Connects schools with existing resources and standards that advance current goals.
High standards that advance current aims to cut costs, provide a well-rounded education, increase STEM skills and engagement, foster health and wellness and ensure students ’ preparedness for the 21st century economy.
Concept launch with heads of EPA, ED and CEQ in April 2011, indicating the pilot year cohort would be named in spring 2012.
Summer developing award criteria and nomination infrastructure, consulting with associations, states, national and local NGOs, school communities, technical experts, the public, and numerous federal partners.
Let ’s Look at How and Why Green Ribbon Schools Came to Be
Because state authorities ’ participation in the Green Ribbon Schools recognition award is voluntary, a state’s decision as to whether to participate in the pilot year depends on hearing from interested school communities.
Green Ribbon Schools recognition award is not yet a certainty in every state, but can become a reality with schools ’ help in asking that their state participate in nominating schools to ED.