HARRISBURG – The state House recently passed legislation that would require K-12 schools to post their curricula online in a standardized, user-friendly manner. The goal is to help parents more easily research what their children will be taught in school. Information to be posted would include academic standards, instructional materials, assessment techniques, course syllabus and a title or link to all textbooks being used. Under the bill, it would have to be posted prior to the start of each school year.
The bill also stipulates that a school administrator or designee would be required to post the information online, so as not to burden teachers. Also, school entities would have 30 business days to update their websites after approval of updated curricula. House Bill 1332 now goes to the Senate for consideration.