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Transform Schools, Recruit Excellent Teachers, Energize Students

I suggest you look at ways to transform the education system by increasing the quality of the teachers and reducing class sizes. Encourage smaller administrative staffs and larger teaching staffs. Encourage talented young people to serve as teachers. Creating successful and energized children in school should be a top priority for America. It is happening in certain classrooms today--build on this success.

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Department of the Interior

Classrooms in Nature

I suggest you create a partnership between schools, school bus companies and National Parks to transport school children to visit their National Parks for a multiple day learning experience at least once per school year. This will provide the children with an opportunity to learn about nature and American history as well as get excercise in a park setting. The cost benefits will be long term in that these children will ...more »

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Department of Energy

Shining a Light on Energy Production

Turn large numbers of exposed roofs on public buildings, such as schools, libraries, etc... into solar energy farms to generate electricity for use in their missions to educate our children and the community, while providing the national grid with any energy produced beyond their requirements.

 

This concept works in harmony with several national education standards and opportunities for citizen scientist engagement.

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Department of Education

Donate surplus government property to schools

Agencies throw away, recycle, and otherwise surplus supplies that schools would be happy to receive. One example is the hundreds or thousands of three-ring binders that many contracting offices receive each year from contractors competing for contracts. These binders could be donated to schools, reducing the schools' costs for this supply. Another example is contractor-acquired property that must be disposed of at ...more »

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