• Providing states with more flexibility in determining how standardized tests are weighed. States are now allowed to include other forms of measurement of student and school performance.
• Grants to help fund different programs. These programs include: language instruction for ELL students, the improvement of struggling schools, development of programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives, giving rural school districts more flexibility of how to use federal funds, and revising the Impact Aid Formula, which helps educate federally connected children.
• School districts must check with stakeholders in the planning and implementation of safety s...
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...receive college scholarships or even future employment. Senate Bill 393 (2013) could have a huge impact on the future of some students. The decision to conduct research on this particular law was made for personal reasons. When my brother was seventeen years old, he stole fourteen dollars from a teacher. He was charged with a felony, which was eventually reduced to a misdemeanor. He has an exemplary employment history with the United States Army but, because he has a misdemeanor on his record, he has never been hired as a police officer. If Senate Bill 393 (2013) had been in effect when my brother made this mistake, he would have had another opportunity to make the right choices. With the implementation of this law, other students will be given more opportunities to succeed without being charged with a misdemeanor that could ultimately affect the rest of their life.
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