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California Governor signs strict law which makes vaccines mandatory for all school children

California Governor signs strict law which makes vaccines mandatory for all school children

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a controversial mandatory vaccination bill into law today, June 30th, making California only the third state in the nation to enact such legislation. In his signing

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UNICEF report shows much more progress needs to be made for the welfare of children worldwide

UNICEF report shows much more progress needs to be made for the welfare of children worldwide

Fifteen years ago in September, United Nations leaders came together to agree on Millenium Development Goals, a framework by which progress would be measured to improve life for everyone. Although forward

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California’s bill to ban personal & religious child vaccine exemptions advances amidst heated debate

California’s bill to ban personal & religious child vaccine exemptions advances amidst heated debate

In California, an aggressive mandatory vaccination bill has passed the State Assembly and is now headed to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown. Despite protests from parents seeking to protect their rights,

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NYC students celebrate the end of polystyrene trays with a giant puppet show

NYC students celebrate the end of polystyrene trays with a giant puppet show

Last month, we reported that the six largest school districts in the U.S. would be switching to compostable plates to replace the polystyrene trays they have been using for decades. New York City schools

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Green spaces around schools linked to smarter, more attentive kids

Green spaces around schools linked to smarter, more attentive kids

Spending time in nature gives most of us a feeling of peace and wholeness with the earth as well as a mood boost, but those feel-good emotions are usually not enough for scientists who are forever

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Preschool housed in a retirement home offers children & the elderly a magical opportunity to learn from each other

Preschool housed in a retirement home offers children & the elderly a magical opportunity to learn from each other

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100 year-old chalkboard drawings hidden in the walls of an Oklahoma school illustrate lessons from yesteryear

100 year-old chalkboard drawings hidden in the walls of an Oklahoma school illustrate lessons from yesteryear

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Young woman auctions graduation dress she made from her math homework to raise money for The Malala Fund

Young woman auctions graduation dress she made from her math homework to raise money for The Malala Fund

A passionate young feminist in Canada figured out a way to make a real statement with her graduation dress. Eighteen-year-old Erinne Paisley constructed a dress almost entirely from old math homework,

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This feline-shaped kindergarten is the cat’s meow

This feline-shaped kindergarten is the cat’s meow

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World leaders commit to 12 years of FREE education for girls and boys

World leaders commit to 12 years of FREE education for girls and boys

One of the biggest obstacles to getting an education around the world is money, as schools in many countries charge fees to attend school. The newly released Incheon Declaration promises to make education

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Public school kindergarteners play and learn outside ALL DAY every ‘Forest Monday’ in this Vermont class

Public school kindergarteners play and learn outside ALL DAY every ‘Forest Monday’ in this Vermont class

It’s a Monday morning, and children from a kindergarten class in central Vermont are out in the woods building with sticks and logs, running around, and speaking several volumes above what is

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California’s mandatory vaccination bill SB277 violates parental rights and freedom of choice

California’s mandatory vaccination bill SB277 violates parental rights and freedom of choice

We reported last month on a proposed bill in California that would make child vaccinations a requirement for attendance in public and private schools. Following the news that the Senate passed the bill on

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Six largest school districts in the U.S. are ditching polystyrene trays for eco-friendly, compostable plates

Six largest school districts in the U.S. are ditching polystyrene trays for eco-friendly, compostable plates

Today, the nation’s six largest school districts made a stunning step forward for eco-friendly student dining. The Urban School Food Alliance—a coalition of school districts in New York City, Los

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Green Toys’ Safe Seas toy and book sets support ocean conservation

Green Toys’ Safe Seas toy and book sets support ocean conservation

In conjunction with Sustainable Surf, Green Toys Inc. and All the Way to the Ocean have teamed up to one, celebrate Earth Day 2015 and two, to help support one of the planet’s most vital resources –

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5 green summer camps & how to find an eco-minded summer camp near you

5 green summer camps & how to find an eco-minded summer camp near you

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“We Don’t Eat Animals” is a kid-friendly book series that supports and explains humane, plant-based living

“We Don’t Eat Animals” is a kid-friendly book series that supports and explains humane, plant-based living

Before she became an author and an illustrator, Ruby Roth was an elementary school art teacher. Her previous experience, combined with her passion for veganism, make her the ideal creator of an

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Preschool for ADULTS now in session in Brooklyn, NY! (Nap-time included!)

Preschool for ADULTS now in session in Brooklyn, NY! (Nap-time included!)

Got a three or four year-old who just doesn’t appreciate the awesomeness that is preschool? Then heck, maybe it’s time you showed your tot how it’s done, by heading back to preschool

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Why aren’t more schools serving locally grown foods?

Why aren’t more schools serving locally grown foods?

In some ways, it’s easier than ever for U.S. schools to serve local food. Once upon a time, tight distributor contracts and lack of federal support made it challenging for a school to source local foods

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