Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Md. school board to vote on environmental ed

Posted: 5:53 pm Mon, September 20, 2010
By Associated Press

Environmental education would be required for Maryland high school students under a proposal before the state school board.

Assistant State Superintendent of Education Mary Gable says the proposal is scheduled to be voted upon by the school board Tuesday. Gable says school systems in each county would decide how to teach the material and students would not have to pass an additional test to graduate. If the proposal is approved, environmental education would begin for incoming ninth grade students next September.

Gable says the department received 187 comments during the public comment period with 180 supporting the proposal.

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