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General Statehouse: Where Key Bills Stand

The 2018 Indiana legislative session is in the home stretch with an end date of this coming Wednesday. Another select group of business-related bills crossed the finish line this week (and last) and are ultimately headed to the Governor’s desk. Others are bound for conference committee to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions. Meanwhile, two bills saw [...]

2018-03-09T11:36:18+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

Employability Skills and Work Ethic Certificate Bill Goes to the Governor; Two Other Key Bill Headed for Final Votes

Employability Skills and Work Ethic Certificate Bill Goes to the Governor Bill # and Title: SB 297 – Employability Skills Curriculum Author: Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) Summary: Provides that, not later than July 1, 2019, each school within a school corporation shall include interdisciplinary employability skills standards established by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD), in consultation with the [...]

2018-03-02T13:44:36+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|

Key Education Bills Ready for Floor Votes

Computer Science Bill Passes Committee Unanimously Bill # and Title: SB 172 – Computer Science Curriculum Author: Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) Summary: Establishes the Next Level Computer Science Grant Program and the Next Level Computer Science Fund to award grants, after June 30, 2019, to eligible entities to implement teacher professional development programs for training in teaching computer science. [...]

2018-02-23T13:20:28+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|

Mega Workforce Bills Still Need Work; High School Diploma Measures Pass

Mega Workforce Development Bills Switch Sides – Still Need Some Work Bill # and Title: SB 50 – Workforce Development: Career and Technical Education Author: Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) Summary: Establishes the College and Career Funding Review Committee. Requires the review committee to study certain issues and to submit a report to the Governor and Legislative Council concerning the [...]

2018-02-09T14:19:43+00:00 February 9th, 2018|

Mega Workforce Bills Significantly Amended; High School Diploma Measures Nearing Floor Votes; Teacher Licensure Measure Has Issues But Includes Chamber-supported Language

Workforce Development Bills Significantly Amended Bill # and Title: SB 50 – Workforce Development: Career and Technical Education Author: Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) Summary: Establishes the College and Career Funding Review Committee. Requires the review committee to study certain issues and to submit a report to the Governor and Legislative Council concerning the results of the study. Provides that [...]

2018-02-02T13:37:20+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|

Computer Science Bill Moves to Senate Floor; Employability Skills and Work Ethic Certificate Legislation Well Received; and Other Education Updates

Computer Science Bill Moves to Senate Floor    Bill # and Title: SB 172 – Computer Science Curriculum Author: Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) Summary: Establishes the Next Level Computer Science Grant Program and the Next Level Computer Science Fund to award grants, after June 30, 2019, to eligible entities to implement teacher professional development programs for training in teaching [...]

2018-01-26T14:32:25+00:00 January 26th, 2018|