Bill Summaries: H902 (2013-2014 Session)

  • Summary date: May 14 2013 - View summary

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Makes technical and grammatical corrections. Changes the quorum requirement for the Education and Workforce Innovation Commission to six members (was, five members).

  • Summary date: Apr 16 2013 - View summary

    Creates the Education and Workforce Innovation Act designed to stimulate economic activity through quality education. Grants provided through this act will be used to create innovative education programs to reshape classrooms, allow high school students to earn industry credentials or up to two years of college credit, provide comprehensive teacher professional development, and create scalable models of success in education.

    Creates the 11-member North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission (Commission) to make awards of grants from the Education and Workforce Innovation Program (Program), work closely with new schools administering the program, publish an annual report on the Program, and conduct a study to determine the most efficient way to fund dual enrollment for high school students in college coursework.

    Establishes the Program to foster innovation in education to lead more students graduating career- and college-ready. Funds must be used to award competitive grants to an individual school, local school administrative unit, or regional partnership of more than one local school to advance education. All applicants must meet specified requirements before receiving a grant. Specifies factors to be considered in awarding grants. All funds appropriated by the state must be matched by a combination of private and local funds. Grant recipients must submit an annual report to the Commission for the preceding grant year describing academic progress no later than March 1 each year.