School

A school blacktop is viewed from bird’s eye view. The blacktop is adorned with painting and colors for games. but no children are present.

Identifying and Improving Schools Most In Need of Greening

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has developed an index to help identify the schools that are most in need of greening resources.

December 19, 2022 - Los Angeles Unified School District

Walking to School on the Rise Across America

A new report from the National Center for Safe Routes to School finds that the percentage of students walking to and from school "increased significantly" between 2007 and 2012.

December 6, 2013 - DC.Streetsblog

New Bay Area K-12 Redefines Relationship Between a School and its Community

This summer, a new school will begin rising in the Bay Area city of Emeryville that redefines the relationship between a K-12 school and its surrounding community.

August 2, 2013 - Fast Company Co.Exist

Plans Unveiled for Copenhagen's City of Children

This week brought news that sounds closer to a fairy tale. A new preschool and daycare center in the Danish capital has been designed as a real-life Neverland for children to explore their interests in contributing to city life.

November 14, 2012 - Architizer

Ban on Biking and Walking to School May Be Lifted

A 15-year-old ban on biking and walking to school in Saratoga Springs, New York may be lifted, after one bike-friendly parent challenged the policy.

October 4, 2009 - Governing

Debate Over Letting Kids Walk To School

The New York Times goes over the debate over whether it is acceptable to let children walk to school nowadays. The topic has many parents expressing mixed feelings about the issue.

September 17, 2009 - The New York Times

Students Give Up Wheels for Their Own Two Feet

This piece from the New York Times looks at a program in Italy the encourages children to walk to school.

March 27, 2009 - The New York Times

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