Bills Pending Rhode Island House Education Committee

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RIS0462Engross

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Provides that scholarships received directly from the College Crusade Scholarship Program would not be considered financial aid pursuant to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarships and provides the program with access to certain student data.
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2021-06-10
To House Education Committee
RIS0085Engross

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Requires that benchmarks specific to each local education authority (LEA) be developed by the department of education to improve cost controls, efficiencies and program effectiveness.
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2021-06-10
To House Education Committee
RIS0286Engross

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Direct the council on elementary and secondary education to provide professional support and assistance to LEAs regarding effective ways to use data such as the LEA’s budget and demographics, school culture, and assessments to improve student perfo...
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2021-06-10
To House Education Committee
RIS0283Engross

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Provides that school construction projects approved after July 1, 2021, that fail to utilize a project's architectural services and project educational design services would only be eligible to receive five (5) incentive points.
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2021-06-02
To House Education Committee
RIS0033Engross

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Requires that the board of education incorporate additional questions into its annual assessment of schools and related surveys and provide annual reports to the house of representatives and the senate.
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2021-05-27
To House Education Committee
RIS0213Engross

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Creates the Apprenticeship Pathways to Earning a Bachelor’s Degree Act, to enable an individual to earn a bachelor’s degree at public higher education institutions throughout the state by earning credits through apprenticeships.
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2021-05-27
To House Education Committee
RIS0066Engross

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Requires the children’s cabinet, in conjunction with the department of education, to develop and implement strategies to improve the compensation of early educators.
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2021-05-27
To House Education Committee
RIS0151Engross

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Allows a school district to conduct instruction through virtual education up to five (5) days when schools have been closed due to inclement weather, emergency or any nonscheduled school closings.
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2021-05-27
To House Education Committee
RIS0282Engross

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Provides students attending public schools enrolled in grades K-12 with a students' bill of rights prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, gender, economic status or mental, physical, developmental or sensory disabilities.
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2021-05-27
To House Education Committee
RIH5158Intro

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Requires the children’s cabinet, in conjunction with the department of education, to develop and implement strategies to improve the compensation of early educators.
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2021-05-19
To House Education Committee
RIS0211Engross

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Establishes courses that include instruction in career and technical education programs.
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2021-05-19
To House Education Committee
RIH6315Intro

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Extends the dates for the creation of a program to prepare teachers to teach reading with scientific reading instruction and structured literacy instruction.
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2021-05-07
To House Education Committee
RIH6312Intro

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Provides that scholarships received directly from the College Crusade Scholarship Program would not be considered financial aid pursuant to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarships, and provides the program with access to certain student data.
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2021-05-07
To House Education Committee
RIS0355Engross

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Requires the department of education to create a model policy and timeline to assist local education agencies in implementing a dual language immersion program.
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2021-04-28
To House Education Committee
RIH5933Intro

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Requires school districts to provide for alternative programs within the school to reduce the number of out-of-school suspensions.
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2021-04-28
To House Education Committee
RIH5936Intro

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Establishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.
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2021-04-28
To House Education Committee
RIH5935Intro

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Directs the department of health to establish an inspection and evaluation program and establish rules and regulations regarding air quality in elementary and secondary schools.
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2021-04-14
To House Education Committee
RIH6179Intro

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Allows RIDE to utilize Massachusetts and Connecticut licensed school bus drivers to fulfill a shortage of Rhode Island bus drivers to meet all obligations of transportation of students for a temporary period of time, up to thirty (30) days.
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2021-04-14
To House Education Committee
RIS0287Engross

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2) (Mandates public school classroom size be limited to twenty (20) students for kindergarten through grade two (2).
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2021-04-14
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RIH5934Intro

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Requires all school districts to provide students enrolled in grades Kindergarten through twelve (K-12) access to high-speed Internet.
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2021-04-14
To House Education Committee
RIH5351Intro

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Requires elementary/secondary schools to have at least 1 school employee trained to administer/assist with the self-administering of seizure rescue medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder systems and the use of prescribed electrical stimulati...
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2021-04-14
To House Education Committee
RIH5605Intro

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Provides that the students with disabilities shall be eligible to participate in the state's promise scholarship program and provided with reasonable accommodations to access the opportunities.
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2021-04-07
To House Education Committee
RIH6149Intro

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Establishes an education savings account whereby the General Treasurer may assist and support parents, guardians and caretakers of a school age child learning at home or remotely with materials, technology and other educational support.
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2021-04-07
To House Education Committee
RIH5839Intro

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Establishes a charter school for students with dyslexia.
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2021-04-07
To House Education Committee
RIH6022Intro

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Requires the council on elementary and secondary education to adopt standards which take into consideration the time and cost of transporting students across municipal boundaries and promotes maximum efficiency in other programs.
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2021-03-31
To House Education Committee
RIH5838Intro

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Establishes concurrent enrollment courses for students enrolled in accelerated world language courses thereby allowing the students to earn credits towards a degree at a state university while contemporaneously earning credits towards high school dip...
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2021-03-31
To House Education Committee
RIH5841Intro

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Allows charter schools to engage in nontraditional approaches to learning which must be approved by the department of education.
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2021-03-31
To House Education Committee
RIH5837Intro

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Allows high school students receiving state Silver/Gold Seal of Biliteracy to earn 2 to 4 semesters of college credit toward minor/major in language at public university/community college if requested within 3 yrs. after high school graduation.
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2021-03-31
To House Education Committee
RIH6069Intro

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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97--THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Apprenticeship commission established.
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2021-03-31
To House Education Committee
RIH5840Intro

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Provides that if a school district established an Orton-Gillingham certified school, the program would be available to all students statewide who qualify.
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2021-03-31
To House Education Committee
RIH6070Intro

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Prohibits teaching of divisive concepts, mandates any contract, grant or training entered into by state or municipality include provisions prohibiting divisive concepts and prohibit making individual feel distress on account of their race or sex.
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2021-03-31
To House Education Committee
RIH5833Intro

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Establishes the Rhode Island ombudsperson for special education to ensure school districts meet the minimum standards required to comply with an individualized education program for students with disabilities.
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2021-03-24
To House Education Committee
RIH6117Intro

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Requires mayoral academies to use a random selection process to select eligible public school students who would be invited to attend the mayoral academy. Effective January 1, 2022.
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2021-03-24
To House Education Committee
RIH5831Intro

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Allows teachers in all grades to provide the opportunity for students to observe a brief moment of silence on every September 11.
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2021-03-24
To House Education Committee
RIH5834Intro

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Directs all school districts to prepare district recovery plans, which would include strategies and targets for students, to address losses in both academic and social-emotional learning.
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2021-03-24
To House Education Committee
RIH5352Intro

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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Creates the local advisory committee on special education, a majority of which shall be comprised of parents, guardians or caretakers of students with disabilities, to advise every ...
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2021-03-24
To House Education Committee
RIH5703Intro

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Establishes an education savings account program to assist and support the parents, guardians and caretakers of students with the materials, tutors, technology and other educational support for learning at-home or at any other remote-learning site.
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2021-03-22
To House Education Committee
RIH5349Intro

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House Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations For The Development And Implementation Of An Anti-littering Education Program For Rhode Island Public Elementary School Students (creates A 9 Member Commi...
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2021-03-17
To House Education Committee
RIH5235Intro

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Provides school districts may employ LPNs to assist certified nurse teachers. The act also would require that no fewer than one nurse be employed for every seven hundred fifty (750) students.
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2021-03-17
To House Education Committee
RIH5701Intro

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Requires that one third of all Rhode Island teachers, for the next three (3) years trained in the basic emergency and response skills curriculum ("BEARS"), specifically in hand-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heimlich maneuver, and bleeding contr...
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2021-03-17
To House Education Committee
RIH5443Intro

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Provides an exception to required school immunizations for pupils whose personal, philosophical, or religious beliefs are contrary to immunization and/or testing.
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2021-03-17
To House Education Committee
RIH5713Intro

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Requires that one third of all Rhode Island teachers, for the next three years, be trained in the basic emergency and response skills curriculum ("BEARS"), specifically in hand-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heimlich maneuver, and bleeding contr...
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2021-03-17
To House Education Committee
RIH5492Intro

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House Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Examine The State's Growing Home School Population And Provide Recommendations To Ensure That All Students Have Access To All Available Services In Order To Maximize Their Education (creat...
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2021-03-17
To House Education Committee
RIH5835Intro

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House Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Ri Office Of The Postsecondary Commissioner (riopc) To Develop A Post-graduate Certificate In Dyslexia Knowledge And Practice
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2021-03-16
To House Education Committee
RIS0285Engross

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Implements an individual career and academic plan graduation requirement for each student enrolled in public schools in the sixth through twelfth grade, starting with students entering the sixth grade in the 2023-2024 school year.
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2021-03-10
To House Education Committee
RIH5824Intro

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Establishes the "Purple-star Rhode Island Education Act" or "PRIDE" Act.
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2021-03-10
To House Education Committee
RIH5825Intro

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Children/ Students of military service members transferring to or from Rhode Island may attend by virtual learning.
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2021-03-10
To House Education Committee
RIH5521Intro

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Requires school committees to provide transportation for any student who resides two (2) or more miles from school.
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2021-03-10
To House Education Committee
RIH5354Intro

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Creates anti-bullying bill of rights to strengthen protection for students who are victims of bullying.
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2021-03-10
To House Education Committee
RIH5355Intro

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Act broadens the definition of "teacher" and create a comprehensive bill of rights for school teachers.
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2021-03-10
To House Education Committee
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