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Legislation Regarding Instructional Materials

Information regarding recently approved legislation pertaining to instructional materials.

2014-2015

Content Standards: Computer Science

Assembly Bill 1539 added California Education Code to require the Instructional Quality Commission to consider developing and recommending to the State Board of Education, on or before July 31, 2019, computer science content standards for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, pursuant to recommendations developed by a group of computer science experts. The Instructional Quality Commission will consider existing computer science content standards, including, but not limited to, national K-12 computer science content standards developed by the Computer Science Teachers Association. The Superintendent of Public Instruction, in consultation with the State Board of Education, will consider convening that group of experts and ensure that the group includes individuals from specified groups. This law is subject to an appropriation being made for these purposes in the annual Budget Act or another statute. More information is available at the Capitol Track Web site - AB 1539 [http://ctweb.capitoltrack.com/public/publishbillinfo.aspx?bi=M4H23fyDgIxwRC9hrswxy8LOoOu7r%2bTDSMiQhP3GQXH648oY%2bQDbbjpUvgqEEIAo] External link opens in new window or tab.

School Curriculum: Mathematics: Computer Science

Assembly Bill 1764 added California Education Code to authorize the governing board of a school district that requires more than 2 courses in mathematics for graduation to award a pupil up to one mathematics course credit for successfully completing an approved computer science course, as provided. More information is available at the Capitol Track Web site - AB 1764 [http://ctweb.capitoltrack.com/public/publishbillinfo.aspx?bi=TVibrzcs%2bEVv4lpEZiaVp%2bLbPkwtQwrwMbpLHgqVXlRs4hPk5NjNgtaajADzEtu3] External link opens in new window or tab.

Pupil instruction: History-Social Science Framework: Election of President Barack Obama

Assembly Bill 1912 added California Education Code to require the Instructional Quality Commission, during the next revision of the history-social science curriculum framework, to consider including, and recommending for adoption by the State Board of Education, instruction on the election of President Barack Obama and the significance of the United States electing its first African American President, as appropriate. The law requires the State Board of Education to adopt, modify, or reject the curriculum framework recommended by the Instructional Quality Commission. More information is available at the Capitol Track Web site - AB 1912 [http://ctweb.capitoltrack.com/public/publishbillinfo.aspx?bi=xni6jhO4EhAFr%2fiPm27y1qWY3U7LlN3%2bYvMd9t4qzUwHnFhs8%2fFia5B5pF7IAQB9] External link opens in new window or tab.

Pupil instruction: social sciences: Armenian Genocide

Assembly Bill 1915 added California Education Code to enact the Armenian Genocide Education Act, and provides that the instruction in human rights issues may also include particular attention to the study of the inhumanity of the Armenian Genocide. More information is available at the Capitol Track Web site - AB 1915 [http://ctweb.capitoltrack.com/public/publishbillinfo.aspx?bi=RldkOvUjyeRrNSvXiU7INiUfvSTbPAEA%2fJB0o48oxN8I6BXnpTYqI6i%2b4m5i12kT] External link opens in new window or tab.

Pupil Instruction: Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

Assembly Bill 2016 added California Education Code to require the State Board of Education, based upon recommendations by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, to consider including age-appropriate content for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, in sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention in the next revision of the health content standards. It also requires the State Board of Education, based upon recommendations by the Instructional Quality Commission, to consider including information in sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention in the Health Framework for California Public Schools when next revised. More information is available at the Capitol Track Web site - AB 2016 [http://ctweb.capitoltrack.com/public/publishbillinfo.aspx?bi=TzBefK09kk6pdLgRSPaQUO6Jxh%2fIsgeVoEmp82RUFvN8a8653ZMmMh2Oix6YRFwu] External link opens in new window or tab.

Pupil Instruction: Sexual Abuse and Sex Trafficking Prevention Education

Senate Bill 1165 added California Education Code to require the Instructional Quality Commission to consider including a distinct category on sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention education, as specified, when the health framework is next revised after January 1, 2015. More information is available at the Capitol Track Web site - SB 1165 [http://ctweb.capitoltrack.com/public/publishbillinfo.aspx?bi=lkl1Kck7TIOav%2bED06WBqTVUdCaJlGksFR9cskm8pyCydmgiFUzCMgiA4xZicH3x] External link opens in new window or tab.

Pupil Instruction: Social Science: Genocide

Senate Bill 1380 added California Education code to require the Instructional Quality Commission to consider including the Armenian Genocide in the recommended history-social science curriculum framework when the history-social science curriculum framework is revised as required by law. It specifies that the Legislature encourages the incorporation of survivor, rescuer, liberator, and witness oral testimony into the teaching of human rights, the Holocaust, and genocide, including the Armenian, Cambodian, Darfur, and Rwandan genocides. It defines oral testimony to mean firsthand accounts of significant historical events presented in a specified format. It provides that the Legislature encourages certain actions relating to the instruction of genocide, including, among others, that content providers and teachers promote pupil analysis of genocides, including the ethnic, religious, and political causes. More information is available at the Capitol Track Web site - SB 1380 [http://ctweb.capitoltrack.com/public/publishbillinfo.aspx?bi=KY7fe5O65UTkPoVzuy6FBljC9IhtEwEb%2faEg5EfuXyUsWJ1N9Guo%2btSoOe0R5axD] External link opens in new window or tab.

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