HB17-1022

HB17-1022 - Teaching Competent History In Public Schools

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning teaching civil government in public schools, including the history, culture, and contributions of American Indians, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

The bill mandates funding instruction in public schools of history and civil government of the United States and Colorado, including but not limited to the history, culture, and contributions of American Indians, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans.

Current law requires school districts to convene community forums to discuss the content standards in history and civil government at least once every 10 years. The bill requires the forums to be held at least every 2 years.

The history, culture, and civil government in education commission is established to make recommendations to the state board of education when the state board performs the scheduled review of education standards in 2018 so those standards and programs accurately reflect the history, culture, and civil government of the United States and Colorado, including the contributions and influence of American Indians, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: May 3, 2017
05/03/2017 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
05/01/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/01/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/28/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/28/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/30/2017 - House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
01/11/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education