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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 9. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA [92000 - 92961]

  ( Division 9 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 57. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA [92000 - 92988]

  ( Part 57 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 6. Miscellaneous Provisions [92600 - 92680]

  ( Chapter 6 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 7. The University of California and California State University Collaborative for Neurodiversity and Learning [92665 - 92669]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 53, Sec. 27. )

92665.
  

(a) This article shall be known, and may be cited, as the University of California and California State University Collaborative for Neurodiversity and Learning.

(b) The goal of this article is to establish a joint University of California and California State University initiative that will bring together the state’s resources and leading experts in brain research and K–12 education to strengthen educational support and new teaching methods for children with diverse learning needs, including children with dyslexia and literacy issues.

(Added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 53, Sec. 27. (SB 77) Effective July 1, 2019.)

92666.
  

The University of California, Los Angeles and the California State University, Dominguez Hills, along with California State University campuses serving the Los Angeles Basin selected by the Trustees of the California State University, shall form a neurodiversity and learning collaborative to do all of the following:

(a) Develop a network of brain researchers and educators to share new knowledge on neurodiversity.

(b) Identify and develop links between brain research and classroom practice.

(c) Create a framework for embedding neurodiversity knowledge into the teacher education programs at the University of California and the California State University.

(d) Provide an opportunity for innovative experts in neuroscience and education to collaborate and develop new approaches for teaching and learning based on knowledge gained from brain research around learning differences, such as dyslexia.

(Added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 53, Sec. 27. (SB 77) Effective July 1, 2019.)

92667.
  

(a) (1) The collaborative formed pursuant to Section 92666 shall provide leadership on the development and testing of new classroom interventions and teaching practices for literacy learning issues based on brain research at public schools maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive.

(2) Schools described in paragraph (1) may include schools with existing partnerships with the California State University or the University of California.

(b) The collaborative shall establish an evaluation team, composed of participants from the California State University and the University of California, Los Angeles to measure the impact of the new classroom interventions and teaching practices at participating schools pursuant to subdivision (a) and identify which interventions and practices are most effective for neurodiverse learners.

(c) The collaborative may provide stipends for student teachers, teachers, and school leaders who participate in the work described in this section.

(d) The collaborative shall support the creation of professional development modules for current teachers based on the evaluation of tested interventions and practices pursuant to subdivision (b).

(Added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 53, Sec. 27. (SB 77) Effective July 1, 2019.)

92668.
  

(a) The collaborative formed pursuant to Section 92666 shall support the development of a progressive teacher training curriculum to be integrated into professional preparation programs leading to a preliminary teaching credential, approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, that will have a long-term impact on supporting neurodiverse learners.

(b) The collaborative shall select public postsecondary educational institutions willing to participate voluntarily in implementing and testing the effects of the teacher training curriculum.

(c) The collaborative shall measure the success of the teacher training curriculum and intervention programs and shall share the results broadly with educators and policymakers throughout the state.

(Added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 53, Sec. 27. (SB 77) Effective July 1, 2019.)

92669.
  

(a) The operation of this article is contingent upon the enactment of an appropriation in the annual Budget Act for its purposes.

(b) For purposes of this article, participation of public schools maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, shall be voluntary.

(c) This article shall not apply to the University of California except to the extent that the Regents of the University of California, by appropriate resolution, make it applicable.

(Added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 53, Sec. 27. (SB 77) Effective July 1, 2019.)

EDCEducation Code - EDC7