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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 988         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 182

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Stephen M. Brewer

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to geography education in Massachusetts.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Stephen M. Brewer

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Geraldo Alicea

6th Worcester


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 988        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 182

By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 182) of Stephen M. Brewer, Anne M. Gobi, Todd M. Smola and Geraldo Alicea for legislation relative to geography education in Massachusetts.  Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to geography education in Massachusetts.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              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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