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Md. Becomes First State To Require Environmental Literacy

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Maryland is now the first state in the country to have such a graduation requirement, and Gov. Martin O'Malley called it a defining moment in education.

Standard science courses will have to be revamped if they don't connect classroom learning with the outside environment. The Department of Education is currently revising the environmental literacy standards to guide school districts on how exactly they can meet them.

Advocates of the change argue that the new requirements won't increase costs to school districts, and say that pending federal legislation may provide funding.

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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