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The Green Apple BlogThe Green Apple is your Science Connexion news resource. Learn about new equipment just received, sustainable living and energy efficiency ideas for schools.
Thursday, December 06 2012

School environments play an important role in the health and academic success of children. Children spend 90% of their time indoors and much of that time is spent in school. Unhealthy school environments can affect children’s health, attendance, concentration, and performance, as well as lead to expensive, time-consuming cleanup and remediation activities. To foster children’s health and academic achievement, healthy school environments should be addressed and integrated within the education system...

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Superintendent William Hite acknowledges that the district has not done enough to address concerns about asbestos in school buildings.
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Steve Green had already decided to leave the suburban Atlanta district at the end of 2019-20, so the school board voted to remove him immediately.
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