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State Charter School Loan Program Awards Last Grants

The State Board of Education wrapped up its two-year charter school loan program last week. But in that program’s final round, only five charter schools applied. The 2015 General Assembly created the program, allocating $50 million in loans to give to charter schools over two years. In the first year of the program, charter schools […]

Controversial Teacher Pay Bill Killed In Senate, Done For Session

The House killed a bill Thursday that would have allowed superintendents to increase pay for teachers outside of the traditional collective bargaining process with a teacher’s union. The controversial SB 10 aimed to help school superintendents attract and retain teachers by allowing them to increase teacher pay at their own discretion and outside of the collective […]

Senate Kills Bill That Would Have Bypassed Teachers Unions

Senate President Pro Tem David Long announced Thursday the Senate would not move forward with House Bill 1004, which would have allowed school districts to offer teachers in hard to fill areas more money without consulting a teacher’s union. The bill was largely controversial because teachers unions said the law would pit teachers against one another: […]

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