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  • Technology, Accelerated Learning Keys to Fostering K-12 Students' Interest in Higher Ed

    A report published by the Blackboard Institute has identified several ways in which educators can best encourage high school students, especially those from underrepresented groups, to pursue higher education. The report, entitled "Closing the Gap between High School and College," is based upon one-on-one interviews with 24 recognized experts in education theory and practice.

  • NACME Grant To Support Minority Education in Engineering

    The National Action Council for Minority Engineers (NACME), a non-profit that encourages pursuit of engineering careers among minorities underrepresented in the field, has received a $520,000 grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation to support its programs, including scholarships and a strategic pre-professional education effort.

  • Maryland District Installs Solar Project with Zero Capital Outlay

    St. Mary's County Public Schools (SMCPS) of Leonardtown, MD has begun work on the installation of a 503-kilowatt solar energy project at its George Washington Carver Elementary School.

  • Google Brings Global Science Fair Online

    Google revealed Tuesday that it's launching the Google Science Fair, which the company described as the "first global online science competition." Google partnered with a number of organizations to launch the competition, including CERN, the Lego Group, National Geographic, and Scientific American.

  • NEEF Launches Green Prize for Public Schools

    The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), in partnership with EarthEcho and the National Education Association (NEA), has established the Green Prize in Public Education.

  • Idaho Schools First in State To Achieve LEED Certification

    Van Buren Elementary and Washington Elementary, both in the Caldwell School District in Caldwell, ID, have become the first schools in the state of Idaho to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Schools certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

  • Ontario High School Goes Solar

    O'Gorman High School of Timmins, ON, Canada has implemented a solar energy system aimed at reducing the school's carbon footprint while reducing utility costs.