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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, 08 September 2011

ribbon cuttingThe University of Illinois at Chicago has reopened Douglas Hall after a one-year, $11.7 million renovation that will seek LEED Gold certification. Now home to the College of Business Administration, the building features geothermal wells, solar panels, automated interior lights, water savers and automated cooling/heating. The project was funded by student fees and gifts from individual and corporate donors...

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report ranking overall child wellbeing in the United States. Included in the report were national rankings on education.

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A 31-year-old man fell at a Bellevue College construction site on Monday morning and subsequently died.

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The Washington Labor Department and local police are investigating the incident.

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The state of Arizona will appeal a court ruling requiring it to increase funding for Arizona's K-12 system.

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The top chefs at an on-campus North Carolina State University eatery now grow all of the herbs and many of the vegetables served to students and staff – and they do it with a rooftop garden they started in the spring, the Technician reported.

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The law, which was passed last year, requires that public colleges and universities develop smoke-free policies for their campuses by August 2014.

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Two experts on Maker's Spaces say to be wary of relegating the concept to one space in the building.

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The Episcopal boarding and day school plans to remodel the 147-year-old Phelps Infirmary building into an on-campus inn called The Inn at Shattuck-St. Mary’s

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The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that the financially strapped state owes its public schools $317 million in funding that it failed to provide during the recession, the Arizona Republic reported. And it may become worse for the state. The total debt to the schools could be $2.9 billion over the next five years. Even so, the change will not restore the schools to pre-recession funding levels.

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The FCC's goal is to allocate a total of $5 billion to Wi-Fi access over the next five years, while also supporting broadband connectivity in schools and libraries.

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