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TNSB0601IntroAs introduced, changes, from within the first year of service to within the first six months of service, the time in which a state university board member appointed or selected on or after July 1, 2019, must attend an orientation administered by the ...
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2019-03-20
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TNSB1243IntroAs introduced, requires students to pass a civics test to receive a full diploma upon graduation from high school; requires LEAs to include all 100 questions from the United States civics test, instead of only 25 to 50 questions, on the civics test p...
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2019-03-18
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TNSB0441IntroAs introduced, expands the definition of "eligible independent postsecondary institution" to include certain private postsecondary institutions for purposes of scholarships and grants funded from net proceeds of the state lottery. - Amends TCA Title ...
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2019-03-14
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB0764IntroAs introduced, increases from one to two the number of additional dual enrollment courses a student may take under a dual enrollment grant under certain circumstances; allows an eligible student to receive a dual enrollment grant for no more than 10 ...
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2019-03-14
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB0182IntroAs introduced, requires local boards of education to adopt policies to allow a parent to view photos or video footage collected from a camera or video camera installed inside a school bus under certain circumstances. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1;...
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2019-03-14
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB0760IntroAs introduced, requires LEAs to provide students with characteristics of dyslexia appropriate tiered dyslexia-specific intervention through services provided by a teacher trained in dyslexia intervention; requires the department of education to emplo...
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2019-03-13
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TNSB0058IntroAs introduced, creates the "Tennessee Outdoor Education and Recreation Grant Program." - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 11; Title 49 and Title 70.
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB0482IntroAs introduced, authorizes a local board of education to make payroll deduction for dues of professional employees' organizations available to its professional employees. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 2 and Title 49, Chapter 5.
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB0213IntroAs introduced, changes from October 1 to September 15, the date by which the commissioner shall notify any school and its respective LEA if the school is among the bottom 10 percent of schools in overall achievement. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1 ...
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB0803IntroAs introduced, requires, instead of authorizes, the Tennessee school safety center to establish school safety grants to assist LEAs in funding programs that address school safety; establishes requirements for school safety grant applications and elig...
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB1230IntroAs introduced, changes, from February 1 to January 15, the date by which each governing board must provide a report to the office of legislative budget analysis with information regarding expenditures of revenues derived from any tuition and fees inc...
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB0064IntroAs introduced, requires each local board of education to adopt a policy requiring all K-12 teachers, principals, and assistant principals employed by the LEA to participate in adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) training on an annual basis. - Amends...
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2019-03-13
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TNSB1267IntroAs introduced, requires the department of education to provide LEAs with access to their students' TCAP and end-of-course assessment items and the students' answers within 60 days following the administration of the assessments; requires an LEA to pr...
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB0953IntroAs introduced, directs the department to establish a process by which the department will reimburse the parent of an economically disadvantaged student for fees and costs associated with taking one advanced placement examination that are not otherwis...
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2019-03-13
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TNSB1058IntroAs introduced, deletes an obsolete provision requiring the office of research and education accountability to report on whether community schools have met their education and community goals to the education committees of the general assembly by Nove...
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB0373IntroAs introduced, reduces, from 30 percent to 15 percent, the portion of a teacher's evaluation that must be comprised of student achievement data, if the teacher does not have access to individual data representative of student growth; allows the teach...
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB1261IntroAs introduced, requires each local board of education and charter school governing body to adopt a comprehensive code of conduct for each school under the authority of the board or governing body that describes the types of behavior expected from all...
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB0443IntroAs introduced, requires that statewide assessment scores used in the calculation of students' final course grade be returned to districts at least five instructional days before the end of the course. - Amends TCA Section 49-1-617.
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB1195IntroAs introduced, allows the department to post its annual report on its website in lieu of distributing the report to certain persons and entities. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2019-03-13
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TNSB1061IntroAs introduced, requires the department of correction, in partnership with the Tennessee higher education commission and the board of regents, to develop and submit to the general assembly an annual report detailing the higher education opportunities ...
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB0728IntroAs introduced, allows the department of education to post its annual report on its website in lieu of distributing the report to certain persons and entities. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB0305IntroAs introduced, specifies that nutritional standards adopted by the state board of education do not prohibit LEAs and schools from offering whole milk as a food choice for students. - Amends TCA Title 43; Title 44; Title 49 and Title 53.
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB0796IntroAs introduced, changes, from December 1 to December 31, the annual date by which the state board of education is required to publicly report the total amount of authorizer fees collected in the previous school year and the authorizing obligations ful...
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB1398IntroAs introduced, decreases the amount of time a change in the designated person to check a school bus utilized for transportation of children with disabilities must be reported to an LEA from 10 days to seven days. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB0808IntroAs introduced, transfers, from the state board of education to the department of education, the authority to accept and administer federal funds for the purpose of promoting public education; designates the department of education as the state board ...
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB0295IntroAs introduced, directs that any interest accruing on the balance of an LEA's dedicated education fund that remains unexpended at the end of a fiscal year must be returned to the fund balance and become part of the fund balance. - Amends TCA Title 49,...
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2019-03-13
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TNSB0442IntroAs introduced, authorizes LEAs that receive pre-kindergarten program approval to utilize an alternative academic growth indicator approved by the state board of education and adopted by the LEA, rather than the pre-k/kindergarten growth portfolio mod...
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2019-03-13
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TNSB1238IntroAs introduced, authorizes LEAs to establish a threat assessment team for the purpose of developing comprehensive, intervention-based approaches to prevent violence, manage reports of potential threats, and create a system that fosters a safe, support...
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2019-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm]
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TNSB0623IntroAs introduced, requires the state board of education to provide professional development credit to a teacher who successfully completes a foreign language course that will assist the teacher in educating students for whom English is a second language...
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2019-03-12
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TNSB0917IntroAs introduced, allows, subject to available appropriations, students to take the ACT WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate examinations in lieu of retaking the postsecondary readiness examination required at grade 11. - Amends TCA Section ...
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2019-03-06
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TNSB0220IntroAs introduced, expands the category of independent students eligible for a Tennessee reconnect grant to include students who are not eligible to be claimed as a dependent for federal tax purposes. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4.
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2019-02-27
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TNSB0820IntroAs introduced, requires in-service training in restorative justice discipline practices for all employees of an LEA; requires the course of instruction in all public schools to include content designed to educate children on restorative justice disci...
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2019-02-26
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TNSB0170IntroAs introduced, requires each local board of education to adopt a policy requiring schools within the LEA to perform an adverse childhood experiences assessment before suspending or expelling a student or requiring a student to attend in-school suspen...
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2019-02-26
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TNSB0800IntroAs introduced, establishes the Governor's Civics Seal to recognize public schools and local education agencies implementing high-quality civic education programs. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 10.
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2019-02-19
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TNSB0775IntroAs introduced, requires the board of regents, the board of trustees of the University of Tennessee, and the state university boards to create and approve a policy requiring public institutions of higher education to compensate adjunct professors at l...
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2019-02-15
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TNSB0977IntroAs introduced, extends eligibility for receipt of Wilder-Naifeh technical skills grants to students who are attending certain independent postsecondary institutions and who are otherwise eligible for the grants. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4.
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2019-02-14
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TNSJR0193IntroLynne "Michelle" Bowman, State Textbook and Instructional Materials Quality Commission
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2019-02-14
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TNSJR0194IntroJack A. Parton, State Textbook and Instructional Materials Quality Commission
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2019-02-14
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TNSB1246IntroAs introduced, requires the best practices clearinghouse to present a report of its work to the education committee of the senate and the education committee of the house of representatives by January 31 each year. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1153IntroAs introduced, prohibits local boards of education and school administrators from suspending students in pre-kindergarten through grade two from attending school as a form of discipline. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1247IntroAs introduced, requires the department to publish the list of art supplies that are certified nontoxic by the Arts and Creative Materials Institute on the department's website. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1362IntroAs introduced, deletes provisions declaring incarcerated persons to be categorically ineligible for financial assistance. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4.
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2019-02-11
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TNSB0834IntroAs introduced, changes from two weeks to four weeks the time period following written notice to the affected board of education within which the commissioner of education may, upon due hearing, withhold and declare forfeited state school funds due an...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1240IntroAs introduced, requires each governing board of a state institution of higher education to perform a cost-benefit analysis for each institution under the governing board's authority; requires each governing board to report the results of each cost-be...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB0832IntroAs introduced, allows the LEA to provide a copy of a student's report card to the parent or parents of the student electronically. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1149IntroAs introduced, requires, beginning with the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the number of instructional positions funded under the BEP to reflect the number of teachers a school district is required to employ to comply with maximum class size requirements. - ...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB0957IntroAs introduced, enacts the Truth in Teacher Pay Act; requires the salary schedules approved by the state board of education to reflect certain increases to the instructional salaries and wages component of the BEP in the general appropriations act. - ...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1307IntroAs introduced, authorizes an LEA to use the ACT or ACT Aspire suites of assessments, instead of state-mandated assessments, to test students in grades nine-12. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1; Title 49, Chapter 2; Title 49, Chapter 3 and Title 49, C...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1260IntroAs introduced, requires the office of research and education accountability (OREA) to study whether community schools are providing effective on-the-job training opportunities to students and file a report containing the findings, conclusions, and re...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1259IntroAs introduced, replaces the department of economic and community development with the Tennessee higher education commission as the state agency charged with administering grants related to work-based learning programs; revises related provisions. - A...
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2019-02-11
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