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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Education matters. Provides that the state board of education (state board) shall determine the timing, frequency, and method of certain teacher training requirements, including whether the training should be required for purposes of obtaining or renewing a license or as part of the completion requirements for a teacher preparation program. Provides that the state board may grant an application by a school or group of schools that request to waive compliance with certain statutes or rules. Requires the department of education to annually compile compliance waiver submissions and provide a report summarizing the waivers to the general assembly. Provides that Education matters. Provides that the state board of education (state board) shall determine the timing, frequency, and method of certain teacher training requirements, including whether the training should be required for purposes of obtaining or renewing a license or as part of the completion requirements for a teacher preparation program. Provides that the state board may grant an application by a school or group of schools that request to waive compliance with certain statutes or rules. Requires the department of education to annually compile compliance waiver submissions and provide a report summarizing the waivers to the general assembly. Provides that 15 of the total number of professional growth experience points required to renew a practitioner license or accomplished practitioner license may be obtained through the completion of an externship with a company or professional development with a local business. (Current law provides that 15 professional growth points required to renew a practitioner license or accomplished practitioner license must be obtained through the completion of an externship with a company or professional development with a local business.) Eliminates the requirement that an annual performance report for a school corporation must be published in a newspaper. Provides that a high school may replace certain high school courses on the high school transcript with alternative courses in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) in order to satisfy an Indiana diploma with a Core 40 with academic honors designation or another designation requirement. Makes conforming amendments. ... View more