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Study says green school design promotes perception of student achievement

On Board Online • October 13, 2014

By Gayle Simidian
Research Analyst

Seventy-one percent of school staff interviewed for a study assessing green school design think green design positively influences student achievement.

Meanwhile, 87 percent of school personnel surveyed for the study said that they think student health is positively affected by the green school environment, especially the increase in daylight the school design provides.

A green school, as defined in the Colorado State University study, is “a school that creates a healthy environment that is conducive to learning while saving energy, resources and money.”

The study, “Linking Performance and Experience: An Analysis of Green Schools,” examines cost, energy use and performance and client perceptions of 12 P-8 green schools at 10 different U.S. locations including Denver, Colorado; Belle Plaine, Minnesota; and Ankeny, Iowa. This study examined only P-8 schools to achieve a level of consistency across the sample.


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FOR RELEASE:  October 2, 2014

Contact:   Al Marlin, NYSSBA
(518) 783-3723
Contact:  Jerry Gretzinger, SUNY Poly
(518) 956-7359

Albany, NY – Furthering Governor Andrew Cuomo’s high-tech educational paradigm as it prepares New York State’s students for opportunities in growing industries such as nanotechnology, three school districts have received “Be the Change for Kids” Innovation Awards for their novel approaches to science, technology, engineering, and math-related (STEM) programs. The competition—now in its third consecutive year—is presented by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) and SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly).

“Governor Andrew Cuomo’s leadership continues to catalyze the rapid growth of New York State’s nanotechnology sector, resulting in powerful educational opportunities, such as those that stem from the ‘Be the Change for Kids’ Innovation Awards, that can directly meet the needs of New York’s innovation economy,” said SUNY Poly CEO and Officer in Charge Dr. Alain Kaloyeros. “We are once again delighted to partner with the New York State School Boards Association, and we congratulate this year’s honorees for their exciting, science-based programs and steadfast commitment to providing their students with the critical skills that are necessary for accessing high-tech opportunities across New York.”

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