education sustainability

How to find sustainability resources for schools

Sustainability is not just a “feel good” topic for parents, students and educators. Research shows that a commitment to sustainability – in operations and educational offering – produces a wide spectrum of positive outcomes for schools. One study found that students whose course work included education on the environment showed significant increases in skills (90%), […]

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Three critical reasons to teach handwashing early

“Go wash your hands!” For many people, that refrain is an all-too-familiar echo of childhood. Research on hand hygiene, however, finds that it is actually not familiar enough, or at least not having the intended effect. While simple handwashing can remove 90% of contaminants that can cause serious illnesses like diarrhea and pneumonia, only 66% […]

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Take the quiz: Food trends in education

From K-12 through college, the latest food trends in education speak to much more than just serving food. To effectively satisfy students (and their parents), and meet the educational needs of diverse student populations, schools are discovering that they need to significantly “up their game.” Take this quick true-false quiz to see if you know […]

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Digital disruption in education, through a student lens

Search online for “digital disruption in education” and you’ll come up with a host of articles, most of which focus on the “what” of transformative technologies and techniques. Whatever new software, system or integrative approach is most exciting to educators and administrators typically gets the most attention. However, given the overwhelming wealth of transformative opportunities, […]

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Three Steps to a Better K-12 Future: Innovate. Differentiate. Activate.

According to the Gallup organization, 86% of K-12 school district superintendents are optimistic about the future of their own districts. It is a future that will likely be more driven by student-centered innovations than teacher-centered traditions. Research out of Stanford University shows that pupils at student- or learner-centered schools “exhibited greater gains in achievement than […]

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Take the Test on Creating Healthier Schools for Healthier Enrollment

There is a great deal of buzz about how schools with a clear respect for the environment overall, and a demonstrated commitment to a healthier campus environment in particular, are better positioned to attract and retain students. Behind all the buzz are some surprising facts that can build or break your enrollment numbers. Take this […]

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How Can Colleges Improve Enrollment? Major in Hygiene.

Enrollment at colleges is being hurt by one factor that most admissions officers rarely think about: the cleanliness of your bathrooms. In fact, a recent survey of 1000 students revealed that 65% took stock of the bathrooms before they decided to enroll…and 57% found the bathrooms to be distinctly lacking in the basic appeal of […]

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