Missouri House to hear world history requirement bill

11 months 3 days 11 hours ago April 23, 2016 Apr 23, 2016 Saturday, April 23 2016 Saturday, April 23, 2016 3:10:00 PM CDT in News
By: Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House of Representatives is scheduled to hear a bill Monday that looks at changing graduation requirements for high schools.

Rep. Brandon Ellington, D-Kansas City, sponsored HB 1982.

HB 1982 proposes adding world history as a graduation requirement in all Missouri public and charter high schools.

Under the bill, passing a world history test or demonstrating proficency would not satisfy the requirement.

The House Elementary and Secondary Education committee is scheduled to hear the bill at 1:30 p.m. Monday, along with HB 2117, which would let public schools add water and swim safety to the physical education curriculum for third graders up through high school seniors.

 

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