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Assembly education committee to hold hearing on teacher prep bill; vote on consolidation aid

The Assembly Committee on Education will hold a public hearing and an executive session Thursday, July 11 at 9:30 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:

Assembly Bill 232 relating to: teacher preparatory programs and granting rule-making authority.

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Gov. Walker Agrees to K-12 Vetoes; WASB Submits Veto Requests

In order to secure votes from Senate GOP holdouts for the state budget, Gov. Walker agreed to several vetoes, including the following related to K-12 education:

  • Energy Efficiency Revenue Limit Exemption

Governor Walker originally proposed eliminating this exemption and the Legislature restored the program, albeit with a year-long moratorium preventing any projects for 2018. The Governor agreed to use his partial veto to alter the moratorium language.  It doesn’t appear he can repeal the language creating this exemption by using his partial veto pen.  However, it does appear he can creatively veto the moratorium provision in a way that would likely prevent districts that haven’t already adopted resolutions from being able to utilize this exemption for a very long time into the future. Continue reading Gov. Walker Agrees to K-12 Vetoes; WASB Submits Veto Requests

What Can Top-Performing Education Systems in Other Countries Teach Us About Improving Education in WI?

On Monday morning (April 3), the School Administrators Alliance is hosting an event at the Concourse Hotel in Madison entitled, “What Wisconsin Can Learn About Education Innovations From the World’s Top Performing Countries.”

This gathering will explore a bipartisan report from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), entitled “No Time to Lose,” which carefully examined the education policies and practices of high-performing countries with an eye toward learning what it might take to build a world-class education system state by state here in the U.S. Continue reading What Can Top-Performing Education Systems in Other Countries Teach Us About Improving Education in WI?

USED Releases Teacher Prep Program Regulations

USDoEThe U.S. Department of Education (USED) this week issued a long-awaited set of federal regulations governing teacher-preparation programs, the programs that prepare new K-12 teachers. The USED labelled the effort part of a broader push to improve teacher quality and readiness.

According to the Washington Post, the rules “require each state to issue annual ratings for teacher-prep programs” in an effort to provide “a snapshot of how novice educators perform after graduation, offering prospective teachers and school district recruiters a more accurate picture of which programs are successful at producing strong educators and which are not.”  The new requirements apply to both traditional programs based at colleges and universities and alternative-certification routes, such as Teach for America. Continue reading USED Releases Teacher Prep Program Regulations