Education Bills

Home » Department of Education

Category Archives: Department of Education

Hearing on SB 437, adding eligibility requirements to the Robotics Education Fund grant program, on February 6

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 437 on Tuesday, February 6 at 9:15 a.m.

The bill requires grantee schools to implement Change the Equation curriculum. It also allows the Department of Education to administer additional grants if there are additional funds after all initial grant requests have been met.

Hearing on SB 435, requiring the State Board to adopt rules for granting credit for alternative programs, on February 6

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 435 on Tuesday, February 6 at 9 a.m. in LOB 103.

The bill requires the State Board of Education to adopt rules for approving alternative programs for granting credits leading to graduation. It also gives some responsibility of decisions regarding curriculum, course offerings, and methods of instruction to the Department of Education (italics are additions to the bill):

It is the responsibility of local teachers, administrators, [and] school boards, and the department of education to identify and implement approaches best suited for the students in their communities to acquire the skills and knowledge included in the curriculum, to determine the scope, organization, and sequence of course offerings, and to choose the methods of instruction, the activities, and the materials to be used.