Commercial Advertising in Schools

As school districts across the country grapple with slashed state education budgets, many are seeking alternative revenue streams. Lured by corporations eager to target an attractive youth market and ad agencies interested in profiting off of the commercialization of our education system, schools are increasingly allowing commercial advertising on their campuses.

These advertising programs often pitch unhealthy products to impressionable students, while promoting market rather than civic values.

Allowing advertising in schools promotes the exploitation of children and hinders schools from achieving their educational and child development mission. Corporate advertisers advance values that run counter to those schools stand for. Education should empower students to think critically and independently and to develop intellectual curiosity.

Sign the petition! Voice your opposition to commercial advertising in schools.

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News Releases

Public Citizen to Philadelphia City Council: Commercial Advertising in Schools Undermines Education
Public Citizen | December 3rd, 2013

Commercial Alert to Two New Jersey School Districts: Don't Allow Ads on School Buses
Robert Weissman and Elizabeth Ben-Ishai | October 10th, 2012

Commercial Alert to Anne Arundel Schools: Advertising in Schools is the Wrong Way to Raise Revenue
Robert Weissman and Elizabeth Ben-Ishai | August 1st, 2012

Commercial Alert to Poway, Calif., Schools: Advertising in Schools is the Wrong Way to Raise Revenue
Robert Weissman and Elizabeth Ben-Ishai | May 14th, 2012

Commercial Alert to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: Don't Allow Advertising on School Sites
Robert Weissman and Elizabeth Ben-Ishai | March 27th, 2012

Commercial Alert to California Senate: School Bus Advertising Is the Wrong Way to Raise Revenue
Robert Weissman and Elizabeth Ben-Ishai | March 1st, 2012

Commercial Alert to Parkland Schools: School Bus Advertising Is the Wrong Way to Raise Revenue
Robert Weissman and Elizabeth Ben-Ishai | February 28th, 2012

Report: Cash-Strapped Schools Raise Only Minimal Revenues Through In-School Advertising
Elizabeth Ben-Ishai | February 2nd, 2012

Commercial Alert to Kentucky Senate: School Bus Advertising Is the Wrong Way to Raise Revenue
Robert Weissman and Elizabeth Ben-Ishai | January 31st, 2012

Don't Allow Commercial Advertising in Schools, Commercial Alert Urges Rochester Public School Board
Robert Weissman and Elizabeth Ben-Ishai | December 19th, 2011

Don't Allow Commercial Advertising in Schools, Commercial Alert Urges Flagler County Schools
Robert Weissman and Elizabeth Ben-Ishai | December 7th, 2011

Commercial Alert Urges Lodi Unified School District not to Allow Commercial Advertising in Schools
Robert Weissman and Elizabeth Ben-Ishai | December 5th, 2011

Don't Allow Commercial Advertising in Schools, Commercial Alert Urges Douglas County School System
Robert Weissman and Elizabeth Ben-Ishai | November 17th, 2011

Don't Increase Commercial Advertising in Schools, Commercial Alert tells Miami-Dade School District
Robert Weissman and Elizabeth Ben-Ishai | November 14th, 2011

Commercial Alert Urges Broward County School District not to Proceed with Advertising Plans
Robert Weissman and Elizabeth Ben-Ishai | November 14th, 2011

Reject Dept. of Education’s School Advertising Plans, Commercial Alert tells Hawaii School Board
Robert Weissman and Elizabeth Ben-Ishai | November 14th, 2011

Commercial Alert Urges Upper Moreland School Board to Reconsider Selling Naming Rights
Robert Weissman and Elizabeth Ben-Ishai | November 14th, 2011

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Yuba City Unified ponders ads in school buses
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North Penn sets advertising policy
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Schools hoping to boost ad revenue
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Naming rights trickle down to high school level
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Local school districts hoping to sell school bus advertisements
David Levinsky | | August 31st, 2012

Orange board debates how to share naming-rights money
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Bloomingdale's BOE discusses law that allows advertisements on school buses
DEBORAH WALSH | | August 30th, 2012

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Nashua School District eyeing $100K in revenue from Stellos Stadium ads
DANIELLE CURTIS | Nashua Telegraph | August 27th, 2012

North Kitsap School District to look at advertising to supplement budget
Angela Dice | Kitsap Sun | August 27th, 2012

Giving Little Virginia Something to Sing About
Stuart Elliott | New York Times | August 22nd, 2012

Exeter schools to allow ads in athletic facilities
Becca Y. Gregg | Reading Eagle | August 22nd, 2012

Hatboro-Horsham adopts policy allowing advertising in schools
Kimberly Flanders | | August 21st, 2012

Hatboro-Horsham to vote on commercial sponsorships in schools
Kimberly Flanders | | August 21st, 2012

Our View: Schools should consider trade-offs on ads
Wasau Daily Herald | August 15th, 2012

Bloomingdale Considers Selling Ads on School Buses
Ariana Cohn-Sheehan | Tri-Boro Patch | August 15th, 2012

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Kristina Scala | South Jersey Sun News | August 13th, 2012

Merrill School District rejects Skyward's website proposal
Keith Uhlig | Wausau Daily Herald | August 10th, 2012

Advertising sparks Dallas schools debate
SARAH HITE | | August 7th, 2012

West Shore School District looking to make money through advertising
Erica Moffitt | CBS 21 News | August 7th, 2012

Ignoring commercials won't make them go away, or even keep them from being seen
Joey Kennedy | | August 7th, 2012

Marketing to kids could raise revenue
Rob McKenzie | Pocono Record | August 6th, 2012

Lake Nona High to sell naming rights to stadium for $100,000
Lauren Roth | Orlando Sentinel | July 31st, 2012

Easton Area School District considering selling advertising at Cottingham Stadium
Peter Panepinto | The Express-Times | July 30th, 2012

Anne Arundel schools looking for corporate sponsors
Tim Pratt | Capital Gazette | July 26th, 2012

School Bus Advertising Unhealthy for Children
Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity | July 24th, 2012

Lewiston approves sale of athletic naming rights
AP | | July 17th, 2012

In Vietnam, P&G Woos Hearts, Minds, and Schools
Lauren Coleman-Lochner | Bloomberg Businessweek | July 10th, 2012

Educational Information and Resource Center aims to make advertising on school buses easier
Rebecca Forand | Gloucester County Times | June 27th, 2012

Plan to sell school naming rights in Newton hits a snag
Deirdre Fernandes | | June 25th, 2012

Seattle School Board votes to allow ads at stadiums, on calendars
Dana Rebik | q13fox | June 21st, 2012

Allowing limited advertising will support extracurricular activities for Seattle students
Dexter Tang | Seattle Times | June 20th, 2012

Newton urged to seek bids for naming rights campaign
Deirdre Fernandes | | June 11th, 2012

Fenton High School looking at boosting corporate sponsorship of athletics
Sarah Wojcik | MLive | June 7th, 2012

Taxpayers foot bill for TV marketing
Jim Metrock | Montgomery Adviser | June 6th, 2012

Twin Rivers Looking To Advertise At School Sites
CBS 13 | June 5th, 2012

Ads on buses to earn money
Evan Bevins | Marietta Times | June 4th, 2012

Advertising in schools becoming more common
Trevor Hughes | USAToday | June 4th, 2012

Maryville Schools suspends stadium advertising plans
Matthew Stewart | The Daily Times | May 22nd, 2012

Tawny Maya McCray | San Diego Union Tribune | May 21st, 2012

Spotlight on name campaign
Deirdre Fernandes | Boston Globe | May 21st, 2012

PlainsCapital Bank donates millions to LISD, gets naming rights to sports complex
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal | May 18th, 2012

Frito-Lay Donates $90,000 to Texas High School Sports Programs
Frito-Lay North American Press Release | Sacramento Bee | May 17th, 2012

Seattle School Board OKs bus-plan revamp, new leader at meeting
Brian M. Rosenthal | Seattle Times | May 17th, 2012

Phoenix-area companies take on role as class sponsors
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Poway Schools Foundation Considering Corporate Sponsorships
Kyla Calvert | KPBS | May 16th, 2012

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Brian M. Rosenthal | Seattle Times | May 16th, 2012

Mo. Senate panel stops bill that would have allowed advertisements on school buses
Associated Press | The Republic | May 16th, 2012

Committee recommends allowing corporate naming rights at New Trier
John Hutson | Trib Local | May 14th, 2012

Advertisements in schools could save music, art classes
Jerry Hume | 13 News | May 14th, 2012

PUSD Foundation pushes corporate sponsorship in schools
Emily Sorenson | Pomerado News | May 9th, 2012

Stroudsburg and School Advertising Possibilities
Advertisement Journal | May 9th, 2012

School board supports hearing for in-school ads
Mackenzie Ryan | Florida Today | May 9th, 2012

Ronald McDonald: Healthy Food Adviser? Schools Get $1,000 for Allowing the Clown to Pitch to Kids
ALAN FARNHAM | ABC News | May 8th, 2012

St. Francis School District Reevaluates Ad Program
Jennie Olson | KSTP TV | May 8th, 2012

Stroudsburg considers advertising inside school buses
Christina Tatu | Pocono Record | May 8th, 2012

Bus advertising not best option for funding schools
Kevin Wilson | The Joplin Globe | May 7th, 2012

Naming rights campaign sparks series of questions
Deirdre Fernandes | Boston Globe | May 7th, 2012

Dade Schools Adopting New Business Models
Cynthia Demos | CBS Miami | May 2nd, 2012

Naming could be cash cow
Deirdre Fernandes | | April 30th, 2012

Huff's School Bus Ad Bill Dies in Committee
Melanie C. Johnson | Monrovia Patch | April 30th, 2012

Missouri Bill to Allow School Bus Ads Amended to Include Seat-Belt Mandate
Michelle Fisher | School Transportation News | April 25th, 2012

Jordan School District unveils buses with ads
Benjamin Wood | | April 25th, 2012

Mat-Ab looks at in-school ads as revenue source
NICOLE ANTONUCCI | Independent | April 25th, 2012

More Colorado districts on board with school-bus ads
Yesenia Robles | The Denver Post | April 18th, 2012

School bus advertising posed by Lamar legislator
Kelsey Ryan | The Joplin Globe | April 18th, 2012

School district's ad plan stymied
Kate Wilcox | Reading Eagle | April 18th, 2012

Committee recommends allowing ads in North Penn schools
LINDA STEIN | Montgomery News | April 18th, 2012

St. Paul school board allows more advertising in buildings, on website
Mila Koumpilova | | April 18th, 2012

School board to put advertisements in Seminole County schools
WFTV | April 13th, 2012

Some schools look to advertising to supplement revenue
WGAL | April 13th, 2012

North Penn School District uses instant polling via text
LINDA STEIN | The Reporter | April 12th, 2012

Seminole schools to sell ads, sponsorships to raise money
Dave Weber | Orlando Sentinel | April 11th, 2012

WSFCS Wants To Allow Advertising In Schools To Generate Money
Faith Abubey | WFMY News 2 | April 11th, 2012

Missouri House passes school bus ad bill
Elizabeth Crisp | STLToday | April 5th, 2012

Cheltenham considers advertising in schools
Caitlin Burns | Montgomery Media | April 2nd, 2012

Ads on buses, buildings boost revenue for cash-strapped Dallas-area schools
Jessica Meyers | Dallas Morning News | April 2nd, 2012

Phoenixville Area School District explores advertising opportunities
Frank Otto | The Mercury | March 30th, 2012

Irving ISD Wooing Corporate Advertisers For Schools
CBS | March 29th, 2012

Bowie Co. schools get on board with school bus ads
Carolyn Roy | KSLA | March 29th, 2012

The Right to Sell Kids Junk
Mark Bittman | The New York Times | March 28th, 2012

WSFCS Considering Allowing Ads On Building, Walls To Generate Money | March 28th, 2012

Forsyth County schools may look to advertisers for funding help
TRAVIS FAIN | Winston-Salem Journal | March 19th, 2012

Glenbrook District 225 eyes stadium ads as revenue source
Todd Shields | Glenview Announcements | March 14th, 2012

Naming Rights to High School Field May Be Sold
Ariana Cohn-Sheehan | Montville Patch | March 14th, 2012

Bethlehem schools may sell ads on district property
Steve Esack | The Morning Call | March 14th, 2012

CMT is latest to seek naming rights deal at McGavock High
Julie Hubbard | The Tennessean | March 13th, 2012

Marketing and advertising that respects children's rights
Guy Shrubsole | The Guardian | March 12th, 2012

West Milford school district revives advertising discussion
DAVID M. ZIMMER | North | March 8th, 2012

Junk food ads prevalent in Maine high schools despite ban, study finds
Jackie Farwell | Bangor Daily News | March 7th, 2012

SD2 board talks signage policy and superintendent search
Rob Rodgers | Billings Gazette | March 6th, 2012

School buses will become rolling billboards
Shirley Jinkins | Colleyville Courier | March 6th, 2012

Upper Moreland School Board approves advertising in buses
Mark D. Marotta | Montgomery Media | March 5th, 2012

Coke-built playgrounds stirs obesity debate
Julie Deardorff and Chicago Tribune | Washington Post | March 5th, 2012

Across the country, school advertising seen to boost education budget - but at what cost?
Nina Terrero | NBC Latino | March 2nd, 2012

Maryville Schools: Synthetic turf ‘makes a whole lot of sense’
Matthew Stewart | The Daily Times | March 2nd, 2012

School bus advertising measure clears House
Ashley A. Smith and Dayna Harpster | | March 1st, 2012

GOP Senate leader proposes funding fix: School-bus advertising
Michael J. Mishak | Los Angeles Times | March 1st, 2012

Let's resist urge to sell out school buses, nature trails for cash
Beth Kassab | Orlando Sentinel | February 28th, 2012

Your Name Here: Little Silver Schools Look to Sell Space to Advertisers
Amy Byrnes | Little Silver-Oceanport Patch | February 28th, 2012

Springfield School Board discusses policy on naming district assets
Susan L. Serbin | Delaware News Network | February 28th, 2012

Manatee district ponders creative ideas for revenue generation
CHRISTINE HAWES | Bradenton Herald | February 27th, 2012

California measure would allow ads on public school buses
Jim Sanders | Capitol Alert | February 27th, 2012

Upper Moreland School Board considers advertising in buses
Mark D. Marotta | Montgomery News | February 24th, 2012

WCASD Discusses Advertising
Jake Speicher | West Chester Patch | February 22nd, 2012

District approves ads for school bus interior
Emily Thiel | WFMZ News | February 22nd, 2012

How Far Should School Facility Advertising Go in Brick?
Daniel Nee | Brick Patch | February 21st, 2012

New Guidelines Planned on School Vending Machines
RON NIXON | The New York Times | February 21st, 2012

West York schools might partner in advertising
WENDY L. GARMAN | The York Dispatch | February 20th, 2012

Athletic programs eye new options for ad space
Eric Stock | WJBC | February 20th, 2012

Seeking Money, Texas Schools Turn to Advertisements
Morgan Smith | The New York Times | February 17th, 2012

Jordan School District moves closer to selling school bus ads
Rosemary Winters | The Salt Lake Tribune | February 16th, 2012

Ads could help fund new artificial turf fields at Glenbrook schools
Jeff Danna | TribLocal | February 10th, 2012

Your High School's Football Field Just Became Ad Space
Bob Cook | Forbes | February 10th, 2012

Dearborn Schools Evaluate District Advertising Policy
Molly Tippen | Dearborn Patch | February 7th, 2012

Parents, educators at odds over school bus ads
Jason Hibbs | Local WPSD | February 7th, 2012

Manatee school board to explore corporate sponsors
CHRISTINE HAWES | Bradenton Herald | February 7th, 2012

New Missouri Bill Would Allow Advertisements On School Buses
CBS St. Louis | February 6th, 2012

DN Editorial: Your ad here?
Editorial | Philadelphia Daily News | February 6th, 2012

Is advertising coming to Philly school buses?
John Rawlins | | February 3rd, 2012

Lawmakers may approve advertising on school buses
WFTV | February 2nd, 2012

Advertising inches forward in Dearborn Schools
Katie Hetrick | Press & Guide | January 31st, 2012

Thumb down: Florida lawmakers should reject proposal to sell naming rights for school cafeterias, ad
Editorial | TCPalm | January 30th, 2012

Kaneland schools to consider stadium advertising banners as revenue source
Linda Girardi | The Beacon-News | January 30th, 2012

Missouri: Area District Considers School Bus Ads
KMBC | January 27th, 2012

School bus ads traveling through House
Dara Kam | The Palm Beach Post | January 26th, 2012

Phillipsburg School District to display corporate advertisements in schools
David Foster | Lehigh Valley Live | January 24th, 2012

South San latest to allow ads on buses
Francisco Vara-Orta | My SA | January 23rd, 2012

School Bus Ads Could Help Struggling Districts
abc RTV6 | January 23rd, 2012

New Trier to discuss naming rights, advertising
John P. Huston | Trib Local | January 19th, 2012

Ky. House OKs Advertising On School Buses
Associated Press | WLWT | January 19th, 2012

Plan for ads on Parkland buses stalls
Marion Callahan | The Parkland News | January 18th, 2012

Parkland looks to allow advertising on school buses
Marion Callahan | The Parkland News | January 17th, 2012

Superintendents are skeptical of proposed school bus ads bill
ANGIE HATTON | Murray Ledger & Times | January 17th, 2012

Get-rich schemes not schools' funding key
Editorial | Orlando Sentinel | January 17th, 2012

School bus ads talk alive again in Frankfort
Connie Leonard | Wave 3 | January 11th, 2012

Fla. school bus ad bill narrowly gets panel's nod
Associated Press | Miami Herald | January 9th, 2012

Selling naming rights to a public school cafeteria, a good idea?
Isabel Mascarenas | 10 News Tampa | January 9th, 2012

Florida Lawmakers Considering Allowing Advertisements on School Buses
Associated Press | December 23rd, 2011

Mendon, Upton look into ads to help budget woes Read more: Mendon, Upton look into ads to help budg
Morgan Rousseau | | December 21st, 2011

Palm Beach County schools may sell ads for revenue
Marc Freeman | Orlando Sentinel | December 19th, 2011

School board loosens the reins on advertising
Matthew Stolle | December 14th, 2011

Junk food may be returning to school vending machines in Seattle
Brian M. Rosenthal | Seattle Times | December 12th, 2011

School Board to Consider Corporate Advertising in Schools
Stan Zimmerman | Bradenton Patch | December 12th, 2011

Students sell bus ads to fund classroom technology
Jennifer Eastot | The Tennessean | December 9th, 2011

Task Force Presents Findings
Jake Speicher | West Chester Patch | December 8th, 2011

LCUSD board approves naming policy for school facilities based on financial gifts
Megan O’Neil | La Cañada Valley Sun | December 8th, 2011

Keep permanance, dignity with naming schools
Editorial | Austin Post-Bulletin | December 8th, 2011

Flagler weighs ad sales on district website, fields to recoup school funding
Annie Martin | The Dayton Beach News-Journal | December 7th, 2011

Flagler school officials may seek help from ad sales
ANNIE MARTIN | The Dayton Beach News-Journal | December 5th, 2011

South Redford district considers advertising partnership
Larry Ruehlen | Observer and Eccentric | December 5th, 2011

The NEW three "R's" - reading, writing and ad revenues
The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann | December 5th, 2011

Bill Allowing School Bus Advertising Will Be Reintroduced
Mark Schieldrop | Cranston Patch | December 2nd, 2011

Should schools, cities and landmarks be selling ad space?
Patt Morrison Show | KPCC | December 2nd, 2011

Brooklyn School Is Contest Finalist, But Experts Question Corporate Motives
Lindsey Christ | NY1 | December 2nd, 2011

Revere school board approves contract for website ads
Kathleen Folkerth | | December 2nd, 2011

St. Mary’s high schools may allow advertising signs on athletic fields
JESSE YEATMAN | South Maryland News Online | December 1st, 2011

City Supports Selling Ads on School Buses
Mark Schieldrop | Cranston Patch | November 29th, 2011

Students Hawk Goods on Campus as Officials Weigh Their Response
Lacey Johnson | The Chronicle of Higher Education | November 29th, 2011

Ga. school district looks at ads to make money
DORIE TURNER | Atlanta Journal-Constitution | November 28th, 2011

Get Schooled: Should schools sell advertising space and sponsorships to raise money?
Maureen Downey | AJC Get Schooled Blog | November 28th, 2011

Consumer group criticizes Miami-Dade advertising plan for schools
Laura Isensee | Miami Herald | November 28th, 2011

Scoreboard gives Tigard High School a way to make money
Geoff Pursinger | The Tigard Times | November 17th, 2011

Is school districts giving property naming rights to businesses a new trend?
Jenni Joyce | CBS21 News | November 17th, 2011

Ads look good to Lodi Unified
Keith Reid | | November 16th, 2011

Troy looks into alternative funding sources
ERIC HRIN | | November 16th, 2011

Advertisements on report cards? Unfortunately, yes
Valerie Strauss | Washington Post | November 15th, 2011

Australia: State schools aim at quick buck by slipping advertising leaflets to students
Kathleen Donaghey | The Sunday Mail | November 14th, 2011

District to place ad on report cards
Lori Obert | 9news | November 14th, 2011

Fate Of Scoreboard And Other Schools Ads Unclear
Ellyn Santiago | Stonington-Mystic Patch Bree Shirvell | November 14th, 2011

Douglas Schools Eyeing Advertising, Sponsorships
Ethan Fowler | Powder Springs-Lithia Springs Patch | November 9th, 2011

Schools could begin putting ads on their websites
MARK RANZENBERGER | Morning Sun | November 9th, 2011

Schools no place for product placement
Editorial | Honolulu Star Advertiser | November 8th, 2011

Corporate sponsorship in schools can harm students, experts say
Joanna Lin | California Watch | November 8th, 2011

Soda Bans in Schools Have Limited Impact
ANAHAD O'CONNOR | The New York Times | November 8th, 2011

The Educational Cost of Schoolhouse Commercialism
Alex Molnar, Faith Boninger, Joseph Fogarty | National Education Policy Center | November 7th, 2011

Superintendent's View: Funding Extracurricular Activities
Chris Belcher | Columbia Business Times | November 3rd, 2011

Cash-strapped schools look to fund arts programs through online competitions
DIANE D’AMICO | Press of Atlantic City | November 3rd, 2011

Ads in Rochester schools would be a disservice to our children
Paul Scott | Post Bulletin | November 2nd, 2011

Officials talking about in-school advertising
Jennifer Hetrick | | November 2nd, 2011

Flagler officials ponder selling ads on school property
Annie Sims | The Dayton Beach News-Journal | November 1st, 2011

District Selling In-School and Online Ad Space
Deena DiBacco | Collingswood Patch | October 27th, 2011

Barbara Clark: Advertising isn't answer to budget woes
Barbara Clark | | October 26th, 2011

Tight budgets make advertising sales a more tempting option for schools
Helmut Schmidt | Inforum | October 24th, 2011

Utah school district first to sell bus ads
JOSH LOFTIN | The Washington Examiner | October 24th, 2011

Slippery slope
Editorial | Miami Herald | October 21st, 2011

Parkland Considers Placing Ads Inside School Buses
Mary Ellen Alu | Upper Macungie Patch | October 21st, 2011

Miami-Dade school district close to major advertising program
LAURA ISENSEE | Miami Herald | October 20th, 2011

MHS Store? Advertising? Rental Of Gyms? School Board Ponders Revenue Generation Ideas
Shelley Emling | Montclair Patch | October 18th, 2011

To balance budgets, schools allow ads
Dan Hardy | Philadelphia Inquirer | October 17th, 2011

Metro gyms, fields may see commercial ads
Julie Hubbard | The Tennessean | October 14th, 2011

Glenbard Dist. 87 considers ads on high school scoreboards
Christopher Placek | Daily Herald | October 13th, 2011

School Districts Across the Southeast US Region Look to School Sports Media, LLC to Save High School
MarketWatch | October 12th, 2011

Washoe schools vote to seek proposals for advertising revenue
Michael Martinez | | October 12th, 2011

Channel One Promotes "Not Safe For School" Pics in Schools
Josh Golin | Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood | October 8th, 2011

Your (Corporate) Name Goes Here: School Board Sell Outs are on the Rise
Elizabeth Ben-Ishai, Commercial Alert | Citizen Vox Blog | October 7th, 2011

Paid Advertisements Coming To School Web Sites
George Morse | | October 7th, 2011

Gloucester sells stadium’s name
Akilah Johnson | | October 3rd, 2011

External Links

The Commercialism in Education Research Unit

California Project Lean's "Captive Kids: Selling Obesity at Schools"
An ACTION GUIDE to Stop the Marketing of Unhealthy Foods and Beverages in School