Things you need to know:
• SB 1467 and SB 1497 retained on House COW Calendar
• Join us tomorrow for Teacher Pay Webinar
Today’s Floor Action
SB 1467 STOs; corporations; caps; scholarship eligibility (Yarbrough) was scheduled to be debated on the House floor today, but thanks to your help, it has been retained!
In a matter of hours, our Advocacy network sent a total of 166 emails to 56 of the 60 Representatives! Thank you for your immediate and passionate response to our Action Alert.
If you haven’t contacted your Representative yet, please click here to send them an email and keep the pressure on.
SB 1497 teachers; principals; evaluation instrument (Smith) was also scheduled to be heard in COW today, but was retained as well.
This bill reduced the amount that student testing data can account for teacher evaluation outcomes from between 33 and 50 percent to between 20 and 40 percent.
There may be some floor amendments to this measure in the next few days. As always, we will keep you posted on both of these important issues.
Teacher Pay Webinar
An especially timely issue for our teachers right now! Please join us tomorrow at 5pm to hear straight from the education policy experts exactly what it would take to enact a 20% salary increase for our teachers.
The webinar is free to join and even if you can’t “attend” tomorrow at 5pm, if you sign up through the link below you will be emailed a recording of the webinar as soon as it is available.