110-H.R.3036

To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 regarding environmental education, and for other purposes.

7/12/2007--Introduced.

No Child Left Inside Act of 2007 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize states to use federal funds for the development of kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) plans for environmental education and teacher training to ensure that high school graduates are environmentally literate.

Authorizes the Secretary to award competitive grants to partnerships that include a local educational agency (LEA), and may include institutions of higher education (IHE) and other educational or business entities, for activities that include the development of teacher training programs and more rigorous environmental education curriculums in environmental education.

Authorizes the Secretary to award competitive matching grants to nonprofit organizations, states, LEAs, or IHEs for activities to improve and support environmental education that include: (1) advancing content and achievement standards; (2) developing or disseminating innovations or modelprograms; (3) research; and (4) creating new funding sources.

Requires the Secretary to give priority in providing magnet school assistance to LEAs creating or enhancing environmental magnet school programs.

Includes environmental education in the current program providing grants to states and LEAs for teacher training.

Amends the Department of Education Organization Act to create an Office of Environmental Literary to advance K-12 environmental education and administer the new grant programs.

Amends the National Assessment of Educational Progress Authorization Act to authorize the Commissioner for Education Statistics to include environmental education in any additional national assessment of student achievement.

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