With Farm to Preschool program, kids get a head start on healthy eating
This offshoot of the farm to school movement helps shape good eating habits before kids even reach elementary school.
Texas professor to teach Dumpster Dwelling 101
The bespectacled love child of Henry David Thoreau, Bill Nye and Oscar the Grouch, Professor Dumpster (aka Jeff Wilson) will be teaching lessons in sustainability from his new home: a converted dumpster on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University.
Kids’ beef with all-beef burgers prompts school to bring back the processed meat
Virginia school district brings back 26-ingredient burger after students complain about the taste and look of all-beef patties.
From classroom air quality to a child’s notebook paper, here are some potential toxins in the classroom and how to avoid them.
Is the decline in cursive handwriting a bad thing? Yes, but not for the reason you think
With the introduction of devices in the classroom, fewer students are learning cursive handwriting. If you’re wondering why that’s a problem, read on.
School pays service to monitor students’ social media accounts
Will social media monitoring protect kids online or is it just plain spying?
5 healthy habits for kids heading back to school
Since summer is winding down, here are several ways to make sure your kids’ return to the school routine includes healthy habits.
Kids who bike, walk to school have better concentration
New Danish study confirms that walking and biking to school helps kids perform better throughout the day.
This Nigerian school is set to rise. The floating structure was built by Dutch and Nigerian architecture, design and urbanism firm NLÉ to serve the slum neighborhood of Makoko, much of which exists on stilts above a lagoon in the port city of Lagos. Looking to mitigate the compounding problem of massive population movements to urban areas and the realities of climate change, NLÉ built the school as a prototype for a broader urban planning initiative called Lagos Water Communities Project.
Their design conforms to the local necessity of building houses on stilts above the lagoon with flotation platforms crafted from 256 common plastic barrels. This will allow the three-story primary school to rise along with sea level due to climate change or rainfall. The architects also designed it to provide natural ventilation, water from a rain collection system and power from rooftop solar panels to occupants. The almost 2,400 square-foot bamboo and wood building can safely hold up to 100 students.