Both the House and Senate Education Committees took a break from reviewing rules on Wednesday to learn more about mastery-based/competency-based education.
The Senate Education Committee followed the lead of the House Education Committee and approved changes to rules that will allow an easier path to the classroom for individuals who have not completed teacher preparation programs.
The House Education Committee approved a rule proposed by the State Board of Education, despite strong testimony and encouragement from the IEA to reject it. A portion of the rule makes it possible for an individual holding a bachelor’s degree to become a teacher before first working with the hiring district and a college or…
Historically, few legislative committees meet on Fridays, especially in the early weeks of the legislative session. Instead, the House and Senate meet briefly and then lawmakers make the trip home to meet with constituents over the weekend.