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Taking the TREK to Academic Learning and Civic Engagement

Taking the TREK to Academic Learning and Civic Engagement

By. Susan A. Abravanel “High-quality, school-based civic learning fosters civic knowledge, skills, and attitudes; promotes civic equality; builds 21st Century skills; improves school climate and lowers school drop-out rates.” (Guilfoile and Delander, 2014, p. 5) For...

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Support the Green Schools Movement this #GivingTuesday

Support the Green Schools Movement this #GivingTuesday

Mark your calendar for GivingTuesday - a global day of giving - on December 3, 2019. This annual event celebrates our collective capacity to do good, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.  This year, we are...

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Global Green Education at Centreville Elementary School

Global Green Education at Centreville Elementary School

By. Josh Douds, Centreville Elementary School Developing Ethical and Global Citizens is what teachers and schools are tasked with at Fairfax County Public Schools. It is one of the five Portrait of a Graduate skills we hope to instill in our students by the time they...

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Celebrating Diversity is Not Enough

Celebrating Diversity is Not Enough

By. Susan Santone Celebrate diversity: This familiar phrase invites us to find joy in our uniqueness, inspiring many a workshop, T-shirt, poster, and bumper sticker. But there’s one thing diversity isn’t: a solution to educational inequities. That takes structural...

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Butterflies and Biomimicry

By. Karen McDonald   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #99, Spring 2013. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at www.greenteacher.com.

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