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Tuesday, April 24 2012

Two Chicago public schools - one a neighborhood school, the other a charter - were among 78 across the country named Monday as the first nationally-recognized "Green Ribbon Schools.'' Waters Elementary in Lincoln Square and the Academy for Global Citizenship Charter School in Garfield Ridge...

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Monday, April 23 2012

Middle school and high school students in Illinois will soon learn all about wind energy as part of their daily school lessons. Six middle and high schools have been chosen from a statewide application process to participate in Illinois Wind for Schools (ILWFS), which is being put on by the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs and the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University...

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Thursday, April 19 2012

A green school offers a healthful environment conducive to learning while saving energy, resources and money. Getting new and existing schools to deliver these results is an imperative that cannot be overlooked, but often those responsible for creating, planning, building and maintaining sustainable schools don’t know where to begin...

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Tuesday, April 17 2012

 SustainU, a leading producer of made in the USA, 100% recycled clothing, today announced the start of its 2012 oneShirt Challenge, the nation’s largest collegiate clothing drive.

“We are very excited for our second year of the oneShirt Challenge and to help students and their communities become more aware of the benefits of textile recycling,” said Chris Yura, CEO and founder of SustainU. “It is important for future generations that we be creative in the use of all available resources. Many people don’t know that recycling and donating clothing can help support job training programs as well as divert billions of tons of waste from our landfills each year...”

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Tuesday, April 03 2012

As the New School (New York) constructs its new University Center, students in this semester’s "Displaying Sustainable Buildings" course are working on ways to present the building's green features in a way that will influence user behaviors. The students are thinking beyond data streams that track the building's energy and water use to "reactive design" features like lighting fixtures that highlight the fact that they are LEDs or faucets that draw attention to the water that is being used...

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Higher education institutions could lose federal funding if they are found to have stifled students' free expression.
The state took control of Howe and Manual high schools in 2012 and hired a charter firm to run them.
Carol Folt is the former chancellor at the University of North Carolina.
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The Projection of Education Statistics to 2027 predicts that from 2012-13 to 2027-28, the number of graduating public high school students will rise 5.3 percent.
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The fire closed Deer Park district schools on Monday, but school leaders decided it was safe to resume classes Tuesday.
The university imposed the ban because video-watching students were consuming so much WiFi bandwidth in classes that academic applications were unusable.
Students from the Lower Yukon district will be able to attend courses in partnership with the Anchorage school system.
$83 million classroom and laboratory complex will significantly increase available academic space.
The junior at Lake Mary High School in Seminole County shot herself shortly after asking to leave her class and use a restroom.
Facility in Garden City, Ga., will replace an elementary, middle and high school.
The state's Senate and House of Delegates have passed, by veto-proof majorities, a bill returning calendar-setting power to local boards.
Students say the alleged fraud denied them a fair admissions process.
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Coach at Liberty County High in Bristol, Fla., and wife die at school's athletic complex after truck strikes power line.
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Bond proposals in the state need a 60 percent majority for approval; the Washington senate has rejected the latest effort to lower that requirement.
Because of a measles outbreak in the area, health officials in Rockland County, N.Y., have barred unvaccinated children from classes at the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge.
Women's water polo coach Jovan Vavic and senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel allegedly accepted bribes from parents of students seeking admission to the university.
Florida House Public Integrity and Ethics Committee finds that the university administrators flouted state rules and trustees were ill-informed as the diverted millions of dollars of operating funds to construction projects.
33 parents, including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, allegedly paid bribes to help get their children admitted into elite universities.
The Northeast and Midwest sections of the nation will see enrollment declines, the U.S. Department of Education's Projection of Education Statistics to 2027 predicts.
The ACLU and NAACP argue that the state of Maryland is not living up to a court agreement to provide more funding to Baltimore city schools.
The Mount Adams district has secured funding and is negotiating to buy a site for a new elementary in the town of Harrah.
The district contracted with a firm 3 years ago to address the backlog, but it still has more than 3,300 outstanding service requests.