Curriculum Advocacy - New Jersey
Senate Bill S4021 was introduced by State Senator Vin Gopal on 6/21/2021. The bill is titled “An act concerning instruction on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in public schools and supplementing chapter 35 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.” It “requires school districts to provide instruction on history and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as part of implementation of New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Social Studies.” The bill has gained wide bipartisan support.
The bill text is here: Click here to view.
Senate Bill S3764 for the establishment of the Commission on Asian Heritage in the Department of Education
Assembly bill A3369 for the establishment of the Commission on Asian Heritage in the Department of Education
Statewide advocacy efforts are coordinated by MakeUsVisible New Jersey. Their website and Facebook page contains excellent resources and seminar videos for further study.