Thursday, October 28, 2010
GOOD NEWS:MARYLAND ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SUMMIT A SUCCESS!STATE BOARD VOTES TO MOVE FORWARD ON E-LIT GRAD REQUIREMENT!
On Tuesday October 26, 2010 the Maryland State Board of Education voted unanimously to publish the final language for an environmental literacy high school graduation requirement so that it appears in the COMAR regulation (13A.03.02 ) that summarizes high school graduation requirements! In November (date TBD), MSDE will open a 30 day public comment period, followed by a final vote on the environmental literacy graduation requirement at their January 2011 state board meeting. This is a huge step toward ensuring that our high school graduates are environmentally literate. We are thrilled with this development and applaud the state board members for their visionary action. We will be contacting you as soon as we have more information on the specific language and the opening date of the comment period (anticipated for late November), and will once again be asking for your supportive comments during this critical last step toward a historic decision. In the meantime, celebrate & share the good news!