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 »

 

School Committee Meeting on Solar panels

Belmont, MA – At the Nov. 20 meeting, the School Committee moved that the School Department enter into negotiations with Broadway Electric of Boston for the installation of solar electric generating panels on the roof of the Wellington Elementary School. Co-chair of the Energy Committee, Roger Colton, gave a presentation on solar panel installation at

Oregon Schools in Energy Civil War

Pitted against each other, the University of Oregon and Oregon State University campuses are swept up in the euphoria of the poignant Civil War football game. Beyond the competition, groups from both campuses have continued with cooperative efforts during a time where both schools remain steeped in anticipation of this rivalry game. Benefiting students’ wellness

Donations Sought for Solar Panels on Worthington Schools

Worthington, OH – Thomas Van Cleef has launched a nonprofit corporation that aims to place solar panels on Worthington schools. With donations from companies and individuals, he hopes to allow seven schools to eventually receive free power from the sun. Solar Cascade.org, a Worthington-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was created specifically to fund and install large-scale

Wind turbine installed at Central High School

Woodstock, VA – After a lengthy process of filling out applications, finding funding and receiving permits, a permanent wind turbine was installed at Central High School on Monday afternoon. Back in 2010, teachers at the school learned about the Wind for Schools project, which educates a community on wind energy options while making wind data