Menachem Wecker

Wecker is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. He covers art, religion, and education for Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, Deseret News, National Catholic Reporter, Jewish Daily Forward, and others. A former education reporter at U.S. News & World Report, he is co-author of the recent book, "Consider No Evil: Two Faith Traditions and the Problem of Academic Freedom in Religious Higher Education." Wecker holds a master's degree in art history from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
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After a win for U.S. climate change education, classroom implementation is off to a slow start

Over the past nine years, 45 states and the District of Columbia have adopted standards that emphasize “human impacts” on the environment for middle schoolers and the impact of “human activity” on climate change for high schoolers. But many teachers have little or no formal training about climate change, much less about how to teach it, and what students learn about it can vary widely from state to state and even from classroom to classroom.

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