FSBA #FridayFive – Week of Mar. 7, 2016

1.   Harvard’s multiyear initiative to transform K-12 education:  http://edredesign.org/by-all-means 2.   Increase in bomb threats?  You are not alone:   http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/03/08/schools–computer-bomb-threats/81489322/ 3.   Heard of the “Stop Swatting in Our Schools Act”?  http://www.chron.com/news/article/Proposed-federal-bill-would-combat-swatting-in-6873330.php 4.   SXSWedu takeaways:  https://www.the74million.org/article/3-things-we-learned-about-the-future-of-education-at-south-by-southwest-education 5.   John B. King, Jr. closer to being confirmed as Education Secretary:  http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2016-03-09/senate-committee-votes-to-approve-new-education-secretary

FSBA Daily Update: Legislative Session 03-10-2016

TODAY’S HAPPENINGS In the Senate Session: Bills on 3rd Reading: HB 189 – Teacher Certification by Diaz – READ 3RD TIME; PASSED THE SENATE; PASSED THE LEGISLATURE Providing alternative requirements for earning a professional educator certificate that covers certain grades, etc. HB 1147 – Character Development Instruction by Latvala — READ 3RD TIME; PASSED THE SENATE; PASSED THE LEGISLATURE Requiring…