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AI Education Policy Landscape
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UPDATE: On January 29th, 2024, President Biden announced an update to his October 2023 Executive Order, which included a statement that by October 2024, the Department of Education will “develop guidance on safe, responsible, and nondiscriminatory use of AI in education”.

In May 2023, the US Dept. of Education announced the release a 70-page report called “AI and the Future of Teaching and Learning”, which suggested the following steps:

  1. Emphasize Humans-in-the-Loop
  2. Align AI Models to a Shared Vision for Education
  3. Design AI Using Modern Learning Principles
  4. Prioritize Strengthening Trust
  5. Inform and Involve Educators
  6. Focus R&D on Addressing Context and Enhancing Trust and Safety
  7. Develop Education-specific Guidelines and Guardrails

More recently, in October 2023, President Biden included AI in Education in an Executive Order, committing himself to “Shape AI’s potential to transform education by creating resources to support educators deploying AI-enabled educational tools, such as personalized tutoring in schools”.

In December 2023, the National Science Foundation (NSF) launched the EducateAI Initiative, with aims ” to enable educators to make high-quality, audience-appropriate artificial intelligence educational experiences available nationwide to K-12, community college, four-year college and graduate students, as well as adults interested in formal training in AI”.

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Vermont ED

In May 2023, Vermont Education hosted an Educator Panel on Artificial Intelligence. There is no further mention of AI on the Vermont Education site.

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District of Columbia's AI Education Policy

No mention of AI on the SBOE or OSSE sites.

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Wyoming's AI Education Policy

No mention of AI on the Wyoming EDU site.

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North Dakota

No notable mention of AI Policy on North Dakota Department of Public Instruction page.

The 68th Legislative Assembly recently funded a resource until June 2025 called Amira Learning, which “assesses oral reading fluency and analyzes errors to pinpoint strengths and areas where a student needs growth”.

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Alaska Education Development Logo

No mention of AI on Alaska Department of Education and Early Development site besides the inclusion of AI on Computer Science Curriculum.

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Rhode Island ED

In December 2022, RIDE released an AI chatbot aimed at answering questions regarding “college readiness and planning”.

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Delaware ED

No guidance on AI in education listed on Delaware Department of Education Site.

 

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South Dakota ED

No mention of AI on SDDOE site.

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Montana ED

UPDATE: As of March 2024, the Montana Digital Academy released a 56-page resource called “Planning Guide for AI: A Framework for School Districts”. Per the MTDA main site, “This comprehensive guide, designed to assist Montana schools in integrating generative artificial intelligence technologies into their teaching, learning, and operational frameworks, serves as a valuable resource for educators, administrators, students, and parents”.

No recent mention of AI on MOPI site.

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New Hampshire ED

No recent mention of AI on NHDOE site.

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Hawaii ED

UPDATE (May 2024): Hawaii’s Office of Curriculum and Institutional Design released a series of resources on a page called Artificial Intelligence. These resources link to a variety of sources, including Code.org’s various online pages on AI in education, pertaining to topics of AI integration, ethics, and professional development.

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Maine DE

Only recent mentions of AI on MDOE site occur in recent Maine Board of Education meeting notes.

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West Virginia ED

UPDATE: As of January 2024, West Virginia became the 3rd state (behind California and Oregon to release a comprehensive policy on AI in Education. This resource comes in a 40-page document called “Guidance, Considerations, & Intentions for the Use of Artificial Intelligence in West Virginia Schools”, and provides varied information regarding the use of AI in academic settings.

WVDE does not mention AI besides the inclusion of Artificial Intelligence topics on Grade 6-12 Computer Science Curriculum.

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New Mexico ED

There is no guidance or even mention of AI on the NMPED site.

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Idaho Eduction Department

There is no mention of AI on the IDSDE site besides the inclusion of AI topics on Computer Science Curricula.

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Nebraska ED

No current policies posted on the Education Nebraska site.

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Mississippi ED

UPDATE (April 2024): The MDE released a comprehensive, 26-page resource on Artificial Intelligence called “Artificial Intelligence: Guidance for K-12 Classrooms” which contains five sections on how to leverage AI in the classroom: “Digital Citizenship”, “Standards-Aligned Content & Tools”, “Active Learning & Engagement”, “Formative Assessment & Feedback”, and “Accessibility”. It is a clear and thorough resource which provides educators with a background for how to incorporate AI within Oklahoma’s schools.

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Kansas Eduction Department

No mention of AI on Kansas State Department of Education page.

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Nevada Eduction Department

No mention of AI on NVDOE site besides inclusion of AI principals on intended Computer Science K-12 Standards.

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Arkansas Eduction Department

No mention of AI on ADE site other than professional development courses offered in AI.

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Colorado SD

As of September 2023, the CDoE was partnering with Varsity Tutors to incorporate AI into classrooms beginning in the 2023-2024 school year. They hope to emphasize “individualization” in the classroom using AI.

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Iowa Eduction Department

Acknowledgement on IDoE site that there will be a larger focus on AI and Machine Learning, but no guidance currently in place.

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Oregon Eduction Department

Oregon State site provides a variety of resources defining Generative AI, explaining its potential and implications, listing resources for educational use of GenAI in classrooms, and providing a guide for school and district leaders to develop their own protocols regarding the use of AI in education settings. Each of these resources is listed as “NEW” on the Oregon state site as of November 2023.

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Kentucky Eduction Department

UPDATE: As of April 2024, the KDE links to the USDOE guidance on the use of AI in the classroom. Further state-specific guidance is forthcoming.

No mention of AI on Kentucky Department of Education site.

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Louisiana ED

Louisiana Department of Education discusses the USDoE guidance released in during a monthly call and subsequent briefing in May 2023. Otherwise, there is no state-level guidance on AI in education in Louisiana.

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Utah Eduction Department

UPDATE (May 2024): On May 2, 2024, the Utah State Board of Education released “Artificial Intelligence Framework for Utah P-12 Education: Guidance on the Use of AI in Our Schools”, the state’s official policy on AI in education. This resource has three main sections, Guiding Principles for AI Use, Responsible Use of AI Tools, and Prohibited Use of AI Tools, and provides a background on AI’s integration into Utah’s P-12 schools.

AI Topics included in K-12 Computer Science suggestion curriculum, but no further guidelines provided on the Utah State Board of Education site.

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Nov 30, 2023
Oklahoma Eduction Department

UPDATE (05/2024): OKSDE released an 18-page resource entitled, “Guidance and Considerations for Using Artificial Intelligence in Oklahoma K-12 Schools”, in which they outlined the benefits and risks of AI in education, including sections such as “Navigating Academic Integrity in AI”, “Elements for Integrating AI in the Classroom”, “Security, Privacy, and Safety”, and others.

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South Carolina Eduction Department

SCDOE posted a memorandum in April 2023 introducing five themes for standards and framework regarding AI in education, as well as a draft of AI Standards and Framework.

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Wisconsin Eduction Department

WDPI provides a background and explanation about Artificial Intelligence Scoring used in the Text Dependent Analysis Task (TDA) part of the ELA test.

 

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Colorado ED

CDE provides resources on their site from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), though they do not provide policies of their own.

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Minnesota Eduction Department

No guidance on MDE site on Artificial Intelligence in Education.

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Maryland Eduction Department

No guidance on MDOE site besides the inclusion of AI on Computer Science K-12 Curriculum.

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MissouriEduction Department

No guidance on AI on MDESE site.

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Massachusets Eduction Department

No current guidance on AI on MDOE main site.

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Tennessee Eduction Department

UPDATE: As of March, 2024, both of Tennessee’s General Assembly houses have passed Senate Bill 1711, which sets a July 1st deadline for boards of public and charter schools to establish and submit AI use policy to the Department of Education in hopes that such policy will be enacted by the start of the 2024-2025 academic year. Governor Lee is expected to sign the bill in the coming weeks. More information on the bill can be found here.

No guidance or notable mention of AI on TN Department of Education site.

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Indiana Eduction Department

UPDATE (May 2024): Though not yet released on their official website, the Indiana Department of Education developed a 5-page document on AI Guidance, an introduction in the incorporation of AI in schools, with more guidance promised in the coming months.

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Washington Eduction Department

UPDATE: In March 2024, Washington’s OSPI released Version 2 of their “Human-Centered AI: Guidance for K-12 Public Schools”, in which they added to their “first in the nation” focus on Human-Centered AI, and added policies regarding data collection, third-party AI tools, and personal information.

In January 2024, the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction released a resource called “Human-Centered AI: Guidance for K-12 Public Schools”, as the state became just the 5th to release comprehensive guidance regarding the use of AI in the classroom.

No mention of Artificial Intelligence on SBEWA site besides notes on a meeting in 2020 acknowledging AI’s future capabilities to match a student’s learning with six posted “competencies”.

As of January 2024, The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction will soon “issue guidance embracing artificial intelligence as an educational tool”, hoping to be at the forefront of AI Education policy alongside early leaders (California and Oregon).

On Washington’s official government site, there is a link to Tumwater School District’s site (a large district near Seattle), where there is a short article from February entitled “AI in Education – ChatGTP [sic] & More”

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Arizona Eduction Department

UPDATE (May 2024): On May 13th, 2024, Arizona Institute for Education and the Economy partnered with Northern Arizona University to release “Generative Artificial Intelligence in K-12:  Education Guidance for Arizona Schools and School Systems”, Arizona’s official AI Education policy. In this 30-page resource are topics relating to AI Integration, AI Ethics and Responsibility, and Implementation Recommendations.

Guidance around AI on the AZED site is a short page which links to the USDOE report from May 2023. There is also a handout, posted August 2023, which links to other reports and guidelines posted by CoSN, ISTE, Code and others. AI is included on AZED’s Instructional Framework documents, which in “Domain 5: Technology and Education” it presents curriculum suggestions surrounding the introduction on AI in the classroom.

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Virginia Eduction Department

UPDATE: In January, 2024, Governor Youngkin signed Executive Order 30, which implemented “Guidelines for AI Integration Throughout Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia”. This short resource embraces the use of AI in academic settings, and comprises three short components, “Guiding Principles”, “Strategies for Success”, and “Roles and Responsibilities”.

As of September 2023, Governor Youngkin plans to release “recommendations for uniform standards for the responsible, ethical and transparent use of AI across all state agencies and offices including… Education guidelines for the use of AI in K-12 public schools and higher education institutions”, and to promote guidelines, impact learning, prohibit cheating, “examine the potential uses of AI tools for personalized tutoring”, and incorporate AI-related topics in curriculums. These guidelines are set to be released before December 15th.

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New Jersey Education Department

UPDATE (June 2024): New Jersey became the 16th state to release AI Education guidance, releasing a short page on their official site with a chart on Foundational AI Terms and Concepts, as well as links to further resources.

No guidance posted on NJ.gov. As of October 2023, Governor Murphy has plans to establish Artificial Intelligence Task Force which will include state education officials.

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Michigan Education Deparment

UPDATE (April 2024): Michigan Virtual released a new online resource entitled “Sample Guidance on Staff Use of Generative AI for K-12 School Districts”, in which it details how AI language models “can assist with various tasks from teaching and learning, to writing support, to data analysis” in academic settings.

None posted on Michigan.gov, but lots of guidance released by Michigan Virtual, endorsed by state organizations.

Michigan Virtual has released two highly-endorsed and comprehensive documents regarding AI in Education, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Integration Framework for School Districts” and “Planning Guide for AI: A Framework for School Districts”, both encouraging student access to AI and detailing the variety of uses, policy concerns, and framework surrounding AI’s place in the classroom.

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North Carolina Education Deparment

UPDATE: As of January 2024, North Carolina became the fourth US State to release comprehensive guidance on the use of AI in the classroom. This resource, entitled “North Carolina Generative AI Implementation Recommendations and Considerations for PK-13 Public Schools” and released by the NCDPI, is a 34-page guidebook which provides training, guidance, and suggestions on the use of AI in the classroom. The NCDPI makes it clear in this report that it “encourages public school units to responsibly embrace AI and incorporate AI Literacy for all staff and students”.

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Ohio Eduction Department

UPDATE: As of February 2024, Ohio governor Jon Husted announced the release of a revolutionary seven-part resource called “AI Toolkit: Guidance and Resources for Policymakers, Teachers and Parents to Advance AI Readiness in Ohio Schools“, providing parents and educators with guidance regarding the use and implementation of AI in K-12 schools.

As of August 2023, ODoE supports the use of AI 101 For Teachers Series to educate teachers “bringing together renowned experts to unpack AI’s role in education”, and update site each time new video is posted.

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Pennsylvania Education Department

Guidance on PA Dept of Education site regarding AI use in translation: “Some artificial intelligence (AI) applications have made significant gains in their ability to translate text from one language to another and are far superior to other computerized translations. However, use of computerized translation of any kind on its own is not recommended. A qualified person should always review any translation before it is published or shared with students or families”.

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Georgia Education Department

No guidance is posted regarding AI in Education on the Georgia Department of Education site.

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Illinois ED

No official guidance posted on ISBOE Main Site.

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New York ED

No AI Policies listed on NYSED main site.

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Florida ED

Besides including Artificial Intelligence topics on curriculum, no mention of AI on FLDOE site.

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Texas ED

Nothing regarding AI on TEA Main Site.

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Alabama Dept of Education

No current guidance listed on Alabama State DOE site.

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In September 2023, California Department of Education released a resource entitled “Learning With AI, Learning About AI”, in which it provides guidance into the role of AI in the classroom, safe use of the technology, and policy suggestions.

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