SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Water taps at three San Francisco schools have been turned off after samples were found to contain lead levels above federal safety standards, according to school district officials. The San Francisco Chronicle identified the three schools as West Portal and Malcolm X elementary schools and San Francisco International High School.
Posted by Sarah Lozanova Sep 29, 2017 9:59:57 AM Many schools are looking to close the achievement gap and foster learning among all students. Although processed foods, socio-economic conditions, ADHD, and learning disabilities are common culprits, environmental factors are often overlooked. Is indoor air quality a missing ingredient in promoting learning? The average elementary-aged child
Houston’s children will feel the effects for years. But Texas officials hope to prevent another “lost generation” like the one that survived Hurricane Katrina. Above photo by Jonathan Bachman/Reuters -Evacuees in Vidor, Texas, rescued from the floodwaters of Tropical Storm Harvey run toward a school bus bound for Louisiana on Aug. 31, 2017. 09/08/2017 08:50
Fall season is just around the corner, and with it, another school year. But, what conditions will students and staff find when they return to the classroom? The health and comfort of students and teachers are among the many factors that contribute to learning and productivity in the classroom, which in turn affect performance and
EPA developed Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades to help school officials protect and improve indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools during building upgrades, particularly energy efficiency upgrades and building renovations. This document describes the opportunities such undertakings present to reduce energy costs and improve student health by addressing
15th Annual National Healthy Schools Day 45 Partners Call for Investing in Children’s Health and Learning (Tuesday, April 4, 2017) – “In this our 15th year of celebrating healthy schools, we are focused closely on two core problems,” said Claire Barnett, Executive Director, Healthy Schools Network, the national sponsor of the Day: “that too many
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Report reveals there no federal or state requirement for inspection for and testing of PCBs; Senator plans legislation, calls on EPA to update regulations, conduct nationwide survey of all schools for hazards and develop guidance for recordkeeping and remediation of toxic chemicals Washington (October 5, 2016) – Up to 14 million
Shutterstockpisaphotography – Schools that integrate solar panels onto their campuses can teach valuable hands-on lessons to students about physics, technology and global stewardship Kelly Vaughn Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – 12:33am Can we afford to teach our children? In the U.S. we generally can agree that educating our children is important. Consensus stops there. Whether the