senate Bill S273

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a culturally responsive education curriculum and standards; appropriation

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

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S273 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2937

S273 (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.

S273 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S273 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    273
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. MYRIE, BAILEY, BIAGGI, COMRIE, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN,
   JACKSON, PARKER, PERSAUD, RAMOS, SALAZAR --  read  twice  and  ordered
   printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Educa-
   tion
 
 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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