The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has awarded PowerMyLearning, a San Francisco education nonprofit, a four-year grant to expand its personalized learning and family support initiatives in Bay Area public schools in underserved communities.
The Soledad Unified School District will install a new solar photovoltaic system projected to save $45,000 in annual energy costs.
The Huntington Beach City School District has completed the latest phase in an initiative that will save the district an estimated $16.3 million while enriching science, technology, engineering arts and math (STEAM) education for students.
California's Grossmont Union High School District will install a 1.1-megawatt solar power system estimated to save $6.3 million in electricity costs over the next two decades.
Oregon's Hillsboro School District has begun work on a $3.5 million energy savings performance contract designed to improve operational efficiency at 13 schools.
California's Central School District has completed the first phase of a solar power initiative that will eventually comprise 1.5 megawatts and be capable of generating 2 million kilowatt-hours, 75 percent of the district's needs, in its first year.
Escondido Union High School District will deploy solar installations that, together, will produce enough energy to meet three-quarters of the district's needs, at four campuses.
The Atlantic County School District has completed installation of two solar power projects totaling 600 kilowatts.
Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School has completed installation of a 178-kilowatt solar energy project.
California's Thacher School is installing a 676,139-watt solar power system, thanks to the school's senior class gift and additional funding from a foundation.
Ohio's Goshen Local School District recently retrofitted its buildings with LED lights for a projected energy cost savings of $61,000 each year.
Maryland's Montgomery County Public School System is going solar with a 2.8-megawatt project at eight schools.
The Temecula Valley Unified School District is adding a six megawatt solar installation and an energy storage project in an effort to reduce energy costs.
Eleven schools in Knox County, TN will get new solar photovoltaic panels as a result of a deal between the county and a private partner.
A LEED-certified middle school in North Carolina that opened in 2013 has gone public with one aspect of its approach to energy efficiency.
- By Dian Schaffhauser