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ESSA promotes studying nature while in it

ESSA promotes studying nature while in it

The Baltimore middle schooler had studied the Chesapeake Bay in her classroom for three weeks. Now she stood at the end of a dock overlooking a tiny tributary of the great estuary: "Huh, I thought the bay would be bigger."

Clearly, studying nature indoors has its limits. Kids need to get outside more, and now they will.

Thanks to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the overhaul of No Child Left Behind, millions more students will be rolling up their sleeves and getting their sneakers wet, to become healthier, more successful in school and more engaged...