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  • Solar Goes Elementary with 100 kW School Installation

    When it comes to putting alternative energy to work, size often matters. But tiny Starksboro, VT (pop. 1,944) has proved this isn't always the case. The town's Robinson Elementary School as installed 25 solar trackers on a field adjacent to the school, which combine to form a 100 kilowatt photovoltaic array, providing enough electricity each year to power both the school and the Starksboro town offices.

  • Earth Echo Challenges Students To Take On Water-Related Projects

    Hoping to motivate middle and high school students to undertake projects focused on water and its part in the environmental concerns of their own communities, environmental education nonprofit EarthEcho International (EEI) has partnered with Discovery Education to launch Water Planet Challenge, a Web site offering the interactive tools and access to resources necessary to design and implement such projects.

  • Smart Phone Scavenger Hunt Raises Tech Funds for Schools

    Could defending champions, "Indomitable Immersion Mamas," take first place again in the next Tech Search Party, or will the team be edged out by "SmartPhonies," "Blackberry Prayer Circle," "Is Our Children Learning?" or one of the other nearly 100 teams expected to participate in the latest Tech Search Party?

  • Texas District Overhauls Data Systems, Automates Quality Checking

    Killeen Independent School District (KISD) of Killeen, TX, has moved to overhaul the monitoring of its data with the purchase of Certica Solutions' Certify software.

  • Brief: Video Contest Looks To Inspire Future Teachers

    The Network for Excellence in Teaching (NExT) has teamed up with the Bush Foundation to launch a video contest that calls on teachers to motivate and inspire the next generation of educators.