Monthly Archives: April 2011

SB 773 Clears Another Hurdle

The Senate bill that will extend the telecommunication discounts for schools, libraries, and hospitals to 2016, was approved by the full Senate on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. It was sent to the House on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 for their … Continue reading

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HB 1054: Equipping Teachers to Utilize the Power of Technology

A bill heard in the House Public Education Committee on Tuesday requires teachers and principals to attend professional development on integrating technology into classroom instruction. Those who have a Standard certification must renew their certification every five years.  In order … Continue reading

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Some Victories Along the Way

Today, both SB 6 and HB 6 passed in their respective chambers.  SB 6 had only one amendment.  The IMA will go into affect on September 1, 2011.  There will be no delay of the implementation! Language was also added … Continue reading

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HB 6 Takes Big Step Toward Passage

The House of Representatives passed HB 6 on Wednesday, April 6th. It needs one more vote in the House, but this is usually a formality. The bill has changed some as it has gone through the process. The first changes … Continue reading

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