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TNSJR0482Intro

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2021-04-08
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TNSB1341Intro

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As introduced, changes "the education committee of the house of representatives" to "the education administration committee of the house of representatives" for purposes of determining membership on the board's basic education program (BEP) review co...
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2021-04-07
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB1324Intro

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As introduced, requires that a petition by a teacher to the commissioner of education for waiver of any requirement for renewal of the teacher's license on the basis of the teacher's performance effectiveness level on each of the last three evaluatio...
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2021-04-07
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TNSB1134Intro

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As introduced, changes from October 1 to October 15, the date by which an LEA operating a charter school is required to catalog all underutilized or vacant properties owned or operated by the LEA or within an educational facility owned or operated by...
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2021-04-07
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TNSB0395Intro

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As introduced, deletes antiquated language regarding the comptroller's office requirement to study and report on the formation and operation of community schools that concluded on November 1, 2018. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-04-07
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TNSB1190Intro

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As introduced, specifies that the information the department of education must make publicly available concerning the course access program must be available by July 1 following the immediately preceding school year. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-04-07
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TNSB1426Intro

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As introduced, changes from January 31 to January 15 the date by which the department of health must provide the governor's office, the speaker of the senate, and the speaker of the house of representatives a report of the aggregate results of all BM...
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2021-04-07
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TNSB1580Intro

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As introduced, requires students in grades 6-8 to enroll in an introduction to social health course developed by LEAs based on standards developed by the state board of education. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.
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2021-04-07
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TNSB0808Intro

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As introduced, enacts the Adequate Funding Program for Education; revises funding for public education through the BEP. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-04-07
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TNSB0659Intro

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As introduced, prohibits teachers from using supplemental materials that are not approved by the state board. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-04-07
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TNSB1474Intro

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As introduced, enacts the "Keep Kids in School Act." - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.
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2021-04-07
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TNSB1336Intro

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As introduced, deletes antiquated language that required the comptroller's office to study the formation and operation of community schools and report its finding by November 1, 2018. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-04-07
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TNSB0446Intro

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As introduced, expands the definition of "eligible postsecondary institution" to include certain private postsecondary institutions for purposes of the Tennessee HOPE scholarship. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4, Part 9.
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2021-04-07
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TNSB1410Intro

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Requires the department, instead of local boards of education, to develop a water testing program to reduce potential lead contamination in drinking water in public schools; requires child care programs to implement the water testing program required...
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2021-04-07
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TNSB1581Intro

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As introduced, allows the advisory council for the education of students with disabilities to submit its annual report electronically to the governor, the general assembly, and the state board of education. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-04-07
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TNSB0180Intro

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As introduced, mandates, beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, that each LEA receive no less than a 50 percent state share in the instructional salaries and wages components, instructional benefits components, and classroom components. - Amends T...
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2021-04-07
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TNSB0879Intro

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As introduced, changes the date by which the department must submit its annual report on the pilot program to improve parent-teacher engagement from July 31 to August 15. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-04-07
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TNSB0593Intro

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As introduced, requires that the textbooks and instructional materials adopted by the state board of education be available online for public inspection; authorizes the public to continue to provide public comment on the textbooks and instructional m...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB1451Intro

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As introduced, adds January 15 of each year as the date by which state universities and community colleges are required to submit an annual report on any academic program terminations to the Tennessee higher education commission, education committee ...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1494Intro

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As introduced, prohibits a public institution of higher education from preventing a student athlete from earning compensation as a result of the use of the student athlete's name, image, or likeness; prohibits a public institution of higher education...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB0704Intro

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As introduced, enacts the "Operation Comeback Act," which directs the department to develop a tutoring program to provide access to high-quality tutoring services to students enrolled in kindergarten through grade three to combat student learning los...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1467Intro

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As introduced, increases from 60 days after the general assembly's adjournment to 90 days after the general assembly's adjournment the time within which the department must update the list of laws related to the rights of students and their parents o...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1457Intro

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As introduced, prohibits corporal punishment in public schools. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1501Intro

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As introduced, prohibits the use of student performance and student growth data from TCAP tests in identifying priority schools and assigning schools to the achievement school district. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-03-31
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TNSB0227Intro

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As introduced, requires, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, each local education agency and public charter school to provide students with age-appropriate and grade-appropriate instruction on firearm safety. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1225Intro

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As introduced, deletes antiquated language that required the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee to study the economic feasibility of creating a statewide energy policy and report its findings by December 15, 2...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB0376Intro

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As introduced, reduces from 25 to 20, and from 20 to 15, respectively, the maximum class size and the average grade level unit classroom size for grades kindergarten through three in a school in which 50 percent or more of the school's third grade st...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB0351Intro

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As introduced, requires the board to promulgate rules to allow a public school system to meet the 180 days of classroom instruction required for each school term by providing a minimum number of instructional hours per school year. - Amends TCA Secti...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1177Intro

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As introduced, changes, from 10 days to 10 business days, the period of time after an LEA receives the audit report of the LEA's school funds that the LEA is required to deliver a copy of the report to the commissioner of education. - Amends TCA Titl...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1490Intro

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As introduced, increases from 16 to 20 point font the minimum font size that a post secondary educational institution must use for the required transferability of credits disclosure given to a student prior to the student signing an enrollment contra...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1506Intro

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As introduced, clarifies that education instruction committee of the house of representatives shall receive an annual report by the office of coordinated school health on the implementation of physical activity of students. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1469Intro

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As introduced, directs the state board to consider and make recommendations to the general assembly as to whether further temporary adjustment should be made to student assessment-based and student growth model-based accountability measures due to th...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1465Intro

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As introduced, allows LEAs and public charter schools to determine the number of universal screeners administered to students in sixth grade; allows LEAs and public charter schools to determine whether to implement certain aspects of the department's...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1427Intro

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As introduced, requires LEAs serving students in grades 9-12 and public charter high schools to create and implement a plan to expand computer science education by the 2024-2025 school year; creates grants, subject to appropriation to support compute...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1466Intro

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As introduced, requires public charter schools authorized by the ASD to remain in the ASD until the school satisfies certain exit criteria; specifies that the removal by the commissioner of a public charter school from the jurisdiction of the ASD act...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB0703Intro

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As introduced, establishes the pupil/teacher ratios for virtual schools, rather than allowing the state board of education to do so; authorizes virtual schools to exceed maximum class sizes by up to 30 percent; requires virtual schools to comply with...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1489Intro

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As introduced, changes the date by which the commissioner of education must submit the annual report from November 1 to November 15. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-03-31
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TNSB0409Intro

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As introduced, changes from October to November, the month by which a public institution of higher education that receives funds from the distribution of credit cards to students or any percentage from the use of cards bearing the college or universi...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB0953Intro

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As introduced, increases from one-half credit to one credit, the number of credits that may be awarded to a student for work completed in a release time course under a policy adopted by a local board. - Amends TCA Section 49-2-130.
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1482Intro

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As introduced, requires an LEA to notify the department of education if the LEA develops its own adverse childhood experiences training program. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-03-31
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TNSB0823Intro

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As introduced, enacts the "Rural Renewal Award Act." - Amends TCA Title 8; Title 9 and Title 49.
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1464Intro

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As introduced, changes, from 10 years to five years, the term of an initial charter agreement and, in certain circumstances, the term of a renewed charter agreement; authorizes a local board of education to consider the number of public schools alrea...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1358Intro

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As introduced, provides all school-based employees of an LEA during the 2020-2021 school year with a one-time hazard pay bonus of $1,000 for full-time employees and $500 for part-time employees. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1449Intro

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As introduced, prohibits a school that is designated by the department as a priority or focus school from exceeding a class size ratio of one teacher per 15 students in kindergarten through second grade. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1; Title 49, Ch...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB0156Intro

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As introduced, requires each LEA and public charter school to provide age-appropriate instruction to public school students in kindergarten through grade 12 on the events of September 11, 2001, annually on September 11. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1059Intro

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As introduced, directs the department to develop and administer a system of grants to LEAs to supplement funding LEAs receive through the BEP for special education. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-03-31
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB0335Intro

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As introduced, requires TSAC to provide one-time grants, subject to appropriation, to students enrolled in eligible postsecondary institutions who have lost a family member due to COVID-19 to assist the students in completing their degree or credenti...
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2021-03-31
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB1508Intro

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As introduced, requires the office of research and education accountability, in collaboration with TSAC and the departments of education, labor and workforce development, and human services to study providing driver education in Title I public high s...
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1415Intro

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As introduced, enacts the "Grow Jobs Through Employee Ownership Act," to support the growth and expansion of employee-owned businesses. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 49 and Title 67.
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2021-03-31
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TNSB1481Intro

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As introduced, reduces, from 30 days to 25 days, the grace period in which a child care program must submit its annual report after receiving notice of its failure to do so. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 49 and Title 71.
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2021-03-31
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