Existing Law

Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

2016 FL Statutes: Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

Next Generation Sunshine State Standards establish the core content of the curricula to be taught in the state and specify the core content knowledge and skills that K-12 public school students are expected to acquire… Curricular content for all subjects must integrate critical-thinking, problem-solving, and workforce-literacy skills; communication, reading, and writing skills; mathematics skills; collaboration skills; contextual and applied-learning skills; technology-literacy skills; information and media-literacy skills; and civic-engagement skills…

2016 FL Statutes: Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

The media literacy requirement was first entered into the Florida statute in 2008 as a requirement within language arts standards. The law was then expanded to the current language, requiring integration of media literacy in all subjects, in 2013.

Recent Legislation

House Bill 1323 | Senate Bill 1590 – Social Media Awareness and Responsibility Teaching (SMART) Education Act

FL House Bill 1323
Sponsor:  Sen. Kevin Rader [D].

FL Senate Bill 1590
Sponsor: Rep. Joseph Abruzzo [D].

These companion bills would have required public schools to provide instruction on the responsible use of social media in fifth and sixth grade.

Jan 12, 2016 – Introduced
Jan 15, 2016 – Referred to K-12 Subcommittee; Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee.
Mar 11, 2016 – Died in K-12 Subcommittee.
Jan 14, 2016 – Introduced.
Mar 11, 2016 – Died in Education Pre-K – 12.
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