Educational institutions are no stranger to the limelight, particularly when it comes to politics and the priorities of state lawmakers. As shown by the following overview of pending bills and legislation, education will continue to be a hot topic for state lawmakers in 2024.
At the top of the list is artificial intelligence (AI). As covered by a separate article in this edition of The Academic Advisor, members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Artificial Intelligence Literacy Act of 2023 in December, with the overall goal of AI skill development in schools. Meanwhile, 29 bills have been enacted in 17 states in the last five years regulating AI, according to the Council of State Governments.