assembly Bill A11321

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes a culturally responsive education curriculum and standards; appropriation

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Sep 19, 2018 referred to education

A11321 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A1548, A3648

A11321 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a culturally responsive education curriculum and standards; requires all school districts, charter schools and private schools to integrate culturally responsive education throughout the education of all students at all grade levels; establishes a pilot program in culturally responsive education; appropriates $25,000,000 therefor.

A11321 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  11321

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                           September 19, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Richardson)
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend  the  education  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  a
  culturally  responsive  education curriculum and standards; and making
  an appropriation therefor

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 804-e
to read as follows:
  § 804-E. CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE EDUCATION CURRICULUM AND STANDARDS.  1.
CULTURALLY  RESPONSIVE  EDUCATION RULES AND REGULATIONS. (A) THE COMMIS-
SIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION  OF
CULTURALLY  RESPONSIVE  EDUCATION  CURRICULUM  FOR ALL SCHOOLS INCLUDING
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS  AND  SENIOR  HIGH  SCHOOLS.  IN
FORMULATING  SUCH  REGULATIONS,  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  SEEK INPUT OF
PARENTS, STUDENTS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS.
  (B) IN FORMULATING THE RULES AND REGULATIONS REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH (A)
OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL RECOGNIZE  THAT:  MORE  THAN
HALF  OF  NEW YORK STATE'S PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE STUDENTS OF COLOR;
EDUCATION THAT MAKES A CULTURAL CONNECTION WITH STUDENTS HAS BEEN  SHOWN
TO  IMPROVE  EDUCATIONAL  OUTCOMES; CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS ADVANCES AND
ACCELERATES  STUDENT  LEARNING  BY  HONORING  AND  SUPPORTING  STUDENTS'
CULTURAL,  LINGUISTIC  AND  RACIAL EXPERIENCES; IN ORDER FOR STUDENTS TO
GAIN THE FULL BENEFITS OF THE DIVERSITY OF NEW  YORK  STATE,  CULTURALLY
RESPONSIVE  EDUCATION  MUST BE A PART OF THE DAILY SCHOOLING EXPERIENCES
OF ALL STUDENTS; AND CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS WILL PREPARE  EDUCATORS  TO
RELATE ASPECTS OF STUDENTS' DAILY LIVES TO THE CURRICULUM.
  (C)  ALL  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS, CHARTER SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS SHALL
INTEGRATE CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE EDUCATION THROUGHOUT  THE  EDUCATION  OF
ALL  STUDENTS  AT ALL GRADE LEVELS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMMISSIONER'S
RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION.
  (D) THE COMMISSIONER'S RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE
LIMITED TO, CURRICULUM  STANDARDS  FOR:  AFRICAN  AMERICAN  HISTORY  AND
ACHIEVEMENT,  LATINO  AMERICAN  HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENT, NATIVE AMERICAN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets