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Legislative Updates

VAM serves as an advocate for museums, has presented testimony before hearings, and regularly provides information on the Virginia and District of Columbia museum community to elected officials.Through our Legislative Updates, we keep members informed about legislation of interest.Our Advocacy Alerts let members know when it is time to act on an issue – send an email, make a phone call, and get involved!

 

Take a look at all of our Advocacy Alerts in our News and Publications section

Read AAM's Guide to Election Year Advocacy.

 

Review the Bills of Interest for the General Assembly's 2017 session.   UPDATE: See where these bills are as of February 8th!

 

One of the issues that is getting a lot of attention this session is some movement to eliminate social studies assessments throughout K-12 education in Virginia.  You can read more in these resources provided to us by the Virginia Department of Education:

 

Final Review of Proposed Amendments to the Regulations Establishing the Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia, Parts I-VII (8VAC 20-131) (Proposed Stage)

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2017/01-jan/agenda-items/item-c.pdf

 

Final Review of Proposed Revised 2017 English Standards of Learning

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2017/01-jan/agenda-items/item-b.pdf

 

Final Review of Proposed Amendments to the Regulations Governing Local School Boards and School Divisions (8VAC 20-720) Regarding Use of Sexually Explicit Instructional Materials (Proposed Stage)

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2017/01-jan/agenda-items/item-d.pdf

 

Report on 2017 General Assembly

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2017/01-jan/agenda-items/item-k.pdf

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