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SARBANES REINTRODUCES NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE ACT
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- 7/14/2011
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July 14, 2011
Contact Brianne Nadeau at Brianne@mail.house.gov or 202-225-4016

Sarbanes Re-introduces No Child Left Inside Act

Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes re-introduced H.R. 2547, the No Child Left Inside (NCLI) Act today, which will strengthen environmental education in our nation’s schools.  The No Child Left Inside Act is supported by a national grassroots coalition of more than 2,000 organizations, representing nearly 50 million Americans, which include environmental advocates, wildlife and sportsmen organizations and educators.

“By creating an environmental education grant program and providing teacher training for environmental education across the curriculum, we can prepare our children for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics jobs that will be the cornerstone of the United States’ 21st century economy,” said Congressman John Sarbanes. “Research shows that hands-on, outdoor environmental education has a measurably positive impact not only on student achievement in science, but also in reading, math, and social studies.”

NCLI authorizes new funding for states to provide high-quality, environmental instruction. Funds would support outdoor learning activities both at school and in non-formal environmental education centers, teacher professional development, and the creation of state environmental literacy plans.

“Environmental education is facing a national crisis,” Sarbanes added. “Many schools are being forced to scale back or eliminate environmental education programs. The No Child Left Inside Act seeks to give schools and teachers the resources and flexibility to spark the imagination of our nation’s children.”

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John Sarbanes
John Sarbanes
John Sarbanes
John Sarbanes
John Sarbanes