Education, Department of; recommendations for improving civic education. (HB223)

Introduced By

Del. Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
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Became Law


Department of Education; recommendations for improving civic education. Requires the Department of Education to develop and report to the Board of Education, the Governor, and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health no later than July 1, 2021, recommendations for improving civic education for each public elementary and secondary school student in the Commonwealth, including strategies for (i) expanding their level of civic knowledge, (ii) increasing their respect for the political history of the Commonwealth and the United States, (iii) mitigating the politically polarizing effects that the mainstream media can have on such students, and (iv) helping such students become civically and politically engaged in a rational and civil manner. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/28/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103086D
12/28/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ
01/20/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (3-Y 5-N)
01/20/2020Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N)
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB223)
02/11/2020Left in Education

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