14 May 2010

Special Session Continues

Lawmakers continue to delve into the eight-education-related bills proposed by Gov. Joe Manchin as part of the ongoing special session, The Associated Press reports.

Those measures include one offering $1,000 salary boosts to classroom teachers, principals and assistant principals who work in high-poverty or high-minority schools.

"Those teachers would get an additional $500 if they ease a shortage of math and science instruction," the article said. The bill also offers $1,000 payments to teachers and administrators who meet "student growth goals."

Amid the reviews of those bills, AP reports separately that the Senate has sent the House four other items from Manchin's agenda. Each fixes a measure passed during the regular session but vetoed.

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