The Nutmeg State is walking back a plan to incorporate students' standardized test scores into teachers' performance evaluations.
Arizona educators have the opportunity to share details about what's working and not working in their schools in an anonymous online questionnaire.
Among other measures, the bill would require the state board in charge of education labor relations to proactively inform teachers about their rights to decertify their union.
Students whose teachers offer encouragement are more likely to continue their education beyond the age of 16 than those who don't get the same support, according to a British study.
The district hopes being able to move up the pay scale faster will keep teachers from leaving for suburban districts.
The proposal is garnering comparisons with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's Act 10, which has led to the demise of over 100 unions in Wisconsin.
President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill overturning a controversial education regulation put in place during the Obama Administration that would have required states to rate teacher-preparation programs annually as a way of holding programs accountable for the performance of their graduates.
Title II grants to pay for teacher training are targeted for elimination in President Donald Trump's proposed budget, but states are still moving ahead with plans to spend the money.
The previous efforts have faced setbacks in both the courts and at the ballot box.
Lawmakers say they want to give administrators more of a say in which teachers are dismissed during layoffs.