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Maryland Passes Environmental Education

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By Greg Peppers

The Maryland school board has passed a measure that incorporates environmental education in to existing curriculum for public school students at all levels.

The board says environmental education will be part of the regular science curriculum from elementary to high school. It will not be a requirement to graduate, but all public school students will have to take some environmental education.

School systems will decide how to teach the material and students won't have to pass an additional test to graduate. The goal of the measure is to ensure that every Maryland student completes a course of study which will better prepare them to deal with environmental issues.

Environmental education will begin for incoming ninth grade students next September.

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