|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Advanced CTE and Applied STEM Courses in Graduation Requirements|
Permits students to fulfill the 3rd and 4th math and science credits for the recommended and advanced high school programs by completing an advanced career and technical course (previously, students coupld substitute only a math course taken after taking Algeb...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Organ and Tissue Donation in Health and Science Curriculum Frameworks|
From bill summary: Requires the Instructional Quality Commission and the state board to ensure that the health and science curriculum frameworks adopted in the course of the next submission cycle include the subject of organ procurement and tissue donation, as...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||Postsec.||Science and Education Advisory Council|
Creates the Science and Education Advisory Council to provide advice and information as requested by the executive board of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium for Research and Education. Establishes membership from specified postsecondary entities. D...
|TN||Became law without governor's signature 04/2012||P-12||Teacher Protections -- Evolution|
Provides that the state board, district, school board, or school administrators shall not prohibit any teacher for how he/she reviews controversial science subjects (e.g., evolution, cloning, global warming). Protects the teacher from discipline.
|MD||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Core Academic Standard Implementation|
Requires that the county board include in its goals to improve student academic achievement a description of how it plans to ensure and measure academic proficiency of students in core academic subjects at various points during the elementary and secondary edu...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Science Standards|
From bill summary: Requires the state board to adopt science content standards pursuant to specified requirements. Requires the superintendent to convene a group of science experts with whom the superintendent must recommend science content standards for adopt...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Clarifies Science Course Requirement for Receiving a High School Diploma|
Clarifies the science course requirement for receiving a high school diploma. Current law requires students to pass a science course in a subject in which the end-of-course assessment is administered to earn a state high school diploma. Amends current law to p...
|PA||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 11/2010||P-12||Science Technology Partnerships|
H.B. 101 - Article XV-F
Codifies existing "Science in Motion" program. Authorizes the department to administer a grant program to higher education institutions that establish partnerships with schools or districts to provide for the lease or purchase of scientific or technical equipm...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||Academic Content Standards Commission for Science and History-Social Science|
Establishes the Academic Content Standards Commission for Science and History-Social Science. Upon the state superintendent's recommendation, directs the state board to adopt a schedule for the commission to review and recommend revisions to the science and hi...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Student Rights re: Animal Dissection|
Requires local boards to develop a policy to give all students enrolled in a course that includes animal dissection reasonable notice of their rights to complete an alternative project approved by the student's teacher. Requires such notice to be distributed t...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||Postsec.|
|Tuition and Fee Waivers for Classroom Teachers|
Permits a state university or community college to waive tuition and fees for a classroom teacher, who is employed full-time by a school district and who meets the academic requirements established by the community college or state university, for up to 6 cred...
|WI||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Science Credit for Agriculture Courses|
Act 114 requires school boards to award a science credit to a pupil for each agriculture course the pupil successfully completes in the high school grades if the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has determined that the course qualifies as science, accord...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12|
|California Stem Cell and Biotechnology Education and Workforce Development Act of 2009|
Creates the Stem Cell and Biotechnology Education and Workforce Development Act of 2009. Establishes stem cell and biotechnology education and workforce development as a state priority and to promote stronger links among industry sectors, the state Institute f...
|TX||Adopted 07/2009||P-12||Middle School Science Standards|
19 TAC 2.112.B.112.17 -.21
Establish revised middle school science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for implementation beginning with the 2010-2011 school year....
|TX||Adopted 07/2009||P-12||State Science Standards|
19 TAC 2.112.A.112.1, .10 -.16
Establish revised science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for implementation beginning with the 2010-2011 school year. Starting page 4 of 84: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0731/0731adop.pdfhttp://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/back...
|TX||Adopted 07/2009||P-12||High School Science Standards|
19 TAC 2.112.C.112.31 -.39, .41
Establish revised high school science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for implementation beginning with the 2010-2011 school year....
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Electronic Textbooks and Instructional Materials|
Relates to instructional materials and technological equipment in public schools. Adds Section 31.0231, "Electronic Textbook and Instructional Material List." Directs the commissioner to adopt a list of electronic textbooks and instructional material including...
|TX||Vetoed 06/2009||P-12||Loan Repayment for Math and Science Teachers|
H.B. 518, Section 3
Beginning in the 2012-13 school year, directs the higher education coordinating board to assist in repaying the eligible student loans of certain undergraduates who agree to teach math or science in districts determined by the state education agency to have te...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|STEM Teacher Preparation and Professional Development|
Transfers 21.462, "Mathematics, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies," to 61.0766. Allows a teacher with at least two years experience to participate in an academy program (prior legislation required eligible teachers to have at least five year...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Science Safety Measures in Schools|
Provides that prior to July 1, 2010, and annually thereafter, each local board of education shall certify to the State Board of Education (SBE) that its high school and middle school science laboratories are equipped with appropriate personal protective equipm...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Pilot Outreach in Science and Math|
Requires that $2,175,966.00 be expended for the purpose of developing and offering pilot outreach programs in science and mathematics (the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics); requires budgeting in certain categories and amounts; requires certain perfo...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Financial Incentives to Math and Science Teachers|
Provides that effective July 2010, and until there is no longer a shortage of math and science teachers, a secondary school teacher licensed in math or science must be moved to the salary step on the state salary schedule that is applicable to six years of cre...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Mobile Learning Technology Pilot Program|
Creates the Mobile Learning Technology Pilot Program to provide for mobile learning in rural school districts; provides that each district participating in the program shall equip school buses with wireless Internet service and purchase a specified number of l...
|CA||Rule Adoption 01/2009||P-12||Single-Subject Teaching Credential Authorization|
Title 5 CCR Section 80004
Amends rules concerning single-subject teaching credential authorization. Allows for an additional option for employers to assign individuals to teach science....
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Assorted Amendments to the School Code|
Repeals the Professional Development Block Grant. Amends requirements related to annual census for special education, such that census must include students age 3 to 21 (rather than birth to 21) receiving special education services. Eliminates requirement that...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12|
|Budget Bill -|
Sets the school finance distribution formula based primarily on what it will take for students to meet the state's academic standards. The amount is based largely on the findings of the 2007 Costing-Out Study. Provides for a transferring pupil's disciplinary r...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Science Education and Instruction|
Creates the Science Education Act; relates to curriculum and instruction in public elementary and secondary schools; provides that, upon request of a city, parish, or school board, the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education shall allow and assist te...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||State School of Science and Mathematics|
Relates to the State School of Science and Mathematics; requires budgeting in certain categories and amounts; requires performance measures; limits the salary of the Director; provides budgetary limitations; provides that students who are enrolled in a consoli...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12|
Defines "Advanced science and mathematics" as Advanced Placement (AP) biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, and physics, and International Baccalaureate (IB) biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental systems, mathemat...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science|
Provides that the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) may admit nonresident students. Requires KAMS students to pay those fees regularly charged high school students. Provides that tuition and fees charged to nonresident students may exceed the am...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Teacher Salary Supplement Program|
S.B. 2 - Sections 19 and 20
Defines "qualifying educational background." Beginning in fiscal year 2008-2009, provides an annual salary supplement of $4,100 for a full-time teacher and a partial salary supplement for a part-time teacher who teaches one or more courses of a secondary schoo...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2007||P-12||Outdoor Science|
Establishes eligibility criteria for a residential outdoor science program. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to apportion to each school district or county office of education that operates a residential program, an amount per eligible partici...
|NY||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||Summer Academies and Teacher Professional Development for Middle Grades Math and Science|
Title 8 NYCRR Section 100.14 and 100.15
Establishes criteria for the award of grants for the Excelsior Scholars program for grade 7 math and science students. Establishes criteria for the award of grants for summer institutes for mathematics and science teachers in grades 5-8. Effective November 15,...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Reaching One's Potential for Excellence (ROPE) Scholars Pilot Program.|
The purpose of the ROPE Scholars Pilot Program is to strengthen middle grades education in order to provide students with the opportunity to graduate from high school with the core academic skills needed for postsecondary education and high-skilled employment,...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School of Science and Mathematics|
Relates to the School of Science and Mathematics; requires budgeting in certain categories and amounts; requires certain performance measures; provides for duties and compensation of employees; limits salary of the Director; provides budgetary limitations.
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||District Budget Reporting, Grant Fund for Licensed Education Personnel|
Revises provisions governing the inclusion of certain information in the biennial budget request for the state distributive school account for submission to the department of administration based upon the annual budgets submitted by the school districts. Creat...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Nature Science Curriuclum|
H.B. 1700 implements nature science curriculum on a statewide level. The Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Center of Texas Tech University, and South Llano River State Park will develop the curriculum jointly. The bill requires that the curricul...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Intensive Math and Science Intervention Pilot|
Requires the commissioner to establish an intensive mathematics and algebra intervention pilot program for students not performing at grade level in mathematics in grades 4 through 8 on campuses with populations of students identified as at-risk that exceed th...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||After-school Science and Math Programs|
Establishes the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ("STEM") after-school education pilot grant program ("grant program") in the office of economic development. Allows a provider that coordinates STEM after-school education programs to apply for ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Teacher Center Duties|
H.F. 2245 [Mathematics and Science Teachers]
Amends duties of teacher centers, requires teacher centers to provide a professional development program to train interested and highly qualified elementary, middle and secondary teachers to assist other teachers in with mathematics and science curriculum, sta...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Science Lab Grant Program|
H.B. 2237 (Science Lab Provisions)
One section of this bill creates a science laboratory grant program. Requires the commissioner to establish a competitive grant program to provide funds to school districts for the purpose of constructing or renovating high school science laboratories. The am...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Math and Science|
Declares that the activities in this act revise and strengthen the state learning standards that implement the essential academic learning requirements, and improve alignment of school district curriculum to the standards. Directs the state board of education ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Outdoor Education and Recreation Program|
Declares an intent to establish an outdoor education and recreation program to provide a large number of underserved students with quality opportunities to directly experience the
natural world. It is the intent of the program to improve students' overall acad...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
|GET Ready for Math and Science Scholarship Program|
Establishes the GET ready for math and science scholarship program. The purpose of the program is to provide scholarships to students who achieve level four on the mathematics or science portions of the tenth grade Washington assessment of student learning or ...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Excelsior Scholars and Summer Institutes for Grades 5-8 Math and Science Teachers|
S.B. 2107 - Part B, Section 39
Adds section 3641-A to the education code. Directs the commissioner to establish an Excelsior Scholars program for grade 7 math and science students. Directs the commissioner to award competitive grants, within the amounts appropriated for this purpose, to pub...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Science and Mathematics Tuition Reimbursement Program|
S.B. 2107 - Part B, Section 36
Creates science and mathematics tuition reimbursement program. Provides that of the amount appropriated for grants to schools for the 2007-2008 school year and thereafter, $5 million must be made available for a science and mathematics tuition reimbursement pr...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Mathematics & Science Education Act|
H.B. 220/S.B. 552
Creates the Mathematics and Science Bureau within the department of education and a 12 member advisory council to advise the bureau. Defines membership and duties of the advisory council. Creates "mathematics and science proficiency fund," to consist of of app...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Governor's Science & Technology Education Program|
Expands the informal science and technology education program within the Governor's Office of Economic Development to include the direct sponsorship of science fairs and science olympiads, and the participation of teachers in the science and technology camp pr...
|VA||Passed 03/2007||Postsec.||Science/Technology Education in Graduate Programs|
This joint resolution of the legislature establishes a joint subcommittee to study science and technology education in business, law, and policy graduate programs in state institutions of higher education. http://18.104.22.168/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HJ611...
|Public Education Job Enhancement Program Eligibility|
Provides eligibility and award distribution requirements for the Public Education Job Enhancement Program (PEJEP), which offers funding to cover the tuition costs for a teaching endorsement, master's degree or graduate education to selected public school teach...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Ohio Core Graduation Requirements|
S.B. 311-- Sec. 3313.603(A), (B), (C) Part 1, (K) adn (L)
Increases high school graduation requirements for students entering grade 9 during the 2010-2011 school year (Class of 2014). Increases math units from 3 to 4; requires one unit of Algebra II or its equivalent. Existing 3-unit requirement in science calls for ...
|TX||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
TX 19 TAC 74.61 through 74.64
Increases the requirements for the Recommended and Distinguished high school curriculum options effective with the Class of 2011. Increases the total number of units required for both these options from 24 to 26. Increases Carnegie unit requirements in both ma...
|WV||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Science Content Standards & Objectives|
Title 126, Series 44R
Amends rules regarding science content standards and objectives for grades 9 through 12 of West Virginia schools. http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/p2520.35_co.pdf...
|WV||Adopted 10/2006||P-12||Science Content Standards & Objectives|
Title 126, Series 44C
Amends rules regarding science content standards and objectives for West Virginia schools. http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/p2520.3_ne.pdf...
|MT||Adopted 09/2006||P-12||Science Content Standards and Performance Descriptors|
ARM 10.54.5010 through 10.54.5098 non-seq
Proposes to amend rules relating to science content standards andperformance descriptors. Includes references to Montana Native Americans and science.
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Science Coaches|
Authorizes the governing board of a school district to designate a credentialed teacher as a science coach at each elementary school, or provide staff development to teachers, in order to develop, coordinate, and provide instruction in an experimental science ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Science Teacher Development Program|
Establishes the Science Teacher Development Program by enacting provisions relating to science instruction that are similar to the existing Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program....
|NC||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12||Math and Science Teachers Pilot Program|
Creates a pilot program providing for a salary supplement for newly hired teachers of mathematics or science at the middle or high school level. Directs the state board of education to develop the pilot program and select three local school administrative unit...
|CA||Vetoed 07/2006||P-12||Elementary Science Teachers and Curriculum|
Authorizes the governing board of a school district to designate a credentialed teacher as a science coach at each elementary school, or provide staff development to teachers, in order to develop, coordinate and provide instruction in an experimental science c...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||State School of Science and Mathematics|
Appropriates funds to the state school of science and mathematics. Directs the board of trustees to develop outcome-based performance measures for each budget category, defines eligibility for certain students. Sets budgetary limitations and provides for dutie...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12|
|Ohio Core Support|
Appropriates funds for support of the Ohio Core Program. Funds will be used to:
(1) Support the participation of teachers licensed in Ohio and mid-career professionals not currently employed by a school district or licensed to teach at the primary or secondary...
|NY||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||State Graduation and Diploma Requirements for Mathematics and Science|
Title 8 NYCRR section 100.5
Amends requirements for Regents or local high school and Regents diploma with avanced designation.
Regents or local high school diploma:
Three units of credit of mathematics more advanced than 8th grade level and that meet commencement-level learning standar...
|Master Science Teacher Certificates|
19 TAC 7.239.E.239.104
Establishes certification requirements for master science teachers to ensure that there are teachers with special training to mentor other teachers and work with students in order to improve student science performance. TEXAS 99647...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Origins of Life|
Provides that no local school board, school superintendent and school principal may prohibit a public school classroom teacher from discussing and answering questions from individual students on the origin of life.
|NY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||New York State Math and Science Teaching Incentive Program|
Provides that undergraduate and graduate students leading to a career as a secondary-level math or science teacher are eligible to apply for incentive program awards, provided they sign a contract agreeing to teach secondary math or science full-time in the st...
|AR||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 04/2006||P-12|
|Elementary Science Specialist Program|
Appropriates funds to the Department of Higher Education - to be payable from the Higher Education Grants Fund Account - for grants for the Elementary Science Specialist Program.
|KS||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science|
Establishes the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science as either:
(1) An accelerated residential, or on-line distance learning program for Kansas high school-age pupils who are academically talented in science and mathematics; or
(2) a rigorous, two-year ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12|
|Modifications to Qualifications for New Century Scholarships|
Modifies the requirements to qualify for a New Century scholarship; allows a student to qualify for such scholarship who completes and approved math and science curriculum; requires scholarship requirements to be completed with at least a B average; requires t...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Supplemental Instruction and Math/Science|
This bill provides stipends for supplemental instruction to students who have not passed the Utah Basic Skills Competency Test, funding to implement proposals to improve mathematics achievement test scores in grades four through six, and makes modifications to...
|FL||Adopted 03/2006||P-12||Science Assessments and Proficiency Levels|
Includes the science grade-level scale scores for each achievement level for use in reporting student proficiency levels in science as part of the student achievement testing program known as the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). FLORIDA 30220
|NV||Died 03/2006||P-12||Truth in Science Initiative|
The Truth in Science Initiative (Initiative) proposes to add a new section to the Constitution regarding
how evolution is to be taught in the state's schools. Under the Initiative, students must be informed that
although most scientists agree that Darwin's the...
|AK||Adopted 12/2005||P-12||Standards-based science assessment|
4 AAC 04.140 thru 06.825
Requires the commissioner to select a standards-based science assessment and school districts to administer the assessment in selected grades.
AGENCY CONTACT: Dorothy Knuth, Commissioner's Office at the Department of Education & Early Development, 801 W 10th...
|MA||Rule Adoption 07/2005||P-12||Comprehensive Assessment System and Standards|
603 CMR 30.00
Amends the Comprehensive Assessment System and Standards for Competency Determination rules. Adds one discipline in science and technology and engineering to the subjects to be included in the competency determination required for high school graduation starti...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Refusal to Dissect Animals|
Allows any student to refuse to dissect any vertebrate or invertebrate animal or the parent or legal guardian of a public school student to refuse to allow the student to dissect any vertebrate or invertebrate animal. A school district that includes dissection...
|GA||Adopted 05/2005||P-12||Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grants|
GAC 160-1-4-.266, -.269
Establishes rules regarding the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grants to build mathematics and science teachers' content knowledge and skills....
|NV||Temporary Rule Adoption 05/2005||P-12||Academic Standards for Science|
NAC 389.244, .2947, .411, .491, .4915
Revises state academic standards for science. ...
|MS||Rule Adoption 04/2005||P-12||Roadways into the Development of Elementary Students|
Describes the process for prospective elementary schools to become involved in the Roadways into the Development of Elementary Students (RIDES) Program. MISSISSIPPI REG 9715 (SN)...
|DE||Rule Adoption 01/2005||P-12||Standard Certificate Science Teacher Middle Level|
14 DAC 1542
Amends regulation relating to the certification of a science teacher of middle level by removing the requirements for earth science and physical science from this regulation, as middle school science is taught as an integrated science. Aligns the requirements ...
|DE||Rule Adoption 01/2005||P-12||Standard Certificate Science Teacher|
14 DAC 1540, 1.0 - 4.0
Amends regulation relating to the Certification for a Science Teacher to clarify some of the requirements for a standard certificate and to add an additional category of certification for integrated science, which is aligned with the Delaware content standards...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Reimbursement for a new Science Facility|
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 17: Existing law provides that no pupil shall receive a diploma of graduation from high school who, while in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, has
not completed specified courses, including 2 courses in science. Prior law required a pupil to complete only one co...
|MA||Vetoed 07/2004||P-12||Science Class Dissections|
Provides that the Board of Education be directed to establish guidelines for dissections in science classes in the public schools of the Commonwealth; allows students who choose not to participate in dissection to be allowed to demonstrate competency through a...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Fees for Louisiana School of Math, Science, and the Arts|
Increases certain fees imposed by the board of directors of the state school of math, science, and the arts. Increases maximum possible security deposit from $100 to $150; increases maximum possible room and board fee for summer session from $300 to $400 per ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Substantial Amendments to the Standards of Learning|
Amends section 22.1-253.13:1 and 22.1-253.13:2 . Specifies that the Standards of Learning form the core of Virginia's educational program and other educational objectives. Specifies that the state board must, at a minimum, define Standards of Learning for Eng...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Student Dissection of Animals Alternatives|
Creates new section requiring school divisions to provide students alternatives to student dissection of animals. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?041+ful+CHAP0918...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||STARBASE Program|
In 1993, the United States Congress authorized the "Department
of Defense STARBASE Program" and authorized the Department of
Defense to enter into agreements with the states for the purpose
of conducting programs designed to improve the knowledge and
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Comprehensive Master Plan for Mathematics and Science Centers|
H.B. 4401 (multiple provisions)
Sec. 99. (1) From the appropriations in section 11, there is allocated an amount not to exceed $2,500,000.00 for
2003-2004 for implementing the comprehensive master plan for mathematics and science centers developed by the
department and approved by the state ...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Science Curriculum Materials|
In a Section concerning the loan of textbooks to students free of charge, provides that "textbook" includes science curriculum materials in a kit format that includes pre-packaged consumable materials if certain requirements are met. http://www.legis.state.il....
|IL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Block Grant Program|
Creates the Mathematics and Science Block Grant Program in order to provide greater flexibility and efficiency in the distribution and use of state funds and ensure that students meet or exceed Illinois Learning Standards for Science. Provides that Mathematics...
|FL||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Certification|
A new certification subject area in general science was approved by the State Board of Education to be effective July 1, 2003. Leadership of the agency has since determined that the current system of offering certification in the four separate areas of science...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Public School Student Performance|
Currently, Texas students' performance on tests in the areas of math and science are below the national average. In order to improve the test scores, some advocates believe that a "Master Science" program needs to be developed to identify effective instructio...
|UT||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Math, Engineering, Science Achievement|
Amends rules to increase the participation range for Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) students, change the Application Review Committee, and provide for better coordination among public education, higher education, industry, and community groups. ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Potential Testing in Mathematics and Science|
Provides that if sufficient funding from the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is obtained, directs the Department of Education to administer, starting at the latest in spring 2006, a statewide assessment in mathematics to public school students grades ...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Pre-Engineering Curriculum|
Establishes a pre-engineering technology curriculum in the public high schools in the state and creates a pre-engineering technology curriculum advisory council to advise the department of education on the implementation of such curriculum; transfers a capital...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Board of Trustees of AL High School of Mathematics and Science|
Relates to the membership of the Board of Trustees of the state High School of Mathematics and Science; provides that the Assistant State Superintendent of Education in charge of curriculum development, the Chairman of the House Standing Committee on Ways and ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2001||P-12||The use of toxic substances as part of educational instruction|
Requires the Department of Education, in consultation with the Department of Health Services, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Office of Health Hazard Assessment to study and report to the Legislature on the use of toxic substances as pa...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Mercury Safety|
Provides the State Board of Education shall adopt rules eliminating the use and purchase of elemental mercury, mercury compounds and mercury added instructional materials by public elementary and secondary schools....
|CO||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Creates the Science and Technology Education Center Grant Program|
Creates the Science and Technology Education Center Grant Program to provide start-up and operating money for science and technology education centers; creates a board to oversee the grants program; instructs the State Board of Education to create rules for th...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12|
|Engineering/Computer Science Initiative; Secondary Teacher Preparation|
Establishes a Public Education Job Enhancement Program to attract, train and retain highly qualified secondary teachers in math, physics, chemistry, physical science, learning technology and information technology. States that eligible teachers are those nomin...
|CO||Rejected by Voters 11/2000||P-12||State Science and Math Grants|
REFERENDUM F (SB 4, 2000) Asks whether the State of Colorado shall be permitted to annually retain up to a specified amount of the state revenues in excess of the constitutional limitation on state fiscal year spending for the 1999-2000 fiscal year, and for fo...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Marine Science Education Act|
Establishes the Marine Sciences Education Act of 2000 and a comprehensive marine science grant program for nonprofit aquariums, ocean institutes, and other marine science education programs to provide marine science education programs for prekindergarten, kind...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12|
Authorizes the Regents of the University of California to establish 3 California Institutes for Science and Innovation for the purpose of combining technological and scientific research and training and educating future scientists and technological leaders....
|CT||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||High School Grant Program for Math, Science & Computers|
Provides that the Department of Education shall establish a competitive grant program for high school projects that involve one or more of the following topics: computers, engineering, physics, mathematics, science or technical construction; allows local and r...