The Fate of Ed Bills As State Legislative Session Closes

Here's a scorecard from EdSource on the bills that passed, failed and stalled during the recently ended legislative session.

Among the legislation that stalled was a bill to create a state-sponsored STEM school, which Speak UP supported. Also held by the author was a bill that Speak UP supported to extend the teacher probationary period to three years before receiving tenure. 

Speak UP applauds the failure a bill, SB808, that could have led to the closure charter schools by local districts without any chance of appeal. A bill to mandate later schools start times also failed. And in the pass column was a bill to end "lunch shaming" by giving inferior food to families who have not fully paid their school lunch bills.