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Center for Resilient Cities Moves Forward on Green Charter School and Research Center

December 13, 2022

Badger Rock Middle School , a planned project-based charter school with a focus on urban agriculture that will be part of neighborhood redevelopment, was approved by the Madison, Wis., Metropolitan School Board on Dec. 13, 2010.  . . . read more

Ag-Environmental Charter School Moves Forward in Small Wisconsin Community

4-H Project Model Used as Example to Make Concept Clear to Community

December 2, 2022

A project-based curriculum, similar to 4-H, with students working around the lake, in the school forest and on farms is at the heart of a proposed Wisconsin charter elementary school . read more

Boston Plan Closes Schools and Forwards Green Charter School

December 2, 2022

Faced with a $63 million budget shortfall, Boston schools Superintendent Carol R. Johnson is expected to propose closing nine schools, merging five others and adding two in-district charter schools, including Boston Green Academy Proposal PDF . read more

Green Charter School Cited as Key Part of a Neighborhood Redevelopment in Queens NY

The Wall Street Journal

November 23, 2022

An historically industrial area in Queens, NY, a neighborhood known as Long Island City, has become a major destination for Long Islanders looking for faster commutes and young professionals moving from Manhattan in search of more living . . . read more

State-of-the Art Green Campus Plans Reviewed

Marco Island Florida.com

November 18, 2022

The Marco Island Academy announced the approval of its charter application by the Collier County School Board. At the same time, the academy's leadership released two artist's renderings of the new school, although temporary and permanent . . . read more

Staten Island Green Charter School Considered

Staten Island Advance-silive.com

November 18, 2022

Organizers of the Staten Island, NY, Green Charter School for Environmental Discovery , which is planning to submit a charter application to the state in January, hope to open their doors on the North Shore in September 2011. read more

Green Charter Schools Network Participates in Green Building Panel

We're Sitting on the Nose of a Rocket That's About to Take Off

November 17, 2022

Jenny Seydel, treasurer of the Green Charter Schools Network board of directors, says that the practice of building and maintaining green schools “is not just about protecting our environment or driving capital gains in real estate; it’s . . . read more

Natural Environments Influence Learning

Traditional Schools Built Much Like Prisons

November 16, 2022

Education blogger notices the work of West Hawaii Explorations Academy and other public charter schools in Hawaii that offer project based education centered on scientific environmental awareness.  read more

And the Silver Bullet Is ... Hard Work

Environmental Charter High School in Los Angeles Marks 10th Anniversary

November 4, 2022

Environmental Charter High School is a thriving green oasis in the concrete jungle of south Los Angeles County. ... There is nothing magical about the phenomenal results that our school and students have achieved; they are the result of hard . . . read more

Going Green in a Free Society

National Conference Considers Role of Public Schools and Democracy

November 4, 2022

An explorer who has trekked across polar regions, a deep-sea diver who has seen the delicate ecosystems along the coastlines and the depths of the world’s oceans, and a celebrity mom who is concerned about children’s health offered their . . . read more

More schools trying to serve Washington-grown food — but it isn't easy

The Seattle Times

September 26, 2023

Wait a minute, parents inevitably wonder: Shouldn't that blushing-fresh produce be winding up in my kid's lunchroom ? read more

Duncan: 'US Department of Education Has Been Mostly Absent' in Green Schools Movement

Department of Ed Starts to Catch Up with Green Charter Schools

September 21, 2023

"Until now, we've been mostly absent from the movement to educate our children to be stewards of our environment and prepare them to participate in a sustainable economy. That work is taking hold in corporations, in other agencies of the . . . read more

Virtual Classmates Forge Real Friendships

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

September 21, 2023

Students from Wisconsin Connections Academy, a kindergarten through eighth-grade public school that operates almost entirely over the Internet and is chartered through the Appleton School District, took a field trip to learn about the . . . read more

Green Woods CEO: All Politics are Local

September 8, 2023

Regardless of changes in federal policies or state leadership, public support for all charter schools still largely depends on local actions and the opinions of people closest to children, commented Jean Wallace, CEO of the Green Woods . . . read more

Chattanooga Charter School Begins 2nd Year

News Channel 9-ABC Affiliate

September 2, 2023

Ivy Academy welcomed 135 ninth- and tenth-grade students to school yesterday, celebrating its second year as Tennessee’s environmental charter high school. Students spent the day getting to know one another, their teachers and the land . . . read more

An Advanced Realm of Education

Charter Schools Today

September 1, 2023

At Rimrock Expeditionary Alternative Learning Middle School, otherwise known as REALMS, every learning endeavor is a fun activity that engages each student with their surrounding environment, set east of Oregon's Cascade Mountains. read more

Evergreen Offers Authentic Learning and Posts High Achievement Data

94 Percent of Students are Proficient at North Carolina Charter School

August 29, 2023

Evergreen Community Charter School was among only 8.6 percent of all schools in North Carolina to receive the distinction of Honor School of Excellence.  “We do not teach to the test but rather hold true to the belief that the . . . read more

North Routt Com­munity Charter School approved for grant

Steamboat Today

August 13, 2023

The North Routt Community Charter School has won approval for $3.2 million grant to help build a new school in Clark.The grant, a Building Excellent Schools Today grant through the state’s Capital Construction Assistance program, requires . . . read more

EPA Looks to 'Green Infrastructure' Solutions to Flooding

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

August 5, 2023

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson talked about water degradation caused by flooding, storm water and sanitary sewer overflows. In a written statement, the EPA said it is "in the process of developing a comprehensive strategy for . . . read more

Environmental Charter Middle School to Open

Los Angeles Area Welcomes New Green Charter

August 1, 2023

The award-winning Environmental Charter Schools (ECS) has announced the expansion of the Environmental Charter High School with the opening of Environmental Charter Middle School (ECMS) for the 2010 – 2011 school year. Located in . . . read more

Green Charter School Puts iPads Behind Paperless Vision

An E-reader Provided to Every Student and Teacher

June 27, 2023

Chico Green School has provided Apple iPads to all students and teachers. In doing so, it has become one of the first schools in the nation to utilize e-reader technology in a school setting to replace traditional books and handouts. The . . . read more

New Chico Green charter School Touts Experiencing over Simply Telling

Chico Enterprise-Record, Chico, CA

May 1, 2023

Starting next fall, one of the newest and perhaps the smallest charter high schools in the Chico area will open.For now the school is called the " Chico Green School "and its founders anticipate an initial enrollment of about 50 students. read more

Making The Grade: Environmental Charter School at Frick Park

WQED TV On Demand

April 20, 2023

Inside and outdoors at The Environmental Charter School at Frick Park in Pittsburgh. read more

New Brooklyn Charter School Set to Open

Lefferts Gardens Charter School

March 15, 2023

Lefferts Gardens Charter School , a new public charter school, is set to open its doors September 2010. The K-5 school is opening on the eastern edge of Prospect Park in Brooklyn's community school district 17 (including Prospect Lefferts . . . read more

School Pitch Looks Promising

January 24, 2023

Bold plans for a new kind of middle school in Madison deserve encouragement and strong consideration. read more

Boston Green School or Red Light?

The Boston Phoenix

January 6, 2023

At-large Boston City Councilor John Connolly sets his sights on creating multi-million-dollar environmental academy .   read more

Cousteau to join proposed charter high school's advisory group

Marco Island Sun Times

December 16, 2022

Jean-Michel Cousteau will work with the charter high school as a member of their National Advisory Board. read more

River Crossing Charter School is Smart by Nature

Center for Ecoliteracy

September 10, 2023

When Victoria Rydberg applied for a teaching job at River Crossing Environmental Charter School, she didn't know much — or feel particularly passionate — about the environment. read more

Long Island City Students are Growing Up Green

New York Daily News

September 9, 2023

If you're looking for the next generation's Al Gore, look no further than Long Island City .   read more

STAR School Runs on Passion and the Sun

Indian Country Today

August 10, 2023

When Ralph Drake was growing up on Navajo Mountain, Utah , he lived a life so remotely disconnected from the rest of the world he didn’t know anything existed beyond the deeply etched red canyon lands of the northern edge of Navajo. read more

Journey to LEED Platinum at Learning Gate Charter School

"We're riding on the nose of a rocket that is going to take off..."

July 19, 2023

Learning Gate Community School is first public school in the nation to obtain Platinum within the LEED for Schools rating system through the USGBC (United States Green Building Council. LEED is an internationally recognized green building . . . read more

The Rebirth of Education

Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines

March 3, 2023

To revitalize our schools, engage our children and ultimately save our planet will require “the death of education and its rebirth.” Sometimes systems are so flawed that they need to be scrapped and replaced rather than fiddled with or . . . read more

Community to Meet on BRF Charter School

Jackson County Chronicle

January 28, 2023

Charter schools are public schools that can offer unique learning opportunities for students. The Black River Falls School District is planning the creation of a “green” career-focused charter school. read more

Green School Teaches Diverse Lessons

Rodale News at Rodale.com

November 30, 2022

The ultimate wish list of many parents with children in public schools includes eager teachers, organic food in the cafeteria, and courses that do more than prepare kids for standardized testing at the end of the year. read more

New Learning Environment in Woodbury


October 29, 2022

A new charter school uses nature to teach kids about conservation and their ABCs. read more

The real wealth of the nation

Sustainable Times

October 23, 2022

I find my father’s words both foreboding and reassuring . read more

New Roots to Rethink Old Education Model

The Ithacan Online

September 25, 2023

The State University of New York Board of Trustees approved the charter application last week for the New Roots Charter School , an innovative new high school that will be one of the first fully integrated models of education for . . . read more

The Urban Environment

The New York Times

July 27, 2023

In its 11th year, Common Ground, a magnet high school of 150 students , chosen by lottery, was one of the country’s first so-called green charter schools. Today, at least 120 such programs put environmental topics at the center of their . . . read more

Gonzales Unified School District to Recycle Food Waste Into Organic Fertilizer for Recreation Areas

Business Wire

July 21, 2023

Converted Organics Inc. (NASDAQ:COIN) announced today that the company has formed an innovative partnership with the city of Gonzales, Calif., and the Gonzales Unified School District to recycle food waste from local school cafeterias into . . . read more

Civano School is Greenest in the Land

Tucson Citizen

January 18, 2023

Civano Elementary students weren’t surprised when Ellen DeGeneres announced on her show Friday that their school was the greenest in the nation. read more

Green Charter Schools: Simple Necessity or Superfluous Appendage?


November 16, 2022

Writer disputes the need for charter schools to pilot new ways of teaching as a means of reforming education.    read more

Charter School Goes Green in a Big Way

StarTribune.com (Minneapolis/St. Paul)

October 24, 2022

At Community of Peace Academy charter school in St. Paul, they teach children character and the ability to get along with others. Now, they can add caring for the environment to the list. read more

A Day in the Life of Paulo Freire Freedom School

Arizona Daily Star

September 8, 2023

If you're planning to start a green charter school , the real work starts long before the doors are opened and the students take their desks. read more


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