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In New Jersey schools, climate change education will be mandatory

MELANIE BURNEY / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER – New Jersey will soon require its public school students to learn another subject: climate change, from recycling and clean energy to conserving water and protecting the state’s beaches.

The state will become the first in the country to infuse climate change into the curriculum at every grade level, officials said. The mandate takes effect with the 2021-22 school year …