On June 20, the state Assembly met in floor session. K-12 education-related bills regarding initial licensure as a special education teacher and license reciprocity were each approved on a voice vote. These bills were requested and supported by school administrators within CESA 3 and now head to the state Senate for consideration.
Below is additional information on the bills that were passed from the non-partisan Legislative Council and Legislative Reference Bureau and includes descriptions of amendments to the bills that were adopted and passed by the Assembly: Continue reading Assembly passes bills related to teacher licensure
The Assembly Committee on Education, chaired by Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac), has scheduled a public hearing for Thursday, June 13 on a pair of bills that stem from the work of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding. Both bills are authored by Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) and sponsored by Sen. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green).
UPDATE: Assembly Bill 224 was removed from the hearing agenda. Only Assembly Bill 223 was heard.
The hearing will be held in Room 417 North (GAR Hall) of the State Capitol, beginning at 11:01 a.m on the following bills: Continue reading Assembly education committee schedules meeting on June 13
On Thursday, May 30, the Assembly Committee on Education met to vote on one bill (dyslexia guidebook) and hold a public hearing on three others (school meals, special education licensure & teacher licensure reciprocity).
Executive Session: Assembly Bill 110 was recommended for full passage by the Assembly on a party-line vote after an amendment was unanimously approved by committee members. Continue reading Assembly education committee meeting recap
The Assembly Committee on Education will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 417 North (GAR Hall) of the State Capitol.
The committee is chaired by state Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac) and is scheduled to take public testimony on three bills: Continue reading Assembly education committee to hold hearing on school meals, teacher licensure bills May 30
Gov. Evers’ proposed 2019-21 state budget has been introduced as 2019 Senate Bill 59 (and as 2019 Assembly Bill 56).
Key selected highlights of the governor’s K-12 education budget include the following:
School Funding Reform Provisions Continue reading Selected highlights of Gov. Evers’ K-12 education budget
In a series of posts, we’ll take a closer look at several study committees that recently completed their work on topics related to K-12 education and public schools.
We’ll start with the Legislative Council Study Committee on the Identification and Management of Dyslexia, which met for the last time in mid-December and voted to recommend two draft bills for the Joint Legislative Council to introduce in the 2019-20 session.
Continue reading Legislative Council study committees wrap up work
The Legislative Council Study Committee on the Identification and Management of Dyslexia is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, October 23 to consider making several recommendations, including proposed legislation. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m., in Room 411 South, State Capitol, Madison.
One proposed bill would require the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), in consultation with an advisory committee created under the bill, to develop a guidebook related to reading difficulties and dyslexia for pupils, parents, teachers, and administrators.
Continue reading Dyslexia study committee set to make recommendations on Oct. 23