Building environmentally friendly schools qualifies as one of those elusive “win-win” scenarios we’re always hearing about. Yes, green strategies make schools healthier for students, teachers, and other employees, and they help keep the environment healthy for future generations. But those environmental building practices also save money for schools – in many cases, a great deal of money. In the October issue of American School Board Journal, online now, our cover story details how schools around the country have been saving the planet while saving money. If you’re just getting started, help is available from the federal government.
Also in the October issue is the next in our continuing Agents of Change series. This month, we feature an Illinois school board that created a college-going culture at its high school while enhancing the reputation of the entire district.