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RIS0978IntroRequires that the library-media program outlined in the Rhode Island Basic Education Plan (BEP) in section G-13-1.3.11 be staffed by a school librarian with certification from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0890IntroRequires that only certified nurses-teachers may be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
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RIS0267IntroIncludes licensed school psychologists under the provisions of the general laws governing the regulations of psychologists, and limits the authorization of school psychologist to practice school psychology to the school setting.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To Senate Education Committee
RIH6085IntroAllows teachers to obtain fast-track certification as a principal.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
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RIS0865IntroExpands the duties of principals over school personnel/facilities/budget/eliminates commissioner of post secondary education/authorizes board of education to adopt system evaluating public schools/local education agencies.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
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RIS0868IntroDirects the council on elementary/secondary education to implement assessment/evaluation systems for teachers/administrators.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
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RIS0867IntroEstablishes a procedure for the certification of provisional educators.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
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RIS0866IntroEstablishes testing requirements for initial certification of new teachers on or after July 1, 2021.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
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RIS0409IntroRequires private/public schools provide/maintain opioid antagonists on-site including elementary schools.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
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RIH5008IntroProvides for the review of existing and the development of new statewide academic standards by the commissioner of education.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0942IntroEstablishes board of trustees for URI; establishes transfer of URI research foundation authority to board of governors if foundation dissolved; removes authority of council on postsecondary education over URI, requires disclosure of tuition waivers.
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2019-06-12
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RIH5964IntroProvides for annual report on academic achievement of foster care youth.
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2019-06-06
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RIS0940IntroReconstitutes joint legislative committee and amends goals and mission of the committee.
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2019-06-05
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RIS0937IntroEstablishes the executive position of the secretary of education, and would set out the powers and duties of the secretary.
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2019-06-05
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RIS0656IntroCreates the Rhode Island Early Childhood Innovation Act whereby the department of human services shall establish a childhood innovation fund to create programs to close the achievement gap that currently exists for at-risk children entering kindergar...
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2019-06-05
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RIS0943IntroDirects the department of elementary and secondary education to convene a group of stakeholders to review the standards for grade level promotion established by local education agencies.
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2019-06-05
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RIS0263IntroRequires charter public schools include on their board of governors or trustees, one member from host community to be appointed by the school committee of said community.
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2019-06-05
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RIS0542IntroFurnishes financial support for planning/implementation of effective community schools that would provide students with equitable access to high-quality education.
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2019-06-05
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RIS0754IntroPermits the Cumberland Town Council to establish limits on the number of students from the Cumberland school district who may enroll in any charter public school.
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2019-06-05
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RIS0111IntroProvides that the department of education, in consultation with a workgroup composed of various stakeholders, would develop a funding formula for school districts sending students to career and technical programs outside the district.
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2019-06-05
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RIS0117IntroAmends the provisions of the Education Equity and Property Tax Relief Act.
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2019-06-05
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RIS0654IntroRequires a proposed private school to demonstrate financial stability.
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2019-06-05
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RIS0938IntroRequires the board of education to conduct a comprehensive study of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act and report yearly to the governor, the senate and the house of representatives.
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2019-06-05
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RIS0941IntroRequires the department of education to create a model policy/timeline to assist school districts in implementing a dual language immersion program. This model policy and timeline would be sent to the president of the senate and the speaker of the ho...
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2019-06-05
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RIS0044IntroRedefines extraordinary costs associated with the education of special education students to be costs that are above the core foundation amount.
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2019-06-05
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RIS0939IntroRequires all high school students graduating in 2021 and thereafter attending public or any schools managed and controlled by the state to demonstrate proficiency in one course in computer science education.
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2019-06-05
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RIS0927IntroProvides students attending public schools enrolled in grades K-12 with a student's bill of rights prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, gender, economic status or mental, physical, developmental or sensory disabilities.
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2019-05-30
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RIS0819IntroAmends the career and technical education program laws to provide the process by which students could access career and technical education programs outside of their home school district.
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2019-05-29
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RIS0756IntroRequires the board of education to develop and implement a 5 year plan to improve student performance in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math and increase the number of postsecondary degrees awarded in STEAM fields on or before 2/1/20.
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2019-05-29
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RIS0197IntroAmends certain sections of the education law to reference the new council on elementary and secondary education, and would make provisions to allow for certification as teachers, military personnel, and their spouses who are certified in another stat...
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2019-05-29
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RIH5429EngrossExtends the benefits of the dual enrollment equal opportunity act to cover home-schooled students.
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2019-05-22
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RIH5520EngrossRequires any mayoral academy which is part of a network that seeks to be established or expanded to provide evidence that its attrition rates, special education rates and suspension rates are within acceptable averages.
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2019-05-22
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RIS0014IntroRequires that the board of elementary and secondary education adopt a competency-based/proficiency-based learning policy whereby students can earn credits through demonstration of competency.
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2019-05-01
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RIS0043IntroRequires the state to reimburse the city or town for any costs associated with transporting children placed in foster care to an educational facility outside the regional transportation district.
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2019-05-01
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RIS0196IntroExtends the sunset provision for the pilot program known as "after school alternative program" until June 30, 2024.
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2019-05-01
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RIS0045IntroRequires the department of elementary and secondary education and the department of children, youth and families to each pay fifty percent (50%) of out of certain district transportation costs
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2019-05-01
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RIS0116IntroAllows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen.
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2019-04-24
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RIS0264IntroPermits students to possess and use over-the-counter products to treat menstrual cramps or vaginal yeast infections during school activities without a doctor's or parent's note.
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2019-04-24
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RIS0548IntroRequires the RIDE, within the next three years, to create a plan where all RI teachers would be trained in the BEARS curriculum (BEARS training includes hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heimlich maneuver, and bleeding control).
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2019-04-24
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RIS0400IntroRequires all school districts to designate an athletic trainer to be available for high school athletic practices and games.
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2019-04-24
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RIH5118EngrossAllows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen.
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2019-04-04
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RIS0541IntroAuthorizes the council on elementary and secondary education to waive certain provisions of the laws on elementary and secondary education for public schools but would prohibit the waiver of other listed provisions.
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2019-04-03
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RIS0015IntroRequires public schools, including charter schools, begin the school year on the day after Labor Day commencing in the school year 2020-2021.
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2019-04-03
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RIS0402IntroRequires schools to comply with recycling and composting laws and promotes food donation and local food service contracts.
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2019-04-03
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RIS0549IntroEstablishes certain student privacy rights in regard to take-home technology devices from school.
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2019-04-03
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RIS0655IntroRequires a school committee to demonstrate a good faith effort to meet the required number of days in the school year.
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2019-04-03
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RIS0266IntroCombine all public school districts into four school districts, based on counties.
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2019-04-03
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RIS0114IntroCouncil on elementary and secondary education to mandate libraries in high schools to be open one hour before, during and one hour after school.
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2019-04-03
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RIS0403IntroRequires elementary schools to provide instruction in cursive penmanship.
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2019-03-20
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RIS0545IntroCreates the "Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act" which requires training of teachers and school personnel regarding suicide awareness and prevention and establishment of a conflict resolution process between teachers or school personnel and students.
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2019-03-20
To Senate Education Committee
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