Curriculum Advocacy – Oregon
In June 2017 Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown signed into law House Bill 2845 making Oregon the first state to require schools to adopt ethnic studies curriculum in social sciences for public kindergarten through grade 12. Due to COVID-19, the state board has extended the original adoption date by one year to no later than September 2021. The Bill requires education about all historically marginalized racial, ethnic and religious groups, as well as nondominant social groups (women, diabled, LGBTQ, etc). The bill mandates the establishment of an advisory group consisting of 13 members from various groups.
Bill Text: HB2845 (state.or.us)
Oregon Ethnic Studies Standards: Oregon Department of Education : Ethnic Studies HB2845 : Social Sciences : State of Oregon