On September 16 and 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education led federal, state, and local officials and stakeholders on a tour of five California schools selected as U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS). The tour highlighted facilities best practices and the schools' achievement in the Three Pillars.
The California leg of the national tour included stops at 2013 selectees Journey School and Charles Evans Hughes Middle School, and 2012 selectees Environmental Charter High School, Grand View Elementary School, and Longfellow Elementary School.
Highlights of the tour can be found on the ED Homeroom Blog and at the news media links below:
Federal education officials visit Journey School (Orange County Register)
U.S. officials visiting "green" South Bay schools (Daily Breeze)
U.S. Education Department officials to visit Long Beach schools (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
Long Beach schools' recycling efforts draw federal attention (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
Two Long Beach Schools Getting Visit From Schools Officials (Long Beach Patch)