AB 155

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2017-2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Pupil instruction: model curriculum: media literacy.


Existing law requires the adopted course of study for grades 7 to 12, inclusive, to include, among other subjects, English, the social sciences, science, and mathematics. Existing law establishes the Instructional Quality Commission and requires the commission to, among other things, recommend curriculum frameworks to the State Board of Education. This bill would require the Instructional Quality Commission to develop, and the state board to adopt, reject, or modify, a model curriculum for pupils in kindergarten and in grades 1 to 12, inclusive, on media literacy, as defined. The bill, following the adoption by the state board of the model curriculum in media literacy in accordance with a specified timeline, would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to post the model curriculum on its Internet Web site for use on a voluntary basis by educators. The bill, subject to the enactment of an appropriation for this purpose in the annual Budget Act or another statute, would also require the Superintendent to create an online professional development module that instructs educators on the use of the model curriculum and make this module available at no cost on its Internet Web site for voluntary use by educators. The bill, beginning in the school year immediately following adoption of the model curriculum on media literacy by the state board, would encourage local educational agencies and charter schools to use the model curriculum to provide instruction in media literacy.

Bill Sponsors (1)



Feb 01, 2018


From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.

Jan 31, 2018


Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec. 10(c) of the Constitution.

May 26, 2017


In committee: Held under submission.

May 17, 2017


In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

May 03, 2017


Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 02, 2017


Read second time and amended.

May 01, 2017


From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 19).

Apr 26, 2017


In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Jan 30, 2017


Referred to Com. on ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on ED.

Jan 12, 2017


From printer. May be heard in committee February 11.

Jan 11, 2017


Read first time. To print.

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01/11/17 - Introduced PDF
05/02/17 - Amended Assembly PDF

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