Category Archives: Schools

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