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From the ECS State Policy Database
Curriculum--Multicultural


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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
COSigned into law 04/2012P-12Indigenous Language Instruction
S.B. 57
Indicates the circumstances under which the education department may issue a Native American Language and Cultural instruction authorization to an individual. A district may adopt a policy to grant general education or world language credit for successful comp...

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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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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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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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NMSigned into law 04/2005P-12American Indian School Curriculum
S.B. 215
Adds that the Indian education division shall:
develop or select for implementation a challenging, sequential, culturally relevant curriculum to provide instruction to American Indian students in kindergarten through sixth grade to prepare them for pre-advance...

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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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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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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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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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NMVetoed 02/2002P-12Indian Education Act
H.B. 28
Enacts the Indian Education Act; prescribes powers and duties. The purpose of the Indian Education Act is to: (A) ensure equitable educational opportunities for American Indian students residing in New Mexico; (B) ensure maintenance of native languages; (C) d...

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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 09/2000P-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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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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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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AKSigned into law 05/2000P-12Native Language Education
S.B. 103
Relates to a curriculum for Native language education....

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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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