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From the ECS State Policy Database
Minority/Diversity Issues--Hispanic


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State Status/Date Level Summary
ILSigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Latino Family Commission
H.B. 3049
Amends the Illinois Latino Family Commission Act. Adds liaisons from the state board, the state board of higher education, and the Illinois Community College Board, among others. Provides that the Illinois Latino Family Commission may receive funding through s...

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NMPassed 02/2013Postsec.Workforce Skill and Education Aquisition for Hispanic and American Indians
H.M. 41
Requests that the Secretary of the Department of Workforce Solutions conduct a study on how best to provide assistance to Hispanics and Native Americans who seek to gain the skills and education needed
to join the workforce. Requires the secretary to present t...

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CASigned into law 08/2010P-12
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Latino Education and Advocacy Week
A.C.R. 137
Declares the last week of March each year as a statewide week of advocacy for Latino education. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/acr_137_bill_20100817_chaptered.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 03/2010P-12
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Community College
Hispanic Education Act
H.B. 150; S.B. 132
Enacts the Hispanic Education Act; creates the Hispanic Education Office of the Public Education Department; provides for powers and duties; creates an advisory council. Provides for the study, development and implementation of educational systems that affect ...

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KYAdopted 01/2010P-12Recording Student Attendance
702 KAR 7:125
Adds section providing definitions of: "full day of attendance" (student in attendance at least 65% of regularly-scheduled school day), "tardy" (student absent less than 35% of the regularly-scheduled school day), "half-day absence" (student absent 35-84% of r...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12U.S. History Curriculum
S.B. 1557
Provides that, to reinforce the study of the role and contributions of Hispanics, the U.S. history curriculum must include the study of the events related to the forceful removal and illegal deportation of Mexican-American U.S. citizens during the Great Depres...

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DEIssued 08/2006P-12Creating the Governor's Consortium on Hispanic Affairs
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 89
Creates the Governor's Consortium on Hispanic Affairs. Requires the membership to represent business, government, financial, educational and non-profit organizations. Provides that the duties and functions of the council are:

(a) To support, enhance and suppl...

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OKSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.Advancement of Students in HIgher Education Task Force
H.B. 2145
Creates the Advancement of Hispanic Students in Higher Education Task Force; provides for termination of task force; states purpose; provides for membership; requires annual report; provides for staffing; provides for reimbursement of travel expenses; provides...

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ALSigned into law 04/2004Postsec.Minorities in Science and Engineering
H.J.R. 339
Urges the Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security to designate a university-based center for homeland security that responds to national technical manpower shortages of minorities in science and engineering. http://alisdb.legislature.sta...

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INSigned into law 03/2004P-12
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Cultural Competency In Education
H.B. 1308
Defines "cultural competency" and sets forth teacher training, professional development, and school plan requirements for achieving cultural competency. http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2004/HE/HE1308.1.html...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Teacher Training: Cultural Competency
A.B. 54
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, in consultation with the department of education, to contract with an independent evaluator to conduct a study of the availability and effectiveness of cultural competency training for teachers and administrato...

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MESigned into law 05/2003P-12Spoken Language Interpreters
S.P. 305 (LD 909)
Establishes the Committee to Investigate the Feasibility of and Need for Regulation of Spoken Language Interpreters. Establishes committee membership, which must include a member representing the Portland schools multilingual program. Requires the committee to...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12
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Minority Teacher Scholarship
H.B. 2187
Amends the critical needs minority teacher scholarship program; creates a commission for selecting scholarship recipients. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2187.pdf...

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INSigned into law 03/2002P-12District Review of Programs to Consider Consequences of Tracking, Ability Grouping or Screening of Students by Test Results
S.B. 292
Requires every district to review district's programs to judge if district's practices of separating students by ability, placing students into educational tracks, or using test results to screen students result in the systematic separation of students by race...

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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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