Academy Named Green Ribbon School
Originally featured in HaGesher, American Hebrew Academy's Monthly Newsletter
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, together with White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, announced this month that the American Hebrew Academy has been named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School for its leadership in the integration of environmentalism and sustainability on campus and in its curriculum. The Academy is among only 78 schools in 29 states receiving the first-ever awards and the only Jewish school to be so honored.
"Science and environmental education play a central role in providing children with a well-rounded education that prepares them for the jobs of the future," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "Green Ribbon Schools demonstrate compelling examples of the ways schools can expand their coursework while also helping children build real world skill sets, cut school costs, and provide healthy learning environments."