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2007 Senate Bill 70: Extend new teacher reading course deadline

Public Act 32 of 2007

Introduced by Sen. Nancy Cassis (R) on January 24, 2007
To extend for a year the July 1, 2007 deadline imposed by Public Act 118 of 2006 to begin a six-year “window” during which new teachers must complete a three-credit course of study with appropriate field experiences in the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities and differentiated instruction. Also, to allow a person to complete the required course as part of his or her teacher preparation training.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on January 24, 2007
Reported in the Senate on May 1, 2007
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 2, 2007
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 2, 2007
Received in the House on May 3, 2007
Referred to the House Education Committee on May 3, 2007
Reported in the House on June 19, 2007
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 27, 2007
To extend the deadline for two years instead of one, and revise other details that do not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 27, 2007
To extend for two years the July 1, 2007 deadline imposed by Public Act 118 of 2006 to begin a six-year “window” during which new teachers must complete a three-credit course of study with appropriate field experiences in the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities and differentiated instruction. Also, to allow a person to complete the required course as part of his or her teacher preparation training.
Received in the Senate on June 28, 2007
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill, which extends the sunset on the obtaining the mandated teacher training by two years instead of one.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on July 1, 2007

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