|CO||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Indigenous Language Instruction|
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...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2008||P-12||History of Africa in Curriculum|
Encourages a school district that teaches world history in middle school or high school to focus instruction regarding Africa on at least one of certain kingdoms of Africa.
|OK||Adopted 10/2005||P-12||Racial and Ethnic Education|
OAC 210:20-19-2 thru -4
Replaces the term multicultural education with the term racial and ethnic education. Establishes new school board policy for the rule change. OKLAHOMA 13851...
|NY||Signed into law 10/2005||P-12||Amistad Commission|
Establishes and creates the Amistad Commission to coordinate educational and
other programs on slavery and African-American history. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A06362&sh=t...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Amistad Commission|
Creates the Amistad Commission. Contains provisions concerning the membership and duties of the Commission. These duties include:
(i) providing assistance and advice to schools within the state with respect to the implementation of education, awareness progra...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||American Indian School Curriculum|
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...
|ND||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Educator's Professional License|
NDAC 67.1-02-02-, -04, -05, -07, -09
Establishes rules regarding initial licenses, distance learning instructor - definition - qualifications - licensure, two-year and five-year renewals, professional development for license renewal, multicultural education and native american studies, and reentr...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Instructional Material|
Requires multicultural content for a percentage of instructional material approved by the State Board of Education....
|CA||Vetoed 09/2002||P-12||Models for Ethnic Studies|
Requires the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission within the Department of Education to identify model programs, standards, and curricula relating to ethnic studies at the high school level. Requires the commission to submit a report to...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Amistad Commission|
Establishes the Amistad Commission to coordinate educational and other programs on slavery and African-American history in public and nonpublic schools and public and private nonprofit resource organizations. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2002/Bills/A1500/1301...
|NM||Vetoed 02/2002||P-12||Indian Education Act|
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...
|NJ||Vetoed 12/2001||P-12||Commission on Italian and Americans of Italian Heritage Culture and Education|
Establishes Commission on Italian and Americans of Italian Heritage Culture and Education; appropriates funds. The duties of the commission include giving assistance to and advising public and nonpublic schools on the positive contributions and achievement of...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Including Native History In the State's Standards|
Requires the State Department of Education to request proposals for the development of model curricula, aligned with state content standards, on California Native American history, culture, and tribal sovereignty, to be incorporated into educational materials ...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||Cesar Chavez Day|
Chapter No.213, Requires the State Board of Education to adopt a model curriculum guide for use by public schools for exercises related to Cesar Chavez Day. Requires the State Board of Education to ensure that the state curriculum framework, where appropriate,...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000||P-12||Genocide, Slave Trade, Irish Famine, Holocaust|
Requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop curricular material on genocide and human rights violations and issues including slave trade, great hunger in Ireland, the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust and Mussolini's Fascist Regime....
|AK||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Native Language Education|
Relates to a curriculum for Native language education....
|VA||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12|
Amends the Standards of Quality to require that the Board of Education supplement the Standards of Learning for Social Studies to ensure the study of contributions to society of diverse people; defines diverse as including consideration of disability, ethnicit...