Multidisciplinary Climate Curriculum

New York

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Equity

Climate Education

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Outdoor Learning in Schools

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Early Childhood Education

This bill requires the commissioner of education to develop a model for climate change curriculum that will be implemented into science, social studies, english, history, mathematics, and health classes in all public elementary and secondary schools. This model will include but is not limited to topics of air quality, climate change, energy, environmental justice, sustainability, fishing and wildlife, forestry, oceans, pollution prevention, public health, water, and toxics. The commissioner of education will make the model curriculum available to the public, and provide assistance for schools to incorporate it into their instruction. The commissioner will also update the curriculum every four years in order for it to reflect the most current scientific, social, and technological knowledge. School authorities are responsible for providing the essential facilities, time, and place for the instruction and will also provide learning aids and curriculum resource materials to ensure effective teaching methods.

Policy Details

Year Submitted

Submitted 2019, in process

Bill Status

Bill in Senate Education Committee at end of session

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