senate Bill S6359A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 28, 2021 print number 6359a
Apr 28, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to education
Apr 23, 2021 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S6359 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7260
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §801-b, Ed L

S6359 - Summary

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

S6359 - Sponsor Memo

S6359 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6359
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. LIU, COONEY, GOUNARDES, KAVANAGH, STAVISKY, THOMAS
   -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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.

Co-Sponsors

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S6359A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7260
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §801-b, Ed L

S6359A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S6359A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6359A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6359--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. LIU, COONEY, GOUNARDES, KAVANAGH, STAVISKY, THOMAS
   -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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 civic 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,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11024-03-1

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