SB30 [PDF], by Senator Blake Johnson was signed into law this week by Governor Hutchinson and is now Act 44. This law reduces the number of required professional development days from ten to no fewer than six. This bill allows each school district to decide how to use the other four contract days.
The SLC Regional Resource [PDF] was recently released and provides information related to the Common Core standards (as of December 26, 2014).
About SLC: The Council of State Governments’ Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) fosters and encourages intergovernmental cooperation among its 15-member states and supports state policymakers in their work to build a stronger region.