Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Green Schools Excel

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Green Schools Excel

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A nationwide survey shows a positive correlation between green school practices and student achievement in science. The study was conducted by the University of Colorado Denver's Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences.

Schools that took part in the survey observe GreenPrint core practices as defined by the Green Schools National Network. The core practices are curriculum that advances environmental literacy and sustainability, stewardship and service learning, sustainable facilities design and management, health and well-being, and strong partnerships and networks.

The results of the survey suggest that as schools implement GreenPrint core practices at higher levels, student achievement in science tends to show improvement. Approximately 100 schools from 28 states took part in the survey. Student achievement data was gathered from most recent state and district assessment scores in science via state department of education websites and the survey.

Participating schools were divided into four regions--West, South, Midwest, and Northeast--based on the United States Census Classification system. An average survey score was calculated for each region. Schools from the Midwest had the highest average survey score at 64%. …

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