Legislative Actions on Education


Legislative Action

SREB tracks and reports on actions on education issues by state lawmakers across the SREB region. Based on research and meetings with state leaders during their legislative sessions, issues of the Legislative Report detail recent governors’ proposals, bills and funding actions.  

Legislators, governors’ staff and others often turn to SREB for the latest information on education issues. Policymakers and their staff may contact SREB staff for assistance at any time.

Publication June 201621 pages(16S04)

2016 Special Legislative Report

Final legislative actions in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina,Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia

Publication February 20168 pages(16S01)

2016 Legislative Report No. 1


Governors’ legislative and budget proposals in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Notes from other SREB states.

Publication November 201516 pages(15S08)

2015 Legislative Briefing

2015 Legislative Briefing

Topics include: state and education budgets; state taxes and revenues; tuition and fees; student financial assistance; charter schools, choice and other opportunities; students with special needs; help for low-performing schools; student health and safety; standards and assessments; prekindergarten and early childhood; governance and authority; compensation and benefits; educator effectiveness, preparation and licensure; student data and privacy; and more.