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S 1184 - Technology in the Classroom - Key Vote

Idaho Key Votes

Pete Nielsen, Sr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Technology in the Classroom

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (44-26) - (Key vote)

Title: Technology in the Classroom

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends existing statutes related to education, including the purchase of laptops for high school student and teachers and the implementation of performance pay for teachers.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates funds for the purpose of implementing performance pay for teachers, beginning July 1, 2012 (Sec. 5).
  • Authorizes parents of high school students to enroll their children in online courses, beginning in the 2012-2013 school year (Sec. 15).
  • Requires the Department of Education to provide laptops for every high school teacher beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, and to high school students as follows (Sec. 15):
    • One-third of all high school students from 2013-2016; and
    • The entire incoming ninth grade class beginning in 2016.
  • Appropriates funds for public school technology including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 13):
    • Installation, repair, replacement, and support of wireless technology;
    • Digital learning resources and software linked to state and local curricula; and
    • Professional development and training that promotes the use of technology by students, staff and parents.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Technology in the Classroom

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends existing statutes related to education, including the purchase of laptops for high school student and teachers and the implementation of performance pay for teachers.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates funds for the purpose of implementing performance pay for teachers, beginning July 1, 2012 (Sec. 5).
  • Authorizes parents of high school students to enroll their children in online courses, beginning in the 2012-2013 school year (Sec. 15).
  • Requires the Department of Education to provide laptops for every high school teacher beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, and to high school students as follows (Sec. 15):
    • One-third of all high school students from 2013-2016; and
    • The entire incoming ninth grade class beginning in 2016.
  • Appropriates funds for public school technology including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 13):
    • Installation, repair, replacement, and support of wireless technology;
    • Digital learning resources and software linked to state and local curricula; and
    • Professional development and training that promotes the use of technology by students, staff and parents.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Technology in the Classroom

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