Environmental projects by students featured in new book for schools - Southern Maryland Online (2/3/08)
The Maryland State Department of Education has published a new book, showcasing 15 different elementary school projects students have undertaken to learn about and protect the environment.
Students work to prevent poverty in Latin America - The Coloradoan (2/2/08)
Students at Shepardson Elementary have joined the Helping Hands O Ambassadors Club (part of Free the Children & Oprah’s Angel Network) in order to raise money to help poverty-striken children in Latin American countries.
Little high school in the big woods - NPR (2/1/08)
Features a high school in the northern Vermont woods that bases its lessons around the natural world and the writings and philosophy of Henry David Thoreau.
A closer look at the “model minority” (article 1 , article 2) – Rethinking Schools (Winter 07/08)
Two articles from Rethinking Schools magazine that address the issue of Asian American stereotypes in schools.
Video shows workers at California slaughterhouse abusing animals - Washington Post (1/30/08)
The Humane Society of the United States recently released undercover video of the abuse of downer cows at a California slaughterhouse. (Note: Since the release of this video, several schools have rejected the “beef” supplied to them by these companies.)
Peace education now part of teacher training in India -News Post India (1/29/08)
Teachers in India now receive training in peace education as part of the teacher education program of the National Council of Educational Training and Research.
21 schools to teach students about their environmental footprint - The Jerusalem Post (1/29/08)
Sviva Israel, an non-profit, is instituting a “green” curriculum in 21 schools in Beit Shemesh. It will teach students about their ecological footprint and the impact of their choices.
Teacher challenges students to change the world…with $10 – Columbus Dispatch (1/25/08)
A high school English teacher gave each of her students $10 and challenged them to keep it, donate it, or pool it to make a positive difference.