Eight councils receive foundation, business, or other outside support, while 11 councils receive no outside funds (participating agencies provide "pro bono" support). Because some councils receive more than one source of funding, the totals exceed the number of councils in existence. Council meets at least once a quarter: Twenty-nine councils meet at least once a quarter.
A "yes" in the database denotes that a council is meeting quarterly - if a council is meeting more frequently than four times a year, the frequency of meetings is provided. List of issues/initiatives council is addressing: Councils are addressing such a diverse set of issues - and even the same issue can be parsed quite differently - that no easy analysis of "who's doing what" is possible.
Some councils have focused on a single issue, while others have taken on a large reform agenda. State has P-16/P-20 performance goals: Sixteen states (either through or independently of the P-16 or P-20 council) have established specific numerical goals for P-16 or P-20 performance indicators. Policy changes brought about by P-16/P-20 coordinating body: This database indicates where a P-16/P-20 council's recommendations, active support or other efforts as a group (rather than by individual council members independent of a council subcommittee or the council as a whole) provided the foundation for changes in legislation, state board rules or other major shifts in education practice (i.e., development and implementation of a longitudinal data system).
Methodology: ECS performed an initial search of statutes, regulations and executive orders.
3): Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board (one member)At least two representatives of the early childhood education community K-12 Education (Min.
Without teachers, there would be no other profession."-Mara Richards Durant Middle School2014 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalist Senate Bill 29 alleviates the fingerprinting process for new school district employees that meet the following criteria...; "provided that a board of education shall not be required to obtain a new criminal history record check for an individual who has obtained certification from the State Department of Education within the previous twelve (12) months."Furthermore, as of July 1, 2017, the Oklahoma State Department of Education will no longer be allowed to disseminate the results of certification background checks to public school districts (commonly referred to as dual results) except for the following conditions; if the applicant wishes to be fingerprinted for both certification and employment, this must be made known at the time they are fingerprinted.Please follow the links below for guidance on how regular education and special education teaching assignments should be made for this school year.Highly Qualified Teacher (HOUSSE)Resources on the requirement that teachers be highly qualified who teach a core academic subject."Teaching is one of the most challenging careers, yet it is one of the most important professions.Being a teacher is about making positive, lasting impressions and indelible marks.Coordinating body: The coordinating body refers to the lead agency or entity that serves a facilitating function among those agencies and individuals participating on a P-16 or P-20 council. Membership: An average of 22 members serve on P-16/P-20 councils in the states, with membership ranging from five members in Missouri to 52 members in California. Year started: The nation's first P-16 council was created in Georgia in 1996 by then-governor Miller.In this database, "year started" indicates the year in which the council with its current membership and agenda.This database indicates the method of creation of the current P-16 or P-20 council in each state. Advisory only or has authority: Councils in 31 states are advisory only, while councils in three states (North Carolina, Oregon and Tennessee) have administrative authority over state programs or the authority to require change from other agencies.The power of the P-16/P-20 council is unclear in four states, as of May 2008. Source of council's funding: Twenty-one councils receive state funds (funds to support the council's work are built into participating agencies' budgets or the council receives a legislative appropriation).Where a newer council with new members and a new agenda has taken the place of a previously created council, the database reflects the year in which the current council was created.5. Made permanent by executive order or statute: Councils have been established by executive order in 11 states, by statute in 10 states, and through voluntary agreements in 14 states.Scope of the initiative (P-16, P-20, etc.): Nineteen councils define their scope as P-16, while 16 councils propose a P-20 scope. In two states (Delaware and Louisiana), councils were established by executive order and later codified through legislation.