Education Advocacy: Governor Evers Vetoes Bill Increasing Testing for K-2
Governor Tony Evers has vetoed a bill (AB 446 / SB-454) that would have increased testing of our youngest learners by three times a year and required hours of additional educator worktime with no additional resources for students who score below the 25th percentile based on a screening assessment. The bill was opposed by WEAC and other education group, drawing questions about how more testing improves literacy and how educators would increase interventions with no funding or resources.
Signed Into Law
DPI School Expenditure Portal. Requires the DPI to maintain an expenditure portal on its website starting in the 2023-24 school year, with the items to be included recommended by a committee. Watch one-minute video.
Bills We’re Watching
Educational Options (SB-231 / AB-220). Specifies that the youth apprenticeship program administered by the Department of Workforce Development must be included in the list of educational options that a school provides. Presented to the governor.