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Bill To Change State Board And Remove Ritz Passes House

The House today passed Senate Bill 1, the measure that would change the makeup of the State Board of Education, including removing the state superintendent as chair and letting the board choose its own chair from among its ranks. The House voted 55-41 to accept the updated version of the bill, which we outlined in […]

Legislative Update: State Board Chair And Senate Budget

As the so called “education session” gets closer to an end, the General Assembly is finalizing a number of education bills to send to the governor’s desk. One of the major decisions the legislature is debating is how the state funds school districts. Another is whether to keep Glenda Ritz the head of the state […]

Senate Committee Dramatically Changes Transformation Zone Bill

A bill that would have permitted school districts to create “transformation zones” as a remedy for failing schools was gutted in a Senate committee Wednesday. The bill would have allowed school districts to assemble a group of school and community members to help turnaround schools that receive an F six years in a row under the state’s […]

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