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147th General Assembly
Senate Bill # 51 w/SA 1

Primary Sponsor: Sokola Additional Sponsor(s):    Rep. Scott
CoSponsors: Sens. Henry, Lopez, Poore, Simpson, Townsend, Ennis; Reps. Barbieri, Bolden, Heffernan, Hudson, Viola, K. Williams
Introduced on : 04/24/2013
Long Title:AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EDUCATOR LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, AND PREPARATION PROGRAMS.
Synopsis of Orginal Bill:
(without Amendments)
This bill strengthens teacher preparation by raising the standards for entry into the teaching profession. More specifically, the bill requires all Delaware teacher preparation programs to set high admission and completion requirements, to provide high-quality student teaching experiences and ongoing evaluation of program participants, and to prepare prospective elementary school teachers in age-appropriate literacy and mathematics instruction. Further, the bill requires preparation programs to track and report data on the effectiveness of their programs. Finally, the bill requires new educators to pass both an approved content-readiness exam and performance assessment before receiving an initial license, and requires special education teachers to demonstrate content knowledge if they plan to teach in a secondary subject.

Current Status: Signed   On   06/12/2013
Volume Chapter79:42
Date Governor acted:06/12/2013
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:Not Required
Amendments: SA 1 to SB 51 - Passed
HA 2 to SB 51 - Defeated
HA 1 to SB 51 - Defeated
Committee Reports:
Senate Committee report 05/02/13 F=0 M=5 U=0----->Committee Report
House Committee Report 05/08/13 F=1 M=6 U=1---->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
Senate vote: () Passed 5/2/2013 3:01:51 PM------->Voting Record
House vote: () Passed 5/16/2013 6:07:13 PM------->Voting Record
Engrossed Version:
Engrossment------->Engrossment
Actions History:
Jun 12, 2013 - Signed by Governor
May 16, 2013 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 2 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
May 16, 2013 - Amendment HA 2 - Defeated by House of Representatives. Votes: Defeated 7 YES 33 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
May 16, 2013 - Amendment HA 2 defeated
May 16, 2013 - Amendment HA 2 - Introduced in House
May 16, 2013 - Amendment HA 1 - Defeated in House by Voice Vote
May 16, 2013 - Amendment HA 1 defeated
May 16, 2013 - Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
May 08, 2013 - Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 1 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
Apr 24, 2013 - Introduced in House and assigned to Education Committee
May 07, 2013 - Assigned to Education Committee in House
May 02, 2013 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
May 02, 2013 - Amendment SA 1 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
May 02, 2013 - Amendment SA 1 - Introduced in Senate
May 02, 2013 - Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
Apr 24, 2013 - Assigned to Education Committee in Senate
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