HARRISBURG – Two bills sponsored by Washington County Sen. Camera Bartolotta were included in the state’s public school code, which dictates how education funding contained in the 2022-23 state budget is spent. The first simplifies the process for out-of-state teachers to obtain certification as a way to address PA’s teacher shortage. It will make out-of-state candidates for teacher certification eligible for an instructional certificate if they hold a valid certificate from another state and completed the necessary teaching preparation, testing, and satisfactory experience requirements.The second would allow students of brick-and-mortar charter schools, regional charter schools, and cyber charter schools to enroll in concurrent college courses through an institution of higher education. Previously, only students at traditional public schools were able to participate in dual enrollment programs.