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2011-2012 Regular Session - SB 289
Education; require students; one course containing online learning
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to require students to take one course containing online learning; to provide for the online administration of end-of-course assessments; to require local school systems to provide opportunities for participation in part-time and full-time virtual instruction programs; to establish a list of providers; to provide requirements for providers; to provide for a report by the Department of Education on digital learning methods; to provide for blended learning courses in charter schools which include online instruction; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2012 - Effective Date
May/01/2012 - Act 708
May/01/2012 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Apr/09/2012 - Senate Sent to Governor
Mar/29/2012 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub
Mar/26/2012 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/26/2012 - House Third Readers
Mar/19/2012 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/27/2012 - House Second Readers
Feb/24/2012 - House First Readers
Feb/23/2012 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/23/2012 - Senate Third Read
Feb/21/2012 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/17/2012 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Apr/14/2011 - Senate Read and Referred
Apr/13/2011 - Senate Hopper
3/26/2012 Modified Structured Rule; 3/29/2012 Senate agreed to House substitute
Mar/29/2012 - Senate Vote #867Yea(47)Nay(2)NV(7)
Mar/26/2012 - House Vote #756Yea(125)Nay(38)NV(10)
Feb/23/2012 - Senate Vote #505Yea(36)Nay(15)NV(0)
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