SB 564: Arkansas Tutoring Corps Act

Establishes a statewide Arkansas Tutoring Corps (with a focus on rural areas), to address interrupted learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stipulations include:
 - Should address the immediate emergency as well as lay the groundwork for a long-term, sustainable strategy
 - Tutors must be qualified (as defined by the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education), trained and provided ongoing support
 - Developed for K-6th grade math and reading
 - Tutoring curriculum must be aligned with state standards
 - Tutoring sites can be public schools, open-enrollment charter schools, institutes of higher education, an education service cooperative or a community facility that meets requirements set by the Division
 - Option to develop, in coordination with the Division of Higher Education and Arkansas institutions of higher education, incentive structures such as course credit for participating qualified tutors

Does the tutoring effort have associated state legislation?
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