Rep. Beth Harwell

(R) District 56

Grades by Issue

Standards
100
A
Accountability
67
D
Public School Choice
100
A
Standards
100
A
Accountability
84
B
Public School Choice
100
A

2018 Score

90
A

Lifetime Score

95
A

House Average

89
B
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position Rep Voted
choice HB 1870 HB 1870 Dunn / SB 1901 Gresham makes certain all eligible special needs students, including those in Tennessee’s public charter schools, have access to services that will help them succeed. These services are often provided by special education services associations. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
standards HB 1569 HB 1569 H. Brooks / SB 1691 Lundberg creates greater access to Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses in high school by allowing eligible local school districts to expand CTE class sizes. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
accountability HB 1549 HB 1549 Terry / SB 1804 Ketron will help clear the way for high-quality teachers to come from out of state to serve in our classrooms. This bill streamlines the license renewal process by reducing the number of evaluative assessments required by proven educators. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
standards HB 1599 HB 1599 Forgety / SB 1649 Norris incentivizes Tennessee’s businesses to participate in work-based learning partnerships with local school districts through a newly created grant program, providing students invaluable hands-on experience in their chosen field of study. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
accountability HB 1694 HB 1694 Smith / SB 1629 Gresham will ensure everyone involved in Tennessee’s teacher preparation programs is accountable for student success. The bill requires teacher preparation programs to report the number of recent graduates that are performing below expectations on their teacher evaluations and the estimated cost of providing remediation. It also clarifies the probation and revocation process for underperforming teacher preparation programs. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
standards HR 192 HR 192 Hawk / SR 158 Norris – These resolutions confirm changes in the state’s education funding formula, the BEP, that add $13 million per year of RTI2 (early intervention for struggling students) funding for instructors. Tennesseans for Student Success supported both resolutions. (Floor Vote)
standards HB 2644 HB 2644 Sargent / SB 2552 Norris – This year’s state budget, once again, highlights and supports education efforts in Tennessee. It added $212 million to K-12 including: $55 million in teacher pay raises, $6 million in charter school facilities grants, $10 million in school turnaround grants for priority schools, $3.5 million for the Read to be Ready early literacy program, $1.75 million to strengthen Tennessee's principal pipeline and $13.3 million for RTI2. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
choice HB 2430 HB 2430 M. White / SB 1899 Gresham ensures that public charter schools authorized by the Tennessee State Board of Education have full and equitable access to available resources provided to all Tennessee school districts. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
choice HB 2060 HB 2060 Smith / SB 2571 Hensley will create a grant program for two schools to focus on encouraging and studying parent engagement, highlighting that parents are a full, necessary, and welcome part of the work for student success. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
accountability HA 1337 HA 1337 Williams (HB 2426) – This amendment allows for the removal of 2018 TNReady data in teacher’s student growth composites for the next three years. Tennesseans for Student Success opposed this amendment because it was a disproportionate reaction that went beyond the scope of the 2018 TNReady complications, threatening the next two years of student success. (Floor Vote)
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position

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