Hawaii resolution urges climate change curriculum

Senate Concurrent Resolution 58, introduced in the Hawaii Senate on March 3, 2020, would, if adopted, urge the state department of education to "mandate a climate change curriculum in all public schools by no later than school year 2021-2022" and to incorporate such a curriculum in its ten-year plan.

SCR 58 is sponsored by Kaialiā€˜i Kahele (D-District 1), Stanley Chang (D-District 9), Russell E. Ruderman (D-District 2), Kurt Fevella (R-District 19), Lorraine R. Inouye (D-District 4), Dru Mamo Kanuha (D-District 3), Jarrett Keohokalole (D-District 24), Michelle N. Kidani (D-District 18), and Maile S. L. Shimbukuro (D-District 21).

SF 3517 is the fourteenth measure directly aimed at supporting climate change education to be introduced in a state legislature in 2020: Hawaii joins Arizona, California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (three bills), Rhode Island (two resolutions), and Washington (two bills).

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