Legislative Update, February 4, 2014


This Week

HB 1693/SB 1684
Charter Schools: For-Profit Charter Schools

This bill permits for-profit corporations to operate charter schools in Tennessee.

TREE opposes this legislation.

House: Education Subcommittee, 3 p.m. Tuesday [watch]
Senate: Not scheduled (referred to Education Committee)

HB 1908/SB 2025
Vouchers: Private School Vouchers

This bill diverts funds intended for public schools to private schools to pay the cost of tuition for certain Tennessee children.

TREE opposes this legislation.

House: Not scheduled (introduced 1/27/2014)
Senate: Education Committee, 3 p.m. Wednesday [watch]

Last Week

HB 2263/SB 2047
Teachers: 2014 Educator Respect and Accountability Act

This bill prohibits the State Board of Education from using standardized test scores to revoke the licenses of teachers.

TREE supports this legislation.

House: Filed
Senate: Introduced and Referred to Education Committee

HB 1841/SB 2221
Testing: Opt-Out

This bill permits parents to opt their children out of participation in high-stakes testing.

TREE supports this legislation.

House: No action (introduced prior week)
Senate: Introduced and Referred to Education Committee

HB 2167/SB 2404
Testing: Parental Notification

This bill requires the state and local districts to notify parents of the date and purpose of each standardized tests that will be administered to students.

TREE supports this legislation.

House: Introduced
Senate: Introduced

We’ll share more details on these bills and their status as information becomes available