assembly Bill A7260A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires public elementary and high schools to provide instruction in Asian American history and civil impact

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
May 10, 2021 print number 7260a
May 10, 2021 amend and recommit to education
Apr 29, 2021 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

A7260 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6359
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §801-b, Ed L

A7260 - Summary

Requires public elementary and high schools to provide instruction in Asian American history and civic impact.

A7260 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7260
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. KIM -- read once and referred to the Committee on
   Education
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to requiring public
   elementary schools and high schools to provide  instruction  in  Asian
   American history and civil impact
 
   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  801-b
 to read as follows:
   §  801-B. COURSES OF STUDY IN ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CIVIL IMPACT.
 1. THE BOARD OF REGENTS IS AUTHORIZED  AND  DIRECTED  TO  ESTABLISH  AND
 DEVELOP  A COURSE OF STUDY IN THE EVENTS OF ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY. SUCH
 COURSE OF STUDY SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS IN PUBLIC  ELEMENTARY
 SCHOOL  AND  HIGH  SCHOOL  AND MAY BE INCLUDED AS PART OF THE HISTORY OR
 SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM OF SUCH SCHOOLS. INSTRUCTION SHALL BE PROVIDED
 BY THE TEACHERS EMPLOYED IN THE SCHOOLS THEREIN. SUCH INSTRUCTION  SHALL
 INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO, INSTRUCTION IN THE FOLLOWING:
   A. THE HISTORY OF ASIAN AMERICANS IN NEW YORK AND THE NORTHEAST;
   B.  THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF ASIAN AMERICANS TOWARD ADVANCING CIVIL RIGHTS
 FROM THE NINETEENTH CENTURY ONWARD;
   C. THE CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY INDIVIDUAL ASIAN AMERICANS IN  GOVERNMENT
 AND THE ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SCIENCES; AND
   D.  THE  CONTRIBUTIONS  OF ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES TO THE ECONOMIC,
 CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
   2. THE COMMISSIONER, SHALL PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO  ASSIST  IN
 THE  DEVELOPMENT  OF  CURRICULA FOR SUCH COURSES OF STUDY WHICH SHALL BE
 AGE APPROPRIATE AND DEVELOPED ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS  AND  ABILITIES  OF
 STUDENTS  AT  SUCCESSIVE GRADE LEVELS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE UNDERSTANDING,
 AWARENESS, SKILLS, INFORMATION AND SUPPORT TO AID IN  THE  KNOWLEDGE  OF
 ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CIVIL IMPACT.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11024-01-1

Co-Sponsors

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A7260A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6359
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §801-b, Ed L

A7260A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires public elementary and high schools to provide instruction in Asian American history and civic impact.

A7260A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7260--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. KIM, BRAUNSTEIN -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Education -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to requiring public
   elementary schools and high schools to provide  instruction  in  Asian
   American history and civil impact
 
   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  801-b
 to read as follows:
   §  801-B. COURSES OF STUDY IN ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CIVIC IMPACT.
 1. THE BOARD OF REGENTS IS AUTHORIZED  AND  DIRECTED  TO  ESTABLISH  AND
 DEVELOP  A COURSE OF STUDY IN THE EVENTS OF ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY. SUCH
 COURSE OF STUDY SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS IN PUBLIC  ELEMENTARY
 SCHOOL  AND  HIGH  SCHOOL  AND MAY BE INCLUDED AS PART OF THE HISTORY OR
 SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM OF SUCH SCHOOLS. INSTRUCTION SHALL BE PROVIDED
 BY THE TEACHERS EMPLOYED IN THE SCHOOLS THEREIN. SUCH INSTRUCTION  SHALL
 INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO, INSTRUCTION IN THE FOLLOWING:
   A. THE HISTORY OF ASIAN AMERICANS IN NEW YORK AND THE NORTHEAST;
   B.  THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF ASIAN AMERICANS TOWARD ADVANCING CIVIL RIGHTS
 FROM THE NINETEENTH CENTURY ONWARD;
   C. THE CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY INDIVIDUAL ASIAN AMERICANS IN  GOVERNMENT
 AND THE ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SCIENCES; AND
   D.  THE  CONTRIBUTIONS  OF ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES TO THE ECONOMIC,
 CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
   2. THE COMMISSIONER, SHALL PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO  ASSIST  IN
 THE  DEVELOPMENT  OF  CURRICULA FOR SUCH COURSES OF STUDY WHICH SHALL BE
 AGE APPROPRIATE AND DEVELOPED ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS  AND  ABILITIES  OF
 STUDENTS  AT  SUCCESSIVE GRADE LEVELS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE UNDERSTANDING,
 AWARENESS, SKILLS, INFORMATION AND SUPPORT TO AID IN  THE  KNOWLEDGE  OF
 ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CIVIC IMPACT.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.