|CA||Signed into law 08/2014||P-12||Professional Development for Teachers, Administrators and Other Staff|
From bill summary: Requires a local educational agency that offers a program of professional growth for teachers, administrators, paraprofessional educators, or other classified employees involved in the direct instruction of pupils, to evaluate professional l...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12|
|Repealing the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP)|
Repeals the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP).
Bill text: http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=913466&n=SB149%20Act
Fiscal note: http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=910210&n=Fiscal%20Note%20-%20SB149%20Enrolled
|LA||Passed 06/2014||P-12||Study Current Practices for Providing Teacher Professional Development|
Requests the department of education to study and make recommendations regarding the current procedures and practices for providing professional development to teachers. Resolves that the department seek the input of specific organizations within the state in ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12|
Section 10: (b) Directs the Board of Teaching to adopt rules for initial teacher licensure that require individuals to pass a reading, writing, and math skills exam or attain an equivalent composite score on the ACT Plus Writing or ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12|
Requires the department of education to collaborate with institutions of higher education to formally address dyslexia and similar reading disorders by providing K-12 educators and teachers web-based or in-person training, providing effective instruction for t...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Renewal or Reinstatement of Professional Certificate|
H.B. 433 - Renewal or Reinstatement of Professional Certificate
Section 5: If a Florida subject area examination has not been developed, allows an applicant to renew a subject area specialization or reinstate an expired professional certificate by passing a standardized examination specified in state board rule. Extends ce...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Suicide Prevention and Educator Continuing Education|
Allows teachers and administrators to count suicide prevention training as continuing education courses. http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/51leg/2r/laws/0272.pdf...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Educator Professional Development|
Section 18-237.01 - Allows the department of education to provide professional development content to educators for a reasonable fee, and allows the department to use the fees to create a separate fund to support the department's professional content and cours...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Education Budget - Closing the Opportunity Gap|
From Legislative Budget Notes publication:
CLOSING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP - One-time funding totaling $245,000 is provided for strategies to close the opportunity gap. Provided within these funds is:
(1) $28,000 for the Office of the Superintendent of Public In...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Professional Learning Standards|
Defines "professional learning" as a comprehensive, sustained and evidence-based approach to improving teachers' and principals' effectiveness in raising student achievement. Directs districts and charter schools to implement high quality professional learning...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Repeal of Peer Assistance and Review Pilot Program|
S.B. 34 - Repeal of Peer Assistance and Review Pilot Program
Effective July 2017, repeals Title 53A, Chapter 8a, Part 8, Peer Assistance and Review Pilot Program. http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/sbillenr/SB0034.pdf...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Reallocation of Instructional Hours for Teacher Preparation Time or Professional Development|
Authorizes a school board or charter school governing board to reallocate up to 32 instructional hours or 4 school days in the academic year for teacher preparation time or teacher professional development. Provides that a reallocation of instructional hours o...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Public Schools Math Initiative|
From bill analysis: This legislation codifies the public schools Math Initiative as a matter of policy. The Math Initiative has existed continuously since FY 2008, but has only existed pursuant to the annual intent language in the public schools appropriation ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Strategic Plans|
Directs school districts and public charter schools to develop a strategic plan that focuses on improving student performance. Directs professional development funding be provided to local school boards and superintendents, boards of directors and administrato...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2014||P-12||Teacher Career Ladder Program|
Resolves that the Department of Education study the feasibility of implementing a Teacher Career Ladder program in the Commonwealth, consider the implementation of such programs in other states and make recommendations for a program in Commonwealth. The Depart...
|IL||Signed into law 12/2013||P-12||Teacher Licensure and Professional Development|
Allows application fees deposited into the Teacher Certificate Fee Revolving Fund to be used, subject to appropriation, by the state board to provide the technology and human resources necessary for the renewal of licenses. Makes changes to the provisions conc...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Abolishment of the Oregon Educator Professional Development Commission|
Abolishes, on January 1, 2014, the Oregon Educator Professional Development Commission and transfers its powers and duties to the department of education, which is required to administer an educator professional development program that provides collaborative ...
|NJ||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Professional Development for Reading Disabilities|
Requires the Department of Education to provide professional development opportunities related to reading disabilities, including dyslexia. Mandates certain school district personnel annually receive two hours of professional development related to reading dis...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12|
|Network of Quality Teaching and Learning|
Establishes the Network of Quality Teaching and Learning, which consists of the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB), department of education, and public and private entities. Provides the purposes of the network are to:
(1) Enhance a culture of leadersh...
|WA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Budget - Teacher & Principal Eval Training|
From bill analysis: Teacher & Principal Eval Training - Funding is provided for training in new teacher evaluation systems and use of student growth data. For FY 2014, $10 million is provided, of which $5 million is a one-time allocation. For FY 2015, an ongoi...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Individual Professional Development Plans for Instructional Employees|
S.B. 1664 - Individual Professional Development Plans for Instructional Employees
Authorizes rather than requires each school principal to establish and maintain an individual professional development plan for each instructional employee assigned to the school as a seamless component to school improvement plans. Pages 39-42 of 42: http://ww...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Continuing Education Requirements for Teachers, Principals, and Counselors|
Requires that continuing education requirements for teachers provide that up to 25% of the training required every 5 years include instruction on (1) collecting and analyzing information that will improve classroom effectiveness; (2) recognizing early warning ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Educator Excellence Innovation Program|
Renames the Educator Excellence Awards Program the "Educator Excellence Innovation Program." Specifies purposes of the program are to systematically transform educator quality and effectiveness and district administrative practices, and to use these enhanced q...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Teaching and Learning Conditions Survey|
H.B. 2012 - Teaching and Learning Conditions Survey
Directs the commissioner of education to develop an online survey to be administered statewide at least every other year to superintendents, principals, supervisors, classroom teachers, counselors, and other appropriate certified, full-time professionals. Requ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Teacher Evaluations and Teacher Development, Employment Decisions|
H.B. 2012 - Teacher Evaluations and Teacher Development, Employment Decisions
Provides that each teacher is entitled to receive a written copy of his/her evaluation promptly on its completion. Requires that, in addition to conducting an annual performance appraisal (or less frequently, under certain circumstances) of each teacher, appro...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Professional Development Requirements Audit|
H.B. 2012 - Professional Development Requirements Audit
Directs the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to periodically conduct an audit of the professional development requirements applicable to educators, including state, federal, and district-imposed requirements. Directs the agency, based on audit results, to seek to ...
|LA||Passed 06/2013||P-12||Louisiana Teacher Empowerment, Learning and Leading Survey (La TELLS) Initiative|
Requests that the department of education plan and conduct the Louisiana Teacher Empowerment, Learning and Leading Survey (La TELLS) Initiative. Urges the department of education to (1) establish a Teacher and Administrator Advisory Board to oversee implementa...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12|
|Educator Professional Development|
Requires West Virginia University and Marshall University to collaborate with the Center for Professional Development and all regional education service agencies to share evidence-based expertise to strengthen professional development for teachers, principals,...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Educator Professional Development|
Amends teacher professional development standards, including the professional development schedule for teachers to ensure continued licensure.
|PA||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Continuing Professional Development|
H.B. 1363 - Professional Development Provision
Requires the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to provide an interim report on the study being conducted on the costs and benefits of the continuing professional development program (study was authoried in Act 24 of 2011 and the study is due on November...
|LA||Passed 06/2012||P-12||Funding for Laboratory Schools Around the State|
Urges and request the legislative fiscal office to update the report issued in March 2006 pursuant to House Resolution No. 133 of the 2005 Regular Session regarding the means and methods used to provide funding for the operation of laboratory schools around th...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||P-3 Reading Proficiency & Teacher Preparation|
(Sec. 5) Requires the Department of Education, by January 1, 2012, to develop and approve reading assessments that districts must use to identify kindergarten through third grade who are below proficiency in reading. Assessments must: 1) Include frequent stude...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Teacher Preparation, Certification, & PD|
(Sec. 35) Requires teacher preparation programs (Starting July 1, 2015) to require, as part of their curricula, that students have classroom clinical, field, or student teaching experience during four semesters of the program.
(Sec. 36) Connecticut has a thr...
|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...
|DE||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||Professional Development Standards|
14 DE ADC 1598
Amends Delaware's professional development standards to include prerequisites for professional learning, and define learning communities, leadership, resources, data, learning designs, implementation and outcomes.
|GA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Professional Development|
Directs the state board of education, in consultation with the professional standards commission, to establish category-level expenditure controls to ensure that specified staff development funds are utilized in such a manner as to help align professional lear...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Repealing Various Teacher and Leader Provisions|
H.B. 706 - Repealing Various Teacher and Leader Provisions
Repeals: (1) Section 20-2-212.3, relating to increasing teachers' salaries in areas of shortage; (2) Section 20-2-212.4, relating to an additional five percent increase in teacher salary based on student performance; (3) Section 20-2-213, relating to career la...
|AR||Adopted 03/2012||P-12||Professional Development; Attendance at Instructional Professional Development Sessions; Distribution of Student Special Needs Funding|
AR ADC 005.22.7-1.0 to AR ADC 005.22.7-9.00; AR ADC 005.22.1-1.00 to AR ADC 005.22.1-5.00; AR ADC 005.01.11-1.00 to AR ADC 005.01.11-9.00
Provides guidelines for developing a high quality professional development system for all educators in order to facilitate individual, team, school-wide, and district-wide improvement designed to ensure that all students demonstrate proficiency on the state ac...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12|
|Pilot Project for Up to Six Collaborative Schools for Innovation and Success Between School Districts and Colleges of Education.|
Creates the collaborative schools for innovation and success pilot project for colleges of education and school districts to collaborate to improve student and educator success. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202012/2...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Professional Development and Evaluations of Teachers and Principals|
Provides a framework for professional development for implementation of new teacher and principal evaluation systems. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202012/5895-S.SL.pdf...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Curriculum Frameworks, Standards, Instructional Materials, Model Professional Development Modules|
A.B. 250 - Curriculum Frameworks, Standards, Instructional Materials, Model Professional Development Modules
From bill summary: Deletes the schedule for submission of instructional materials for foreign languages and health for state board approval, and the exception to the requirement that criteria for the evaluation of instructional materials be approved when curri...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Subject Matter Projects|
From bill summary: Existing law provides for the establishment and maintenance of subject matter projects by the Regents of the University of California with the approval of the Concurrence Committee. Existing law provides that these subject matter projects ar...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Early Childhood Educators Qualifications and Professional Development|
To revise the requirements for early childhood educators and direct the Commissioner of Education to use unexpended funds for providing professional development to school readiness staff. http://www.cga.ct.gov/2011/ACT/Pa/pdf/2011PA-00054-R00SB-00927-PA.pdf...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Using Data to Improve Student Achievement|
H.B. 153 - Using Data to Improve Student Achievement
Provides that of a specified department of education appropriation, a portion in each fiscal year may be used to train district and regional specialists and district educators in the use of the value-added progress
dimension and in the use of data as it relate...
|PA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Multiple Sections - Professional Development|
Section 1205.1 establishes a moratorium onteacher professional developoment required by Act 48/45 to provide mandate relief for school districts.
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Governance|
Removes the provisions creating the 10-member elected State Board of Education and provides for the election and appointment of members whose terms will commence on January 8, 2013. Bill provides for the appointment of the superintendent of public instruction ...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Repeals the Teacher Academy and the Professional Teaching Standards Commission|
Budget Technical Corrections Legislation:
Section 7.31 - Repeals the statutory provisions of the Teacher Academy, created to establish a statewide network of high quality, integrated, comprehensive, collaborative, and substantial professional development for t...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Professional Development, Mathematics K-3|
Requires the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation to develop and administer mathematics professional development programs for any teacher who became licensed or certified to teach in elementary education or early childhood education prior to July 1, 200...
|GA||Adopted 04/2011||P-12||Professional Learning|
Directs the professional standards commission to (1) Revise its certification renewal rules so that demonstration of the impact of professional learning on educator performance and student performance is required in order for certification to be renewed, effec...
|GA||Adopted 03/2011||P-12||Performance-Based Coaching Programs|
Strongly encourages the development of performance-based coaching programs that are designed for principals and district administrators to impact school-wide improvement by developing the organizational culture and the capacity of other educators to improve te...
|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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Suicide Prevention Professional Development|
Requires that district school boards provide access to suicide prevention educational resources, as approved by the Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention, to all instructional and administrative personnel as part of the school district professional developmen...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Classroom Management and Student Discipline|
Requires local school districts to provide certain classroom management training to school personnel. School master plans must make provision for pre-service and ongoing grade appropriate classroom management training for teachers, principals, and other approp...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Developmental Disabilities Training|
H.B. 1073 - Sec. 6
Requires the commissioner of education to develop recommendations for incorporating training related to autism and other developmental disabilities into continuing education or inservice training requirements for instructional personnel; requires recommendatio...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Temporary Suspension of Professional Development Units|
For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2011, and June 30, 2012, a licensed or certified teacher is not be required to complete any points of the total number of professional development points required.
|OK||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Temporary Suspension of Professional Development Requirements|
For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2011, and June 30, 2012, a school district board of education may elect not to adopt and offer a professional development program for certified and licensed teachers and administrators of the district. If a school district...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Personal Leave Restrictions|
Requires approval by the director of schools or the director's designee for a teacher to take personal leave on days when professional development, in-service training, or parent-teacher conferences are scheduled, according to a school calendar adopted by 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 ...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Teacher Professional Development and Evaluation|
Adds the use of certain professional development to the standards of annual performance evaluation for teachers; relates to accountability, peer intervention and mentoring.The state education department will adopt criteria and minimum highly objective uniform ...
|CO||Issued 03/2010||P-12||Governor's Council for Educator Effectiveness|
Exec. Order B 2010-001
The purpose of the Council is to provide a forum for considering options and providing recommendations to ensure that every educator (teachers and principals) is: Evaluated using multiple fair, transparent, timely, rigorous, and valid methods, at least 50% of ...
|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 additional compensation upon acquisition of academic credits or completion of a degree program.
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Negotiation Skills in Individualized Programs of Professional Growth|
Relates to standards and procedures for the issuance and renewal of teaching credentials. Specifies that an individualized program of professional growth may include a course in negotiation, meditation, and conflict resolution, including peer meditation traini...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Holidays, Inservice and Parent-Teacher Conference Days|
Amends provisions concerning average daily attendance under the state aid formula. Makes changes with respect to days that are used for an in-service training program for teachers and parent-teacher conferences. Authorizes a school board to hold school or sche...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Financial Reporting and Minimum Standards|
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.07
Partially from the DOE summary of H.B. 1:Modifies the current requirement for the state board to develop a standard for reporting financial information to the public. Requires districts and educational service center boards to report revenues and expenditures ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Center for Creativity and Innovation|
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.82
**No funds allocated in the current budget for this center, according to the DOE's H.B. 1 summary document http://www.education.ohio.gov/GD/DocumentManagement/DocumentDownload.aspx?DocumentID=71635**
Authorizes the state superintendent to create the center f...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School Finance Redesign|
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.01, 3306.011, 3306.012, 3306.02, 3306.051
New Chapter 3306.: As described in the bill analysis by the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC), "The bill enacts a new R.C. Chapter 3306., and revises many other existing codified laws, to establish a new system of financing for school districts and oth...
|NY||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Using Inservice Days to Rate State Assessments|
Title 8 NYCRR 175.5
Amends rule to extend to 2013 the provision allowing use of up to two professional development days for teacher scoring of state assessments. Adopted as published on pages 21-22 of 43: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2009/apr8/pdfs/rules.pdf...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||State Educator Professional Development Commission|
Establishes the State Educator Professional Development Commission for the purpose of providing statewide leadership in school improvement and technology; requires the commission to develop and maintain a public website and to assist local school districts in ...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Damaged Textbook Fees/Service-Learning Programs/Charter School Grades/Regional Professional Development Academies|
- Deletes a provision that requires a public school principal to collect a percentage of a textbook's purchase price from a student who has lost, destroyed, or damaged a textbook.
- Encourages school districts to ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|State Virtual School Network|
H.B. 3646 - Sections 35-38
Section 35: Directs the commissioner to establish rules regarding procedures for verifying that teachers of electronic courses through the state virtual school network successfully completed the required professional development before teaching the course. Req...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|STEM Teacher Preparation and Professional Development|
Transfers 21.462, "Mathematics, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies," to 61.0766. Allows a teacher with at least two years experience to participate in an academy program (prior legislation required eligible teachers to have at least five year...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Participation in Teacher Reading Academy|
H.B. 3 - Section 24
Amends action that triggers a teacher's participation in a teacher reading academy. Former provision required teacher to participate in reading academy if teacher provided instruction in reading, math, science or social studies to students in any grades 6-8 an...
|TX||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Centers for Professional Development of Teachers|
19 TAC 7.230.E.230.121
Repeals rules concerning Centers for Professional Development of Teachers because these centers no longer exist. ...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Professional Development|
Reorganizes the Regional Training Programs for the Professional Development of Teachers and Administrators. Chapter 320
|KY||Adopted 05/2009||P-12||Compensation for Specified CTE Activities|
780 KAR 3:020
Specifies dollar amounts to be paid certified or equivalent career/technical education staff for
(1) Administering the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Performance Test
(2) Each lesson plan used as a model for other classes in area technolog...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Professional development|
H.B. 1400 - Section 13, Prof. Devt.
Requires districts to adopt a professional development plan. The plan must include a description of the professional development activities that the district offers or makes
available, the district's requirements for participation by teachers, and the manner i...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Instructional Days|
H.B. 1400 - Calendar Section
For 2009-10, requries 180 days in the calendar, with 173 days used for instruction. Three must be used for holidays; up to two must be used for parent-teacher conferences or compensatory time for conferences held outside school day; and two days must be used f...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Student Performance Strategist|
H.B. 1400 - Sec. 8, Strategist
Beginning with the 2010-11 school year, each district must have available one full-time equivalent student performance strategist for every four hundred students in average daily membership in kindergarten through grade three. Each school district shall submit...
|OK||(H) APPROVED BY GOVERNOR 04/24/2009. 04/2009||P-12||Professional Development Institutes|
Subject to the availability of funds, gives the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation to develop and administer training for residency committees and training for professional development through professional development institutes. Requires that the pr...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Professional Development K-9|
Authorizes, as funds become available for such purpose, the Commission for Teacher Preparation to develop and offer professional development institutes in mathematics for teachers in grades K- 9 (rather than 5-9 as was specified in prior version).
|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 development credit hours; provides procedures allowing a teacher to make up missed credit hours due to illness of the teacher o...
|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 Program, and the State Teacher Assistance Resource Program: creates the State Teacher Education Program.
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Professional Development|
H.B. 2261-Section 401-402, Professional Development
Section 401-402 recognizes the important of professional development for teachers, principals and administrators. By January 1, 2010, the professional standards board is to: 1) adopt a set of articulated teacher knowledge, skill and performance standards for e...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Teacher Professional Development|
S.B. 1 Section 8
Adds provision that teacher professional development programs must be based on teacher needs. Makes inclusion of specific components in teacher professional development programs mandatory instead of optional. Adds the following areas of mandatory teacher profe...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Improving Writing|
S.B. 1 Section 17
Provides that whereas the quality of writing instruction is directly related to how well teachers are prepared in their teacher preparation programs and how confident they are in the writing process; and whereas some teachers have expressed tentativeness and d...
|OH||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Innovative Education Pilot Programs|
Authorizes the governing board of any educational service center or the administrative authority of any chartered nonpublic school to submit an application for exemption from state policies in order to implement a proposed innovative education pilot program. A...
|IL||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Reading Improvement Block Grant Program|
23 IAC 260.100, .110, .120, .130, .140
Establishes rules concerning the Reading Improvement Block Grant Program. Identifies the applicants eligible to apply for professional development grants on a competitive basis, establishes the procedures and requirements for both initial and continuation appl...
|UT||Adopted 01/2009||P-12||Public Education Job Enhancement Program|
Specifies that licensed teachers providing instruction to students in any public classroom setting are eligible for an Opportunity Award. Establishes school district responsibilities related to Opportunity Awards.
Deletes provision requiring the state office...
|UT||Adopted 11/2008||P-12||School Professional Development Days Pilot Program|
Repeals the School Professional Development Days Pilot Program because the pilot program was completed and not continued by the Legislature....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Professional development|
Authorizes a school district to use funds received pursuant to the professional development block grant to compensate new and existing mathematics, science and special education teachers in schools ranking in decile 1, 2, or 3 of the Academic Performance Index...
|IL||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 09/2008||P-12||Prevalent Student Chronic Health Conditions|
Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, requires teachers' institutes to include instruction on prevalent student chronic health conditions. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/95/SB/PDF/09500SB2685lv.pdf
Governor's amendatory veto message (adding section on foo...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Assorted Amendments to the School Code|
Repeals the Professional Development Block Grant. Amends requirements related to annual census for special education, such that census must include students age 3 to 21 (rather than birth to 21) receiving special education services. Eliminates requirement that...
|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...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Teacher Certification, Loan Forgiveness, and Additional Endorsements|
Creates a certification incentive fund to provide grants for eligible recipients to conduct summer institutes. Specifies that the priority for the institutes in the 2008-2009 through 2011-2012 school years is the certification of teachers in high school mathem...
|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 opportunity program for assistant teachers employed in the public schools.
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Instructional Assistant Professional Development|
Requires the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop and offer classified instructional assistants professional development during Summer Institute sessions. The professional development must be designed to help them maximize their effect...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Educational Development Scholarships|
The bill amends the payback requirements for educational development scholarships given to assist the owners or staff of child caring facilities to attain certificates or degrees in early childhood development or a related field....
|IA||Adopted 02/2008||P-12||GENERAL ACCREDITATION STANDARDS|
IAC 281-12.7(256,284,284A), 12.7(1), 12.7(2), 72.9(1), 281-Chapter83, 281-83.1(284,284A), 281- 83.2(284,248A), 281-83.3(284), 83.3(1) through,83.3(4), 281-83.4(284),
Implements changes made to the Student Achievement and Teacher Quality program and the Beginning Administration Mentoring and Induction program. Adds standards and criteria by which AEA staff who meet the definition of teacher should be evaluated. Adds a new d...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2007||P-12||Charter Schools|
Relates to Charter School Act of 1992. Revises the description of the procedures relating to pupil suspension or expulsion. Requires a description of how the school intends to serve pupils with disabilities and the qualification and planned professional develo...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Civic Education Advancement|
Provides that funding for civic education professional development for high school teachers must be provided by line item appropriation made to the state board of education. Provides for funding based on high school enrollment as reported on the state board of...
|NY||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||Summer Academies and Teacher Professional Development for Middle Grades Math and Science|
Title 8 NYCRR Section 100.14 and 100.15
Establishes criteria for the award of grants for the Excelsior Scholars program for grade 7 math and science students. Establishes criteria for the award of grants for summer institutes for mathematics and science teachers in grades 5-8. Effective November 15,...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12|
|Agricultural Science Teacher Training Continuum and Incentive Funding Grants|
Subject to appropriation, requires the state board of education to develop a secondary-level agricultural science teacher training continuum and to provide incentive funding grants to the agriculture science teacher education programs at Illinois State Univers...
|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 process.
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2007||P-12||Teacher Professional Development Supports|
Appropriates $585,000 for fiscal year 2007-2008 for up to five complex areas to coordinate and expand complex-level resources for support services, including professional development, curriculum alignment and mentoring in schools, with allocations to each comp...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
|Reading Instruction Requirement for Teachers|
Provides for the extension of the requirement that a teacher, in order to advance to a professional certification, must complete a course of study with appropriate field experiences in the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities and differential inst...
|ME||Died 06/2007||P-12||Financial Literacy Training for Teachers|
Requires the Treasurer of State to organize a seminar in November 2007 for training in teaching financial literacy to students from kindergarten to grade 12, paid for from available funds in the Unclaimed Property Fund. Also directs the Department of Education...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Autism Awareness Teacher Training|
A.B. 4055; S.B. 2558
Requires candidates for teaching certificates and current teachers to receive instruction in autism awareness and methods of teaching students with autism.
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Alternative Schedules|
Expands the circumstances under which a school district in a county whose population is 100,000 or more may apply for an alternative schedule to include an alternative schedule that is designed solely for the purpose of providing professional development for e...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Student Achievement/Teacher Quality program|
S.F. 277 - funding provisions
Allocates $173,943,894 -- $69,600,000 above FY07. Includes $20 million for professional development; $250,000 for new administrator mentoring and induction; $1.8 Million for Teacher Development Academy expansion; $4.4 million for teacher mentoring and inductio...
|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 qualified elementary, middle and secondary teachers to assist other teachers in with mathematics and science curriculum, sta...
|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 concurrent enrollment teacher. In order to receive a grant, the teacher must be enrolled in a program that includes cour...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Professional Development|
S.F. 277 (Section 23)
Directs each attendance center to develop an attendance center professional development plan to promote group professional development. Provides the attendance center plan must be based, at a minimum, on the needs of the teachers, the Iowa teaching standards,...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Teacher Quality Committee|
S.F. 277 (Section 17)
Strikes Section 284.4, subsection 1, paragraph c, which made a district eligible for student achievement and teaching quality monies if the district's submitted written statement included willingness to provide the equivalent of an additional contract day to p...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||First Peoples' Language and Culture Program|
Declares that government-to-government collaboration between the state and the sovereign tribal governments whose traditional lands and territories lie within the borders of the state of Washington serves to implement the spirit of the 1989 centennial accord a...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Leadership Academy, Teacher Recruitment and Development|
Enacts provisions addressing a state leadership academy, teacher preparation and certification programs, teacher professional development programs, and a teacher recruitment
program are enacted.
Establishes a public-private partnership to develop, pilot, and...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Components of Professional Development|
Deleted requirement that district professional development programs include certain components such as classroom management and student discipline strategies, outreach to parents, guardians or custodians of students, special education, and racial and ethnic ed...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Professional Development on Suicide Prevention|
S.B. 57, H.B. 101
Creates the Jason Flatt Act of 2007 to require that in-service training for teachers and principals include at least two hours of instruction in suicide prevention each school year.
|ND||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Professional Development Activities|
Amends 15.1-06-04. Defines a "day for professional development activities" as: (1) Six hours of professional development activities, exclusive of meals and other breaks, conducted within a single day; or (2) Two four-hour periods of professional development ac...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Excelsior Scholars and Summer Institutes for Grades 5-8 Math and Science Teachers|
S.B. 2107 - Part B, Section 39
Adds section 3641-A to the education code. Directs the commissioner to establish an Excelsior Scholars program for grade 7 math and science students. Directs the commissioner to award competitive grants, within the amounts appropriated for this purpose, to pub...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
|Cyber Academy Act|
H.B. 201/S.B. 209
Enacts the Cyber Academy Act, provides powers and duties and makes an appropriation. The cyber academy is a collaborative program among the department, the higher education department, telecommunications networks and representatives of other state agencies eng...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Standards, Assessment, Professional Development & Code of Conduct Updates|
Provides for the phasing out of the eighth grade cumulative history test in the 2007-2008 school year, and the implementation of the United States History to 1877, United States History: 1877 to the Present, and Civics and Economics tests in the 2008-2009 scho...
|AK||Adopted 02/2007||P-12||PROFESSIONAL CONTENT|
4 AAC 04.200(b)(5)(B)
Amends rules to the Department of Education and Early Development.Deals with professional content and performance standards. ALASKA 3452
|Public Education Job Enhancement Program Eligibility|
Provides eligibility and award distribution requirements for the Public Education Job Enhancement Program (PEJEP), which offers funding to cover the tuition costs for a teaching endorsement, master's degree or graduate education to selected public school teach...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Science Coaches|
Authorizes the governing board of a school district to designate a credentialed teacher as a science coach at each elementary school, or provide staff development to teachers, in order to develop, coordinate, and provide instruction in an experimental science ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Science Teacher Development Program|
Establishes the Science Teacher Development Program by enacting provisions relating to science instruction that are similar to the existing Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program|
Extends the Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program. Deletes the authority of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to fund training at the Professional Development Institute. Repeals provisions that provide priority for participation in th...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12||Teacher Certification and Assignments|
Authorizes a teacher with a designated subjects teaching credential or a service credential with a special class authorization to be assigned to provide specially designed content instruction delivered in English, if the teacher completes, or enrolls in, speci...
|CA||Vetoed 08/2006||P-12||Professional Development and Student Data|
Requires a school district, as a condition for receiving specified professional development block grant funds, to analyze disaggregated testing data accumulated from specified pupil testing and from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and to struc...
|VA||Rule Adoption 07/2006||P-12||Standards For Accrediting Public Schools|
8 VAC 20-131-10 thru -320 non seq.
Amends regulations establishing standards for accrediting public schools in Virginia. The amendments include additional options for students to meet the requirements for graduation; change the methodology for calculating accreditation ratings; create greater ...
|CA||Vetoed 07/2006||P-12||Elementary Science Teachers and Curriculum|
Authorizes the governing board of a school district to designate a credentialed teacher as a science coach at each elementary school, or provide staff development to teachers, in order to develop, coordinate and provide instruction in an experimental science c...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Teacher Professional Development|
S.B. 2829 - Teacher Professional Development
Deletes language requiring state board to approve staff development programs. Deletes language requiring state board, subsequent to approval of a staff development program, to provide state funds to aid in conducting and contracting with not-for-profit organi...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Professional Development Academies|
Relates to education personnel; authorizes regional professional development academy to receive funds from certain sources for purpose of developing programs and services; provides that said academy is not component of any school district or governmental unit ...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Teacher Issues|
H.B. 2792 - Section 5 - 23
Adds "evaluation of teachers against the Iowa teaching standards" as fifth element of the student achievement and teacher quality program. Clarifies that all districts must adopt a teacher evaluation plan that meets certain guidelines. Clarifies that every sch...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12|
|Ohio Core Support|
Appropriates funds for support of the Ohio Core Program. Funds will be used to:
(1) Support the participation of teachers licensed in Ohio and mid-career professionals not currently employed by a school district or licensed to teach at the primary or secondary...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Professional Development Committees|
Directs district professional development committees to annually utilize a data-driven approach to analyze student data and determine district and school professional development needs. Details district reporting requirements.
|OK||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Substitute Special Education Teachers|
Beginning with the 2007-08 school year, requires any substitute teacher employed to teach special education for the same assignment for more than 15 consecutive or 30 total school days during a school year who does not hold a valid certificate to teach special...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Recognition and Reporting of Child Abuse|
Requires that at least once a year a program be offered which includes a component of teacher training on recognition and reporting of child abuse and neglect which all teachers that all teachers are required to complete.
|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 preparation of each secondary school's improvement plan:
(a) Struggling students, especially those in failing schools, need th...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12|
|Lottery Funds for Teacher Scholarships|
S.B. 2724; H.B. 3720
Concerns Lottery, Scholarships and Programs; establishes lottery scholarship program to enable tenured public school teachers to obtain advanced degrees.
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12|
|School Community Professional Development Act|
H.B. 7087 (Section 62)
The Department of Education, public postsecondary educational institutions, public school districts, public schools, state education foundations, consortia, and professional organizationsls in this state will work collaboratively. The system of professional d...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Technology-based Professional Development|
Directs the department of education to further enhance its leadership role in professional development for certified personnel by: (1) Developing technology-based professional development programs and other enhanced professional development options for school ...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Teacher Professional Development on Student Mental Health|
Allows public school teachers to receive professional development credit by attending an in-service program on juvenile mental health
issues, including awareness and prevention of youth suicide.
|CA||Vetoed 10/2005||P-12||Math and Reading Professional Development|
This bill extends the Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program until July 2012. Under existing law, the program will become inoperative in July 2006. Under this program, a local education agency, as defined, receives incentive funding to provid...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Advanced Placement and pre-Advanced Placement|
Creates the College and Career Success for All Students Act. Requires a teacher of an Advanced Placement course to obtain appropriate training, subject to appropriation. Requires the State Board of Education to establish training guidelines that require teache...
|NM||Rule Adoption 07/2005||P-12||Licensure/Continuing Professional Education Requirement|
Relates to licensure and continuing professional education requirements. NEW MEXICO REG 4322 (SN)...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Supplemental Online Education Courses|
Recognizes the importance of supplemental online education courses, especially to smaller districts and rural schools. States that such courses are eligible to receive funding from the state education fund created in article IX of the state constitution. Requi...
|AZ||Issued 06/2005||P-12||Governor's Committee for Teacher Quality and Support|
Executive Order 2005-11
Creates and defines membership of the Governor's Committee for Teacher Quality and Support, the purpose of which is to: (1) develop teacher training delivery system to addresss the lack of uniform access to quality induction, mentoring and ongoing professional...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Teacher professional development|
AN ACT relating to education; requiring the plans to improve the achievement of pupils to include strategies for the professional development of teachers and administrators that directly address the needs of pupils; revising provisions governing the profession...
|GA||Adopted 05/2005||P-12||Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grants|
GAC 160-1-4-.266, -.269
Establishes rules regarding the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grants to build mathematics and science teachers' content knowledge and skills....
|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...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Instructional Support and Enhancement|
Senate Bill 94 eliminates a requirement that activities on instructional support and enhancement (ISE) days be scheduled in a certain order. Before this bill passed, activities on ISE days had to designate two hours for instructional activities for students, t...
|OK||To governor 04/2005||P-12||Professional development|
Modifies teacher selection process for local professional development committees (selected by designated administrator, with approval of the majority of teachers in the district); requires districts to require teachers to complete a minimum number of professio...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Professional Certification Of Teachers|
From the fiscal note: This bill would create provisions to ensure that professional certification is administered in such a way as to ensure that
the professional development and growth of individual teachers is directly aligned to their current and future tea...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teachers' Skills|
Adds types of courses that may count toward movement on the salary schedule to include courses that address research-based assessment and instructional strategies for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and language disabilities. http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/bill...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||License Renewals and Continuing Education Requirements for Reservists and National Guard Members|
Automatically grants any member of the national guard or any reserve component of the U.S. armed services who serves on active duty for at least 90 consecutive days an extension, without fee, of any annual license or registration otherwise required under any s...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Arkansas Online Professional Development Initiative|
Creates the Arkansas Online Professional Development Initiative. Requires the director of the department of education to prioritize identified teacher professional development needs and develop a statewide online professional development program. Requires onli...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||History In Service Training|
Amends in-service training requirements for teachers of Arkansas history . http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb187.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||End-of-Course Success Incentive Program|
H.B. 1983 (multiple provisions)
Creates the End-of-Course Success Incentive Program under the department of education. Awards schools $50.00 for each student passing the end-of-course assessment on his or her first attempt. These funds must be utilized in the schools to improve student acade...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|Professional Development Requirements|
Limits professional development requirements for certified personnel working solely in the following adult education programs: (1) Adult basic education; (2) General adult education; (3) English as a second language for adults; and (4) General Educational Deve...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Educator Licensure|
Authorizes the state board to establish procedures for the filing and investigation of complaints alleging conduct that, if true, may establish grounds for denying, annulling, revoking or suspending an educator license or certificate.
Allows a person who conv...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Professional Development Credit|
Allows a teacher to earn professional development credit for time required at the beginning of the school year to plan and prepare a curriculum and other instructional material for his or her assigned classes. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/p...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Professional Development|
Increases from 12 to 15 the number of hours of credit earned by completing a three-hour graduate-level credit course for purposes of continuing teacher education. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB1395.pdf...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Data Collection and Analysis|
S.B. 779, H.B. 1762
Revises the Standards of Quality to require local school boards to (i) provide for data collection and analysis and to use such results in instructional program evaluation; (ii) implement any actions identified through the academic review of schools accredited...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|Role of Colleges and Universities in Achieving State Educational Goals|
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraph 7)
Requires colleges and universities to:
(a) Utilize institution-wide resources to work with elementary and secondary educators and other entities to align curriculum content to ensure that students who achieve proficiency on standards established at the prekin...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|Committee for Mathematics Achievement|
H.B. 93 (Section 2)
Defines terms, including "mathematics coach," "mathematics diagnostic assessment," "mathematics intervention program," "mathematics leader," "mathematics mentor," and "numeracy." Establishes the Committee for Mathematics Achievement to develop a multi-faceted ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Teacher' Professional Growth Fund|
H.B. 93 (Sections 5 and 6)
Specifies that the teachers' professional growth fund is to provide teachers with high quality professional development in content knowledge in reading and classroom-based screening, diagnostic, assessment and intervention strategies. States that the fund may ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|The Center for Mathematics|
H.B. 93 (Section 4)
Creates the Center for Mathematics to make available professional development for teachers in reliable, research-based diagnostic assessment and intervention strategies, coaching and mentoring models, and other programs in mathematics. Specifies the duties of ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Role of Department of Education in Achieving State Educational Goals|
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraph 4)
Mandates that the Kentucky Department of Education provide assistance to schools and teachers, including publicizing professional development opportunities, methods of measuring effective professional development, the availability of high quality instructional...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Reading and Literacy Proficiency|
Directs the department of education to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the professional development, training and resources needed in each school to help each child achieve reading and literacy proficiency by 2014. Requires the department of education to s...
|PA||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Professional Development|
Addresses the professional development requirements for teachers who retire and return to service.
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and, where appropriate, the State Department of Education, to incorporate into licensure requirements for teacher candidates, professional development requirements for renewal of licenses, and accreditation requ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Teacher Support and Development Act of 2005|
Consolidates the funding for programs aimed at promoting the development of teachers in specific areas, and establishes the Teacher Support and Development Act of 2005 to provide flexible professional development block grants to school districts. Requires the ...
|UT||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||School Professional Development Days Pilot Program|
Establishes rules concerning school professional development days pilot program. Provides criteria for a local school board to implement such a program. UTAH REG 27203 (SN)...
|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...
|OK||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||The Oklahoma Commission For Teacher Preparation|
Relates to the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation; makes an appropriation to the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation; states purposes; provides for duties and compensation of employees of the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation; limits...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Teachers: Limited-English-Proficient Pupils|
Relates to existing law which requires teachers instructing limited-English-proficient pupils to complete 45 hours of staff development in methods of specially designed content instruction delivered in English. Extends the January 1, 2005, deadline for the com...
|ND||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Educator's Professional License|
NDAC 67.1-02-02-, -04, -05, -07, -09
Establishes rules regarding initial licenses, distance learning instructor - definition - qualifications - licensure, two-year and five-year renewals, professional development for license renewal, multicultural education and native american studies, and reentr...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Education Personnel|
Relates to education personnel; provides for expunging of criminal history records of applicants for employment at certain education related offices; requires background screening for charter school employees and board members; amends requirements for admissio...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||English as a Second Language Instruction|
Concerning English as a second language instruction and in-service training for teachers and teacher preparation courses; requires persons seeking professional educator certification to complete coursework in English as a second language instruction. http://ww...
|DE||Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Professional Standards Board: Knowledge, Skills And Responsibility Based Supplements|
14 DAC 1501
Amends regulation by adding requirements for reauthorization, replication, and re-qualification of clusters and sets forth procedures for payment of salary increments to educators. http://www.state.de.us/research/AdminCode/title14/1500/1501%20Knowledge,%20Skil...
|LA||Adopted 05/2004||P-12||Validity, Reinstatement, and Renewals for Certificates|
Adds language for the implementation of Continuing Learning Units (CLUs) and High Quality Professional Development. Streamlines current policy and aligns these rules with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. LOUISIANA REG 9335 (SN)...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Educational Personnel Continuing Education Online|
Relating to elementary and secondary education; requires providers of in-service or continuing education for teachers and other professional personnel to offer such in-service or continuing education online; provides for treatment by the Professional Standards...
|UT||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Educator Licensing Renewal|
"Highly qualified" means a teacher has met the specific requirements of ESEA, NCLB. NCLB Highly Qualified - Secondary. In order to meet the federal requirements under a Highly Objective Uniform Statewide System of Evaluation (HOUSSE), a secondary educator sha...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Continuing Education Requirements Waiver|
(Resolution) Gives professional and occupational licensing authorities limited authority to waive continuing education requirements for returning Armed Forces personnel returning from active duty. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billtexts/LD195901...
|MI||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Teacher Fees|
Amends the School Code to expand uses of teacher certification fees to include the teacher and administrator professional development and other quality-related activities.
|DE||Rule Adoption 04/2004||P-12||Issuance and Renewal of Continuing License|
14 DAC 1511
Amends rule to clarify some of the requirements for options for renewal of a continuing license and sets forth requirements for professional development providers to issue documentation to educators who participate in professional development activities. http:...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||School Professional development Days|
This bill: creates a pilot program to evaluate the effects on student academic achievement of reducing the minimum school term established by the state board by up to 22 hours for the purpose of conducting professional development for instructional staff; requ...
|MD||Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12|
COMAR 09.11.06, .01 thru .05
Proposes rules to regulate the conduct of continuing education courses provided through various transmission technologies, distance learning, and definitions. MARYLAND REG 9765 (SN)...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12|
|Cultural Competency In Education|
Defines "cultural competency" and sets forth teacher training, professional development, and school plan requirements for achieving cultural competency. http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2004/HE/HE1308.1.html...
|TX||Rule Adoption 02/2004||P-12||School District Staff Development|
19 TAC 2.153.BB.153.1011
Repeals commissioner's rules concerning school district staff development. Concerns minimum staff development standards for school district personnel. TEXAS REG 94371 (SN)...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Professional Development|
Provides teachers with quality professional development that will promote and enhance learning opportunities for students. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1170.pdf...
|IA||Adopted 01/2004||P-12||Teacher Quality Program|
281 IAC 83.6
Clarifies rules regarding the Teacher Quality Program. Provides requirements for school district professional development, including professional development standards, district career development plan expectations and professional development provider require...
|GA||Adopted 11/2003||P-12||Staff and Professional Development|
Changes title of rules to Professional Learning. Clarifies state requirements and expectations for staff and professional development programs. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-3-3-.04.pdf...
|AR||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, & Accountability Program and Academic Distress Program|
Establishes rules governing the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment and Accountability Program and the Academic Distress Program (ACTAAP). http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20162%20actaap.pdf...
|GA||Adopted 11/2003||P-12||Staff Development Unit Program Approval|
Clarifies rules to change title to Professional Learning Unit (PLU) Program Approval. Specifies state requirements for plans for PLU credit for certification renewal. Allows school systems to submit alternative plans for staff development that free them from e...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12|
|Instructional Strategies: English Learners|
Amends existing law pertaining to instructional strategies to include the provision of such strategies for working with English learners as a purpose of the subject matter projects. Includes English language development assessments and standards for English la...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Teacher Training: Cultural Competency|
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, in consultation with the department of education, to contract with an independent evaluator to conduct a study of the availability and effectiveness of cultural competency training for teachers and administrato...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Regional Educational Service Centers|
S.B. 1093 § 3
Allows the department of education to fund (within available appropriations) in cooperation with one or more regional educational service centers: (1) a cooperating teacher training program; (2) institutes to provide continuing education; and (3) a beginning t...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Regional Training Programs|
Revises provisions governing the regional training programs for the professional development of teachers and administrators and the Statewide Council for the Coordination of the Regional Training Programs. Amends NRS 391.544 to provide that through the Nevada ...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
S.B. 296 (multiple provisions)
Specifies that all valid teaching certificates issued prior to September 1988 are exempt from the professional development requirement that follows. Narrows types of teacher licences available to an initial professional certificate and a career continuous pro...
|TX||to governor 06/2003||P-12||Training for Teachers of ELL Students|
S.B. 1108 (Section 39.024)
Requires the state agency to develop and make available teacher training materials and other teacher training resources to assist teachers in enabling students of limited English proficiency to meet state performance expectations. The teacher training resourc...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Public Schools|
Staff development may: (1) include training in: A) technology; (B) conflict resolution; and (C) discipline strategies, including classroom
management, district discipline policies, and the student code of conduct; (2) include training that: (A) relate...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Teacher Preparation and Development|
Adds components on classroom management and student discipline strategies to teacher preparation competencies and goals of professional development. http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2003-04HB/hb1151_enr.rtf...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Review of Teacher Development Plan|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Adds that, subsequent to a teacher's evaluation, the individual teacher's evaluator, not just the teacher's supervisor, must review, modify, or accept modifications to a teacher's individual development plan.
See Section 42: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bi...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Extra Contract Days for Teacher Development Program Districts|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Changes from fourth to fifth year the year in which a school district participating in the teacher quality program must provide two noninstructional contract days more than were offered in the academic year before the first year of program participation, for s...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Teacher Intensive Assistance Program|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Changes from July 1, 2004 to July 1, 2005 date by which all districts must be ready to offer an intensive assistance program for any teacher deemed not to be meeting state teaching standards. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/Legislation/File_only.pl?FILE=/...
|MT||Rule Adoption 04/2003||P-12||Renewal Unit Verification|
Establishes rules regarding renewal unit verification. Applications to the superintendent of public instruction for license renewal shall be accompanied by verification of meeting the professional development requirements through official documentation (transc...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Annual for Teachers with National Board Certification|
Increases the annual bonus of teachers obtaining national board for professional teaching standards certification. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2903.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Education Requirements for Teachers|
Revises provisions concerning continuing education requirements for teachers....
|ND||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Professional Development Expenditures|
Before October 1 of each year, districts must report a separate list of the professional development activities in which the district participated during the preceding school year; and the amount of time committed to the activities. (This is is addition to al...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Professional Development Programs|
Makes an appropriation of $3.5 million for professional development programs for public school personnel (for 2004). Requires the Commission on Higher Education to evaluate the professional development programs and report to the legislative education study co...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Professional Development Section|
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 22-2-2 (Z)(AA) to add guidelines for developing extensive professional development activities for districts that: (a) improve teachers' knowledge of the subjects they teach and the ability to teach those subjects to all of their students; (b) ar...
|KS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||State Inservice Education Opportunities Act|
Renames the state inservice education opportunities act the education professional development act. Deletes language referring to funding levels for professional development in 1990s; retains language regarding level of state funding of district professional d...
|IA||Adopted 03/2003||P-12||Beginning Teacher Mentoring and Induction Program and Non-Beginning Teacher Evaluation and Individual Teacher Career Development Plan|
281 IAC 83.2 thru 83.6
Amends rules regarding the Teacher Quality Program. Includes preschool teachers in "beginning teacher" definition for purposes of beginning teacher mentoring and induction program adopted in statute. Specifies that beginning teachers are the teachers who must...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2003||P-12||Teacher Parent Conferences|
Amends 13-26-4. A school may have teacher-parent conferences during the school year and not more than 16.5 hours may be counted as hours in session. Also, boards may designate a maximum of 5.5 hours of the 16.5 session hours as in-service teacher training. ...
|TX||Adopted 12/2002||P-12||Contracted Continuing Professional Education Sponsors STATE ID: 27 TEXREG 9540|
22 TAC 523.71
Replaces rules pertaining to Board contracted Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Sponsors. Allows contracting with providers and sets out requirements, most of which concern contractual obligations. Section 523.25 deals with evaluation. TEXAS REG 84215 ...
|MA||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Teachers Must Receive Development in Second Language Acquisition|
Districts are required to provide teachers with development in second language acquisition techniques, and professional development plans are to be filed annually with the state commissioner. http://www.state.ma.us/legis/bills/house/ht05010.htm...
|RI||To governor 06/2002||P-12||District-Wide Professional Development|
This act would require that 25% of the funds appropriated for professional development would be set aside for district-wide professional development. This act would take effect upon passage....
|OK||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Teacher Issues|
Requires successful completion of the competency examination for licensure except for Alternative Placement Program candidates; adds additional professional days for teachers for certain purposes....
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Extended Day/Year Program Funding, Field Trip Costs, Provision of Staff Development, School Board Member and Principal Development Requirements|
Allows any local school district to fund extended day and -year programs for kindergarten or compulsory age students through sources other than the adequate education program. Permits local boards to expend funds from any available sources to help defray costs...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Teacher Contracts Related to Professional Development Days|
Deletes the provisions requiring teachers (contingent upon salary increases) to work an additional three days for staff development....
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Tax Credit for Professional Development|
Offers an incentive to state teachers to take professional development course work by allowing them a 100% state tax deduction on tuition costs....
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Professional development schools|
Makes an appropriation for the establishment and continuation of professional development schools for teachers. Full legislation is below....
|KY||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Professional Development for Middle School Math Teachers|
Retains priority for funding to improve middle school mathematics teachers' content knowledge; permits the Department of Education to approve funding for other content areas during 2000-2002 for middle school teachers if all funds are not needed for the first ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Number of Teachers Eligible for NBPTS Aid Program|
Increases to 1,000 the maximum number of teachers eligible to participate in the State and Local Aid Program for Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards....
|ND||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Professional Development|
H. B. 1293--Professional Development Portion
On or before October first of each year, each school district is required to file a report with the state
a. The amount and source of funds that were made available to the district for
professional development during the preceding s...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Rewards, Continuing Education, Teacher Shortages,|
H.B. 1499--Multiple Components
Concerns Academic Performance Awards Programs, continuing education for mathematics teachers, National Board certification; removes authority of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to establish repayment of certain student loans program; establishes te...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Section 4|
Amends Section 59-18-1930. The Education Oversight Committee shall provide for a comprehensive review of state and local professional development to include principal leadership development and teacher staff development. The review must provide an analysis of...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Professional Development|
From bill analysis: The number of special education students included in the mainstream classroom has steadily increased over the last twenty-five years. Many teachers in the regular classroom have at least one special education student in their classes, yet ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Professional development for teachers in the delta region|
Creates the Delta Leadership Act of 2001; creates the Delta Leadership Institute for teachers to provide high quality research based professional development for teachers in the delta region....
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Omnibus Bill with Appropriations|
Creates public school reading proficiency fund to help train teachers to teach reading and writing to students below grade level; sets up "enterprise centers" to provide fee-for-service assistance to districts; creates "probationary school intervention funds" ...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Omnibus Bill--Lengthens School Year|
Section 30, requires that by 2001-2002 budgets reflect a school year of at least 190 days. 180 days are for instruction and ten days are for teachers' professional development, provided that there is legislative appropriation to implement this requirement....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Tuition Waivers|
This act modifies provisions related to the State System of Public Education by granting
tuition waivers to educators for courses taken at higher education institutions that satisfy
professional development requirements for retaining a license to teach. The l...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Education Certificates from Two-Year Institutions|
Senate Bill 28 amends Chapter 21, State and Private Education Institutions, NMSA 1978, to authorize two-year post-secondary educational institutions to award appropriate certificates upon completion of an education curriculum and program leading to alternative...
|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 relationship to student success; provides for comprehensive policy on teacher quality to include components on recruitment, preser...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Disaggregated Data, Professional Development|
Modifies provisions related to the State System of Public Education to address issues related to the Utah Performance Assessment System for Students (U-PASS); expands the categories for disaggregating student performance data to include limited English profici...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Regional Preschool Teacher Development|
Relates to regional development preschool system teachers; includes employment as a teacher in the regional development preschool system as school district service credit; modifying the teacher seniority adjustment computation under the foundation program form...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Teacher Training for Advanced Placement Courses.|
Increases the award for subsidized teacher training for advanced placement courses. The award will now increase from $450 to $650 per teacher....
|RI||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Reading Success Institute|
Relates to An act pertaining to education; relates to the State-Wide Reading Success Institute for training teachers....
|OK||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Substitute Teachers|
Authorizes a substitute teacher who holds a lapsed or expired certificate or has a bachelors degree to teach up to 100 days during a school year. Removes all limits on number of days a certified substitute teacher can teach. Removes the prohibition on paying...
|WA||Approved by voters 06/2000||P-12||Ballot Initiative - Student Achievement Fund|
INITIATIVE 728: Shall school districts reduce class sizes, extend learning programs, expand teacher training, and construct facilities, funded by lottery proceeds, existing property taxes, and budget reserves? ...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Grant Program for Teacher Professional Development|
Creates a grant program to assist public schools in implementing teacher development activitie that are school-based, and focus on developing skills in instructing students in reading, writing, mathematics and science....
|OK||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Professional Development|
Provides continued support of elementary school reading professional development institutes through ongoing teacher development at individual school sites. Funds may be used for the cost of mentor training, payment for substitute teachers, on-site facilitatio...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Professional Development/Evaluation Pilot|
Allows 1 local school district the ability to pilot a professional development and/or evaluation plan....
|DE||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Professional Development and Educator Accountability Act|
Creates the Professional Development and Educator Accountability Act. Beginning in 2002, at least 20% of educator's performance evaluation will be tied to student improvement -- teachers and administrators who fail to measure up can be dismissed. Establishes m...
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||Minnesota New Teacher Project|
Establishes this project in the Department of Children, Families and Learning to retain new teachers in the profession and to provide models for professional development. A school district with an approved new teacher plan is eligible to receive $3,000 of stat...
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||Professional Development Funding|
Beginning in FY 2001, increases the general education formula allowance by $39, from $3,925 to $3,964 per adjusted marginal cost pupil unit. Increases the amount of basic revenue a district must reserve for staff development from 1% to 2%. Clarifies that basic...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Professional Development Fund|
Creates the Middle School Mathematics Professional Development Fund to provide moneys to teachers of middle school mathematics for tuition reimbursements and stipends for approved university and college courses, approved professional development programs and p...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Financial Incentives for Schools|
Establishes and implements a superior-performing and exemplary schools program for identifying and granting financial incentives to low performing schools that improve and to the highest performing schools in their classification; provides for school improveme...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Attendance at Classes|
Allows a school district to pay for attendance of school district employees at classes or workshops conducted by a company that employs one or more of the school district employees to conduct the classes or workshops....
|KY||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Tuition-Free Courses for Teachers|
Permits teachers and employees in the state and locally operated secondary area technology centers to earn up to six college credits per term in tuition-free courses at public postsecondary institutions....
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Professional Development Funding|
Funding for staff and professional development has been lowered from 1 ½% of salaries to 1%. ...