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COMMITTEE:    Education 

TIME & DATE:  10:00 AM, Monday, March 26, 2018 

PLACE:        E1.028 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Larry Taylor 



1) Teacher Compensation: Study current, local, state, and/or national compensation strategies for classroom teachers and make recommendations to elevate the teaching profession as well as comprehensive policies to attract, retain, and reward teachers. 


2) Classroom Conduct and Teacher Support: Examine current student discipline mandates in code, study best practice models to reduce classroom discipline issues, and provide direct support for students and classroom teachers. 


3) Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Education passed by the 85th Legislature, relevant agencies, and programs under the committee's jurisdiction. Make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, or complete implementation including:


-A prohibition of a monitoring system performance indicator based solely on the number or percentage of students receiving special education services (SB 160). This will include testimony about the United States Department of Education special education monitoring letter and the Texas Education Agency's proposed corrective action plan.






Public testimony will be limited to two minutes.