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1 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing 2012 Legislative Year in Review Credential Counselors and Analysts of California Conference

2 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California Overview  Introduction  Year in Review—Legislation -AB 1765 (Brownley) Teacher Leaders -AB 1853 (Bonilla) Transitional Kindergarten -SB 1291 (Evans) UI: Teacher Training -SB 1292 (Liu) Principal Evaluation -SB 1385 (Hancock) PTTP Pilot  Break  How a Bill Becomes Law  Legislative Lingo  Wrap Up 2

3 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California AB 1765 (Brownley) Teacher Leaders Vetoed Would have required the Commission to: Convene an advisory panel to explore the recognition of leadership roles within the teaching career pathway. Consider findings of the advisory panel and report to the Governor and the Legislature on recommendations for teacher leader recognition. Expend only private funds to complete work. 3

4 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California AB 1765 (cont.) Veto Message: I am returning Assembly Bill 1765 without my signature…Given that the Commission is facing a huge backlog of cases, it is not the time to assume additional responsibilities. While I enthusiastically support professional development, especially by skilled teachers, nothing precludes local educators from doing this work. I don't think another government panel is needed. 4

5 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California AB 1853 (Bonilla) Transitional Kindergarten: Recognition of Study Vetoed Would have encouraged the Commission to convene a work group to develop program standards for a recognition of study in TK for Multiple Subject credential holders providing instruction to TK pupils. 5

6 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California AB 1853 (cont.) Would have encouraged Commission and Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop a website for posting/sharing TK best practices information. Stipulated that the recognition of study may not be used for purposes of hiring, promotion or salary step increases. Stipulated that no work authorized by the bill shall begin unless sufficient private funding is made available and verified by the Department of Finance. 6

7 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California AB 1853 (cont.) Veto Message:..This bill would require the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to create a committee to do the preliminary work that would be required to create yet another teaching credential something we don't need. 7

8 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California SB 1291 (Evans) Chapter 278, Statutes of 2012 Unemployment Insurance: Teacher Training Allows teachers who meet eligibility criteria to enroll in a Commission approved teacher preparation program in math, science, or special education and be excused from UI requirements to look for work or be available for work. Effective 01/01/14. 8

9 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California SB 1292 (Liu) Chapter 435, Statutes of 2012 School Employees: Principals: Evaluation Authorizes school districts to evaluate principals and establish provisions to guide principal evaluation. The criteria for principal evaluation may be based upon the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSELs). 9

10 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California SB 1292 (cont.) The governing board of a school district may evaluate a school principal annually for the first and second year of employment as a new principal in a school district and at regular intervals after this period. Additional evaluations agreed upon between the evaluator and the principal. 10

11 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California Would have established the California After School Teacher Pipeline Program to recruit qualified after school instructors to participate on a pilot basis in the California Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program (PTTP). SB 1385 (Hancock) PTTP Pilot Died in the Assembly Appropriations Committee 11

12 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate, and Protect the Students of California SB 1385 (cont.) The Commission was to select up to four school districts or county offices of education currently participating in the PTTP to apply for pilot program funds. Pilot funded annually by $150,000 from the Proposition 49-California After School Education and Safety Program (up to $3,500 per participant). The Commission required to report to the Legislature by January 1, 2017 on the status of the program. Pilot sunset January 1,


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