Saturday, March 2, 2013

Educator Day on the Hill

I was joined yesterday by Jack Duffy, James Maughan, Mallory Record, Leota Pearson, Krista Pippin, and Cyndee Bowser for Educator Day on the Hill. In the Senate Education Committee, Senator Howard Stephenson's SB133: School Performance Reporting was heard and passed out of committee on a 5-2 vote. This bill requires reporting of average class test scores by teacher. Please contact your senator and representative and request a no vote on SB133. A positive was that Representative Jim Bird's HB271s2: Funding for Public Education will be reconsidered, which will provide about $7 million one time money for this year.
There is one more Educator Day on the Hill on March 8. Email me if you are interested in attending. There is still money available to fund a substitute for those wishing to use an Alternative Leave Day.

Since March 1 is Read Across America Day, the Cat in the Hat visited the legislature, sponsored by UEA.

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