The purpose of this act is to encourage and incentivize public schools to improve overall student outcomes through the implementation of key innovational priorities for improving education in the following areas:
(1) Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM);
(2) Community school partnership;
(4) Career pathways; and
(5) The arts.
This act provides a mechanism for public schools designated by the state board as Innovation in Education schools to redesign their curriculum, instructional delivery and instructional strategies, to enhance student engagement, to develop meaningful community partnerships and to operate under greater flexibility to increase student achievement.