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Climate Change in Texas

Texas eighth graders will soon be required to learn about climate change. But not without a showdown over textbooks.

Texas is one of the few states that don’t already require eighth graders to be taught about climate change. That’ll change next fall.

State Board of Education Member District 6 Will Hickman poses a question to Commissioner of Education Mike Morath during a hearing Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023 at the William B Travis Building in Austin.

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