SECTION 1. The department of elementary and secondary education shall promulgate regulations relative to the enhancement of geography education in the Commonwealth. Said regulations shall include the following requirements:
(a) Revision of the Massachusetts History and Social Sciences Framework to include the study of geography in each grade level;
(b) Inclusion of geography in the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System testing;
(c) Establishment of an additional licensure that teachers shall obtain in order to be qualified to teach geography;
(d) Inclusion of a member of the Massachusetts Geography Alliance on the Massachusetts History and Social Sciences Framework Committee.
SECTION 2. The first week of April shall be designated Massachusetts Geography Education week.
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