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A00851 Summary:

BILL NOA00851
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRosenthal L
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §817, Ed L
 
Requires that climate change and sustainability education be taught in elementary and high schools to educate pupils about how human activities cause climate change, the effects of climate change, the dangers associated with climate change and preventative measures that can be taken to alleviate the impacts of climate change.
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A00851 Actions:

BILL NOA00851
 
01/11/2023referred to education
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A00851 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           851
 
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 11, 2023
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Education
 
        AN ACT to amend the education law,  in  relation  to  requiring  climate
          change and sustainability education in elementary and high schools
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 817 to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 817. Comprehensive climate change and sustainability  education.  1.
     4  The commissioner shall create and establish a comprehensive and accurate
     5  climate  change  and  sustainability curriculum which shall be taught in
     6  grades kindergarten through twelve in all public  and  charter  schools.
     7  Such  curriculum shall include instruction on how human activities cause
     8  climate change, the effects of climate change,  the  dangers  associated
     9  with climate change and preventative measures that can be taken to alle-
    10  viate the impacts of climate change.
    11    2.  The  chancellor  of the New York city school system, or a board of
    12  education may adopt their own curriculum upon approval  of  the  commis-
    13  sioner,  provided,  however, that the commissioner shall not approve any
    14  curriculum which does  not  substantially  comply  with  the  curriculum
    15  created pursuant to subdivision one of this section.
    16    3. Schools shall begin teaching the curriculum established pursuant to
    17  this  section  in  the  first school year following certification by the
    18  commissioner that such curriculum has been established.
    19    4. School authorities shall provide the needed  facilities,  time  and
    20  place  for  the  instruction set forth in this section and shall provide
    21  learning aids and curriculum  resource  materials  which  contribute  to
    22  effective  teaching  methods and learning in education regarding climate
    23  change and sustainability.
    24    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
    25  the date on which it shall have become a law.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01260-01-3
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