|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 framew...
|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 Un...
|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 contro...
|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 meas...
|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 superintende...
|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 su...
|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...
|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...
|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 the...
|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 dis...
|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...
|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 a...
|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 y...
|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 ...
|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 yea...
|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 Instruction...
|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 ce...
|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 ...
|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 (S...
|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 O...
|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...
|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 p...
|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 individual...
|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 ...
|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 a...
|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 req...
|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;...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12|
Defines "Advanced science and mathematics" as Advanced Placement (AP) biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, environmental science,...
|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 ...
|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-t...
|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 t...
|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 ...
|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...
|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 measure...
|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 f...
|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 Te...
|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 ...
|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 t...
|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 qual...
|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 ...
|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 r...
|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 o...
|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 ac...
|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 ...
|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 2007-2...
|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...
|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 spo...
|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 po...
|Public Education Job Enhancement Program Eligibility|
Provides eligibility and award distribution requirements for the Public Education Job Enhancement Program (PEJEP), which offers funding to c...
|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...
|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 ...
|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/po...
|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 an...
|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 pro...
|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 ...
|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 le...
|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 pro...
|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 measur...
|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 a...
|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:
|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 t...
|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 discussi...
|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...
|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 ...
|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 f...
|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 appro...
|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 i...
|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 ...
|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 th...
|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 grade...
|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 a...
|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 ...
|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...
|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 (RID...
|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 phys...
|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 ...
|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,...
|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 Com...
|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 sec...
|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 a...
|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/cg...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 o...
|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...
|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 te...
|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 C...
|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 ad...
|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 curricu...
|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 Su...
|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...
|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...
|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 educati...
|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, ch...
|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 rev...
|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 instit...
|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 co...
|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 t...