AN ACT TO INTEGRATE EDUCATION ON THE HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE INTO THE STANDARD COURSE OF STUDY.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Adds several whereas clauses. Amends proposed GS 115C-81.57 by adding the following. Requires the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to review resources and programs developed under the federal Never Again Education Act in satisfying their obligations under the statute. Requires that for any standards, curriculum content professional development, or other materials developed under the statute, the terms antisemitism, Holocaust, and Holocaust denial and distortion must be used and defined consistent with their definitions under the Never Again Education Act.
Appropriates $250,000 for 2021-22 and $250,000 in 2022-23 from the General Fund to DPI to acquire curriculum content and to implement professional development that addresses the Holocaust and genocide, in consultation with the named entities.
Changes the act's applicability from the 2021-22 school year to the 2023-24 school year.
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