HJ 22 No Child Left Behind; joint committee to study impact on SOLs and high school graduation rates.
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Summary as introduced:
Study; establishing a joint committee of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health to study the impact of No Child Left Behind on the Standards of Learning and high school graduation rates in Virginia; report.  Establishes a joint committee of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health to study the impact of No Child Left Behind on the Standards of Learning and high school graduation rates in Virginia. In conducting its study, the joint committee shall (i) review the requirements of No Child Left Behind and monitor proposed changes in the federal law; (ii) review and compare the requirements of the Standards of Learning for the core subjects vis--vis the current requirements of NCLB, and evaluate the effect of the federal law on the implementation of the Standards of Learning and dropout and graduation rates across the Commonwealth; (iii) recommend appropriate alternatives to address any problems identified and to facilitate the requirements of the Standards of Learning and compliance with NCLB; and (iv) consider such other related matters as the joint subcommittee deems appropriate to the conduct of the study. In its deliberations, the joint committee shall provide opportunity for the participation of classroom teachers, school administrators, state and local education entities, and other interested persons in the manner deemed appropriate by the joint committee. The joint committee must submit its final findings and recommendations to the Governor and the 2012 Session of the General Assembly.

Full text:
12/29/09  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101935D  pdf

Status:
12/29/09  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101935D
12/29/09  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
01/18/10  House: Assigned Rules sub: #3 Studies
01/28/10  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/16/10  House: Left in Rules