo...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Immunity for Educators|
Concerns allegations against education providers; provides immunity from suit for an educational entity and its employees for any actions ta...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Personnel Policies for Teachers|
Concerns the definition of personnel policies that all school district policies must have pertaining to the terms and conditions of teacher'...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Funds School Districts Give Teachers for Supplies|
Increases the amount that school districts must give to teachers for the purchase of classroom supplies. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftpro...
|IL||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Chicago Educational Labor Relations|
Provides that amendatory Act may be referred to as the Chicago Education Reform Act of 2003. Amends requirements for Chicago area charter sc...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Teacher's Daily Planning Period|
Amends statutes requiring teacher's daily planning period be provided in increments of no less than forty (40) minutes.http://www.arkleg.sta...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Eligibility for Emergency Substitute Teaching Certificate|
Creates new section allowing any individual who has a bachelor's degree in any subject area from a regionally or nationally accredited posts...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2002||P-12||Substitute Teacher Contracts|
Allows school districts to contract with a person or entity for employment of qualified substitute teachers. http://www.michiganlegislature....
|MI||Signed into law 12/2002||P-12||Criminalizes Sexual Conduct Between School Employees and Students|
Provides that it is criminal sexual conduct if the victim is a minor between certain age groupings and the actor is a teacher, administrator...
|MT||Rule Adoption 11/2002||P-12|
ARM New Rule I thru III, XXVIII, XXIX, XXX, XXXI; 10.55.602 thru .710 (non-seq); 10.57.101 thru .801 (non-seq.); Repeal 10.57.103 thru .406 (non-seq); New Rule I/Criminal History Background Check
Establishes rules regarding criminal history background check, substitute teachers, teacher license classification, definition of 'immoral c...
|NC||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12|
|Sections Pertaining to Dropout Data, Dropout Retention, Teacher Quality|
Directs the state board to improve the state's tracking of dropout data; encourages the concurrent enrollment of state technical high school...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Rules for teachers convicted as sex offenders.|
Requires the Commission on Teachers Credentialing to deny the application of any applicant who is required to register as a sex offender. Re...
|A study of the quality of career technical education teachers.|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to convene a committee of experts to determine programs and processes to increase the numb...
|FL||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Personnel Policy|
Removes provision mandating that school boards fully fund a 5% reserve for all instructional and administrative staff. See bill section 697,...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Teacher Leave to Teach at Charter School|
Reduces the leave of absence to one year for any teacher leaving a public school to teach at a charter school. http://www.legis.state.de.us/...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Retired Teachers Working in Low-Performing Schools|
Permits retired teachers to work as full-time teachers or improvement specialists in low-performing schools. Limits number of retired teache...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Sexual Abuse of Minors and Child Abuse and Teacher Records|
Lengthens statutes of limitations in cases of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or sexual assault of a minor to 30 years from date of victim...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Personnel Nominations|
Allows school boards more time to decide on personnel nominations when the Legislature adjourns before May 31....
|HI||Vetoed 05/2002||P-12||Access of Auditor to Student or Other Records|
Establishes the office of the auditor as an authorized representative of the department of education and department of health, a state educa...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Teacher Induction, Evaluation, Early Retirement Incentives, Administrator Preparation and Certification, Minimum Teacher Salary Requirements, Statewide Career Path Pilot Program|
Requires state board to establish standards for district and area education agency career development programs and for individual teacher ca...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Commission for Teacher Preparation|
Relates to the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation; provides for the budgeting of funds in certain categories and amounts; requires ...
|AL||Pocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2002||P-12||Teacher Hours|
Relates to certain public school teachers; provides for authority to contract with a local board of education to work less than full-time so...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Teachers to Reside in Neighborhoods|
Pilot program (January 2002 to January 2003) in four counties; creates neighborhood school program that requires 25 percent of teachers in p...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Definition of "Public School Employees"|
Includes Prince George's County home and hospital teachers and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) instructors in the definition o...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Licensee Investigations and Proceedings|
Expands the board of educational examiners' authority with regard to licensee disciplinary investigations and proceedings....
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Teacher Quality Duties of the Office of Education Accountability|
Makes it explicit that the Office of Education Accountability has a responsibility to periodically review personnel policies and practices r...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Teacher Classroom Supply Funds|
Requires public school district audits to include tests for compliance with statutory requirements relating to the distribution and use of s...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Appoinments to Standards Board|
Relates to the professional educator standards board; amends statutes; provides that the governor shall appoint or reappoint the members of ...
|KY||Signed into law 02/2002||P-12||Credentials for Classified School Position|
Adds high school certificate of completion as an acceptable credential to meet qualification as a classified school employee. http://www.lrc...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2001||P-12||Teacher Rating System|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop a teacher qualification index for each public school to measure the distributio...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Expanding Teacher Rights to Discipline Students|
This act seeks to deter frivolous lawsuits against teachers who have attempted to enforce discipline and order in the classroom in the manne...
|FL||Filed as Chapter No 06/2001||P-12||Provides death benefits to teachers/administrators who are killed while working|
2001-180., Creates the Barry Grunow Act; provides death benefits with respect to teachers and school administrators who are killed as the re...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Professional Organizations Certification Fund|
Creates Professional Organizations Certification Fund (separate and distinct from the General Fund). Interest earned on moneys in the Profes...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Rights of Assaulted Teachers|
Relates to the rights of a public school teacher who is assaulted during the performance of the teacher's regular duties....
|OR||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||National Board Certification, Mentoring|
Directs Department of Education to award grants to school districts to support teachers in obtaining national board certification; expands t...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12|
|Emphasis on Teaching as a Profession|
H.B. 3534, Section 1
Amends Section 59-101-280. "Colleges and universities of this State shall emphasize teaching as a career opportunity and those institutions...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Education Reform Act of 2001|
S.B. 1881/H.B. 1921--Omnibus Bill
Authorizes the Commissioner of Education to reimburse up to 100 teachers for evaluation fees incurred while obtaining certification by the N...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Sexual Conduct|
Revises provisions governing sexual conduct between pupils and persons in position of authority at schools....
|TX||Vetoed 05/2001||P-12||Paperwork Reduction|
Requires trustees of each district to adopt a policy to limit redundant requests for information and the number and length of written report...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Planning Time|
Revises provisions for teachers' duty-free planning periods; requires reporting to state department of education, and prohibits combining du...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Educator professional liability insurance coverage|
Requires educator professional liability insurance coverage for all full-time instructional personnel; provides for specific appropriations ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12|
|Waiver of Residency Requirement for Teachers at Postsecondary Institutions|
Waives the residency requirement for tuition purposes for public school teachers under certain circumstances at public senior higher educati...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||National Board Certification|
H.B. 1499--Multiple Components
One portion of this large bill stipultes that teachers receiving National Board certification receive $7,000 annually as long as they contin...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||National Institute for Teaching Excellence|
Establishes the National Institute for Teaching Excellence to be implemented by the secretary with the assistance of the superintendent and ...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Parents as Teachers Program|
Specifies that parents as teachers programs are included among the parent information programs eligible to receive Step Ahead early childhoo...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||School Supply Funds for P-6 Teachers|
From the legislation:
EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL PROVIDE TO EACH PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SIXTH GRADE TEACHER IN EACH FISCAL YEAR AT LEAST ...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Education Standards and Practices Board|
Amends 15.1-13-02 --changing the membership of the Education Standards and Practices Board from nine to ten members. 1. The governor shall ...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Omnibus Bill--Teacher Qualifications|
Section 42 states that effective with the 2002-2003 school year parents must be notified if their student is being taught by a non-licensed ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Teacher Subject Matter Proficiency|
Relates to teacher proficiency and contract status; states any teacher hired on or after July 1, 2001, will be required, as a condition of a...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Reporting Teachers Who Teach outside their subject area.|
Concerns a limitation on information in school reports concerning the percentage of teachers teaching in a subject in which the teacher rece...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Teaching Quality|
Modifies provisions related to State System of Public and Higher Education to address issues of teacher quality in recognition of relationsh...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||National Certification Incentive|
Relates to the national teacher certification incentive; modifies program reimbursement levels; eliminates the delayed repeal of the program...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Employment Prohibition|
Prohibits school boards from employing any person whose certificate has been revoked or suspended....
|PA||Signed into law 12/2000||P-12||Civil Immunity|
Act No. 93 of 2000., Amends the Judiciary and Judicial Procedure Code. Provides for civil immunity of school officers or employees relating ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Gender Equity Training|
Establishes the gender equity train-the-trainer grant program for the award of grants from funds available for that purpose to the governing...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Immunity for School Employees|
Relates to school violence; provides civil criminal immunity for a school employee; relates to the employee's participation in reporting and...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Incentives for National Board Certification; Mentoring|
Concerns schools and school district; relates to employment of personnel; includes incentives for national certification and mentoring of fi...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12|
|Employment of Non-Citizens|
Allows non-citizens to be employed at public schools and colleges in Tennessee....
|WI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||School Personnel Liability|
Protects teachers from being charged criminally when they act reasonably in dealing with disruptive students. Acknowledges a common-law def...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12|
|Teacher Quality, Higher Education|
Relates to education and related subheadings; relates to exemption from motor vehicle and travel rules, goals for post-secondary education, ...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Program of Indemnification|
H.B. 1388, H.R. 971
Act No. 688., Creates a program of indemnification with respect to public school personnel who are killed or permanently disabled by an act ...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Qualifications of Assistant Teachers|
Establishes General Education Diploma as a minimum eligibility requirement for assistant teachers....
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Arrest of School Personnel|
Relates to warrants for arrest; provides that any warrant for the arrest of a teacher or school administrator for any offense alleged to hav...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Technology Office, Referenda, Finance|
Enhances learning in public schools; reimburses nationally certified teachers; establishes an Office of Education Technology; studies the pu...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Teachers and Duty-Free Lunches|
Duty-free lunches for teachers are mandated and are no longer dependent on funding from the General Assembly. ...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||National Board Certification|
Reimburses public school teachers who become nationally certified....
|SD||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Long-Term Substitutes|
Defines long-term substitute teachers; requires certain reporting on the use of long-term substitute teachers....
|UT||Signed by governor 03/2000||P-12||Funds for teacher supplies and materials|
S.B. 3, H.B. 189
H.B. 189 allocates $225 for each teacher in grades kindergarten through six, and up to $175 for each teacher in grades seven through 12. Te...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Planning Time|
Requires local school boards to ensure that elementary school teachers in their employment have at least 3 hours during the students' school...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Professional Educator Standards Board|
Creates the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board to serve as an advisory body to the superintendent of public instruction and as...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Reduction in Force|
Directs school divisions to notify by May 15 those teachers who may be subject to a reduction in force due to a decrease in the school board...