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The Nature Conservancy Steps Up to Promote Greener Thinking in City Schools with “Leaf: A New Anthology for Urban Environmental Education” 

High school students in cities across the U.S. have not always enjoyed great deal of exposure to learning activities about the natural world that surrounds them, largely because teachers themselves have had limited access to resources focused on urban environmental education. Fortunately, the current growing demand for green jobs in fields like environmental engineering and …

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Entre les Murs/The Class [videorecording] 

Title: Entre les murs = The class Director: Laurent Cantet Produced by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2009 Check It Out: PN1997.2 .C53 2009 DVD From the Production Company: François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighbourhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop …

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Out with the books, in with the caffeine 

Recently, this article caught my eye on the education blog circuit: Lamar High's Library Ousts Books, Re-Opens as Coffee Shop A Texas high school's principal has had the books removed from the library in order to make room for a couch and coffee setup. Students may use the space to lounge and access the library's …

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