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Place-based education may sound like a neat concept, but does it work? How do teachers, struggling to meet state standards and the test-based rigors of modern education, justify place-based education to administrators, or vice versa? What do students and teachers actually gain? And how do you create high quality professional development opportunities, programs or curriculum?

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Living on Earth Radio

High School students research local environmental issues and produce radio programs to be broadcast on National Public Radio's "Living on Earth" show. Students interview local officials, experts, and citizens, and are trained to translate scientific evidence into "newsworthy stories" that inform the general public about local and global environmental issues.

Contoocook Valley Regional High School
Peterborough, NH


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