They’ll have just nine weeks to get new laws proposed and passed through both chambers of the General Assembly during the fast-paced short session. And, as always, expect plenty of school-related proposals to make their way to the floor for debate. Here are some of the top education issues to watch this year.
A mandate for workforce-related professional development, passed by the legislature last year, started a conversation about a litany of training requirements placed on teachers. Lawmakers are taking a hard look at those requirements and could make adjustments to how much training teachers need and how often.