Neb. social studies teacher turns trash into teachable moment

01/24/2013 | Beatrice Daily Sun (Neb.)

Beatrice Middle School social studies teacher Mike Policky, of Beatrice, Neb., and his students are committed to recycling. Policky bought 16 big blue recycling barrels with the help of a $1,500 grant that requires a weigh measurement of how much paper the school recycled during the first six months. "When you start giving the students numbers, they see that they are making a difference, and what we are doing is important," said Policky, whose students last month recycled 955 pounds of paper.

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