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From the ECS State Policy Database
Curriculum


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
MITo governor 06/2014P-12Personal Curriculum & HS Grad Requirements
H.B. 4466
Requires the school districts to develop a personal curriculum for a student, if his/her parents request it or if the student is at least 18 or is an emancipated minor. Requires school districts to annually notify parents of the option for a personal curriculu...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Alternate Locally-Developed Curriculum
H.B. 988
Permits public school governing authorities to develop and implement curriculum, content, and methodology for required subjects in lieu of that recommended by the department of education or state board. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=913645&...

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OKSigned into law 04/2014P-12Agricultural Education Programs
H.B. 3006
Adds a new section (Section 14-108.2 of Title 70) that requires agricultural education programs to be limited to students in grades 8-12 e and to be provided by comprehensive school districts only. Prohibits technology center school districts fom operating agr...

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TNSigned into law 04/2014P-12Child Sexual Abuse
S.B. 2421
Urges the departments of education and children's services to work together to enhance or adapt curriculum materials that focus on child sexual abuse, including such abuse which may occur in the child's home.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/SB2421.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Curricular Materials
S.B. 1377
States that the board of trustees of each school district may adopt their own curricular materials. Requires that curricular materials adopted must be consistent with Idaho content standards.
http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2014/S1377.pdf...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12Instruction in Violence Awareness and Prevention
S.B. 552
Permits instruction in English, math, social sciences, science, visual and performing arts, health, and physical education in grades 1-6, and these subjects plus foreign language, applied arts, driver's education and career/technical education in grades 7-12, ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12District Requirements Before Adopting a Major Curriculum Initiative
S.B. 1474
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 ...

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LAPassed 06/2013P-12Study of Implementation of the Course Choice Program
H.C.R. 153
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...

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MEBecame law without governor's signature 05/2013P-12Agriculture Studies
H.P. 460
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 ...

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NVAdopted 11/2012Postsec.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...

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NVAdopted 06/2012P-12Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, Demonstrating Writing Proficiency & Career Readiness Courses
NAC 389
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...

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LASigned into law 04/2012P-12Authorizing Online and Other Course Providers
H.B. 976
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...

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PASigned into law 10/2011P-12Expands "Vocational Agricultural Education"
S.B. 389
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,...

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CASigned into law 07/2011P-12Prohibition of Discriminatory Content
S.B. 48
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 ...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Genocide 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...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Digital 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 ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2011P-12Charter 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...

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WVSigned into law 05/2011P-12School Curriculum Teams and Local School Collaborative Processes
H.B. 3116
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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2011P-12Review 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...

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IASigned into law 04/2011P-12
Postsec.
Council for Agricultural Education
H.B. 592
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.
http://search.legis.state.ia.us/NXT/gatew...

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AKSigned into law 04/2011P-12Task 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...

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WASigned into law 04/2011P-12Civil Rights
S.B. 5174
Relates to encouraging instruction in the history of civil rights; adding a new section to chapter 28A.230 RCW; and creating a new section.
Effectove 07/22/2011
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202011/5174.SL.pdf...

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MISigned into law 12/2010P-12Gun Safety Instruction For Elementary School Pupils
S.B. 1402
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...

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PAVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 11/2010P-12State 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.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2009&sessInd=0&billBody...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12Curriculum
H.B. 2281
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 ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12Arizona 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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2010P-12Civics Education Act
H.B. 105
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 ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2010P-12High School Course on the Bible
H.B. 2321
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...

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MDSigned into law 05/2010P-12Task Force to Explore Incorporation of the Principles of Universal Design
S.B. 467
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010P-12
Postsec.
Money-Saving Measures
H.B. 166
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2010P-12Open Education Curriculum Board
S.B. 241
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2010P-12Authorizing Firearm Safety Programs
H.B. 1217
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 ...

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OHSigned into law 03/2010P-12Funds for Simulated Driving Curriculum
H.B. 27
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...

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SDSigned into law 02/2010P-12Entrepreneurship Education
H.B. 1152
Requires the Department of Education to develop a framework for entrepreneurship education for use at middle and high school levels.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2010/Bills/HB1152ENR.pdf...

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VASigned into law 02/2010P-12Economics Education and Financial Literacy
H.B. 196
Repeals the requirement for economics education and financial literacy instruction in middle and high schools.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?101+ful+HB196ER+pdf...

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WISigned into law 02/2010P-12Human Growth and Development Instruction
A.B. 458
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 ...

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WISigned into law 02/2010P-12Science Credit for Agriculture Courses
A.B. 236
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...

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WISigned into law 12/2009P-12History of Organized Labor and Collective Bargaining
A.B. 172
Requires social studies instruction in public schools to include the history of organized labor in America and the collective bargaining process. Act No. 99
http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/acts/09Act99.pdf...

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NCSigned into law 08/2009P-12Personal Financial Literacy Education Required
H.B. 1474
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Agricultural Science Teacher Preparation
H.B. 3600
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12
Postsec.
Disability History and Awareness
H.B. 1035
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...

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HIVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 07/2009P-12Sex Ed
S.B. 777
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/...

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NCSigned into law 06/2009P-12Reproductive Health and Safety Education
H.B. 88
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...

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LASigned into law 06/2009P-12Physical Ed. Requirements
H.B. 400
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Driver's Education
S.B. 1317
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Driver'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...

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NJSigned into law 06/2009P-12Financial Literary Pilot
A.B. 1943
Establishes pilot program in Department of Education to provide instruction in personal finance to high school seniors.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A2000/1943_I1.HTM...

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TXSigned into law 05/2009P-12Alternative Driver's Education Courses
S.B. 858
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...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12World Language Proficiency Certificates
H.F. 2
 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...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Implementing Rigorous Course Work Measures Related to Student Performance
H.F. 2
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...

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OHAdopted 05/2009P-12Family and Consumer Sciences Programs
OAC 3301-61-04
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...

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TNSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.American History/American Government
S.B. 1073
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 ...

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KSSigned into law 05/2009P-12Financial Literacy
S.B. 84
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...

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INSigned into law 05/2009P-12Financial Literacy
H.B. 1581
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.
http://www.state.in.us/legislative...

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NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12Inclusion 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...

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OKSigned into law 04/2009P-12Founding Documents; Religious Materials
H.B. 1756
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 ...

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MTSigned into law 04/2009P-12Agricultural Education
H.B. 464
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...

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NDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Social Studies Curriclum
H.B. 1435
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Improving History Education
S.B. 452
Creates the State Legislative Task Force on the assessment and improvement of state history education in public schools.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Acts/Act1462.pdf...

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MDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Standardized Course Numbering in Public Schools
H.B. 588
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...

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MDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Physical Fitness Measurement Program
S.B. 879
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...

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NMSigned into law 04/2009P-12Media Literacy Requirement
H.B. 342
Requires that media literacy be offered as an elective for public school students in grades six through twelve.
http://nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%20Regular/final/HB0342.pdf...

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MDSigned into law 04/2009P-12School 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...

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VASigned into law 03/2009P-12Driver Safety Course
H.B. 1782
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.
http://leg1.state.va.u...

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VASigned into law 03/2009P-12Education on the Holocaust and Genocide
H.B. 2409
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.
ht...

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VTSigned into law 03/2009P-12Comprehensive Statewide Approach to Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
S.B. 13
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...

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VASigned into law 02/2009P-12Benefits of Marriage
H.B. 1746
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.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+ful+HB1746ER...

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VASigned into law 02/2009P-12Dissemination of Information on Family Life Education
H.B. 1980
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...

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VASigned into law 02/2009P-12Value and Benefits of Marriage
S.B. 827
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.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+ful+SB827ER...

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MISigned into law 12/2008P-12History of Africa in Curriculum
H.B. 4902
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.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2007-2008/publicact/pdf/2008-PA-0312.pdf...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12Financial literacy
A.B. 1502
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12Native American curriculum
A.B. 2034
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12History curriculum
A.B. 2064
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12Social science curriculum
A.B. 1863
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...

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UTAdopted 09/2008P-12Instructional Materials Commission
R277-469
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
State Treasurer Financial Education and Savings Not-For-Profit Corporation
S.B. 2098
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008P-12Homeownership Education
S.B. 2387
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. ...

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CAVetoed 07/2008P-12Science
S.B. 908
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...

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PASigned into law 07/2008P-12Center for Environmental Education
S.B. 356
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...

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RISigned into law 07/2008P-12Standards-Based PE and Health Curriculum
S.B. 2621
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.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/PublicLaws/law08/law08463.htm...

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LASigned into law 07/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Financial Literacy and Education Commission
S.B. 405
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.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/stre...

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LASigned into law 07/2008P-12Foreign Language Opportunities
S.B. 549
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...

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NYSigned into law 07/2008P-12Drivers Education
S.B. 6985
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,...

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RISigned into law 07/2008P-12Standards-Based PE and Health Curricula
H.B. 7280
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.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext08/housetext08/...

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NHSigned into law 06/2008P-12Health Curriculum
S.B. 359
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...

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NHSigned into law 06/2008P-12Pre-Engineering Curriculum
H.B. 1282
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...

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NHSigned into law 06/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
HIV Education
S.B. 395
Establishes a commission to review the state's statutes on human immunodeficiency virus education, prevention, and control.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2008/SB0395.html...

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CTSigned into law 06/2008P-12High School Foreign Language Credit
H.B. 5820
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 ...

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AZVetoed 05/2008P-12Curriculum
H.B. 2557
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...

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IASigned into law 05/2008P-12Financial 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...

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IASigned into law 05/2008P-12Core 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...

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OKSigned into law 05/2008P-12Physical Activity
S.B. 1186
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 ...

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OKSigned into law 04/2008P-12
H.B. 2229
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 ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Instruction on the Holocaust and Genocide
H.J.R. 6
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...

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MDSigned into law 04/2008P-12Financial 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...

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WASigned into law 03/2008P-12Local Farms-Healthy Kids Act
S.B. 6483
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Instructional 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...

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WVSigned into law 03/2008P-12High School Health Ed. Curriculum
H.B. 4124
Adds education concerning CPR and first aid to the health education curriculum to students in grades six to 12.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HTML/2008_SESSIONS/RS/BILLS/HB4124%20ENR%20SUB.htm...

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ORSigned into law 03/2008P-12Farm-to-School and School Garden Program
H.B. 3601A
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...

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TNSigned into law 03/2008P-12Guidelines for Foreign Language Fluency
S.B. 2980
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Physical Fitness
H.B. 242
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...

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UTAdopted 11/2007P-12Instructional Materials Commission Operating Procedures
R277-469
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...

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CAVetoed 10/2007P-12Curriculum
A.B. 150
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...

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OKAdopted 10/2007P-12Personal Financial Literacy Education
OAC 210:35-9-31
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...

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ORAdopted 09/2007P-12Health and Physical Education
OAR 581-022-1210
Adds health and physical education to list of curriculum defined by state content standards. ...

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OKAdopted 08/2007P-12Physical Education
OAC 210:25-5-31
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. ...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12Task Force on Civics and Financial Education
H.B. 2584
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.
http://www.leg.state.or.us/07reg/measpdf/hb2500.dir/hb258...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12Physical Education
H.B. 3141
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 ...

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NCSigned into law 06/2007P-12
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Community College
American Sign Language
H.B. 915
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.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/HTML/H915v0.html...

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NCSigned into law 06/2007P-12Instruction in Lawful Abandonment of Newborn Baby
H.B. 485
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.
http://www.ncga.s...

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WVAdopted 06/2007P-12Foreign Language Standards
Title 126, Series 44G
Amends rules regarding foreign language content standards and objectives for West Virginia schools. ...

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OKSigned into law 06/2007P-12Physical Education
H.B. 1601
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...

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OKSigned into law 06/2007P-12Passport to Financial Literacy Act
H.B. 1476
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; ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2007P-12
H.B. 1944
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...

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TXBecame law without governor's signature 05/2007P-12Parenting and Paternity Awareness Curriculum
H.B. 2176
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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2007P-12Physical Education Requirement
H.B. 967
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...

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TNEligible for GOVERNOR'S desk. 05/2007P-12Teaching 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...

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COSigned into law 05/2007P-12Science-based Sex Education
H.B. 1292
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...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12World 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...

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NDSigned into law 05/2007P-12Career and Technical Education, Enrepreneurship Education
H.B. 1019
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-...

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INSigned into law 04/2007P-12Holocaust Education
H.B. 1059
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...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Financial Literacy Skills and Knowledge
H.B. 1980
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...

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COSigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
Display of Flags in Education and Other Institutions
H.B. 1050
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 ...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12Physical 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 ...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12Uniform Curricula Aligned to State Standards
H.B. 911
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12Character and citizenship
S.B. 274 (Curriculum)
Section 52 repeals code concerning requirements for social studies, civics education, character and citizenship. (Act No. 1573)
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2007/public/SB274.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Concept-Based Fitness Class
S.B. 2354
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...

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NDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Geography, Government Education
S.B. 1172
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...

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NDSigned into law 03/2007P-12North Dakota Studies
H.B. 1172
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...

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VASigned into law 02/2007P-12Dating Violence & Abusive Relationship Instruction
H.B. 1916
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...

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MISigned into law 12/2006P-12Personal High School Curriculum for Students
S.B. 1427
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12Language Arts and Math Instruction Requirements
A.B. 2722
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...

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WVAdopted 09/2006P-12Program/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...

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12Language Arts Curriclum
S.B. 1769
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12Economics Educ. and Financial Literacy
A.B. 1950
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12Graduates with Multiple Language Skills
A.B. 2445
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12Instruction on Human Rights Issues
S.B. 1575
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12Oversight of Physical Education and Athletics
S.B. 562
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...

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ALAdopted 08/2006P-12Physical Education
AAC 290-3-1-.02
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...

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DEAdopted 08/2006P-12Statewide 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...

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NYSigned into law 07/2006P-12Child Development and Parental Skills
A.B. 6832
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...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2006P-12Curriculum Alignment
S.B. 3059
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...

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DESigned into law 07/2006P-12Learner's Permit Requirements
H.B. 256
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....

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Agricultural Education Programs
H.B. 4986
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 ...

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SCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2006P-12Financial Literacy Grants
H.B. 4707
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...

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SCSigned into law 06/2006P-12American Sign Language
S.B. 1107
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.
http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess116_2005-200...

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MOSigned into law 05/2006P-12Holocaust Education
S.B. 1189
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.
http://www.senate.mo.gov/06info/pdf-bill/tat/SB1189.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 05/2006P-12Financial 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...

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LAAdopted 05/2006P-12Students 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...

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TNSigned into law 05/2006P-12Evaluation of Sex Education Programs
H.B. 3819
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...

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IDAdopted 05/2006P-12Curricular Materials
IDAPA 08.02.03
Extends the curricular materials selection adoption cycle from 5 to 6 years. Adds limited English proficiency as a subject area for curricular materials selection....

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Providing 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...

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GASigned into law 05/2006P-12Agricultural Education Advisory Commission
H.B. 1227
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...

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GASigned into law 04/2006P-12Courses on the Old and New Testament
S.B. 79
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...

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WVSigned into law 04/2006P-12
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Disability History Week
H.B. 4491
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...

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MSSigned into law 03/2006P-12Civil Rights Education in K-12 Public Schools
S.B. 2718
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...

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MSSigned into law 03/2006P-12Education Reform Act of 2006
S.B. 2602
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...

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CAVetoed 10/2005P-12
S.B. 684
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...

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OKAdopted 10/2005P-12Racial 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...

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NYSigned into law 10/2005P-12Amistad Commission
H.B. 6362
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2005P-12Curriculum and Tolerance Instruction
H.B. 723
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
wi...

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CASigned into law 09/2005P-12Driver's Ed at Private High Schools
A.B. 846
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...

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CAConsideration of governor's veto pending 09/2005P-12Role of Filipinos in World War II
A.B. 15
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.
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/ab_15_bill_20050823...

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ILSigned into law 08/2005P-12Advanced Placement and pre-Advanced Placement
S.B. 574
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2005P-12Study of Acts of Genocide
H.B. 312
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2005P-12Cost of Drivers Education
S.B. 69
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...

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ALSigned into law 07/2005P-12American Sign Language
S.B. 94
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...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Amistad Commission
H.B. 383
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...

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NYSigned into law 07/2005P-12
H.B. 236
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...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Physical Education
H.B. 1540
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...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12Health 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...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12Adoption Awareness
H.B. 777
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.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/bill...

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DESIGNED 06/2005P-12Uniform, Statewide Curricula
H.B. 47
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...

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COSigned into law 06/2005P-12Accreditation Indicators and Dropout/Graduation Rates
S.B. 91
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...

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COVetoed 06/2005P-12Statewide Physical Education Recognition Program
H.B. 1237
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...

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SCSigned into law 06/2005P-12Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards
H.B. 3499
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 ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2005P-12Financial Literacy Pilot Program
S.B. 851
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...

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TXSigned into law 05/2005P-12Personal Financial Literacy
H.B. 492
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...

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GASigned into law 05/2005P-12Driver's Education
S.B. 226
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...

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GASigned into law 05/2005P-12Joint Agricultural Education Study Committee
H.R. 50
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...

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TNSigned into law 05/2005P-12Agricultural 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...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12Stranger Danger Instruction
S.B. 1289
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.
http://www.azleg.stat...

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WVSigned into law 05/2005P-12Healthy Foods, Physical Education Requirements
H.B. 2816
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...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12Instruction on Skin Cancer Prevention
S.B. 1297
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...

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WATo governor 04/2005P-12Tribal History
H.B. 1495
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...

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WASigned into law 04/2005P-12Family Preservation Education Program
H.B. 1252
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...

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OKSigned into law 04/2005P-12"Oklahoma Kids Fitness Challenge Act"
H.B. 1647
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...

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WVSigned into law 04/2005P-12Prescribing Personal Finance Instruction In Second
H.B. 2837
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Interschool Athletic Programs
H.B. 2916
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."

http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/b...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12History In Service Training
S.B. 187
Amends in-service training requirements for teachers of Arkansas history . http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb187.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
S.B. 1054
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Seized Motor Vehicles
H.B. 2828
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public School Curriculum
H.B. 2964
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...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12Mandatory Physical Education Implementation Task Force
H.B. 2111
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...

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SCSigned into law 04/2005P-12Financial Literacy Instruction Act
H.B. 3020
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...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Curriculum
S.B. 1271
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...

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KSSigned into law 04/2005P-12Food and Beverages
S.B. 154
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...

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OKSigned into law 04/2005P-12Physical Education
S.B. 312
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 ...

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WIIssued 03/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12Elementary Schools
S.B. 1130
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12Entrepreneurship Education Program
S.B. 969
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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
Postsec.
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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
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 ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Fish and Wildlife Conservation Education
S.B. 394
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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Health and Nutrition in Schools
S.B. 172
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...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Sports Activities
S.B. 2
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...

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GAAdopted 01/2005P-12Instruction in Citizenship, United States and Georgia History
GAC 160-4-2-.07
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...

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UTRule Adoption 12/2004P-12Driver Education Programs for State Schools
R277-746
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)...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Nonpublic 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Inclusion 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Applicants 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Public 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Curriculum 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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Historical 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...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Courses of Study: Financial Planning
A.B. 2435
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Environmental Education Materials
A.B. 1696
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Pupil Attendance: Precinct Board Membership
A.B. 1944
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 ...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12
Community College
Advancement Via Individual Determination Program
A.B. 3017
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Private Schools: Driver's Education Instruction
S.B. 524
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...

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DERule Adoption 09/2004P-12Certification 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...

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SDAdopted 09/2004P-12Curriculum/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...

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NMRule Adoption 08/2004P-12Disciplinary Records
NMAC 6.30.2.1, .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...

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RISigned into law 07/2004P-12Elementary and Secondary Education Curriculum
H.B. 7714
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...

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CAVetoed 07/2004P-12Curriculum: The Role of Filipinos in World War II
A.B. 2512
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...

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LASigned into law 07/2004P-12Physical Fitness in Schools
S.B. 871
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...

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RISigned into law 07/2004P-12Statewide Curriculum
S.B. 2672
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...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004P-12
Community College
Driver Education Administration
H.B. 8665
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...

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NDRule Adoption 07/2004P-12Educator'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...

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HISigned into law 06/2004P-12Hawaiian Language Program
H.B. 2667
Establishes a Hawaiian language medium education program. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb2667_cd1_.htm...

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VTSigned into law 06/2004P-12Nutrition Policy in Schools
H.B. 272
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 ...

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AZSigned into law 06/2004P-12Native American History
S.B. 1365
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...

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COSigned by Governor 06/2004P-12Financial Education Curriculum
H.B. 1360
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...

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COSigned into law 05/2004P-12Education and Human Sexuality
H.B. 1375
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...

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TNSigned into law 05/2004P-12Alcohol and Drug Usage Awareness Study
H.J.R. 1006
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...

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COSigned into law 05/2004P-12Colorado History Day
H.B. 1202
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...

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VASigned into law 05/2004P-12Family Life Education Program
H.B. 1015
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...

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FLTo governor 05/2004P-12Middle Grades Reform Act
S.B. 354
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...

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IAVetoed 05/2004P-12Driver Education By A Teaching Parent.
H.F. 2394
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...

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ALSigned into law 05/2004P-12Urges Instruction in Healthy Lifestyle Choices
S.J.R. 97
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...

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HISigned into law 04/2004P-12Financial Literacy for Youth Month
H.B. 1898
Designated April as "Financial Literacy for Youth" month. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb1898_hd1_.htm...

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PAIssued 04/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
2004-7 Financial Education and Literacy
Executive Order
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...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Art, Music and Physical Education at the Elementary Level
H.B. 1014
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...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Substantial Amendments to the Standards of Learning
H.B. 1014
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...

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KYSigned into law 04/2004P-12Official Kentucky Military School
S.J.R. 83
Designates Millersburg Military Institute as the official Kentucky military school. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/RECORD/04RS/SJ83/bill.doc...

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AZSigned into law 04/2004P-12Drivers Education
H.B. 2513
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...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Student Dissection of Animals Alternatives
H.B. 1018
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...

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GAAdopted 04/2004P-12State Funded K-8 Subjects and 9-12 Courses
GAC 160-4-2-.03
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...

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COSigned into law 04/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
American Sign Language
H.B. 1037
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...

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UTRule Adoption 04/2004P-12Elementary and Secondary School Core Curriculum
R277-700
Amends rules concerning elementary and secondary school core curriculum. Revises several middle and high school Core Curriculum requirements. UTAH REG 26902 (SN)...

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IDSigned into law 03/2004P-12Driver Training
S.B. 1353
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...

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IDSigned into law 03/2004P-12Driver Training
S.B. 1255
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...

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WYSigned into law 03/2004P-12Public Schools Foreign Language Pilot Project
H.B. 170
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...

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WAVetoed 03/2004P-12Financial Literacy
H.B. 2455
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...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Advanced Placement Courses
H.B. 1154
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...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Personal Finance Education
S.B. 41
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...

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ARRule Adoption 11/2003P-12Standards for Accreditation of Public Schools
ADE 156
Establishes rules governing standards of accreditation of Arkansas public schools. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20156%20standards.pdf...

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ILTotal veto stands 11/2003P-12Driver Education and Practice Driving
S.B. 70
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...

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GAAdopted 10/2003P-12State-Funded K-8 Subjects and 9-12 Courses
GAC 160-4-2-.03
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....

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NYSigned into law 10/2003P-12Student Financial Education Act
S.B. 4113
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 ...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Outdoor Environmental Education Program
A.B. 1330
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...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Advancement Placement Exams Fees
S.B. 507
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...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Environmental Curriculum
A.B. 1548
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...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Education: Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention
S.B. 71
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, ...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Health Education
A.B. 195
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Arts Education
A.B. 1512
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2003Postsec.Business Ethics & Golden State Business Award
S.B. 821
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 ...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Physical Education
S.B. 78
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12History Curriculum
A.B. 1537
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 ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12Community Service
S.B. 372
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...

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MISigned into law 08/2003P-12Required 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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12Drivers Education
H.B. 1491
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12Asian History Requirement
S.B. 890
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...

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RIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2003P-12
Community College
Driver Education
H.B. 5598
Transfers the administration of the driver education program from the department of elementary and secondary education to the Community College of Rhode Island. ...

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CASigned into law 07/2003P-12Instruction on the Vietnam War
A.B. 78
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 ...

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CASigned into law 07/2003P-12Education: Instruction: World War II
A.B. 399
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...

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HISigned into law 07/2003P-12Education
S.B. 1326
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...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12Sex Education
H.B. 2298
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...

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LASigned into law 07/2003P-12Half Hour of Daily Physical Activity for Grades K-6
S.B. 398
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.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/03RS/CVT2/OUT/0000KT2Y.PD...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program
S.B. 578
Relates to awards granted under the Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program to schools for providing a college advanced placement course....

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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12Free Enterprise Curriculum to Include Personal Finance
S.B. 38
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...

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FLSigned into law 06/2003P-12
Postsec.
American Sign Language
S.B. 162
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...

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ALIssued 06/2003P-12Civics 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...

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SCSigned into law 06/2003P-12High School Students Personal Finance
S.B. 258
Requires high school students to receive instruction in the area of personal finance....

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TXSigned into law 05/2003P-12Enrichment Curriculums
S.B. 815
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...

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TXSigned into law 05/2003P-12Public School Curriculum
H.C.R. 15
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...

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MNSigned into law 05/2003P-12Profile 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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Comprehensive Plan to Revise Curriculum
H.B. 2374
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12List of Classes for Parents
H.B. 2339
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...

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DESigned into law 04/2003P-12
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Drivers Education Training
H.B. 25
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12School Requirement For Physical Education
S.B. 936
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....

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MTSigned into law 04/2003P-12Student Banks in High Schools
S.B. 380
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Oral Health Instruction into Public School
S.B. 811
Implements oral health instruction into public school curricula. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB811.pdf...

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KSSigned into law 04/2003P-12Personal Finance Literacy Program
S.B. 74
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12All Courses Offered by School Districts
H.B. 2375
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...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12Instructional Material
S.B. 396
Requires multicultural content for a percentage of instructional material approved by the State Board of Education....

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NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12Fine Arts Education Act
H.B. 12
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....

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WVSigned into law 03/2003P-12Holocaust 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....

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WVSigned into law 03/2003P-12Holocaust Education
H.B. 2879
Relates to continuation of the West Virginia commission on Holocaust education....

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Duties 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-...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Curriculum 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...

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ARSigned into law 03/2003P-12Organ Donor Education
S.B. 167
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...

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NJSigned into law 03/2003P-12Student Instruction:domestic Violence/Child Abuse
S.B. 487
Provides for instruction for middle school and high school students in the dynamics of domestic violence and child abuse....

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WVTo governor 03/2003P-12Commission 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....

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KYAdopted 03/2003P-12Advanced 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/...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12Local School Health/Physical Education Advisory Councils
S.B. 2339
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 ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2003P-12Integration of Arts and Foreign Languages into Elementary School Curriculum
S.B. 154
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Core 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...

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ARSigned into law 02/2003Postsec.American history course required for college degree
S.B. 213
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Nutrition Education Curriculum
A.B. 1634
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Physical Education
A.B. 1793
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Holocaust Curriculum
A.B. 2003
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 ...

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CAVetoed 09/2002P-12Models for Ethnic Studies
A.B. 2001
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2002Postsec.International Education
A.B. 1342
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...

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MASigned into law 08/2002P-12Foreign Language Instruction to Be Required in Elementary Schools
H.B. 5010
"[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...

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MOSigned into law 07/2002P-12Study of Economics and Personal Finance Education in State
H.B. 1973
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...

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OKVetoed 06/2002P-12Transfers, Social Studies
S.B. 701
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...

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NJSigned into law 06/2002P-12Amistad Commission
A.B. 1301
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...

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OHSigned into law 06/2002P-12Drivers' Education
H.B. 407
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...

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SCSENATE override line item veto Nos. 2. 06/2002P-12
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School Funding
H.B. 4879
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 ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2002P-12Improvement Plans
H.B. 2341
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...

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TNSigned into law 05/2002P-12CPR Training
S.B. 2153
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....

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Education Code Re-Write: Articulated Acceleration Mechanisms
S.B. 20E
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 ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: District K-12 Foreign Language Curriculum Required
S.B. 20E
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...

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HISigned into law 05/2002P-12Drivers Education Underwriters' Fee
H.B. 1730
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...

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KSSigned into law 05/2002P-12Curriculum Standards Review, State School Report Card, Pupil Performance Study
S.B. 9
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...

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ALSigned into law 04/2002P-12Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness
H.B. 161
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...

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IASigned into law 04/2002P-12Numerous Program Changes
H.B. 2515
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...

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MESigned into law 04/2002P-12Comprehensive Family Life Education
H.B. 1180
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...

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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12Extended Day/Year Program Funding, Field Trip Costs, Provision of Staff Development, School Board Member and Principal Development Requirements
H.B. 494
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...

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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12State Physical Activity Coordinator and K-9 P.E. Recommendations
S.B. 2249
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....

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UTSigned into law 03/2002P-12Curriculum, Assessments
S.B. 99
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12Banking-at-School Demonstration Program
H.B. 966
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12Family Life Education
H.B. 1206
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12Topics for Driver Education
H.B. 686
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....

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12"Distracted" Driving
S.B. 597
Provides that the State Department of Education's standardized driver education instruction for public schools to include distracted driving....

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CASigned into law 01/2002P-12Omnibus Bill - Course of Study
A.B. 804
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...

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NJVetoed 12/2001P-12Commission on Italian and Americans of Italian Heritage Culture and Education
A.B. 3693
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2001P-12Creating a clearinghouse of academic and career-related information
A.B. 1341
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2001P-12New State Reporting Requirements for Physical Ed.
A.B. 367
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...

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NCSigned into law 08/2001P-12State History and Geography
H.B. 195
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....

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LASigned into law 06/2001P-12Instruction for Students in Personal Financial Management
S.B. 212
Authorizes local school systems to offer instruction in personal financial management to students, provided such instruction is integrated into an existing course of study....

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MESigned into law 06/2001P-12Teaching of Native American History
H.B. 255
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;...

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ORSigned into law 06/2001P-12Student Bill of Rights, Dual Enrollment
S.B. 65
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 ...

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NVSigned into law 06/2001P-12Holocaust Education
A.B. 520
Makes an appropriation to the Governor's Advisory Council on Education Relating to the Holocaust for the continuation of its educational programs....

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TXSigned into law 06/2001P-12CPR Instruction
H.B. 821
Relates to cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction of public school students....

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NVSigned into law 05/2001P-12Accountability and Various Provisions
S.B. 165
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...

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KYSigned into law 05/2001P-12Study of Advanced Placement Program
S.C.R. 2
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...

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TNSigned into law 05/2001P-12Personal Finance Curriculum
H.B. 1177
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 ...

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VTSigned into law 05/2001P-12American Sign Language
S.B. 25
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...

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WVSigned into law 05/2001P-12Holocaust Education Commission
S.B. 647
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....

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Art/Music Education
H.B. 1883
Requires public elementary schools to provide instruction in the subjects of visual art or music for all students....

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NDSigned into law 04/2001P-12Financial 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 ...

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NMSigned into law 04/2001P-12Marching Band Physical Education
H.B. 554
Establishes marching band as a physical education requirement....

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OKSigned into law 04/2001P-12Amends Advanced Placement Program
S.B. 790
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...

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TXSigned into law 04/2001P-12Agricultural Projects in Urban Schools
S.B. 701
Directs the department to develop a grant program to large urban school districts for elementary schools for the purpose of establishing agricultural related projects....

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UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12
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Mandarin Chinese Course
S.B. 57
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 ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12Sex Education
S.B. 75
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12Music, Art, Dance, Theater
H.B. 174
Requires music, visual art, dance or theater instruction to take place in elementary schools....

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ORUnofficially rejected by voters 11/2000P-12
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Community College
Ballot Initiative
V. 32
MEASURE 9 Prohibits public school instruction (K-12 or Community College level) from encouraging, promoting, or sanctioning homosexual and bisexual behaviors....

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12Including Native History In the State's Standards
S.B. 1439
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 ...

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NJSigned into law 09/2000P-12Arts Education
A.B. 2175
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....

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CASigned into law 08/2000P-12Art in Schools
S.B. 1390
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...

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NYSigned into law 08/2000P-12Curriculum Materials Made Available
A.B. 3597
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....

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CASigned into law 08/2000P-12Cesar Chavez Day
S.B. 984
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,...

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RISigned into law 07/2000P-12Emotional and Social Competency
S.B. 2572
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...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000P-12Genocide, Slave Trade, Irish Famine, Holocaust
H.B. 7397
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....

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Additional Drivers Education Training
S.B. 1530
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...

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Education On America's Veterns
S.B. 172
196., Requires instruction in public schools regarding sacrifices made by veterans....

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AKSigned into law 05/2000P-12Native Language Education
S.B. 103
Relates to a curriculum for Native language education....

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OKSigned into law 05/2000P-12Advanced Placement Incentive Program
S.B. 1015
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...

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HISigned into law 04/2000P-12Performance Standards, Curriculum
H.B. 2495
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....

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ALSigned into law 04/2000P-12Driver Education
S.B. 241
Allows driver's education teacher to administer the written, vision, oral, or driving portion of the examination....

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AZSigned into law 04/2000P-12Environmental Education
S.B. 1379
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....

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Economics Education
H.C.R. 82
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....

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Ten Commandments and Other Historical documents
S.J.R. 57
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...

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VASigned into law 04/2000P-12Option for End-of-Course Tests
H.B. 1020
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...

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WVSigned into law 03/2000P-12Program on Banking
H.B. 4080
Authorizes the state treasurer to conduct a program on banking in the public schools....

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Physical Education Component
H.B. 1187
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. ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2000P-12
H.B. 254
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....

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UTSigned into law 03/2000P-12Arts Education Pilot
H.B. 325
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2000P-12Core Curriculum
S.B. 68
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2000P-12Driver Education
S.B. 114
Increases the ceiling on reimbursement to schools for driver education costs from $ 70 to $ 100 per student....

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WASigned into law 03/2000P-12World War II Oral History Project
H.B. 2418
Establishes a World War II oral history project in public schools....

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WASigned into law 03/2000P-12Japanese Ancestry
H.B. 1572
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 ...

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VASigned into law 02/2000P-12State History
S.B. 114
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...

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VASigned into law 02/2000P-12
S.B. 487
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...

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