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House Committee on Public Education - 81st R.S. (2009)

Committee Members
Rob Eissler, Chair
Scott Hochberg, Vice Chair
Alma Allen
Jimmie Don Aycock
Harold V. Dutton, Jr.
Joe Farias
Jim Jackson
Dora Olivo
Diane Patrick
Mark Shelton
Randy Weber
Charges
• Monitor the implementation of the public school accountability, college readiness, and other reforms enacted by HB 3, 81st Legislature, Regular Session, and recommend adjustments as needed.
• Study the role of public schools in promoting student health, providing health related information, and responding to infectious diseases, including the H1N1 virus.
• Study the best leadership and management practices of campus administrators for improving student achievement, with particular focus on effective leadership models for improving low-performing campuses. Make recommendations on how to implement successful strategies at scale. Review the current administrator certification process and make suggestions for improvements.
• Review policies to ensure the availability of quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum to all students in primary and secondary education. Examine strategies to increase the supply and improve retention rates of teachers in STEM fields.
• Monitor the age ncies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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