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Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Events

The Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Timeline is subject to change.
Milestone Event Date

Public Input Webinar

January 9, 2018

IQC recommends Timeline, Model Curriculum Advisory Committee (MCAC) Application, and Guidelines

May 17–18, 2018

SBE approves Timeline, MCAC Application, and Guidelines

July 11–12, 2018

Recruitment of MCAC members

August 1 – October 17, 2018

IQC recommends MCAC members

November 15–16, 2018

SBE appoints MCAC

January 9–10, 2019

Three MCAC meetings

February 14–15, 2019

March 21–22, 2019

April 25–26, 2019

IQC reviews draft curriculum and approves for public review

May 16–17, 2019

IQC posts draft curriculum for public feedback

June 15 – August 15, 2019

IQC postpones action on the model curriculum to provide for adequate time to address public comment

September 19, 2019

Assembly Bill 114 extends the project deadline one year, to March 2021

October 2019

California Department of Education and the Comprehensive Center conduct various information-gathering sessions and focus groups, and continue to receive and compile public comment for IQC consideration

October 2019 – July 2020

IQC reviews and revises draft, and approves posting of resulting draft for a 30-day period of public review and comment

August 13, 2020

30-Day Public Review and Comment Period

September 1–30, 2020

IQC considers revisions and directs submission of resulting curriculum to the SBE following 45-day review period

November 18–19, 2020

45-Day Public Review and Comment Period

December 2020 – January 2021

SBE action on proposed curriculum

March 17–18, 2021

Statutory deadline for SBE action

March 31, 2021

Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFIRD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, September 8, 2020