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Maryland has become the first state to mandate an environmental literacy requirement for all graduating students.

A new policy adopted by the state board of education requires public schools to work lessons about conservation, sustainable growth, and studies about the natural world into a variety of subjects.

“The language in the bylaw says that the environmental education has to be in place preK-12 and has to be multidisciplinary and reside within current curriculum offerings,”...

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