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Reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act:
A Case of Urgency for Environmental Education

(March 2007)

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Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
    1. Environmental Education and the Reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act
    2. Talking Points
  2. Background
    1. What is Environmental Education
    2. Why is Environmental Education Important
    3. What has NCLB done to Environmental Education
  3. Solution
    1. Summary of Environmental Education Changes Sought in NCLB
    2. Draft Bill
    3. Incorporating Environmental Science into NCLB Science Assessments
    4. State Assessment Review (MD, PA, NJ, OH, IL, NV)
    5. Differences between NCLB and National Environmental Education Act (NEEA)
  4. Support
    1. NCLB Stakeholder letter
    2. DuPont support letter
  5. National Overview
    1. States and Environmental Education
    2. State Level EE Legislation/Policy
    3. Overview of the Involvement of Federal Agencies
    4. Federal Environmental Education Reports
    5. TIMMS vs. NAEP Study
  6. Recent Press
    1. USA Today – Nature programs’ goal: No child left inside
    2. -  Education key to resolving environmental conflicts
    3. The Independent – All pupils to be given lessons in climate change
    4. Chicago Sun-Times – Microscopes vs. video games