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21st Century Skills


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State Status/Date Level Summary
UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12Student Leadership Skills Development Pilot Program
S.B. 131
Partially from bill summary: Requires a school that receives a grant under the Student Leadership Skills Development Pilot Program to set school-wide goals for the school's student leadership skills development program and require each student to set personal ...

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WVAdopted 06/2012P-12Mathematics Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools
WV ADC s 126-44B-1, 2, 3, 4
Defines content standards and instructional goals and objectives for mathematics program of study, consistent with West Virginia's move to adopt the common core standards. Broadens scope of mathematics curriculum to include 21st century content standards and o...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Curriculum Frameworks, Standards, Instructional Materials, Model Professional Development Modules
A.B. 250 - Curriculum Frameworks, Standards, Instructional Materials, Model Professional Development Modules
From bill summary: Deletes the schedule for submission of instructional materials for foreign languages and health for state board approval, and the exception to the requirement that criteria for the evaluation of instructional materials be approved when curri...

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12Certification in "Soft Skills"
H.B. 186 - Certification in "Soft Skills"
Authorizes the Governor's Office of Workforce Development to establish certification in soft skills, which may include, but not be limited to, skills relating to punctuality, ability to learn, and ability to work in a team, as a discrete and complementary comp...

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MDSigned into law 05/2010P-12
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Establishes the P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland
S.B. 286
Establishes the Governor's P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland (the Council), a partnership among the state, educators, and the business community to better prepare Maryland students for jobs of the 21st century while enhancing the state's economic competitive...

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NEAdopted 01/2010P-12Quality Indicators Related to State System of Accreditation
Title 92, NAC Chapter 10 - Multiple Provisions
Adds quality indicators to major provisions. For example, 004.01 K-12 Curriculum. Quality Indicator: The curriculum is comprehensive, coordinated, and sequential and is directed toward locally approved goals and standards for student learning. The instructiona...

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WVAdopted 09/2007P-12Performance Based Accreditation System
Title 126, Series 13
Amends rules regarding standards, assessment, and accountability for student performance and progress. Incorporates 21st Century skills into the standards; revises the statewide assessment program; provides annual performance measures for the No Child Left Beh...

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