Iowa Legislation

Iowa Legislation 2017-02-22T12:58:56+00:00

Recent Legislation

HF2188 – “An act requiring the department of education to conduct a study of school district’s implementation of twenty-first century learning skills under the Iowa core.”

Iowa House Bill 2188 |  2015-2016  |  Prior Session Legislation

February 8, 2016 – Introduced.

February 9, 2016 – Education subcommittee: Koester, Hanson, and Stanerson. H.J. 190.

25% progression, Died in committee.

Iowa HF2188

Bill text:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS STUDY — DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. 1. The department of education shall conduct a study to determine the status of school districts’ implementation of the twenty-first century learning skills, which under section 256.7, subsection 26, paragraph “a”, subparagraph (3), include but are not limited to civic literacy, health literacy, technology literacy, financial literacy, and employability skills. 2. The study shall identify the following: a. The manner in which the school districts of Iowa are teaching each twenty-first century learning skill as specified in law and by rule. b. The classes in which twenty-first century learning skills are taught by each school district. c. Whether courses that include twenty-first century learning skills are required for graduation. d. The level of competency of students in regard to the twenty-first century learning skills. 3. The department shall submit a report with findings and recommendations to the governor and general assembly by January 2, 2017.

Iowa House File 2188

SB431 / HF271 – “An act relating to required core curriculum and twenty-first century learning skills addressed in rules adopted by the state board of education.”

IA SF431 | 2015-2016 | Prior Session Legislation

  • March 9, 2015 –  introduced.
  • March 19, 2015 – Read first time, referred to Education. H.J. 660.
  • March 30, 2015 – Education subcommittee, Jorgensen, Gaines, and Sieck. H.J. 730.
  • March 31, 2015 – Fiscal note. HCS.
  • 50% progression, Died in chamber.

HF271 | 2015-2016 | Prior Session Legislation

  • Feb 17, 2015 – Introduced, referred to Education. H.J. 325.
  • Feb 18, 2015 – Education subcommittee, Forristall, Gaines, and Gassman. H.J. 355.
  • Feb 19, 2015 – Passed subcommittee.
  • 25% progression, Died in committee.
Senate Bill 431 text excerpt:

SENATE FILE 431 BY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION (As Amended and Passed by the Senate March 18, 2015) Section 1. Section 256.7, subsection 26, paragraph a, subparagraph (3), Code 2015, is amended to read as follows: (3) The rules establishing a core curriculum shall address the core content standards in subsection 28 and the skills and knowledge students need to be successful in the twenty-first century and shall address the curricular needs of students in kindergarten through grade twelve in those areas. The core curriculum shall include social studies and twenty-first century learning skills which include but are not limited to the following: (a) Civic literacy, health literacy, technology literacy, financial literacy, and employability skills; (b) Music, visual art, drama and theater, and other fine and applied arts. The department shall employ a consultant to oversee the development of and compliance with the fine arts core curriculum and to provide guidance for professional development programs, strategies, and materials based on the rules adopted by the state board pursuant to this subparagraph division. This subparagraph division shall not be construed to conflict with the provisions of section 256.11, subsection 3, 4, or 5, with regard to areas that are required to be taught. The selection and administration of assessments of music, visual art, drama and theater, or other fine arts courses shall be determined locally by the school district or accredited nonpublic school providing the educational program in accordance with section 256.11. However, the department may provide model assessments aligned with fine arts content standards established by the state board.

Iowa Senate Bill 431

Iowa House File 271

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