Updates on our Legislative, Policy and Committee work

Teaching Certificate Renewals adding STEM

Starting September 1, 2019 all P/K-8 elementary teachers, 4-12 secondary STEM, and CTE teachers are required to complete 15 OSPI-approved Integrated STEM clock hours.  Renewal applications for residency, professional, and continuing teacher and CTE certificates must...

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529 Savings Accounts Update

Have questions about the federal tax reform that was enacted this past December relating to permissible uses of 529 College Savings Accounts?  You are not alone.  The sweeping legislation intended to allow payment of tuition at K-12 private schools (including schools...

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School Choice popularity in Illinois

Empower Illinois said Wednesday it received applications on behalf of more than 33,000 Illinois students for the state's new K-12 private school scholarships on the first evening its updated application process went live. The nonprofit tried to launch a massive...

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Problem-based learning

Problem-based learning is introducing new ways to teach STEM-based subjects to students. "Problem-based learning emphasizes the hands-on approach when it comes to projects and assignments. Students learn by drawing on their own life experiences as well as working...

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