Bill Summary for H 657 (2015-2016)

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Jun 16 2016

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 657 (Public) Filed Monday, April 13, 2015
AN ACT TO INCREASE RIGOR, FOCUS, AND CAREER READINESS TO THE MATHEMATICS STANDARD COURSE OF STUDY BY REQUIRING THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MODIFY AND REVISE THE MATHEMATICS STANDARD COURSE OF STUDY IN ORDER TO OFFER THE TRADITIONAL SEQUENCE OF MATHEMATICS COURSES AND TO DISALLOW THE USE OF A CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSE AS A SUBSTITUTE TO SATISFY A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT FOR A FOURTH CREDIT IN MATHEMATICS.
Intro. by Elmore, Howard.

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Senate amendments make the following changes to the 3rd edition, as amended.

Amendment #5 makes the following changes. Amends amendment #4 by deleting a provision that changed an already deleted provision. Amends Section 2 of the act which requires the State Board of Education, in conjunction with the State Board of Community Colleges, to take specified actions when developing revisions to the mathematics standard course of study, by adding an exemption for cooperative innovative high schools from the requirement to maintain the option of enrolling in the traditional sequence of mathematics courses for grades 9-12. Makes additional technical changes. 

Amendment #6 amends Section 2 of the act by adding the requirement that the State Board of Education, in conjunction with the State Board of Community Colleges, study and make recommendations to local boards of education on the appropriate student-teacher ratio in implementation of integrated and traditional sequences for high school mathematics courses.

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