By Meera Pal
WASHINGTON – In addition to math and science requirements, Maryland’s high school seniors will now have to be environmentally literate to graduate.
The State of Board of Education passed the requirement last week that every student be educated on the environment before he or she graduates. The vote means Maryland is now the only state in the country to have such a requirement for graduation.
“We’ve always, in Maryland, had a strong focus on environmental education,” says State Department of Education spokesman Bill Reinhard.