Government Updates

ICTM is dedicated to give you information on how state and federal legislation may impact education.


ICTM Government Update
October 2019

The re-authorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) process is underway in Washington, DC; an update on the federal loan forgiveness and grant programs and how they function together; and the state legislature is considering increasing the number of charter schools and allowing state tax money to be used to fund private schools.


May 2019

The Governor has signed SF 159 - Practitioner Preparation Program Testing. The Department of Education will set the minimum passing scores for program completion tests, which will allow teacher candidates to get their initial license. If a teacher candidate has a job offer and does not pass the program completion evaluation, she or he can have a 1-year waiver allowing them to begin teaching.


ICTM Government Update January 2019

The Governor, in her State of the State address on January 14, indicated she will ask for an increase of $9.3 million in funding for pK-12 schools. She has also asked that the Regent’s funding increase by $18 million, matching the Regents request for funding.


ICTM Government Update
August 2018

“Funding for TRIO and GEAR Up (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) will continue to support first-generation college students.”


ICTM Government Update
April 2018

“The plan also outlines a strategy for reaching the annual goal of investing at least $200 million annually in STEM and computer science education.”


ICTM Government Report
January 2018

“…decreasing these federal deductions could ultimately lead to depressed state and local funding for K-12.”