Teachers; Department of Education to study impact of certain policies on quality of work. (HJ59)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Mike Futrell (D-Woodbridge), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


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Study; Department of Education to study impacts on teacher quality; report. Requests that the Department of Education recommend policies and assess the impact of such policies on the quality of teachers' work for each of the following: (i) improved practices in the recruiting, training, and hiring of new teachers; (ii) new routes and programs for teacher licensure; (iii) enhanced opportunities for individuals to become teachers; (iv) increased time for planning and collaboration; (v) a "career ladder" system that includes professional levels, payment models, training, and potential leadership opportunities; (vi) teacher pay that is competitive nationally and among states with which Virginia competes for new hires; and (vii) improved professional development practices. The resolution requests that the Department assess the fiscal impact and rank the importance of each of the above policies. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100932D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on Rules
01/28/2014Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Rules