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From the ECS State Policy Database
Instructional Approaches--Problem Based Learning


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
MEBecame law without governor's signature 05/2013P-12Elementary School Applied Learning Opportunities
S.P. 150
Proposes to assemble a working group to identify opportunities for and best practices of applied learning opportunities in kindergarten to grade 8. These opportunities and practices will then be posted on the Department of Education's website so that all schoo...

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IASigned into law 05/2013P-12
Community College
Community College Innovative Sharing Project
HF 454 - Dual Enrollment
Adds new subsection: 7A, establishing a district to community college innovative sharing project. A school district that collaborates with a community college to provide pupils enrolled in the school district's high school with a class that uses an activiti...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Project-Based Instruction
H.F. 2
Defines a project-based instructional program as primarily student-led course work for credit that may be completed onsite, in the community or online and is available to all or only some students and grades in a school. Establishes requirements that schools m...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Outdoor Education and Recreation Program
H.B. 1677
Declares an intent to establish an outdoor education and recreation program to provide a large number of underserved students with quality opportunities to directly experience the
natural world. It is the intent of the program to improve students' overall acad...

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WASigned into law 03/2006P-12Study on Quality Environmental Education
H.B. 2910
Directs the office of superintendent of public instruction to conduct an environmental education study in partnership with public and private entities invested in strategies to reach every student, family, and community with quality environmental education exp...

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PASigned into law 12/2004P-12Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education Program
H.B. 2775
Establishes the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education Program. Provides for the issuance of grants and for the powers and duties of the Department of Education....

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