What happened to the Increase Teachers of Color Act (ITCA) in 2021?

ITCA had positive hearings in each committee that makes decisions in the House (Democrat majority) and Senate (Republican majority) on education and higher education bills.  In each committee, the bill was "laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill" (i.e. the Chair may include some, all or none of it in their large bill of bills they want to represent all of what they want to see pass this legislative session and go to the Governor).

In the House

  • HF 1041 in House Higher Education Committee on March 16

  • HF 217 in House Education Finance Committee on February 3

  • HF 217 in House Education Policy Committee on January 27

In the Senate

  • SF446 in Senate Education Finance and Policy Committee on February 24

  • SF 797 in Senate Higher Education Committee on February 16

While the ITCA didn't pass as a stand alone bill in 2021 (most bills don't), several components of ITCA did pass.  See an overview here.

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