Do Teachers Unions Lead the Way to Better Schools?

I have a concern: Teachers are getting pummeled. Too often, they are being demonized in the media and blamed by politicians for being the cause of bad schools. Right-wing governors, power-hungry mayors Read Full Story »

Empowering Parents With The Information They Need – School Report Cards

Empowering Parents with DATA: School Report Cards Increasing parental involvement is essential to building strong schools. Students with involved parents are more likely to earn higher grades, attend school regularly, and matriculate Read Full Story »

Mayor Has Too Much Power Over NYC School System

NEW YORK — Left out, many teachers and parents say they have increasingly felt ignored and bypassed, as mayoral control of schools stretches on under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s third term. Rather than Read Full Story »

Jeffco Public Schools in Colorado Excited About Solar Energy Education

Washington, D.C. – In one 50-minute period last month, the Intro to Engineering students at Chatfield High School in Jefferson County, Colorado, charted the strength of solar panels at their desks, then Read Full Story »

Broken Bow Wind Farm

Custer County, NE – Governor Dave Heineman joined the presidents of Edison Mission Energy and Nebraska Public Power District Tuesday to dedicate the Broken Bow wind project in Custer County, Nebraska. The Read Full Story »

Sun Power for Schools Program

In Georgia, Green Power EMC’s ongoing initiative, Sun Power for Schools, educates students about renewable energy and its impact on the environment. They are partnering with local middle and high schools to Read Full Story »

Wind for Schools Project

As the United States dramatically expands wind energy deployment, the industry is challenged with developing a skilled workforce and addressing public resistance. To address these issues, Wind Powering America launched the Wind Read Full Story »

Unique Solar Energy Applications at Schools

Schools and colleges have been one of the biggest supporters of solar energy, as many education organizations already use photovoltaic power to keep their operations running and to inform students about clean Read Full Story »


Mississippi Legislators’ Visits Precede Charter School Push

Mississippi legislators have toured charter schools in Florida, New Orleans and Arkansas as they prepare to tackle the controversial issue again during the upcoming 2013 session. House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, who toured charter schools in Florida recently, said he hopes a charter school proposal can be drafted in the coming weeks that can pass

Two High-need School Districts Let Families Choose Education

Bronx School Choice

New York, NY – A revolution is brewing in the South Bronx and in Ocean Hill/Brownsville, Brooklyn, as parents there can now declare independence from some of the city’s worst-performing elementary schools. The local Community Education Councils have empowered mothers and fathers of incoming kindergarten students to choose the schools that offer their children the

Merton Teams Up With UEA On Eco School Project

United Kingdom – Merton Council has partnered up with the University of East Anglia to launch a new project to improve energy efficiency across a number of schools in the borough. This pioneering project, called ‘Green School Giving: A London Schools Carbon Initiative’, will raise sponsorship from the private sector to fund school energy reduction

Lots of Money to Make California Schools Greener

California invests to make schools green

During the fall campaign, California’s attention was focused on the presidential race and Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax measure. But in a historic, largely overlooked environmental shift, the state’s voters also triggered a multibillion-dollar tidal wave of new green spending. By overwhelmingly passing Proposition 39, voters closed a tax loophole on out-of-state corporations that will generate