HJ 90 Science, etc. Education in State at Elementary, etc. Levels, Joint Subcom. studying; continued.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Continuing the Joint Subcommittee Studying Science, Math, and Technology Education at the Elementary, Secondary, and Undergraduate Levels.  Continues the joint subcommittee to review the curricula of existing public schools in the Commonwealth, including Governor's Schools and other specialized public schools devoted to math, science, or technology; study accessibility to specialized public schools by students throughout the Commonwealth; review and recommend innovative ways to interest students at all education levels in science, math, and technology; identify the key points during the K-12 education experience that will determine whether a student will become interested, and maintain that interest, in math, science, technology related subjects; and identify programs and activities that promote partnerships between educators at the Commonwealth's public schools and institutions of higher education, as well as with business and research entities in the science and technology sectors located in the Commonwealth.

In addition, to address the shortage of science and engineering graduates in the Commonwealth, the joint subcommittee shall, in its deliberations, ascertain the factors contributing to the shortage of science and engineering graduates in the Commonwealth and recommend alternatives to mitigate its effect; determine the current supply and demand for science and engineering graduates in Virginia, and project the need for such graduates in the next decade; examine ways to promote and encourage collaboration and partnerships between science and engineering programs at the Commonwealth’s institutions of higher education and science- and technology-based businesses in Virginia, including tax incentives; assess the feasibility of using the collaboration between Virginia Tech and the Virginia Community College System in the Lynchburg area as a model for institutional partnerships; and identify incentives designed to attract and retain more students into science and engineering programs and prepare them for careers in these fields. This resolution incorporates HJ 115 (Purkey).

Full text:
01/07/08  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 085661472  pdf
02/06/08  House: Committee substitute printed 084227472-H1  pdf
03/12/08  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ90ER)  pdf

01/07/08  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 085661472
01/07/08  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/05/08  House: Reported from Rules with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/06/08  House: Committee substitute printed 084227472-H1
02/08/08  House: Taken up
02/08/08  House: Committee substitute agreed to 084227472-H1
02/08/08  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ90H1
02/08/08  House: Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/08  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/08  House: Communicated to Senate
02/11/08  Senate: Reading waived
02/11/08  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
03/03/08  Senate: Reported from Rules by voice vote
03/04/08  Senate: Reading waived (38-Y 0-N)
03/04/08  Senate: Read third time
03/04/08  Senate: Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
03/12/08  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ90ER)