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In celebration of Earth Day, DA guest columnist Anisa Heming addresses how to ensure a new green school supports student learning, protects student and teacher health, and cuts down operating and utility costs. She directs the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools.
Green school buildings make sustainability and environmental science real in a way that helps students understand their roles in the natural world.
As young people protest to force the world’s governments to take more aggressive action on climate change, American students are also urging teachers to offer comprehensive instruction on environmental challenges.
As the world becomes increasingly connected, school districts are harnessing new technologies, such as automation and facial recognition, to develop smart school buildings that are safer and more efficient.
Investing in net-zero energy school buildings can pay dividends to districts down the line.
An energy performance contract helps Madison County save energy and reinvest in creating award-winning schools.
At first, the class was like any other at Georgia’s Quitman County School District. Kids sat at desks while an adult lectured. Despite appearances, this was no ordinary lecture. Schneider […]
Every year, nearly 40 percent of food produced in America is thrown into the trash. That trend extends to the 5 billion lunches served in U.S. public schools each year, […]
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Sheldon ISD in Houston has relied on community support and its own resilience to get classes going again. When the storm hit on August […]
Districts in Minnesota and California are participating in pilot programs that provide all-electric, zero-emissions buses that should cost much less to power and maintain. Schmitty & Sons, a transportation company […]
An $84 million renovation that includes a pedestrian walkway and greater security at Fayetteville High School in Arkansas is one of many projects recognized by the American Institute of Architects. […]