A fifth climate change education bill in New York

Assembly Bill 2325 would, if enacted, require the state commissioner of education to "establish a model environmental curriculum on climate change to be taught in all public elementary and secondary schools." The curriculum would be included in the standards of instruction for not only science but also history, social studies, health, and mathematics. Introduced by Jo Anne Simon (D-District 52) and referred to the Assembly Committee on Education, Assembly Bill 2325 is identical to Senate Bill 1081.

Three bills in the New York state legislature in addition to Assembly Bill 2325 and Senate Bill 1081 seek to support climate change education: Senate Bill 654 (which would require the state commissioner of education to create and require climate change instruction), Assembly Bill 617 (which would establish a climate change education grant program), and Senate Bill 596 (which would require the state commissioner of education to offer recommendations about teaching climate change in high school).

Glenn Branch
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Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE.

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