Education Bill Tracking Database
This searchable database tracks education legislation passed by state legislatures from the 2008 session to present. Issues that are tracked include teacher and principals, school choice, higher education/postsecondary education, education finance and funding, religion in schools, high school graduation/dropouts, testing, accountability, afterschool and STEM. Search legislation by state, topic, status, primary sponsor, bill number or keyword.
To select more than one item (e.g. state or topic) in the following lists, click on the check box next to their name or to select all, click the top check box on each respective list.
Click “Bill Text Lookup” to find full legislative texts.
“Click for History” will list all bill actions with dates.
Bills may appear twice with different years in carryover states. “Carryover” refers to legislation that is held over from the first year of a legislative biennium to the second year.
- 2011-2012 carryover states include AK, CA, DE, GA, HI, IL, IA, KS, ME, MA, MI, MN, NE, NH, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, WA and WI.
- 2012-2013 carryover states include NJ and VA.
- 2013-2014 carryover states include AK, CA, DE, GA, HI, IL, IA, KS, ME, MA, MI, MN, NE, NH, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, WA, and WI.
In these states, please check the last date of action to ensure the status of the bill reflects the appropriate year.