New organization advocates for geography education

09/7/2011 | DirectMag.com

The recently formed Geo-Literacy Coalition is working to improve geography education in the wake of a report that found fewer than one-third of students are proficient in the discipline, said National Geographic's Kim Hulse. The coalition -- a collaboration between National Geographic, CH2M Hill, Esri and the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation -- is still in the planning stages but will focus on geography education investments. "While every state currently includes geography content standards at some level in its curriculum, only 15 states require that these standards actually be taught," Hulse noted.

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