• Managing Sustainability in School Districts
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    Managing Sustainability in School Districts


    The second in a series of research publications about sustainability professionals, this report summarizes the role and expectations for sustainability directors in K-12 school districts. Drawing from extensive surveys and interviews with the Center for Green Schools’ network of sustainability professionals, the research concludes with important lessons for those managing and performing in this role.
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    The Impact of School Buildings on Student Health and Performance

    Jointly released with McGraw Hill Foundation, this paper is an accessible account of current research connecting school buildings with student health and performance. It also includes a summary of research needed and how individual groups (teachers and students, design professionals, government agencies, etc.) can help in the effort to draw connections between where students learn and their well being. Anyone who needs clear, defensible research to support the need for better, healthier classrooms will find the summary of research into how students breathe, see, hear, move and learn useful.

  • Green Cleaning in Schools: Summary of Selected State and School District Policies View page

    Green Cleaning in Schools: Summary of Selected State and
    School District Policies

    Environmental Law Institute's Green Cleaning in Schools: Summary of Selected State and School District Policies (2007) explores how "Green cleaning" can reduce environmental and health risks by a building’s occupants, while recognizing that cleaning products are necessary to maintain a sanitary environment in schools. It also summarizes selected state laws, proposed state legislation and school district policies that promote green cleaning in schools.

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    Study Into the Effects of Light on Children of
    Elementary School Age

    A Study Into the Effects of Light on Children of Elementary School Age – A Case of Daylight Robbery describes the effects of various lighting systems on elementary school students' dental health, attendance, growth and development, vision, and academic achievement.