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6 of the World’s Most Unusual Schools

Millions of children across the world are heading back to school soon, and, though most of them will go to a decidedly boring institution, a lucky few will head to one of these fascinating and unique …

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How Toxic Are Our Schools?

More than ever, we are a country concerned about the safety of our schools. Moms Clean Air Force has been focused on the environmental threats to our children from air pollution. As MCAF blogger, Moll…

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$4.5 Million Awarded for Farm to School Programs

The 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act has made the promise of healthier school lunches more of a reality, as will new initiatives that support locally-sourced, minimally-processed foods to be deliver…

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Is The Air In Your Child’s School Safe?

As the weather gets cold, I find I keep looking at this year’s first day of school photo. I see neat braids, clean backpacks, new sneakers, and brave smiles. The picture warms me up from the inside. …

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5 Ways To Develop Your Climate Literacy

By Abbie Walston As I head back to school and prepare to teach my students all about environmental topics, including atmospheric pollution and climate change, I’m reflecting on the importance of cl…

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Why Take Science Seriously?

Beyond being fun and intellectually stimulating, why take science seriously? I’ve been thinking a lot about what Steve Jobs has given the world. Like Einstein and Galileo, Jobs gave us cutting-edge sc…

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Celebrate School Lunch (Michael Pollan Video)

This week is National School Lunch Week, a time to celebrate school lunch programs, raise awareness, and take action to create a healthier food culture for the next generation. In this new vid…

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10 DIY Back To School Eco-Friendly Projects

Getting kids back to school can be a huge expensive burden on families. The pressure to purchase supplies and home décor for school kids, often negates the best eco-friendly intentions. How about we t…

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Alice Waters on the Edible Schoolyard (Video)

This weekend, chef and food activist Alice Waters rings in 40 years since opening Chez Panisse restaurant and relaunches the Edible Schoolyard Project, her groundbreaking food curriculum and scho…

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Contaminated Soap Can Spread Bacteria

Wash your hands and watch bacteria spread. That doesn’t sound good, but a new study revealed that all the soap dispensers at an Ohio school were contaminated with bacteria that cause illness. After ki…

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