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West Texas oil and gas sector wants more students to learn about industry

The expansion, which will start with a smaller pilot in four high schools between Texas and New Mexico, is being paid for by the Permian Strategic Partnership, a group funded by major energy producers.
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Texas pushes some textbook publishers to remove material on fossil fuels

Texas' education board called on some publishers to remove material that some Republicans criticized as incorrect or negative portrayals of fossil fuels in the biggest oil and gas state.
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California high school offers class credit for climate action

A California school district is part of a growing trend where high schools offer class credit for climate actions.
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‘This is the existential crisis’: A push for climate change education

Several states are considering measures for climate learning opportunities. Most states have adopted standards that include climate change, but education experts say the subject is taught spottily and is usually limited to science classes.
One state mandates teaching climate change in almost all subjects – even PE
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One state mandates teaching climate change in almost all subjects – even PE

New Jersey’s teachers are now required to teach climate change beginning in kindergarten, and across all subjects, including literature, art, social studies and PE. Supporters hope the lessons will spread.

What do middle schools teach about climate change? Not much

What do middle schools teach about climate change? Not much

Around the United States, middle school science standards have minimal references to climate change and teachers on average spend just a few hours a year teaching it.
A fossil museum uses the past to reimagine climate's future

A fossil museum uses the past to reimagine climate's future

As the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum undergoes a major redesign, its leaders hope it can do more to engage the public and educate visitors about the realities of climate change.
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