Iowa Legislation

Iowa Legislation2018-06-26T17:57:53+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.”

HF 2188

This bill was sponsored by: Dawn E. Pettengill (R).

House File 2188 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.

Iowa House File 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.

SF431 / HF271 – “An act relating to required core curriculum and twenty-first century learning skills addressed in rules adopted by the state board of education.”

SF431 / HF271

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.

Iowa Senate File 431 | 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.

Iowa 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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