Lawmakers from both chambers say they agree on a final version of a teacher licensing bill that stirred controversy in recent weeks.
Lawmakers debated during discussion of a bill that would restructure the state's diploma system and help implement new graduation pathway requirements.
If a number of schools in a single district fail, Bennett says the state’s takeover model may be expandable.
A bill allowing creationism to be taught in public schools is essentially dead in the General Assembly this session.
The bill's author says schools may use the designation as a recruiting tool.
The panel was one of the first chances legislators have had to publicly debate the Republican-led education overhaul since the session ended in April.