Education Reform Update
Last week the Senate passed its version of education reform. The Senate version had some similarities to the House bill but was considerably different. We have tried to reach a compromise. The House is offering an amendment to the Senate bill to try to reach this compromise.
The House amendment makes changes and additions regarding competency-based learning, core curriculum changes, teacher and administrator performance, innovation acceleration fund, online learning, class sharing agreements, assessments, national board certification, educator employment and professional development and third grade literacy.
The amendment also establishes several task forces to study education reform ideas such as teacher evaluations, educator career ladders and compensation, online learning and instructional time and school year, competency-based education and the core curriculum.