New legislation proposes the launch of a statewide tutoring program. It would involve high schoolers volunteering to tutor younger students for academic credit. Sponsor Representative Robert Freeman says the tutors would go through training and be supervised by adults. He adds that it’s a chance for the older students to learn valuable communication skills and perhaps be influenced to have an interest in teaching. The program would not be mandatory; schools would be able to opt into if they choose to. The House has passed the bill — it now heads to the Senate for consideration.