Florida Legislation

Florida Legislation 2017-02-22T12:16:17+00:00

Existing Law

Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

2016 Florida Statutes: Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

Title XLVIII   |   Chapter 1003.41

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.

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…”

Recent Legislation

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

House Bill 1323
January 12, 2016 – Introduced
January 15, 2016 – Referred to K-12 Subcommittee; Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee.
March 11, 2016 – Died in K-12 Subcommittee.
Senate Bill 1590
January 14, 2016 – Introduced.
March 11, 2016 – Died in Education Pre-K – 12.

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

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