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HB19-1139

American Civics Education

Concerning an American civics course of study option in public schools.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subject:
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

The bill authorizes a public school, in kindergarten through eighth grade, to choose an American civics course of study option to meet or exceed the Colorado academic standards adopted by the state board of education for civics education.

The bill lists the topics relating to the United States' and Colorado's systems of government that are included in an American civics course of study option and describes the use of comparative analysis when studying other countries' systems of government.

A public school is encouraged to use the community forum process for community input on civics education currently in law to inform the content of an American civics course of study option.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

Bill Text

Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. T. Carver

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