OFT Update - Legislative Issues (e-newsletter) 2.12.16

OFT opposes bill to let districts create different standards, evaluations, curriculum

House Bill 212 would allow the creation of hundreds of  standards, teacher evaluation models and curricula. OFT believes that decisions about academic standards, teacher evaluations and testing should be made in the context of the new federal law known as ESSA. We support tabling HB 212. See the Hannah News report from the House Education Committee.

ESSA: What does the new federal education law mean to OFT members?

Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) brings some changes to how states do education. OFT members need to understand the changes and how they impact the work members do in schools and classrooms. It is equally important that members share your ideas and expertise with OFT so we can inform how the new laws are implemented.