S.866 - No Child Left Inside Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] (Introduced 04/22/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||04/22/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
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Summary: S.866 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/22/2009)
No Child Left Inside Act of 2009 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states, as a prerequisite to receiving implementation grants, to develop environmental literacy plans, approved by the Secretary of Education, for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 that include environmental education standards and teacher training.
Directs the Secretary to award Environmental Education Professional Development Grants to states and, through them, competitive subgrants to partnerships that include an LEA and, permissibly, institutions of higher education (IHE), other educational entities, or federal, state, regional, or local natural resource or environmental agencies, for activities involving, among other things, teacher training and the development of more rigorous environmental education curricula that advance the teaching of interdisciplinary courses.
Authorizes the Secretary to award competitive matching grants to partnerships that include an LEA and, permissibly, IHEs, other educational entities, federal, state, regional, or local natural resource or environmental agencies, or park and recreation departments, for activities to improve and support environmental education that include: (1) advancing content and achievement standards; (2) developing or disseminating innovations or model programs; and (3) research.