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HB 577 (BR 1110) - C. Rollins II

     AN ACT relating to the development of highly effective teachers and school leaders.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 156 to establish the roles of the Kentucky Board of Education, the Kentucky Department of Education, the Council on Postsecondary Education, the Education Professional Standards Board, and local school districts in providing a comprehensive statewide program of professional development for teachers and education leaders; amend KRS 156.095 to require that the Department of Education maintain an electronic consumer bulletin board to post information related to professional development providers including a design that allows a user of a professional development provider to post his or her review of the experience and allows others to read the review; require by September 1, 2010, that the Kentucky Department of Education convene a group of representatives of selected agencies and organizations to determine how effective professional learning communities can be integrated into Kentucky schools; require that, by December 1, 2010, the study group report its findings to the Kentucky Board of Education which shall make recommendations to the General Assembly for consideration during the 2011 session.

     Mar 2-introduced in House
     Mar 4-to Education (H)

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