Minnesota bill would embed climate change throughout curriculum

Senate File 3517, introduced in the Minnesota Senate on February 24, 2020, would, if enacted, require public school districts in the state "to embed climate change education throughout all subject areas, not just in science curriculum" and allocate $1 million yearly to do so.

Sponsored by Charles E. Wiger (DFL-District 43), Jim Carlson (DFL-District 51), D. Scott Dibble (DFL-District 61), Chris A. Eaton (DFL-District 40), and Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-District 48), SF 3517 is now with the E-12 Finance and Policy Committee.

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

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