SB 916 (Allen) THEATRE AND DANCE ACT (TADA!) - SUPPORT
June 22, 2016: The bill passed the Assembly Education Committee and will go to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Summary: This bill would establish single-subject teaching credentials for dance and theatre. Under the current system, persons who major in dance as an undergraduate can only teach dance after obtaining a credential in Physical Education. A theatre undergraduate major can only teach theatre after receiving an English credential. Fact Sheet by bill's authors. Read our Letter of Support, and a Joint Letter of Support in partnership with other advocacy organizations.
AB 2862 (O'Donnell) PUPIL INSTRUCTION: VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS REVISION OF CONTENT STANDARDS - SUPPORT (as amended 4/12/16)
June 1, 2016: The bill passed the Assembly and will now be heard in the Senate.
Summary: This bill would require California to update and revise Visual and Performing Arts Standards for students in grades pre-K through 12. Amendment
. Read our Letter of Support
SCR 112 (Fuller) ARTS EDUCATION MONTH - SUPPORT
Summary: This measure would proclaim March 2016 to be Arts Education Month and would encourage all elected officials to participate with their educational communities in celebrating the arts.
AB 2248 (Holden) TEACHER CREDENTIALING OUT-OF-STATE-TEACHERS - SUPPORT (if amended)
Summary: Current law requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to issue a 5-year preliminary teaching credential to an out-of-state prepared teacher who meets specified requirements. Current law requires the commission to issue a clear teaching credential to an out-of-state prepared applicant who satisfies specified requirements, including verifying 2 or more years of teaching experience. This bill would require the commission to issue these teaching credentials within 30 days of receiving all required documentation.
WATCH: The following bills are on the Alliance Watch List for this Legislative Session.
AB 740 (Weber)
AB 1918 (O’Donnell)
AB 2200 (Thurmond)
AB 2248 (Holden)
AB 2264 (Jones-Sawyer)