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ERIC Number: ED511561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 50
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Building Minds, Minding Buildings: Our Union's Road Map to Green and Sustainable Schools
Spake, Amanda
American Federation of Teachers (NJ)
Late in 2006, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) released the first report in this series, "Building Minds, Minding Buildings: Turning Crumbling Schools into Environments for Learning." This second report, which covers the green schools movement is a natural follow-up; it highlights the work of AFT members and affiliates involved in ensuring that schools are designed and built in healthy and sustainable ways. Green schools mean healthier environments for students and staff. Research shows that better environmental quality yields more productive human beings and greater academic achievement for all students. Union leadership and union action are vital to the success of these efforts, and union members want to be a strong voice in the design, construction and operation of green schools. The schools featured in this report are: (1) Lockport Township High School, Lockport Township High School District 205, Illinois; (2) Maywood Academy High School, Los Angeles Unified School District, California; (3) Pleasant Ridge Montessori School, Cincinnati Public Schools, Ohio; (4) Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School, New Haven School District, Connecticut; and (5) Tarkington School of Excellence, Chicago Public Schools, Illinois. (Contains 13 endnotes.) [For the "Building Minds, Minding Buildings: Turning Crumbling Schools into Environments for Learning", see ED497873.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers
Identifiers - Location: California; Connecticut; Illinois; Ohio