House Public Education Committee approves mentor bill
Date Posted: 4/25/2017 | Author: Mark Wiggins
The House Public Education Committee met following Monday’s floor session to vote out a handful of bills. The committee approved the following bills unanimously:
- CSHB 515, which would eliminate writing and social studies assessments and require only end-of-course assessments in reading, math and science as required by federal law under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
- CSHB 539, which would allow the children of military service members to enroll full-time in the state virtual school network.
- CSHB 816, which would create a mentor program for new teachers in Texas.
- HB 1918, which would create a grant program to provide online professional development courses for new teachers, those teaching out of their certification or those teaching at underperforming schools.
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