Texas Political lobbyist Update on the 83rd Legislative Session: Interim Charges on Public Education
The following is a digest of a story that originally appeared in the San Saba News Star. The Texas Lobby Group is posting this summary as a pubic service for Texans interested in news about the 83rd Legislative Session.
The House Committee on Public Education issued 5 major education charges for the current legislative session.
- Review of the UIL
- Student Assessment
- Charter Schools
- School Discipline
- Parental and Community Involvement.
Other areas included in the interim charges include the monitoring of the state and local implementation of the new state assessment system, … the “review how districts are implementing the requirement that end-of-course assessment and how it counts for 15 percent of the students’ course grade … Another charge is to evaluate the charter school system of Texas and examine the success and failure stories of Texas and other states…Also being reviewed will be the effectiveness of Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs (DAEPs) and Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs (JJAEPs) in reducing students’ involvement in further disciplinary infractions. Finally, House Public Education Committee will review methods and best practices in Texas and other states to encourage more parental and community involvement in the education of Texas Children.
Read the original story here.