Bill Summary for H 588 (2011-2012)

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Jun 8 2011

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 588 (Public) Filed Monday, April 4, 2011
Intro. by Brubaker.

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Bill summary

House committee substitute, reported on 6/7/11, makes the following changes to the first edition. Shortens the introductory statement to the act, and specifies that the high school class required by the act will be a semester course titled “American History 1 – The Founding Principles.” The curriculum for the class will be developed by the Department of Public Instruction and will include all subjects specified in the act. A passing grade for the class is required for graduation. Clarifies that the State Board will require that any high school level curriculum-based tests developed and administered state-wide beginning with the 2014-15 (was, 2012-13) academic year include topics covered in the class. Applies to the 2014-15 (was, 2012-13) school year. Makes other clarifying changes.