Education

Education

Requires State Board of Education to adopt standards and benchmarks of performance for the improvement of teacher preparation programs and teacher certification candidates who complete the programs, and develop a program rating system

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Modifies various aspects of the charter school program, including authorization, regulation, and monitoring of charter schools; appropriates $250,000 from General Fund to the Department of Education

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Requires course in civics or U.S. government as part of high school graduation requirements; requires school districts to use DOE's curriculum guidelines for civics

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Establishes Extended School Day and School Year Study Commission

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Directs Secretary of Higher Education to develop gainful employment requirement that public institutions of higher education and certain proprietary schools must meet to participate in State student assistance programs

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