Clamoring To Have Climate Change Taught In Commonwealth Public Schools

09.23.19 | Terry Diener

Schools in Pennsylvania are not formally required to teach climate change. So as study after study warns about the risks of a warming planet, many Pennsylvania students are learning nothing about it in the classroom.

This month, Pennsylvania got one step closer to ensuring climate change is taught in all public schools.

Governor Tom Wolf announced that the state is starting a process to modernize its science curriculum.

One option on the table is the Next Generation Science Standards, which have comprehensive climate change lessons from Kindergarten to 12th grade.