|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||District Requirements Before Adopting a Major Curriculum Initiative|
Before adopting a major curriculum initiative, including the use of a curriculum management system, requires a district to use a process that includes teacher input, provides district employees the opportunity to express opinions regarding the initiative, and ...
|LA||Passed 06/2013||P-12||Study of Implementation of the Course Choice Program|
Requests the state board of elementary and secondary education to study issues related to the implementation of the Course Choice Program, including but not limited to the enrollment of students by course providers and the approval of course providers by the s...
|ME||Became law without governor's signature 05/2013||P-12||Agriculture Studies|
Authorizes agricultural studies to be taught in and infused or integrated into the curriculum of public and private elementary and secondary schools. Agricultural studies may address, but need not be limited to:
A. The importance of agriculture in the State's ...
|NV||Adopted 11/2012||Postsec.||Description of Courses of Education in Career and Technical Education|
NAC 389.516, 520, 521, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 529, 530, 532, 534, 536, 537, 543, 5435, 545, 5455, 547, 5475, 549, 5495, 5515, 553, 5535, 572, 573, 575, 576, 577, 579, 581, 582, 584, 586, 588, 589, 590, 592, 594, 596, 597, 598, 600, 601, 6013, 6015, 6017, 604, 606, 608, 610, 611, 612, 614, 616, 618, 620, 622, 624, 6525, 6529, 653, 6534, 6535, 6536, 6537, 6538, 6539, 6541, 6542, 6543, 6544, 6545,6546
Revises and describes what should be included in courses of study in career and technical education. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nac/NAC-389.html...
|NV||Adopted 06/2012||P-12||Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, Demonstrating Writing Proficiency & Career Readiness Courses|
Adopting the Common Core Standards at certain grade levels for English language arts and mathematics; providing for the implementation of the Common Core Standards in prescribed school years; repealing certain existing standards in English language arts and ma...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Authorizing Online and Other Course Providers|
Requires the state board of education to create a process for authorizing course providers, including online or virtual providers, postsecondary education institutions, and
corporations that offer vocational or technical courses. The process must include certa...
|PA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Expands "Vocational Agricultural Education"|
Updates the definition of ''vocational agricultural education" to include instruction that develops student potential for success in entering and advancing through careers in the food, agriculture and natural resources sciences, such as production agriculture,...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Prohibition of Discriminatory Content|
From bill summary: Updates references to certain categories of persons and requires instruction in social sciences to include a study of the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, persons with disabilities, and members of ...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Genocide Education/Sign Language is Foreign Language|
H.B. 6499 - Sec. 1 and 2
Includes genocide education in the materials provided by the Department of Education to school districts for student curriculum and educator in-service training. Classifies American sign language as a foreign language for purposes of the prescribed education c...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Digital Curriculum/ Middle School Career and Professional Academy|
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 17, 19, 20, 28
Authorizes school districts to provide a digital curriculum for students in grades 6 through 12 (Sec. 17). Requires a district's strategic plan to include plans to implement a middle school career and professional academy (Sec. 20). Eliminates the requirement ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Charter School Enrollment/School District Class Size|
S.B. 2120 - Sec. 8, 11, 12, 14, 15
Sec. 8 - Adjusts the charter school enrollment process such that students living in a development that provides the facility and related property with an appraised value of at least $10 million for a charter school in the development shall be entitled to 50 pe...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||School Curriculum Teams and Local School Collaborative Processes|
Amends and reenacts the law relating to the authority of school curriculum teams and local school collaborative processes with respect to selection and use of testing and assessment instruments not required by statute or state board when certain conditions are...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Review of State Instructional Materials|
S.B. 2120 - Sec. 21
Sec. 21 - Requires the state Commissioner of Education, by April 15 of each school year, to appoint three state or national experts in the content areas submitted for adoption to review the instructional materials and evaluate the content for alignment with th...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12|
|Council for Agricultural Education|
Establishes a council for agricultural education (advisory). Sets membership and duties. The duties of the council are to review, develop, and recommend standards for secondary and postsecondary agricultural education.
|AK||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Task Force on Theme-Based Education|
S.B. 1 - Task Force on Theme-Based Education
Establishes advisory task force on theme-based education as a legislative task force to compile data and advise the legislature on public school curriculum. Establishes membership. Requires the task force to meet at the call of the chair at least once every th...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Civil Rights|
Relates to encouraging instruction in the history of civil rights; adding a new section to chapter 28A.230 RCW; and creating a new section.
|MI||Signed into law 12/2010||P-12||Gun Safety Instruction For Elementary School Pupils|
Directs the state department of education develop or adopt, and make available to schools, one or more model programs for gun safety instruction for elementary school pupils; Requires the model program to adopt or be based on the "Eddie Eagle" gunsafe accident...
|PA||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 11/2010||P-12||State Standards for Business, Computer and Information Technology Courses|
H.B. 101- Section 1552
This section requires the Secretary of Education to establish state standards for business, computer and information technology courses within 18 months.
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Curriculum|
Prohibits a school district or charter school from including courses or classes that either promote the overthrow of the United States government or promote resentment toward a race or class of people. Specifies that the act cannot be construed to restrict or ...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Arizona Gun Safety Program|
H.B. 2725--Multiple Provisions
Establishes the course's worth at one credit. Includes competently discharging a firearm at one or more targets to demonstrate marksmanship in the course requirements. Requires qualified instructors to hold current firearms safety instruction certification fro...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Civics Education Act|
Civics Education [SPSC]; Designates act "Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Civics Education Act"; provides requirement that reading portion of language arts curriculum include civics education content for all grade levels; provides requirements for civics education ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||High School Course on the Bible|
Authorizes districts to offer an elective high school course on the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and its impact and an elective course on the New Testament and its impact; or an elective course that teaches students knowledge of biblical content, characte...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Task Force to Explore Incorporation of the Principles of Universal Design|
Establishes the Task Force to Explore the Incorporation of the Principles of Universal Design (i.e., an approach to education curriculum design in which curriculum is intentionally and systemically designed from the beginning to address students' individual di...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12|
Section 1: Directs the state board, by December 31, 2010, to review mandates provided for in administrative rule, to determine whether some could be waived to remove funding pressures on public schools temporarily.
Sections 2-4: Eliminates the requirement to...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Open Education Curriculum Board|
Establishes the Open Education Curriculum Board. Provides that the board may offer financial incentives to encourage individuals to submit educational materials to the Consortium; provides that certain content may be licensed or sold for a reasonable fee, prov...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Authorizing Firearm Safety Programs|
Allows local school boards to offer firearm safety education programs in the elementary grades; requires that program objectives incorporate, among other principles of firearm safety, accident prevention and the rules of the National Rifle Association's Eddie ...
|OH||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Funds for Simulated Driving Curriculum|
Creates the teen driver education license plate fund in the state treasury, from applicants who obtain teen driver education license plates. Directs the department of public safety to use the money in the fund to fund the rental, lease or purchase of the simul...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Entrepreneurship Education|
Requires the Department of Education to develop a framework for entrepreneurship education for use at middle and high school levels.
|VA||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Economics Education and Financial Literacy|
Repeals the requirement for economics education and financial literacy instruction in middle and high schools.
|WI||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Human Growth and Development Instruction|
The purpose of the statute on instruction in human growth and development instruction is to encourage all school boards to ensure that pupils in their districts are provided ageappropriate instruction in human growth and development. The Act provides that the ...
|WI||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Science Credit for Agriculture Courses|
Act 114 requires school boards to award a science credit to a pupil for each agriculture course the pupil successfully completes in the high school grades if the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has determined that the course qualifies as science, accord...
|WI||Signed into law 12/2009||P-12||History of Organized Labor and Collective Bargaining|
Requires social studies instruction in public schools to include the history of organized labor in America and the collective bargaining process. Act No. 99
|NC||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Personal Financial Literacy Education Required|
Requires credit education for all students; provides that each student receive personal financial literacy instruction that includes the true cost of credit, choosing and managing a credit card, borrowing money for an automobile or other large purchase, home m...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Agricultural Science Teacher Preparation|
Requires the state board of education, subject to appropriation, to provide grants to institutions of higher education that offer state-approved agricultural science teacher preparations programs and public community colleges that provide an articulated agricu...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12|
|Disability History and Awareness|
Requires the state board of education to promote an annual campaign about disability history and awareness in the state. Requires a school district to provide instruction on disability history, people with disabilities and the disability rights movement. Requi...
|HI||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 07/2009||P-12||Sex Ed|
Requires sexuality health education programs funded by the state to provide medically accurate and factual information that includes education on abstinence, contraception and methods of disease prevention.
Bill text: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Reproductive Health and Safety Education|
Removes the requirement that local school administrative units (LEAs) provide only abstinence until marriage education and requires LEAs to provide reproductive health and safety education in grades seven through nine; requires such education to include instru...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Physical Ed. Requirements|
Requires public schools to provide a specified amount of physical activity each school day for students in specified grades; provides for the establishment of school health advisory councils by each city, parish and local public school board; provides that the...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Driver's Education|
Bars the state from issuing a driver's license to a person under the age of 25 unless the person submits a driver education certificate that states that the person has completed and passed a state education agency-approved driver education and traffic safety c...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Driver's Education|
H.B. 2730 - Sections 12.02 through -.04, 12.08, 12.13
Requires districts to consider offering a driver's education course each school year. Authorizes districts to charge fees for courses or contract with a driver education school. Establishes requirements for minimum hours of behind-the-wheel and observation ins...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Financial Literary Pilot|
Establishes pilot program in Department of Education to provide instruction in personal finance to high school seniors.
|TX||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Alternative Driver's Education Courses|
Authorizes a driver education school to teach all or part of the classroom portion of an approved driver education course by an alternative method of instruction that does not require students to be present in a classroom if the commissioner of education appro...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||World Language Proficiency Certificates|
Establishes world language proficiency certificates. Permits all Minnesota schools to awards Minnesota World Language Proficiency Certificates or Minnesota World Language Proficiency High Achievement Certificates. Outlines the requirements a student must achi...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Implementing Rigorous Course Work Measures Related to Student Performance|
Establishes a process for the commissioner and qualified experts and other stakeholders including parents and teachers to develop a model that projects anticipated high school performance on preparation and rigorous coursework measures and compares schools wit...
|OH||Adopted 05/2009||P-12||Family and Consumer Sciences Programs|
Sets criteria for family and consumer sciences programs in grades 7-12. Requires all such programs to be approved by the department of education. http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/pdfs/3301/0/61/3301-61-04_PH_FF_N_RU_20090513_1242.pdf...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||Postsec.||American History/American Government|
Authorizes any student to substitute three semester or three quarter hours of American government for three of the semester or quarter hours in American history required for a baccalaureate degree if offered by the higher education institution (was 6 semester ...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Financial Literacy|
Requires the State Board of Education to develop state curriculum standards for personal financial literacy for all grade levels within the existing mathematics or other appropriate subject matter curriculum. Also requires the State Board to encourage school d...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Financial Literacy|
Requires public schools, charter schools and accredited nonpublic schools to provide instruction in personal financial responsibility to students in grades 9 through 12. Public Law 154.
|ND||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Inclusion of Personal Finance in Curriculum|
H.B. 1400 - Sec. 25, Personal Finance
Beginning July 1, 2010, each school district shall ensure that its curriculum for either
economics or problems of democracy includes the exposure of students to concepts of
personal finance, including:
a. Checkbook mechanics, including writing checks, balancin...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Founding Documents; Religious Materials|
Directs each school district to adopt a policy, with grade-level-appropriate instructional levels, that assures that all students are encouraged, and have the opportunity, to read and study the founding documents of America that are pertinent to understanding ...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Agricultural Education|
Each agricultural education program in the state that completes the national quality program standard evaluation as adopted by rule and submits a plan of improvement to the office of public instruction's agricultural education specialist must receive a one-tim...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Social Studies Curriclum|
Provides for inclusion of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution in the school social studies curriculum; provides for graduation requirements. http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/bill-text/JBDQ0500.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Improving History Education|
Creates the State Legislative Task Force on the assessment and improvement of state history education in public schools.
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Standardized Course Numbering in Public Schools|
Authorizes the State Department of Education to develop a standardized course numbering system to facilitate the collection of data on student participation in courses offered in the public schools; authorizes each county school system to adopt the standardize...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Physical Fitness Measurement Program|
Requires each local school system to develop and implement an annual physical fitness measurement program; establishes specified program elements for the fitness measurement programs; requires the State Department of Education to take specified steps to suppor...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Media Literacy Requirement|
Requires that media literacy be offered as an elective for public school students in grades six through twelve.
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||School Wellness Policy|
H.B. 1264; S.B. 879
Authorizes local school systems to develop and implement Wellness Policy Implementation and Monitoring Plans to establish baseline student data for the health-related components of physical fitness and to assist students with personal fitness plans; relates to...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Driver Safety Course|
Requires that minor applicants for a driver's license show they have successfully completed, with a parent or guardian, an in-person 90-minute or longer driver safety course prescribed by DMV; increases the learner's permit issuance fee.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Education on the Holocaust and Genocide|
Requires the Board of Education to establish objectives for Holocaust education with an emphasis on the causes and ramifications of the Holocaust; provides that such objectives must be infused into the appropriate curriculum areas and Standards of Learning.
|VT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Comprehensive Statewide Approach to Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse|
Intended to implement the November 2008 Report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary's 34-Point Comprehensive Plan for Vermont's Sexual Abuse Response System. Puts an emphasis on prevention by implementing a comprehensive statewide approach to the prevention of...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Benefits of Marriage|
Adds the value and benefits of marriage for men, women, children, and communities to the list of topics to be covered in family life education curricula.
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Dissemination of Information on Family Life Education|
Requires school divisions to include a detailed statement in the summary already required by law to be issued to parents and guardians to assist them in understanding the family life education program implemented in the school division, if the curriculum of th...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Value and Benefits of Marriage|
Adds the value and benefits of marriage for men, women, children, and communities to the list of topics to be covered in family life education curricula.
|MI||Signed into law 12/2008||P-12||History of Africa in Curriculum|
Encourages a school district that teaches world history in middle school or high school to focus instruction regarding Africa on at least one of certain kingdoms of Africa.
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||Financial literacy|
Requires the State Board of Education and the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission to ensure that information about financial literacy is included in appropriate subject area frameworks. Encourages school districts to include, during in...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||Native American curriculum|
Encourages the State Board of Education and the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission to ensure that the history-social science framework, evaluation criteria, and instructional materials include information about American Indians and en...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||History curriculum|
Requires the State Board of Education and the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission to ensure that the history-social science framework adopted includes instruction on the Vietnam War, including the Secret War in Laos, the role of Southe...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||Social science curriculum|
Encourages schools to include the role and contribution of Italian Americans in social science instruction. Encourages the State Board of Education to include the role and contribution of Italian Americans in the curriculum frameworks in the social sciences at...
|UT||Adopted 09/2008||P-12||Instructional Materials Commission|
Amends rule addressing the operating procedures of the Instructional Materials Commission. Defines "curriculum alignment" as the assurance that the material taught in a course or grade level matches the standards, objectives and assessments set by the state or...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12|
|State Treasurer Financial Education and Savings Not-For-Profit Corporation|
Authorizes the state treasurer to create the State Treasurer Financial Education and Savings Not-For-Profit Corporation to promote financial literacy and savings among the residents of the state and to issue grants and scholarships for educational purposes. Se...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Homeownership Education|
Adds homeownership, including the basic process of obtaining a mortgage and the concepts of fixed and adjustable rate mortgages, subprime loans, and predatory lending, as part of the financial literacy component of consumer education for public school pupils. ...
Amends existing law that requires the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission to recommend minimum standards of course of study of schools in the state and requires the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education to revi...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Center for Environmental Education|
Amends the Environmental Education Act. Provides for the establishment of the Center for Environmental Education and the Center for Environmental Education Board. Relates to k-12 environmental curriculum standards, adult environmental education, and higher edu...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Standards-Based PE and Health Curriculum|
Requires that the physical education and health curriculums in schools be based on standards set by the Health Education Framework and the Physical Education Framework.
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12|
|Financial Literacy and Education Commission|
Creates and provides for the Financial Literacy and Education Commission; provides for membership, powers and duties; relates to education on saving and managing spending, credit and debt, especially credit card debt.
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Foreign Language Opportunities|
Requires, by a specified time, that all children attending public schools shall have the opportunity to study the critical languages in addition to the traditional languages currently offered. Not later than the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, every st...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Drivers Education|
Creates a temporary special advisory panel on driver education availability and curriculum enhancement to examine, assess and make recommendations to improve drivers education instruction and make such instruction more available. Directs the panel to consider,...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Standards-Based PE and Health Curricula|
Requires that the physical education and health curricula in schools be based on standards set by the state Health Education Framework and the state Physical Education Framework commencing September 1, 2012.
|NH||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Health Curriculum|
Updates the health education curriculum requirements to include instruction on the effects of alcohol and other drugs, child abuse, human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and sexually transmitted diseases on the human system; requ...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Pre-Engineering Curriculum|
Expands the Department of Education's pre- engineering technology curriculum in public schools program for students in specified grades interested in engineering careers; removes digital electronics and computer integrated manufacturing from the course require...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
Establishes a commission to review the state's statutes on human immunodeficiency virus education, prevention, and control.
|CT||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||High School Foreign Language Credit|
Concerns high school credit for private world language courses; provides that students may earn up to two credits toward high school graduation for completion of a world language courses offered by a nonprofit provider and the student passes a test prescribed ...
Provides that a school district shall not eliminate or reduce instruction in physical education, the arts, music, career and technical education, or vocational education unless the reduction or elimination is necessary for budgetary reasons, unless the governi...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Financial Literacy|
S.F. 2216 - Financial Literacy Segment
Part of this bill makes financial literacy part of the core curriculum and defines it as: Not limited to financial responsibility and planning skills; money management skills, including setting financial goals, creating spending plans, and using financial inst...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Core Curriculum|
S.F. 2216 - Core Curriculum
Amends previous language to remove "voluntary model" from the establishment of core curriculum for grades 9-12, beginning with students graduating in the 2010-2011 class. Prohibits the state board from requiring specific textbooks. Requires core curriculum tec...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Physical Activity|
Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, the Board must require, as a condition of accreditation, that public elementary schools provide to students in full-day kindergarten and grades one through five, in addition to other requirements set forth, an average ...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12|
Amends existing law which requires public school districts to include instruction concerning the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution during Celebrate Freedom Week; requires the instruction to be grade appropriate; requires inclusion ...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Instruction on the Holocaust and Genocide|
Establishes the Ernie Marx Resolution. Directs the department of education to review Holocaust and genocide curricula developed by other states and review the state core content at the elementary, middle, and high school levels to determine places where the st...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Financial Literacy|
H.B. 1242; S.B. 533
Creates a Task Force to Study How to Improve Financial Literacy in the State; requires the task force to study the current ability of high school students to understand basic financial concepts, evaluate the current provision of financial literacy education in...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Local Farms-Healthy Kids Act|
The bill creates the farm-to-school program within the department of agriculture to facilitate increased procurement of Washington grown food by schools. The department of agriculture, along with the department of health, the office of the superintendent of pu...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Instructional Materials Alignment with Core Curriculum|
S.B. 2 - Section 11
Directs the state board of education to adopt rules that establish:
(1) The qualifications of the independent parties who may evaluate and map the alignment of the primary instructional materials before a district may purchase such primary instructional materi...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||High School Health Ed. Curriculum|
Adds education concerning CPR and first aid to the health education curriculum to students in grades six to 12.
|OR||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Farm-to-School and School Garden Program|
Requires the Department of Education to establish Oregon Farm-to-School and School Garden Program and to assist school districts that participate in the United States Department of Agriculture's National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program in util...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Guidelines for Foreign Language Fluency|
Directs the State Board of Education to develop guidelines for Develop guidelines for the use of LEAs to foster foreign language fluency as part of holistic education for all students in grades
kindergarten through twelve (K-12). Current law requires two years...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Physical Fitness|
Requires local school boards to incorporate into their local wellness policy as a goal a minimum of an average of 150 minutes of physical fitness for all students. Such program may include any combination of (i) physical education classes, (ii) extracurricular...
|UT||Adopted 11/2007||P-12||Instructional Materials Commission Operating Procedures|
2007 H.B. 364 prohibits a school district from purchasing certain instructional materials unless the materials have been evaluated by an independent party for
alignment with the state core curriculum. Adopted rule requires that the mandated alignment evaluatio...
Establishes the Financial Literacy Initiative for improving financial literacy by offering instructional materials for teachers and schools to provide high-quality financial literacy education for pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive. Authorize...
|OK||Adopted 10/2007||P-12||Personal Financial Literacy Education|
Amends rules to require public schools to provide personal financial literacy education in grades 7-12. Outlines 14 areas of instruction that the student must demonstrate satisfactory completion in order to obtain a Passport to Financial Literacy, which will b...
|OR||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Health and Physical Education|
Adds health and physical education to list of curriculum defined by state content standards. ...
|OK||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||Physical Education|
Amends rules to require that public elementary schools provide instruction in physical education for full-day kindergarten through grade 5 students for an average of sixty (60) minutes each week. ...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Task Force on Civics and Financial Education|
Creates a Task Force on Civics and Financial Education to study and make recommendations about how to increase and improve civics and financial education in kindergarten through grade 12 public schools.
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Physical Education|
Requires the state department to collect data on: (1) The number of minutes of physical education that are provided to K-8 students each school week in each public school within the district; (2) The physical capacity of public schools to provide K-5 students ...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12|
|American Sign Language|
Encourages the public schools, the community college system and the University of North Carolina to offer American Sign Language for credit as a modern foreign language.
|NC||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Instruction in Lawful Abandonment of Newborn Baby|
Requires local boards of education to ensure that students in grades nine through twelve receive annual health instruction including information about the manner in which a parent may lawfully abandon a newborn baby with a responsible person.
|WV||Adopted 06/2007||P-12||Foreign Language Standards|
Title 126, Series 44G
Amends rules regarding foreign language content standards and objectives for West Virginia schools. ...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Physical Education|
Prohibits counting recess towards the physical education requirements; directs the state board to encourage school districts to provide physical activity options to students; requires school districts to provide a physical activity report to parents and guardi...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Passport to Financial Literacy Act|
Requires personal financial literacy education to be taught in public schools in the state; lists areas of instruction; directs school districts to provide personal financial literacy instruction; provides for integration of instruction into existing courses; ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
Removes the provision in the junior and senior high school curriculum that permits a course on personal finance to satisfy the instruction requirement on the free enterprise system. Present law requires the state board of education to establish a program of in...
|TX||Became law without governor's signature 05/2007||P-12||Parenting and Paternity Awareness Curriculum|
To address an increase in births to unmarried parents in Texas from 1995 to 2002, the office of the Attorney General created the Parenting and Paternity Awareness (P.A.P.A.) program. The program involves engaging students in discussions regarding marriage, co...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Physical Education Requirement|
Relates to physical education; provides requirements for student participation in physical education; requires review and revision of the Sunshine State Standards for physical education; requires the Department of Education to develop and school districts to p...
|TN||Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk. 05/2007||P-12||Teaching Procedures re: "Safe Haven" Law|
S.B. 293, H.B. 0234
This bill requires that the course of instruction in all public schools in grades 9 through 12 include instruction regarding the procedure for voluntarily surrendering an infant in Tennessee. This bill requires the state board of education to develop guideline...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Science-based Sex Education|
Concerns the adoption of science-based content standards for instruction regarding human sexuality. The standards are intended to help reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and abortion among teenagers, and for teen pregnancy preven...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||World Languages Pilot Program Grants|
H.F. 2245 [World Languages]
Creates a pilot program to award five world languages grants to develop and implement sustainable, high-quality model world languages programs and to enhance existing world languages programs at various grade levels for students in kindergarten through grade 1...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Career and Technical Education, Enrepreneurship Education|
Increases funding for for the Department of Career & Technical Education by $4.9 million, 29 percent over from the previous biennium. The $4.9 million in this legislation is part of a total $8 million increase in workforce training funds coordinated between K-...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Holocaust Education|
Directs each district to include a study of the Holocaust in each high school U.S. history course. http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2007/PDF/HE/HE1059.1.pdf...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Financial Literacy Skills and Knowledge|
Provides that, to the extent funds are appropriated or are available for this purpose, the superintendent of public instruction and other members of the partnership created in RCW 28A.300.455 shall make available to school districts the list of identified fina...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
|Display of Flags in Education and Other Institutions|
Concerns the display of flags. Allows display of flags from countries other than the U.S. or the state of Colorado under particular circumstances, including for educational, cultural or historical purposes with the prior permission of the chief administrative ...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Physical Education in Grades K-6|
H.B. 208/S.B. 156
Provides for physical education in grades kindergarten through six in elementary schools. Adds physical education program units and charter school student activities program units into the program cost calculation and makes an appropriation. (Slight variation ...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Uniform Curricula Aligned to State Standards|
Directs each school district to align its curricula to meet the state standards for each grade level and subject area so that students who transfer between public schools
within the school district receive the same educational opportunity within the same grade...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Character and citizenship|
S.B. 274 (Curriculum)
Section 52 repeals code concerning requirements for social studies, civics education, character and citizenship. (Act No. 1573)
|ND||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Concept-Based Fitness Class|
Amends graduation requirement of one-half unit of physical education during each school year to include the following: Once every
four years the unit must be a concept-based fitness class that includes instruction in the assessment, improvement, and maintenanc...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Geography, Government Education|
Amends several pieces of required instruction; changes from United States history, geography, and government to 1) geography; 2) government; and 3) North Dakota studies, with an emphasis on the geography, history, and agriculture of this state, in the fourth a...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||North Dakota Studies|
From the fiscal note: This bill as amended requires that North Dakota Studies be taught in grades 4 and 8. It also requires that North Dakota's high schools must offer a semester course in North Dakota studies at least once every two years. Most schools will n...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Dating Violence & Abusive Relationship Instruction|
Requires the state Board of Education to incorporate instruction on dating violence and the characteristics of abusive relationships into its curriculum guidelines for family life education. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HB1916ER...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Personal High School Curriculum for Students|
Makes technical changes to requirements for high school graduation; provides that a parent may request a personal curriculum that modifies student standard requirements; amends provisions regarding a school psychologist; provides for an emancipated minor; prov...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Language Arts and Math Instruction Requirements|
Prohibits the State Board of Education from adopting the same basic instructional materials in language arts or mathematics for the same grade level in successive years. Requires that instructional materials for language arts be submitted to the state board fo...
|WV||Adopted 09/2006||P-12||Program/Curriculum Requirements|
Title 126, Series 42
Amends rules regarding the pre-K & K-12 program or curriculum requirements; reduces the amount of required teaching time for English Language Arts and Reading in middle school; changes pathway options to high school graduation from 3 to 2; requires a minimum n...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Language Arts Curriclum|
Requires the 2008 Reading/Language Arts/English Language Development Curriculum Frameworks and Criteria adopted by the Board of Education to include the accelerated English program. Requires the board, commencing with the 2008 Reading/Language Arts/English Lan...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Economics Educ. and Financial Literacy|
Authorizes a school district, in providing instruction in economics, to include instruction related to the understanding of personal finances, including, but not limited to budgeting, savings, credit and identity theft. Encourages the State Department of Educa...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Graduates with Multiple Language Skills|
Establishes the State Seal of Biliteracy to recognize high school graduates who have mastered speaking, reading, and writing skills in one or more languages, in addition to English. Requires each participating school district to determine the requirements nece...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Instruction on Human Rights Issues|
Relates to instruction on human rights issues in grades 7 through 12, inclusive. Requires the social science courses to include particular attention to the study of the inhumanity of the unconstitutional deportation of citizens and lawful permanent residents o...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Oversight of Physical Education and Athletics|
Extends the operation of existing laws that provides the State Department of Education the authority to exercise general supervision over courses of physical education and specified authority over interscholastic athletics indefinitely. Requires the state Inte...
|AL||Adopted 08/2006||P-12||Physical Education|
Establishes rules allowing any Alabama public school system that has adequate certified physical education teachers in Grades K-8 to request of theState Superintendent of Education an exemption of the one credit of physical education in Grades 9-12 to substitu...
|DE||Adopted 08/2006||P-12||Statewide Uniform Curriculum|
14 DAC 502
Establishes rules regarding the development of a recommended statewide uniform curricula for all public schools in the state.
The purpose of this regulation is to provide a process through which all Delaware school districts demonstrate the alignment of their...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Child Development and Parental Skills|
Provides for the establishment of a curriculum for instruction regarding child development and parental skills and responsibility for the welfare of pupils and the community to be available in school districts. Provides that such curriculum may include instruc...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2006||P-12||Curriculum Alignment|
Requires standards-based curricula to meet specific K-12 alignment criteria. Authorizes schools to develop an articulated and aligned K-12 standards-based curriculum in one or more of the areas of language arts, math, science and social studies. Requires sch...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Learner's Permit Requirements|
Relates to a Level 1 Learner's Permit; relates to successful completion of a course in driver education in a public or private high school in the state; requires the passing of a written test and road skills; provides for payment of appropriate fees....
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Agricultural Education Programs|
Provides that a school district offering a secondary agricultural education program approved for state and federal funding must ensure components available to its secondary agricultural education students; provides that nothing may prevent those programs that ...
|SC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2006||P-12||Financial Literacy Grants|
Provides grants to school districts to provide financial literacy instruction for students; establishes goals and establishes the Financial Literacy Board of trustees and the purposes of the Board and its composition, functions, and duties; provides for two se...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||American Sign Language|
Relates to high school courses in American sign language; provides that a school district may give credit as a foreign language to a pupil who satisfactorily completes a high school course in American sign language.
|MO||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Holocaust Education|
Creates the Holocaust Education and Awareness Commission, to be housed in the department of education and to promote implementation of holocaust education and awareness programs.
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Financial Literacy Curriculum|
S.B. 3741; H.B. 3753
Concerns education and curriculum; requires department of education to create a state board to approve a high school financial literacy curriculum; creates in the state treasury a fund to be known as the "financial literacy fund ". State funds and private cont...
|LA||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||Students Teaching and Reaching (STAR) Curriculum Framework|
LAC 28:CXXV.101, 301-317
Establishes Content Standards Curriculum Framework for Students Teaching and Reaching (STAR) to serve as the one teacher preparation course to be used by all secondary teachers in Louisiana. Pages 4-8 of 75: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0605/0605rul.pd...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Evaluation of Sex Education Programs|
Concerns Education Curriculum; directs the comptroller's office of education accountability to evaluate the effectiveness of family life curricula in helping youth to abstain from sexual activities, prevent unwanted pregnancies and prevent sexually transmitted...
|ID||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||Curricular Materials|
Extends the curricular materials selection adoption cycle from 5 to 6 years. Adds limited English proficiency as a subject area for curricular materials selection....
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Providing a Comprehensive Education|
H.B. 7087 (Section 10)
District school boards and superintendents must prescribe and adopt standards and policies to provide each student the opportunity to receive a complete education program, including language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health, physical educati...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Agricultural Education Advisory Commission|
Creates the Agricultural Education Advisory Commission. Requires the head of the agricultural education program of the Department of Education to report annually to commission regarding the conditions, needs, issues and problems of the program. Requires the co...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Courses on the Old and New Testament|
Authorizes high schools to offer elective courses in the History and Literature of the Old Testament Era and the History and Literature of the New Testament
Era. Requires the state board, by February 2007, to adopt a curriculum for each course, including obje...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12|
|Disability History Week|
Establishes the third week of October as Disability History Week. Directs public schools to provide instruction on disability history, people with disabilities and the disability rights movement. Provides that the instruction must be integrated into the exis...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Civil Rights Education in K-12 Public Schools|
Authorizes the state board to make civil and human rights education a part of the K-12 curriculum. Provides guidelines for grade level classroom learning. Establishes a civil rights education commission to inventory civil rights exhibits and resources and coor...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Education Reform Act of 2006|
Enacts the Education Reform Act of 2006. Section 18 directs the state board to develop a wellness curriculum for use by each school district. Directs the board to establish rules and regulations to be followed by the districts whereby the districts will implem...
Social sciences curriculum. This bill would encourage a school district to provide instruction in social sciences that accurately reflects the role of affected populations of the continent of Asia, the subcontinent of South Asia, and the Pacific Islands in th...
|OK||Adopted 10/2005||P-12||Racial and Ethnic Education|
OAC 210:20-19-2 thru -4
Replaces the term multicultural education with the term racial and ethnic education. Establishes new school board policy for the rule change. OKLAHOMA 13851...
|NY||Signed into law 10/2005||P-12||Amistad Commission|
Establishes and creates the Amistad Commission to coordinate educational and
other programs on slavery and African-American history. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A06362&sh=t...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2005||P-12||Curriculum and Tolerance Instruction|
Existing law requires the State Board of Education to adopt statewide academically rigorous content standards in core curriculum
areas, and requires the board to review and modify existing curriculum frameworks where appropriate to bring them into alignment
|CA||Signed into law 09/2005||P-12||Driver's Ed at Private High Schools|
Rewrites Section 51220.6 of the Education Code, relating to driver education. Specifies that a private school is not required to offer driver's education. Provides that the satisfactory completion of an Internet-based, correspondence, or other distance-learnin...
|CA||Consideration of governor's veto pending 09/2005||P-12||Role of Filipinos in World War II|
Allows social studies instruction in grades 7-12 to include instruction the role of Filipinos in World War II and
that war, and encourages this instruction to include specific components.
|IL||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Advanced Placement and pre-Advanced Placement|
Creates the College and Career Success for All Students Act. Requires a teacher of an Advanced Placement course to obtain appropriate training, subject to appropriation. Requires the State Board of Education to establish training guidelines that require teache...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Study of Acts of Genocide|
Provides that in addition to the unit of instruction studying the events of the Holocaust, the curriculum of every public elementary school and high school shall include a unit of instruction studying other acts of genocide across the globe, including, but not...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Cost of Drivers Education|
Adds that the total amount from driver education fees and reimbursement from the state for driver education must not exceed the total cost of the driver education program in any year and must be deposited into the school district's driver education fund as a s...
|AL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||American Sign Language|
Amends Section 16-6B-2 to specify that American Sign Language is a foreign language for purposes of satisfying certain curriculum requirements; and to apply such provision to hearing-impaired students for the 2005-2006 school year and to all students beginning...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Amistad Commission|
Creates the Amistad Commission. Contains provisions concerning the membership and duties of the Commission. These duties include:
(i) providing assistance and advice to schools within the state with respect to the implementation of education, awareness progra...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12|
Requires instructions regarding the correct use of an automated external defibrillator be included as a part of the health education curriculum in all senior high schools when cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction is being provided. In addition to the r...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Physical Education|
A physical education course of study must include a developmentally planned and sequential curriculum that fosters the development of movement skills, enhances health-related fitness, increases students' knowledge, offers direct opportunities to learn how to w...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Health and Physical Activity Mandates|
S.B. 146 (Sections K-
Beginning in the 2006-2007 school year and thereafter, requires all public elementary and secondary schools to:
(1) Encourage and motivate children of all physical abilities to participate in physical activity for the purpose of allowing all children to reach...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Adoption Awareness|
Requires the inclusion of the topic of adoption awareness in middle or high school courses that include material related to family life, including Family Life and Consumer Science Education courses. Defines adoption awareness.
|DE||SIGNED 06/2005||P-12||Uniform, Statewide Curricula|
In order to support state-wide academic standards and to ensure that students in Delaware public school do not suffer in the event they should change schools for whatever reason, it is essential that the Department of Education establish uniform, state-wide cu...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Accreditation Indicators and Dropout/Graduation Rates|
Standardizes the calculation of graduation rates and dropout rates that are required to be reported by school districts for accreditation. Standardizes and requires the reporting of continuing education rates and mobility rates by school districts for accredit...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Statewide Physical Education Recognition Program|
Establishes the statewide physical education recognition program to recognize and reward public schools and physical education teachers meeting established criteria. Creates the statewide physical education recognition board to establish objective criteria for...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards|
Adds Chapter 10, entitled Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards. Applies to elementary schools. Sets the amount of physical education instruction that each student in kindergarten through fifth grade must receive each week on a ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Financial Literacy Pilot Program|
Contingent on funding, requires state board to establish and implement a financial literacy pilot program to provide students in participating school districts with the knowledge and skills necessary as self-supporting adults to make critical decisions relatin...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Personal Financial Literacy|
Amends Sec. 28.0021. Requires instruction in personal financial literacy in one or more courses required for high school graduation. Requires districts and open-enrollment charter schools to incorporate instruction in personal financial literacy into any cour...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Driver's Education|
Creates the Georgia Driver's Education Commission. Authorizes the commission to recommend to the governor and the general assembly changes in state programs, statutes, policies, budgets and standards relating to the provision of driver education and training t...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Joint Agricultural Education Study Committee|
Creates the Joint Agricultural Education Study Committee for the purposes of promoting the importance and study of agriculture in the state. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005_06/versions/hr50_HR_50_AP_6.htm...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Agricultural Education|
S.B. 1563/H.B. 2123
All high school agricultural education programs that were twelve-month programs for the 1992-1993 fiscal year, or any fiscal year thereafter, are to be maintained as twelve-month programs by the local board of education, so long as a quality agricultural educa...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Stranger Danger Instruction|
Authorizes districts and charter schools to incorporate into the existing curricula instruction on the dangers of unsupervised interaction with strangers. Allows each district and charter school to develop its own course of study thereon.
|WV||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Healthy Foods, Physical Education Requirements|
Adds a new article, designated §5-1E-1, §5-1E-2, §5-1E-3, §5-1E-4 and §5-1E-5; and amends and reenacts §18-2-6a and §18-2-7a, all relating to promoting healthy lifestyles; creating a Healthy Lifestyles Office in the Department of Education and the Arts; establ...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Instruction on Skin Cancer Prevention|
Requires all public schools to incorporate instruction on skin cancer prevention into the existing curriculum in the common school grades if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides a comprehensive program on skin cancer prevention free of charge to s...
|WA||To governor 04/2005||P-12||Tribal History|
Encourages that Washington's tribal history be taught in the common schools. Also adds a new section that requires, beginning in 2006, and at least once annually through 2010, the Washington state school directors' association is encouraged to convene regional...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Family Preservation Education Program|
Encourages each school district board of directors to adopt a family preservation education program curriculum and offer a family preservation unit in high school. The board of directors may adopt the model curriculum developed by the superintendent of public...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||"Oklahoma Kids Fitness Challenge Act"|
Requires the state board of education to establish a physical activity program for public school students in the fifth grade, which each school district may elect to implement. The program is to incorporate the fitness challenges adopted by the Presidents Cou...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Prescribing Personal Finance Instruction In Second|
Adds new section: §18-2-7c, to read as follows:(a) The Legislature finds and declares that persons with an understanding of personal finance are better prepared to manage their money and that providing a personal finance program in secondary schools in West Vi...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Interschool Athletic Programs|
Includes salaries or supplemental pay for staff for organized physical activity courses as provided under Act 660 of 2005 in the definitions of "Athletic expenditures" and "Interschool scholastic activity expenditures."
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||History In Service Training|
Amends in-service training requirements for teachers of Arkansas history . http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb187.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||International Baccalaureate Diploma Program|
Allows a high school course offered under the international baccalaureate diploma program to be treated the same as an advanced placement course in terms of the state grading scale and weighted credit, teacher licensure requirements, district reporting of cour...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Seized Motor Vehicles|
Allows motor vehicles seized by law enforcement agencies to be donated to school districts for driver's education courses. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb2828.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Public School Curriculum|
Requires the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority to develop a knowledge-based technology curriculum for use in grades 7-12 beginning in the 2007-2008 school year. Requires the curriculum to include a collection of the substantive material used to teach a...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Mandatory Physical Education Implementation Task Force|
Establishes the mandatory physical education implementation task force. Sets forth task force's membership. Requires the task force to develop an implementation plan that will result in a uniform physical education program in grades K-8 and that takes the foll...
|SC||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Financial Literacy Instruction Act|
Enacts the Financial Literacy Instruction Act; provides a curriculum for local school boards to teach financial literacy; provides for a fund to receive public and private contributions for financial literacy instruction. http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess116_20...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Curriculum|
Creates new section allowing school districts and charter schools to offer a one-semester course in firearm marksmanship and gun safety, to be designated as the Arizona Gun Safety Course. Specifies the areas of instruction that the course must include. Require...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Food and Beverages|
Requires the state board to develop nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages made available to public school students during the school day. Requires the state board of education to consult with other state agencies, private foundations and other priva...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Physical Education|
Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, the state board of Education must require, as a condition of accreditation, that school districts provide to all students physical education programs which may include athletics. The state board must also require that ...
|Creation of the Governor's Council on Financial Literacy|
Executive Order # 92
Creates the governor's council on financial literacy. The council's mission is to measurably improve the financial literacy of Wisconsin citizens. In addition to other tasks, the council will serve as a sounding board for the governor's office and the office...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Elementary Schools|
Clarifies that physical education is to include activities such as, but not limited to, cardiovascular, muscle
building, or stretching exercises, as appropriate. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?051+ful+CHAP0350+pdf...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Entrepreneurship Education Program|
Creates the Entrepreneurship Education Program, consisting of grants administered by the state board to public secondary schools to support innovative educational programs designed to assist students in the development of their entrepreneurial, academic, and l...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|Role of Colleges and Universities in Achieving State Educational Goals|
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraph 7)
Requires colleges and universities to:
(a) Utilize institution-wide resources to work with elementary and secondary educators and other entities to align curriculum content to ensure that students who achieve proficiency on standards established at the prekin...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|Committee for Mathematics Achievement|
H.B. 93 (Section 2)
Defines terms, including "mathematics coach," "mathematics diagnostic assessment," "mathematics intervention program," "mathematics leader," "mathematics mentor," and "numeracy." Establishes the Committee for Mathematics Achievement to develop a multi-faceted ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Fish and Wildlife Conservation Education|
Allows grant funds for fish and wildlife conservation education to be distributed to conservation districts in addition to school districts. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/SB394.pdf...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Health and Nutrition in Schools|
Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, requires each school to limit access to no more than one day each week to retail fast foods in the cafeteria, whether sold by contract, commercial vendor, or otherwise.
Requires every district to appoint a food servic...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Sports Activities|
Defines "organized physical activity course." Beginning in the 2005-2006 school year, allows a student in grades 9-12 successfully completing an organized physical activity course meeting certain specifications to earn .5 unit of physical education credit towa...
|GA||Adopted 01/2005||P-12||Instruction in Citizenship, United States and Georgia History|
Establishes rules regarding instruction in United States and Georgia history and government. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-4-2-.07.pdf...
|UT||Rule Adoption 12/2004||P-12||Driver Education Programs for State Schools|
Amends rules concerning driver education programs for state schools. Reflects revision date change made to the Driver Education for Utah High Schools Manual. UTAH REG 27423 (SN)...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Nonpublic Schools Serving Special Education Students|
A.B. 1858 (multiple provisions)
Requires a master contracts with nonpublic, nonsectarian schools for the provision of special education and related services to include that, with respect to a nonpublic, nonsectarian school that is associated with a licensed children's institution, there be a...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Inclusion of Documents in History-Social Science Framework|
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Section 2: Repeals the requirement that pupils in American government and civics courses required for high school graduation read and be taught specified documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and the Gettysburg Ad...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Applicants to High Priority Schools Grant Program|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Requires schools initially applying to participate in the High Priority Schools Grant Program on or after the 2004–05 fiscal year to include highly qualified teachers and appropriately credentialed teachers for English learners in the component on quality of s...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Public Hearing on Textbooks|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 18: Requires the governing board of every district to hold a public hearing and make a determination as to whether each pupil in each school in the district has sufficient textbooks or instructional materials in each subject that are consistent with the c...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Curriculum Excusal on Religious Grounds|
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Provides that if any part of a school's instruction in health conflicts with the religious training and beliefs of a parent or guardian of a pupil, the pupil, upon the parent or guardian's written request, shall be excused from the part of the instruction that...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Historical Documents in Curriculum|
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Requires the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission to ensure that specified historical
documents are incorporated into the framework when the history-social science framework is revised. These documents are: (1) The Declaration of Indepe...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Courses of Study: Financial Planning|
Permits a school district to include instruction on personal finance, including budgeting, savings and credit, in social sciences courses for students in grades 7 through 12. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_2401-2450/ab_2435_bill_20040826_enrolled.ht...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Environmental Education Materials|
Eliminates the requirement imposed on school district governing boards to include certain environmental education materials as part of the adopted instructions materials. Provides that a contribution to the Environmental Education Account will satisfy the requ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Pupil Attendance: Precinct Board Membership|
Deems, for purposes of computing the average daily attendance generated by a pupil enrolled in a history or social science course required by a school district as a condition of receipt of a high school diploma, a pupil serving as a member of a precinct board ...
|Advancement Via Individual Determination Program|
Appropriates a specified amount of funds from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for the support of the Advancement Via Individual Determination Program. Makes these amounts applicable toward the minimum funding requirements for a school dis...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Private Schools: Driver's Education Instruction|
Provides that the satisfactory completion of a course in automobile driver education offered by a private secondary school satisfies the instructional requirements for a provisional driver's license for persons under 18 years of age if specified conditions are...
|DE||Rule Adoption 09/2004||P-12||Certification of Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher|
14 DAC, 331, 1566, 1.0 - 3.3.12
Amends regulations relating to the requirements for a standard certificate for educational personnel. Changes are made to conform to changes in statute regarding licensure and certification of educators. Section is renumbered to reflect its movement to the Pro...
|SD||Adopted 09/2004||P-12||Curriculum/Content Requirements|
24:14:04:12.01, 12.02; 15:06:33, 36; 03:06:06.05, 15:01:01; 16:01:01, 05:03; 06:01, 02, 03, 07:01; 16:07:01, 02, 03, 08:01 thru 58 (Non-Seq.), 09:03 thru 05, 10:06 and 07
Eliminates requirement that evidence of completion of all required sections of the Dakota STEP assessment must appear on the student's transcript before graduation may be authorized and a signed diploma may be issued; Removes curriculum and special education d...
|NM||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Disciplinary Records|
NMAC 22.214.171.124, .3, .10
Amends issuing agency and statutory references; requires that disciplinary records be included in the records of transferring students; requires elective courses meet PED standards; requires that accountability data system numbers be included in transcripts. N...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Elementary and Secondary Education Curriculum|
Requires (a) The board of regents for elementary and secondary education to adopt a statewide curriculum in mathematics and English-language arts for students in grades 3-10 by May 1, 2005. (b) The curriculum adopted by the board of regents must:
(1) be align...
|CA||Vetoed 07/2004||P-12||Curriculum: The Role of Filipinos in World War II|
Encourages the instruction of World War II and the role of Filipinos in that war in social science instruction in grades 7 through 12, inclusive. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_2501-2550/ab_2512_bill_20040624_enrolled.html
Veto message: http://www.g...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Physical Fitness in Schools|
Relates to the physical activity and nutrition of students. Identifies childhood obesity as a growing problem in Louisiana. Identifies benefits of regular physical activity and healthy eating habits. States purposes of this section are: (1) To promote, encou...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Statewide Curriculum|
Requires the Board of Regents for elementary and secondary education to select and/or develop a statewide curriculum in mathematics and English/Language arts in grades kindergarten (k) through twelve by August 31, 2006. The curriculum selected and/or developed...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004||P-12|
|Driver Education Administration|
Places driver education course requirements under the Board of Governors for Higher Education instead of the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education. which substantially conform with the current curriculum utilized by the instructor(s) at the C...
|ND||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Educator's Professional License|
NDAC 67.1-02-02-, -04, -05, -07, -09
Establishes rules regarding initial licenses, distance learning instructor - definition - qualifications - licensure, two-year and five-year renewals, professional development for license renewal, multicultural education and native american studies, and reentr...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Hawaiian Language Program|
Establishes a Hawaiian language medium education program. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb2667_cd1_.htm...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Nutrition Policy in Schools|
The purpose of the act is to encourage wellness programs in Vermont public schools and in Vermont communities. Wellness programs will be designed to encourage life-long patterns of healthy eating and regular physical exercise among Vermont citizens. Provides ...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Native American History|
Provides an additional duty of incorporating instruction of Native American history into appropriate existing curricula; provides that the instruction curriculum for all schools shall include the history of Native Americans in Arizona. http://www.azleg.state.a...
|CO||Signed by Governor 06/2004||P-12||Financial Education Curriculum|
Encourages each school district and charter school to adopt a financial literacy curriculum and to make successful completion of the program a graduation requirement. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/88DE0C519CF9551087256D790053005C?Op...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Education and Human Sexuality|
Concerns limitations on education regarding manifestations of human sexuality. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/6B239FC2932F199287256E1A00062311?Open&file=1375_enr.pdf...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Alcohol and Drug Usage Awareness Study|
Urges state board of education to study the inclusion of alcohol awareness and drug usage awareness in K-12 curriculums, including dangers of driving under the influence. http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/BILL/HJR1006.pdf...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Colorado History Day|
Promotes "Colorado History Day" (NHD), a year-long academic enrichment program that engages students in grades six to twelve in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. and making an appropriation to schools. http://www.leg.state.co.us...
|VA||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Family Life Education Program|
Relates to the Family Life Education Program in grades K through 12; provides additions to the curriculum include steps to take to avoid sexual assault, the availability of counseling and legal resources and, in the event of such sexual assault, the importance...
|FL||To governor 05/2004||P-12||Middle Grades Reform Act|
Creates the "Middle School Reform Act;" provides definitions; prescribes program criteria and content; provides a timeline for implementation; requires an academic performance study of middle grade students and schools with recommendations for increase in perf...
|IA||Vetoed 05/2004||P-12||Driver Education By A Teaching Parent.|
Creates new section allowing driver's education to be provided by a teaching parent. Teaching parent must provide, among other requirements, thirty hours of classroom instruction, and four hours of classroom instruction concerning substance abuse. http://cool...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Urges Instruction in Healthy Lifestyle Choices|
Urges schools to provide instruction on healthy lifestyle choices including programs for physical education; urges restrictions on granting waivers for physical education. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Financial Literacy for Youth Month|
Designated April as "Financial Literacy for Youth" month. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb1898_hd1_.htm...
|2004-7 Financial Education and Literacy|
Creates the office of financial education, responsible for: (1) Coordinating financial education programs across agencies; (2) Developing and maintaining a comprehensive database of financial education programs, materials and resources; (3) Providing support f...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Art, Music and Physical Education at the Elementary Level|
Requires local boards to incorporate art, music, and physical education as a part of the instructional program at the elementary school level, and to employ five elementary resource positions per 1,000 students in kindergarten through grade five for art, music...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Substantial Amendments to the Standards of Learning|
Amends section 22.1-253.13:1 and 22.1-253.13:2 . Specifies that the Standards of Learning form the core of Virginia's educational program and other educational objectives. Specifies that the state board must, at a minimum, define Standards of Learning for Eng...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Official Kentucky Military School|
Designates Millersburg Military Institute as the official Kentucky military school. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/RECORD/04RS/SJ83/bill.doc...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Drivers Education|
Allows high schools with driver education programs to educate students enrolled in the program about organ donation options. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/46leg/2r/laws/0125.htm...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Student Dissection of Animals Alternatives|
Creates new section requiring school divisions to provide students alternatives to student dissection of animals. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?041+ful+CHAP0918...
|GA||Adopted 04/2004||P-12||State Funded K-8 Subjects and 9-12 Courses|
Clarifies rules regarding the list of state-funded K-8 school subjects and grades 9-12 courses. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-4-2-.03.pdf...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12|
|American Sign Language|
Concerns the treatment of American Sign Language as a foreign language in education that counts toward graduation requirements. http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/olls/sl2004a/sl_74.htm...
|UT||Rule Adoption 04/2004||P-12||Elementary and Secondary School Core Curriculum|
Amends rules concerning elementary and secondary school core curriculum. Revises several middle and high school Core Curriculum requirements. UTAH REG 26902 (SN)...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Driver Training|
Amends existing law to remove language setting forth alternative requirements for driver training programs; to provide that the State Board of Education shall adopt rules to provide students with driver education opportunities while students are enrolled in co...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Driver Training|
Amends existing law relating to reimbursement to public school districts for driver training courses to increase the average cost per pupil reimbursement from $110 to $125. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1255.html#daily...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Public Schools Foreign Language Pilot Project|
Relates to public schools; establishes a pilot project for expansion of foreign language instruction through grade six; imposes requirements upon participant schools; establishes initial and on-going training and professional development for teachers and teach...
|WA||Vetoed 03/2004||P-12||Financial Literacy|
Provides for financial literacy; provides for the creation of a set of financial literacy learning guidelines, providing information on instructional materials that help students meet the learning guidelines, data collection and creating a public- private part...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Advanced Placement Courses|
Requires that advanced placement courses be available in the four core areas (English, math, science, social studies) in high school; exempts high schools offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/200...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Personal Finance Education|
Requires public school districts to offer a personal finance course to students in grades nine through twelve. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/SB41.pdf...
|AR||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Standards for Accreditation of Public Schools|
Establishes rules governing standards of accreditation of Arkansas public schools. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20156%20standards.pdf...
|IL||Total veto stands 11/2003||P-12||Driver Education and Practice Driving|
Removes a provision that allows a school district to adopt a policy to permit proficiency examinations for the practice driving part of the driver education course at any time after the completion of 3 hours of practice driving under direct individual instruct...
|GA||Adopted 10/2003||P-12||State-Funded K-8 Subjects and 9-12 Courses|
Provides list of state-funded K-8 subjects and 9-12 courses. Amended 10/2003 clarifying rules regarding state-funded subjects and courses. Assigns a unique course number to accurately report gifted education services using the Resource Class model. http://www....
|NY||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Student Financial Education Act|
Enacts the "student financial education act" to create within children the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to manage personal finances and obtain general financial literacy; allows a credit union organized to open and maintain a student branch upon ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Outdoor Environmental Education Program|
Establishes the Outdoor Environmental Education Program to foster stewardship of the environment and an appreciation of the importance of the wise use of natural resources. Requires the Department of Education administer the program and, according to a priorit...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Advancement Placement Exams Fees|
Relates to existing law that establishes a 5-year pilot grant program to school districts to cover the costs of advanced placement examination fees and authorizes school districts to apply to the department for grant funding under the program based on the numb...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Environmental Curriculum|
Establishes the Office of Education on the Environment. Requires the office to develop education principles for the environment for elementary and secondary school pupils, to develop a model curriculum and to submit the curriculum for approval. Requires the cu...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Education: Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention|
Establishes the Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Act. Authorizes school districts to provide comprehensive sexual health education in any kindergarten to grade 12, inclusive, to ensure that all pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Health Education|
Specifies pupils may receive instruction relating to the components of preventative health. The instruction on nutrition may include related topics such as obesity and diabetes. Specifies the health care professionals should represent the varied fields of heal...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Arts Education|
Establishes the Arts Work Visual and Performing Arts Education Program to be administered by the department of education for awarding grants to local educational agencies to develop their capacity to implement high- quality, instructional programs based on the...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||Postsec.||Business Ethics & Golden State Business Award|
Requires the Trustees of the California State University and the Board of Governors of California Community Colleges, and requests the Regents of the University of California and accredited private and independent colleges and universities to require students ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Physical Education|
Requires the department of education to encourage K- 12 schools to provide quality physical education that develops the knowledge, attitudes, skills, behavior, and motivation needed to be physically fit for life. Requires the department to encourage those scho...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||History Curriculum|
Authorizes the inclusion of instruction on World War II and the American role in that war. Makes a finding and declaration that the current state- adopted academic content standards already include instruction on the Korean and Vietnam wars in the appropriate ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Community Service|
Provides that community service may include participation in a high school or community blood drive or other blood recruitment campaign. Provides for development of units of instruction. Allows a school district to also teach students about blood donor and tra...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Required Content of Sex Education Courses|
H.B. 4401 (multiple provisions)
Requires sex education instruction to include information clearly informing pupils that having sex or sexual contact with an individual under the age of 16 is a crime punishable by imprisonment, and that one of the other results of being convicted of this crim...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Drivers Education|
Public schools and educational facilities may not contract with an entity engaged in giving instruction in the driving of motor vehicles or in the preparation of an applicant for the Secretary of State's driver's license examination unless that entity is licen...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Asian History Requirement|
Amends the School Code. Provides that the teaching of United States History shall include a study of the role and contributions of Asian Americans. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=890&GAID=3&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=3761&SessionID=3...
|RI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2003||P-12|
Transfers the administration of the driver education program from the department of elementary and secondary education to the Community College of Rhode Island. ...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Instruction on the Vietnam War|
Expresses the encouragement of the Legislature for K-12 instruction to contain instruction on the Vietnam War, including the Secret War in Laos and the role of the Southeast Asians in that war; encourages including a component drawn from personal testimony of ...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Education: Instruction: World War II|
Relates to public school instruction on World War II and the American role in that war; authorizes the instruction in the area of social sciences to contain instruction on World War II and the American role in that war. (Existing law required instruction on Wo...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Education|
Allows the Department of Education to adopt a program for grades 3- 12 which provides opportunities for competency in a second language. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/docs/getstatus.asp?qu=SB1326&showstatus=on&showtext=on&press1=docs...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Sex Education|
Requires sex education materials and instruction to advise pupils of the provisions of the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act, responsible parenting and the availability of confidential adoption services. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/billstatu...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Half Hour of Daily Physical Activity for Grades K-6|
Starting in the 2004-05 school year and thereafter, requires every public school serving students in grades K-6 to offer students at least 30 minutes of quality physical activity every school day.
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program|
Relates to awards granted under the Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program to schools for providing a college advanced placement course....
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Free Enterprise Curriculum to Include Personal Finance|
Requires the free enterprise curriculum to include instruction in personal finance beginning with the 2004-2005 school year. States that personal finance includes but is not limited to income, money management, spending and credit, and savings and investing. h...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
|American Sign Language|
Requires school boards to advise students taking American Sign Language as a foreign language that post-secondary schools outside of Florida may not accept these courses as satisfying foreign language requirements. http://www.leg.state.fl.us/house/Session/inde...
|AL||Issued 06/2003||P-12||Civics and American History Education|
Executive Order 2003-08
Designates the American Village Citizenship Trust Statewide Educational Center and Classroom Laboratory in American History, Civics, and Government, as created by §16-44A-30 as the state's American History and Civics Initiative. Creates and charges the America...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||High School Students Personal Finance|
Requires high school students to receive instruction in the area of personal finance....
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Enrichment Curriculums|
As a condition of accreditation, a school district is required to provide instruction using the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the foundation curriculum, whereas in the enrichment curriculum, the TEKS standards are only required to be used as g...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Public School Curriculum|
Directs the state board to implement the inclusion of elements relating to personal finance among the essential knowledge and skills in the required public school curriculum, and to adopt and promote a personal finance education program that provides public sc...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Profile of Learning, High School Graduation Requirements, NCLB-Compliant Testing System, State Standards|
H.F. 302 (multiple provisions)
Effective the 2003-04 school year and later, bars the state education commissioner from implementing the profile of learning portion of the state's results-oriented graduation rule, or classroom assessments that schools must use. Replaces references to "result...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Comprehensive Plan to Revise Curriculum|
Develops a comprehensive plan to revise content standards and curriculum frameworks adopted by the state in core academic areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, history, geography and civics. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||List of Classes for Parents|
Requires school districts to provide parents of students in grades nine through twelve (9-12) with a list of classes that are required to be taught by the school district. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2339.pdf...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12|
|Drivers Education Training|
Enables state colleges, universities, high schools and those contracted by the Department of Education to conduct driver education classes without obtaining a commercial driver training school license as long as the curriculum is approved and given by certifie...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School Requirement For Physical Education|
Changes the requirement for physical education under Arkansas Code from students through grade 9 to students through grade 8; requires the district to provide assurance of compliance....
|MT||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Student Banks in High Schools|
Authorizes formation of student banks, called "student financial institutions" in a high school as an education program to serve only those students enrolled in the school in which the program is located. The student financial institution may be advised but no...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Oral Health Instruction into Public School|
Implements oral health instruction into public school curricula. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB811.pdf...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Personal Finance Literacy Program|
Requires the state board to assist in the implementation of personal financial literacy instructional programs, to include consumer financial education, personal finance and personal credit. Requires the state board to create standards and objectives for perso...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||All Courses Offered by School Districts|
Requires that all courses offered by school districts be aligned with the Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2375.pdf...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Instructional Material|
Requires multicultural content for a percentage of instructional material approved by the State Board of Education....
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Fine Arts Education Act|
Enacts the Fine Arts Education Act; provides funding for fine arts in public schools through the funding formula; defines the number of program units for teachers certified by the national board....
|WV||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Holocaust Education|
H.B. 2879, S.B. 510
Continues the West Virginia commission on holocaust education until the first day of July, 2009 unless sooner terminated, continued or reestablished....
|WV||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Holocaust Education|
Relates to continuation of the West Virginia commission on Holocaust education....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Duties of Boards|
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Section 53A-3-402 requires local boards to implement the core curriculum using instructional materials that best correlate to the core curriculum and graduation requirements; administer required tests and create plans to improve student progress; use progress-...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Curriculum and Graduation Requirements|
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Section 53A-13-108 is a new section of law requiring the state board to establish rigorous curriculum and graduation requirements for grades 9-12, beginning no later than with the graduating class of 2007. These must (1) use competency-based standards and ass...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Organ Donor Education|
Provides for organ donor education in driver education courses and high school health classes; provides for leave for bone marrow or organ donation. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB167.pdf...
|NJ||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Student Instruction:domestic Violence/Child Abuse|
Provides for instruction for middle school and high school students in the dynamics of domestic violence and child abuse....
|WV||To governor 03/2003||P-12||Commission On Holocaust Education|
S.B. 510, H.B. 2879
Relates to continuing the commission on holocaust education; provides for reimbursement of reasonable expenses by members; authorizes the commission to accept state funds as appropriated by the Legislature....
|KY||Adopted 03/2003||P-12||Advanced Placement|
704 KAR 3:510
Establishes rules regarding the criteria a school shall meet in order to designate a course an advanced placement course, including content and program standards concerning student admission criteria, data collection, and reporting. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Local School Health/Physical Education Advisory Councils|
Allows local boards to create a local school health/physical education advisory council to help the district implement health and physical education instruction. Lists areas in which local school health/physical education councils may make recommendations and ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Integration of Arts and Foreign Languages into Elementary School Curriculum|
Requires the department to create a program to promote the integration of the arts and foreign languages into the elementary school program. Schools are to submit applications, with the department granting funds to at least one school per region, giving prefer...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Core Curriculum: Skills and Competencies|
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Section 53A-1-402.6 requires the state board to implement a core curriculum that will enable students to communicate effectively, apply mathematics and access, analyze and apply information. Depth and complexity should increase from year to year. 53A-1-409 r...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2003||Postsec.||American history course required for college degree|
Amends the requirement for a course in American History or civil government prior to receiving a baccalaureate degree. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB213.pdf...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Nutrition Education Curriculum|
Requires the Department of Education to incorporate nutrition education curriculum content into the health curriculum framework at its next revision. Requires the department to make competitive grants available to school districts and county offices of educati...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Physical Education|
Imposes new duties on the state department regarding physical education. Requires the department to monitor the number of hours of physical instruction offered to pupils in grades 1 to 12. Requires the Board of Education to adopt model content standards in the...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Holocaust Curriculum|
Declares the Legislature encourages the incorporation of survivor, rescuer and liberator testimony into the teaching of human rights, genocide and the Holocaust. Establishes a State Task Force on Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights and Tolerance Education as an ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2002||P-12||Models for Ethnic Studies|
Requires the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission within the Department of Education to identify model programs, standards, and curricula relating to ethnic studies at the high school level. Requires the commission to submit a report to...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||Postsec.||International Education|
Relates to the Donahoe Higher Education Act. Encourages institutions of higher education to develop programs that support learning about other cultures, global issues, and the international exchange of students and scholars. Encourages public and private insti...
|MA||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Foreign Language Instruction to Be Required in Elementary Schools|
"[W]ithin five years of the effective date of this act, any foreign language classes required by the department [...] or by a school district shall be required for students in elementary schools and optional for students in high schools." http://www.state.ma.u...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Study of Economics and Personal Finance Education in State|
Requires the department to conduct a study of economics and personal finance education, to be submitted to the general assembly by January 1, 2003. Requires the study to include recommendations on 1) in-service training methods for teachers on economics and pe...
|OK||Vetoed 06/2002||P-12||Transfers, Social Studies|
On or before September 1, 2002, the state board must adopt rules to ensure that students who transfer into an Oklahoma school district from out of state after the student's junior year of high school shall not be denied, due to differing graduation requirement...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Amistad Commission|
Establishes the Amistad Commission to coordinate educational and other programs on slavery and African-American history in public and nonpublic schools and public and private nonprofit resource organizations. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2002/Bills/A1500/1301...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Drivers' Education|
Transfers jurisdiction over high school drivers' education courses to the Department of Public Safety; requires school districts offering drivers' education to meet the standards for private entities by a certain date; requires certain driver education courses...
|SC||SENATE override line item veto Nos. 2. 06/2002||P-12|
Requires funding equal to 1994-95 appropriation to be appropriated to the state department annually to offset any reduction suffered by districts due to a change in the distribution of employee contribution funds. Provides that in the event of an EIA revenue ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Improvement Plans|
Relates to the Comprehensive Local School Plan; deletes certain review and submission requirements; modifies the adoption cycle for school improvement plans; relates to review of the adopted curriculum; modifies the review cycle of curriculum; requires a revie...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||CPR Training|
Requires CPR training in either junior or senior high school, as established by State Board of Education; provides that CPR training would commensurate with the learning expectations within the lifetime wellness curriculum....
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Education Code Re-Write: Articulated Acceleration Mechanisms|
Adds subsection relating to Advanced International Certificate of Education Program (AICE); sets out that public secondary school students are exempt from payment of Advanced Placement exam fees, regardless of whether or not they obtain a passing score on the ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: District K-12 Foreign Language Curriculum Required|
Requires every local board to create a plan for a K-12 foreign language curriculum, to be submitted to the commissioner by June 30, 2004. See bill section 1061, page 1785, line 20 ff: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/data/session/2002E/Senate/bills/billtext/pdf/s002...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Drivers Education Underwriters' Fee|
Increases the Drivers Education Underwriters Fee to provide an additional amount to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs for the benefit of the Department of Education and an amount to the Department of Transportation to operate and administer a man...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Curriculum Standards Review, State School Report Card, Pupil Performance Study|
Requires review of curriculum standards in certain core academic areas every five instead of three years. Changes date to requires state board to prepare public education performance report card on or before January 1 of each academic year. Eliminates language...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness|
Appropriates a certain amount from the Education Trust Fund to the Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/searchableinstruments/2002rs/bills/hb161.htm...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Numerous Program Changes|
Adds one nonvoting student member to state board, making total board membership 10, provides for application process and appointment of student member. Also requires school districts and nonpublic schools to report number of ninth graders who do not graduate f...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Comprehensive Family Life Education|
Defines comprehensive family life education; directs the Commissioner of Education to take action to implement K-12 comprehensive family life education programs, contracting with local family planning services. Includes parental opt-out. http://janus.state.me...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Extended Day/Year Program Funding, Field Trip Costs, Provision of Staff Development, School Board Member and Principal Development Requirements|
Allows any local school district to fund extended day and -year programs for kindergarten or compulsory age students through sources other than the adequate education program. Permits local boards to expend funds from any available sources to help defray costs...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||State Physical Activity Coordinator and K-9 P.E. Recommendations|
Requires department employment of physical activity coordinator for grades K-12, and specifies qualifications and duties of such. Recommends duration and frequency of physical education classes in grades K-9, beginning with 2002-2003 school year....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Curriculum, Assessments|
Modifies provisions related to the State System of Public Education by requiring the State Board of Education to consult with teachers and parents in establishing the core curriculum; aligns the core curriculum and tests administered under the Utah Performance...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Banking-at-School Demonstration Program|
Authorizes local school boards to establish a Banking-at-School Partnership Program, consisting of school banks or school credit unions on the premises of public schools within the school division that have been developed and are operated jointly by a public s...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Family Life Education|
Adds instruction in the benefits of adoption as the preferred choice in the event of an unwanted pregnancy to the family life education curriculum guidelines. In addition, the measure clarifies that the Board of Education, in establishing requirements for appr...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Topics for Driver Education|
Adds organ and tissue donor awareness to the topics that must be included in instruction for driver education in public school classrooms; adds the Department of Health to those entities cooperating in the development of the curriculum....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||"Distracted" Driving|
Provides that the State Department of Education's standardized driver education instruction for public schools to include distracted driving....
|CA||Signed into law 01/2002||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Course of Study|
Commencing with the 2003–04 school year and each year thereafter, at least one course, or a combination of the two courses in mathematics required to be completed by pupils in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, prior to receiving a diploma of graduation from high scho...
|NJ||Vetoed 12/2001||P-12||Commission on Italian and Americans of Italian Heritage Culture and Education|
Establishes Commission on Italian and Americans of Italian Heritage Culture and Education; appropriates funds. The duties of the commission include giving assistance to and advising public and nonpublic schools on the positive contributions and achievement of...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2001||P-12||Creating a clearinghouse of academic and career-related information|
Requires the State Department of Education to collect specified information from all public high schools on existing academic and career-related curriculum for the purposes of establishing a clearinghouse of information on academic and career-related curriculu...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2001||P-12||New State Reporting Requirements for Physical Ed.|
Imposes new duties on the State Department of Education regarding physical education, including, among others, that the department would be required to issue a notice of noncompliance to each school district that fails to comply with certain requirements, incl...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2001||P-12||State History and Geography|
Session Law Number 363., Requires the public schools to provide courses of instruction on North Carolina history and geography to students in elementary and middle schools; enacts the Student Citizenship Act of 2001....
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Instruction for Students in Personal Financial Management|
Authorizes local school systems to offer instruction in personal financial management to students, provided such instruction is integrated into an existing course of study....
|ME||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Teaching of Native American History|
Public Law No. 403., (LD 291)Requires that Maine Native American history and culture be taught in all elementary and secondary schools; requires the Department of Education to include Maine Native American history and culture in the system of learning results;...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Student Bill of Rights, Dual Enrollment|
Eliminates the 2-year second language requirement for students who have completed grade 12; requires all students who have met the requirements for Certificate of Initial Mastery to demonstrate proficiency in second language; requires school districts to make ...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Holocaust Education|
Makes an appropriation to the Governor's Advisory Council on Education Relating to the Holocaust for the continuation of its educational programs....
|TX||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||CPR Instruction|
Relates to cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction of public school students....
|NV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Accountability and Various Provisions|
Revises provisions governing the accountability of public schools; revises provisions governing the requirements for a person to take tests on general education development; revises provisions governing the pupil count and the calculation of basic support unde...
|KY||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Study of Advanced Placement Program|
Directs a study of the Advanced Placement Program in Kentucky's high schools; directs the co-chairs of the Interim Joint Committee to Education to appoint a special subcommittee composed of four Senate members and four House of Representatives members to study...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Personal Finance Curriculum|
Requires public schools to include in the course of instruction a component on personal finance education to help students develop an understanding of and develop appropriate skills relating to the role of money,
credit, budgets, financial planning, and other ...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||American Sign Language|
Authorizes schools to offer American Sign Language (ASL) as a course of foreign language credit; directs the Board of Education to establish licensing credentials for ASL teachers; directs the Commissioner of Education to encourage postsecondary institutions t...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Holocaust Education Commission|
Creates the Holocaust Education Commission, a permanent state commission which, as an organized body and on a continuous basis, will survey, design, encourage and promote implementation of holocaust education....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Art/Music Education|
Requires public elementary schools to provide instruction in the subjects of visual art or music for all students....
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Financial Institutions As Part of High School Program|
S.B. 2231, 2230
Relates to the authority of school district boards to establish student financial institutions operated as part of a high school educational program; permits the institution to lend money, cash checks and take deposits; provides for the fee for establishing a ...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Marching Band Physical Education|
Establishes marching band as a physical education requirement....
|OK||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Amends Advanced Placement Program|
States that on or before October 1 of each year, the state department of education must issue a report on the Advanced Placement Incentive Program for the previous school year which shall include, but is not limited to, the number of: students taking an advanc...
|TX||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Agricultural Projects in Urban Schools|
Directs the department to develop a grant program to large urban school districts for elementary schools for the purpose of establishing agricultural related projects....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12|
|Mandarin Chinese Course|
Modifies provisions related to the State System of Public Education by requiring the State Board of Education to develop and implement a concurrent enrollment course on Mandarin Chinese to be taught over EDNET, the state's two-way interactive system for video ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Sex Education|
Provides that the State Board of Education shall approve instructional materials for use in health, physiology, hygiene, and prevention of communicable disease curricula that local school boards may choose to adopt; provides local schools with an option of usi...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Music, Art, Dance, Theater|
Requires music, visual art, dance or theater instruction to take place in elementary schools....
|OR||Unofficially rejected by voters 11/2000||P-12|
MEASURE 9 Prohibits public school instruction (K-12 or Community College level) from encouraging, promoting, or sanctioning homosexual and bisexual behaviors....
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Including Native History In the State's Standards|
Requires the State Department of Education to request proposals for the development of model curricula, aligned with state content standards, on California Native American history, culture, and tribal sovereignty, to be incorporated into educational materials ...
|NJ||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Arts Education|
Revises the mission of the New Jersey School of Arts to provide assistance to secondary schools in meeting Visual and Performance Arts Standards; appropriates funds....
|CA||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||Art in Schools|
Makes legislative findings and declarations concerning the value of visual and performing arts. Requires the State Board of Education to adopt content standards for visual and performing arts, pursuant to recommendations developed by the Superintendent of Publ...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||Curriculum Materials Made Available|
Makes available to all elementary schools in the state suitable curriculum materials to aid in the instruction of pupils in the understanding and acceptance of children with disabilities....
|CA||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||Cesar Chavez Day|
Chapter No.213, Requires the State Board of Education to adopt a model curriculum guide for use by public schools for exercises related to Cesar Chavez Day. Requires the State Board of Education to ensure that the state curriculum framework, where appropriate,...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Emotional and Social Competency|
Requires the state department to develop model programs that encourage "emotional and social competency and learning." The new law states that emotional competency includes self-awareness, emotional self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. It p...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000||P-12||Genocide, Slave Trade, Irish Famine, Holocaust|
Requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop curricular material on genocide and human rights violations and issues including slave trade, great hunger in Ireland, the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust and Mussolini's Fascist Regime....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Additional Drivers Education Training|
Creates the Justin Marksz Teen Safety Driving Act; requires every motor vehicle occupant under the age of 18 to wear a safety belt or child restraint device; prohibits a person under the age of 18 from being a passenger in the front seat; makes additional requ...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Education On America's Veterns|
196., Requires instruction in public schools regarding sacrifices made by veterans....
|AK||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Native Language Education|
Relates to a curriculum for Native language education....
|OK||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Advanced Placement Incentive Program|
Modifies the Oklahoma Advanced Placement Incentive Program. Authorizes test fee assistance for students taking multiple tests in one year. Authorizes the state board to award additional grants to school sites demonstrating successful implementation of the cou...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Performance Standards, Curriculum|
States that the Department of Education shall regulate courses of study to be pursued in all grades of public schools and classify them by methods the department deems proper....
|AL||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Driver Education|
Allows driver's education teacher to administer the written, vision, oral, or driving portion of the examination....
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Environmental Education|
Relates to environmental education; changes the make up of Arizona Advisory Council on Environmental Education; expands eligibility for grants for environmental education sites; modifies the definition of environmental education....
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Economics Education|
Directs the Interim Joint Committee on Education to study the issue of the instruction of the principles of economics and the need for promoting economic education during the 2000-2002 legislative interim....
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Ten Commandments and Other Historical documents|
Requests the Kentucky Board Of Education to encourage teachers and school administrators to post and teach from historic displays of original documents reflecting American history, which may include the Ten Commandments; permits cost of posting and maintaining...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Option for End-of-Course Tests|
Relates to social studies; requires the Board of Education, in prescribing the Standards of Learning assessments, to provide local school boards the option of administering end-of-course tests for United States History to 1877, United States History: 1877 to t...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Program on Banking|
Authorizes the state treasurer to conduct a program on banking in the public schools....
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Physical Education Component|
The law is clarified so that Physical Education is no longer mandatory by law. Rather the State Board of Education can set the standard requirements for Physical Education. ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12|
Relates to geography education; establishes the Kentucky Geographic Education Board and the Kentucky Geography Education Trust Fund; permits the Fund to receive grants and gifts from public and private sources....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Arts Education Pilot|
Relates to public schools; creates an arts in elementary schools pilot program to determine if a sequential ongoing arts program in the state's elementary schools can improve the overall excellence and scholarship of students; provides components for a preasse...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Core Curriculum|
Relates to public schools; provides for defining and establishes a core curriculum including identification of basic knowledge skills and competencies; requires local school boards to design school activities and programs to focus and enhance the core curricul...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Driver Education|
Increases the ceiling on reimbursement to schools for driver education costs from $ 70 to $ 100 per student....
|WA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||World War II Oral History Project|
Establishes a World War II oral history project in public schools....
|WA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Japanese Ancestry|
Develops a grant program to fund public educational activities and development of educational materials to ensure that the events surrounding the exclusion, forced removal, and internment of civilians and permanent resident aliens of Japanese ancestry will be ...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||State History|
Relates to history requirement in middle and high school; amends the requirement for study of documents of Virginia history and the United States Constitution to require emphasis on the relationship between the various documents and Virginia history and to sta...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12|
Amends the Standards of Quality to require that the Board of Education supplement the Standards of Learning for Social Studies to ensure the study of contributions to society of diverse people; defines diverse as including consideration of disability, ethnicit...