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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.
Tuesday, April 24 2012

Two Chicago public schools - one a neighborhood school, the other a charter - were among 78 across the country named Monday as the first nationally-recognized "Green Ribbon Schools.'' Waters Elementary in Lincoln Square and the Academy for Global Citizenship Charter School in Garfield Ridge...

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Monday, April 23 2012

Middle school and high school students in Illinois will soon learn all about wind energy as part of their daily school lessons. Six middle and high schools have been chosen from a statewide application process to participate in Illinois Wind for Schools (ILWFS), which is being put on by the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs and the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University...

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Thursday, April 19 2012

A green school offers a healthful environment conducive to learning while saving energy, resources and money. Getting new and existing schools to deliver these results is an imperative that cannot be overlooked, but often those responsible for creating, planning, building and maintaining sustainable schools don’t know where to begin...

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Tuesday, April 17 2012

 SustainU, a leading producer of made in the USA, 100% recycled clothing, today announced the start of its 2012 oneShirt Challenge, the nation’s largest collegiate clothing drive.

“We are very excited for our second year of the oneShirt Challenge and to help students and their communities become more aware of the benefits of textile recycling,” said Chris Yura, CEO and founder of SustainU. “It is important for future generations that we be creative in the use of all available resources. Many people don’t know that recycling and donating clothing can help support job training programs as well as divert billions of tons of waste from our landfills each year...”

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Tuesday, April 03 2012

As the New School (New York) constructs its new University Center, students in this semester’s "Displaying Sustainable Buildings" course are working on ways to present the building's green features in a way that will influence user behaviors. The students are thinking beyond data streams that track the building's energy and water use to "reactive design" features like lighting fixtures that highlight the fact that they are LEDs or faucets that draw attention to the water that is being used...

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State officials step in after report spells out dysfunction and mismanagement in the school system.
11th grader at George Washington Carver High was shot in the hip; injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
A soda bottle wrapped in duct tape and containing explosives had already gone off on the playground of Rossiter Elementary in Helena when it was discovered; no one was injured.
California allocated more than $15.4 billion to colleges and universities, according to the Grapevine study.
A homeowners association in Surprise, Ariz., wants to build a wall that could force students to take a longer and potentially more dangerous route to their school.
Student, 19, was found wounded Sunday in a residence hall on the Nashville campus.
By 2022-23, high schools won't be able to start classes before 8:30 a.m.
The Anne Arundel County board votes to rebuild outdated facilities in Annapolis, Glenn Burnie and Severn.
Asbestos concerns and other construction problems forced district officials to relocate nearly 1,000 students who attend the 2 schools.
The Sacramento area school system says it needs to make cuts because of enrollment drops and too many campuses.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill that allows parents to administer medical cannabis to their children at their schools.
The donation from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation will enable the university to remodel existing veterinary school facilities and construct an additional building.
The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton district is replacing 3 schools with a single districtwide campus.
An assortment of photos depicting school and university facilities through the years.
An $80 million Memorial Union will replace an outdated facility on the Grand Forks campus.
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County district had students stopped using their Chromebooks after one began smoking in a third-grade classroom in Lewisville, N.C..
A federal magistrate says U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has violated a court order to stop collecting loan debts from students who attended the now bankrupt Corinthian Colleges
North Hall is the school's first newly constructed student housing in 34 years.
Rankings from the WalletHub website say that Arizona is least friendly state for teachers to work in 2019
Scape North America had proposed spending $1 billion on student housing in Boston, but now wants to build apartments for the general population.
A private donor is paying for the water attraction as an added amenity to the school's Orlando campus.
Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to spend $600 million to boost starting teachers' salaries in Florida to $47,500 a year.
The school system wants to recover the millions of dollars it has spent battling the over-prescription and addiction caused by the drugs.
The 149-room hotel is expected to open in September 2021.
Benjamin Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy, which share a building, are closed indefinitely while tests are conducted.
The $56 million Integrated Science and Engineering facility is set to open on the Spokane, Wash., campus in 2021
District says a man with a knife in his pocket made it into a classroom at a Port Orange, Fla., high school without being stopped.
Running out of reserve funds, the Wood County board will close 2 elementary schools may close a third.
An anti-affirmative action group had alleged that the school's admissions policies wrongfully held Asian American applicants to higher standards.
Robert Morris University Illinois would become part of Roosevelt University.