Iowa Legislation

Iowa Legislation2018-08-03T11:55:21+00:00

Recent Legislation

House Bill 2188 – 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.

IA House Bill 2188

Sponsor: Dawn E. Pettengill (R).

Excerpt:
The department of education shall conduct a study to determine the status of school districts’ implementation of the twenty-first century learning skills, which … include but are not limited to civic literacy, health literacy, technology literacy, financial literacy, and employability skills. The study shall identify the manner in which the school districts of Iowa are teaching each twenty-first century learning skill as specified in law and by rule, the classes in which twenty-first century learning skills are taught by each school district, whether courses that include twenty-first century learning skills are required for graduation, the level of competency of students in regard to the twenty-first century learning skills.

Feb 8, 2016 – Introduced.
Feb 9, 2016 – Education subcommittee: Koester, Hanson, and Stanerson. H.J. 190.
25% progression, Died in committee.

Senate File 431 / House File 271 – An act relating to required core curriculum and twenty-first century learning skills addressed in rules adopted by the state board of education.

IA Senate File 431
Sponsor: Senate Education Committee.

IA House File 271
Sponsors: Rep. Greg Forristall [R], Rep. Ruth Ann Gaines [D].

Senate File 431 excerpt:
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: Civic literacy, health literacy, technology literacy, financial literacy, and employability skills; Music, visual art, drama and theater, and other fine and applied arts.

IA Senate File 431 | 2015-2016 | Prior Session Legislation
Mar 9, 2015 –  Introduced.
Mar 19, 2015 – Read first time, referred to Education. H.J. 660.
Mar 30, 2015 – Education subcommittee, Jorgensen, Gaines, and Sieck. H.J. 730.
Mar 31, 2015 – Fiscal note. HCS.

50% progression, Died in chamber.

IA House File 271 | 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.

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