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Pulse of Earth Science: National Status of K-12 Earth Science Education

This site contains information on the current status of Earth science education in the United States. This information includes: K-12 enrollment numbers, teacher certification requirements, course requirements for grades 8-12, science content standards, grades in which science is assessed, textbook adoptions and more.

Data on this site were drawn from a variety of sources and cross-checked to the best of our abilities. We are, however, aware that any information of this type can change rapidly. Therefore, we invite all visitors to this site to contact us immediately with any corrections. Please send corrections to Ann Benbow at

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