Monday, October 12, 2009

CIRM Stem Cell Education Bill Signed into Law

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation aimed at promoting stem cell science and training in the state's schools.

The legislation was backed by the California stem cell agency and requires, among other things, that the state Department of Education post a CIRM model curriculum on department's web site.

The measure (SB471) by Sen. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, originally would have required the state Board of Education “to incorporate stem cell science curriculum content and the science curriculum framework, evaluation, and instructional materials at its next curriculum revision and adoption and requested the U.C. Regents to consult with various entities in developing a curriculum for the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science.

The bill goes into effect next year. You can find the latest legislative staff analysis here and the text here. Sphere: Related Content

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