The 2019 Legislative Session
Computer Science Education: P.A. 19-128 expands students’ access to computer science classes and helps to better prepare teachers to teach the material. NOTE: ReadyCT is currently pursuing several opportunities to ensure all students are sufficiently exposed to this critical content area.
Opportunity Gap: P.A. 19-130 seeks improvements from underperforming districts in literacy, attendance, and chronic absenteeism while also directing these schools to use evidence-based practices. NOTE: Next session, ReadyCT will continue the opportunity gap conversation with an eye toward increasing funding transparency.
Teacher Performance: P.A. 19-139 mandates a workgroup to study issues relating to edTPA, and this was a compromise after some interested parties advocated for dismantling it. NOTE: ReadyCT will keep abreast of the workgroup’s activities.
Minority Teacher Recruitment: P.A. 19-74 requires the design and implementation of strategies to hire more minority teachers. NOTE: For the 2020 legislative session, ReadyCT will aim to leverage this mandate for policy that recruits and hires more minority school leaders.