Education News 1. California Passes First State Law Requiring Ethnic Studies in High School Curriculum California has become the first state in the nation to require ethnic studies as a graduation requirement for high school students. The law was signed by Governor Jerry Brown in July and requires the California Department of Education to develop a model curriculum by 2019. The curriculum is expected to include a variety of topics related to the histories, cultures, and contributions of African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders. Supporters of the law believe it will help increase cultural understanding and reduce racism in the state. 2. New York City Launches Pilot Program Offering Free College Tuition New York City recently launched a pilot program offering free college tuition to thousands of city residents. The program, called CUNY Accelerator, provides free tuition and support services to certain students attending the City University of New York (CUNY) system. To qualify, students must be New York City residents and have a family income of less than $50,000 a year. The program is designed to help low-income students gain access to a college education and will cover the cost of tuition for up to 15 credits per semester. 3.
DeSantis said his administration rejected the College Board's Advanced Placement African American Studies course because it violated the Stop Woke Act he signed last year.
The Education Department must temporarily delay the implementation of broad student loan forgiveness under an approved settlement as a court considers a request by several individual schools to pause the relief while they appeal.
Seven colleges and universities received the IMA higher education endorsement, which recognizes programs whose curricula excellence best prepares students for the Certified Management Accountant certification.