Green literacy new graduation requirement in MD

Maryland public school students will need to know their green to graduate under a new policy adopted today by the state board of education, reports the Baltimore Sun. State officials and environmental activists called the vote “historic” and said Maryland has become the first state in the nation to require environmental literacy to graduate from high school. Under the rule, public schools will be required to work lessons about conservation, smart growth and the health of our natural world into their core subjects like science and social studies…

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