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SF 2216 - State-Mandated Curriculum for Schools - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: State-Mandated Curriculum for Schools

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) (18-28) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (97-3) - (Key vote)

Title: State-Mandated Curriculum for Schools

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the State Board of Education to create a statewide core curriculum with the goal of preparing students for postsecondary education or professional employment.

Highlights:
- Requires core curriculum to include English, math, science, social studies and 21st century learning skills such as civics, health, technology and financial literacy and employment skills (Sec. 1). - Requires school districts to develop a plan with each student for progress toward university admissions or a career plan every year starting at grade 8 (Sec. 4). - Prohibits the State Board from requiring a certain text book or text book series to be used to meet the core curriculum requirements [Sec. 1 (b)]. - Extends the time line for implementing core curriculum standards from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2014 (Amdt. 8474 to Amdt. 8432) - At the request of the Senate, the House receded from its amendments on 04/25/2008. Therefore, the Senate version of SF 2216 was presented to the Governor.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (36-14) - (Key vote)

Title: State-Mandated Curriculum for Schools

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill creating a statewide core curriculum with the goal of preparing students for postsecondary education or professional employment.

Highlights:
- Requires core curriculum to include English, math, science, social studies and 21st century learning skills such as civics, health, technology and financial literacy and employment skills (Sec. 1). - Requires school districts to develop a plan with each student for progress toward university admissions or a career plan every year starting at grade 8 (Sec. 4). - Prohibits the State Board from requiring a certain text book or text book series to be used to meet the core curriculum requirements [Sec. 1 (b)].
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: State-Mandated Curriculum for Schools

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