Here is a link to an RSS feed that will provide updates on the progress of the following education bills before the Louisiana Legislature:

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HB115 Provides for parent petitions relative to the transfer of certain schools from the Recovery School District back to the local school system
HB160 Delays implementation of certain teacher evaluation program requirements and requires legislative approval of the value-added teacher assessment model prior to implementation of the requirements
HB467 Subjects charter schools to the same State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education rules and regulations as traditional public schools with respect to employment eligibility requirements for teachers and other school employees
HB540 Repeals provisions of law relative to teacher certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
HB542 Provides relative to charter schools
HB597 Provides for the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program
HB598 Provides relative to performance-based scores and letter grades assigned to public schools and school districts
HB613 Requires the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop and adopt rules and regulations providing for parental choice relative to state standardized testing for public school students
HB618 Provides relative to salary supplements for public school educational diagnosticians
HB625 Provides relative to the process for discharging, demoting, or disciplining a permanent public school teacher
HB642 Establishes and provides for the Special Education Scholarship Program
HB648 Requires the State Bd. of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to adopt rules requiring high school students to complete at least one course offered by a BESE-authorized online or virtual course provider as a prerequisite to graduation
HB660 Provides for policies, procedures, and programs relative to school prayer, the pledge of allegiance, and instruction regarding the pilgrim fathers and the U.S. flag in certain school districts
HB661 Provides relative to charter schools
SB22 Constitutional Amendment to prohibit unfunded mandates on political subdivisions or public school systems, with limited exceptions.
SB29 Constitutional Amendment to prohibit unfunded mandates on political subdivisions or public school systems, with limited exceptions.
SB41 Constitutional amendment to require the statewide election of the state superintendent of education.
SB73 Constitutional amendment to grant the Southeast Baton Rouge community school system in East Baton Rouge Parish the same authority granted parishes relative to MFP funding and raising revenue for schools.
SB89 Provides relative to tenure for teachers and certain other school employees.
SB176 Requires certain local public school boards to obtain BESE approval before making certain changes in the status of a failing school.
SB199 Creates and provides for the Southeast Baton Rouge Community School Board and school system in East Baton Rouge Parish.
SB206 Provides for empowered community schools.

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