Mandatory Climate Education

California

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Equity

Climate Education

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Grant Fund

Community Process

Outdoor Recreation

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Outdoor Learning in Schools

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Early Childhood Education

Introduced on January 3, 2020, this bill would amend California’s adopted science curriculum to include “coursework including material on the causes and effects of climate change” from grades 1-12. Beginning with the graduating class of 2026, at least one of the two science courses, including biological and physical sciences, required for graduation from high school must include such material. This bill requires that appropriate coursework, including an emphasis on the causes and effects of climate change, be offered to students as soon as possible, starting no later than the 2021-22 school year.

Policy Details

Year Submitted

Submitted 2020, in process

Bill Status

Bill in Committee at end of session

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Total Program 

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Continuing or One-time Funding

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Funding Source

State resources, federal funds, grants, and donations

Path to Enactment

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