Facilities

11/18/2013

11/18/2013

Dallas ISD is exploring ways to reopen several schools that were closed over the past two years in a cost-saving move.

11/18/2013

When Portland Public Schools leaders agreed to sell Washington High School last month, the deal represented an exception rather than the rule in the way Oregon’s largest district deals with shuttered campuses.

10/30/2013

10/30/2013

With the swipe of a bus pass, Denver Public Schools students are answering the often-asked parent question, “Did my child get on the bus today?” Denver joins other districts in Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, and North Carolina trying to improve safety by using a system that tracks when and where students get on and off buses.

10/9/2013

10/9/2013

Boston officials lashed out at a surprise strike yesterday morning by the city’s school bus drivers that affected more than 30,000 students, saying it was illegal and the city would take legal action against the drivers’ union and seek disciplinary action against drivers who participated.

10/8/2013

10/8/2013

After receiving complaints from students that the new all-beef burger patties did not look or taste “right,” the Fairfax County public schools system returned to additive-filled burgers.

10/7/2013

10/7/2013

The Minneapolis Public School District is expected to grow by more than 3,000 kids over the next five years.

10/3/2013

10/3/2013

It's been in the works for a while, but as the town prepares for the bulk of construction as part of phase II of the Berlin High School renovation project, officials have finally had a chance to slow down a celebrate a bit.

10/3/2013

The school was badly damaged during Hurricane Katrina and has since been rebuilt, but without the arts building. The construction cost the school district $16.4 million; the extra wing would have raised the price to about $18 million.

10/2/2013

10/2/2013

Boston’s proposal to construct a shared building for Boston Arts Academy and the Upper Quincy School near Chinatown could go down as the most expensive public school project ever in Massachusetts, with initial estimates exceeding $261 million.

10/2/2013

David Moody and Rodrigo Farias stood on a scaffold, measuring meticulously, because it all had to fit just right. The two high school seniors had each studied solar panels for more than two years, but this was the first time they’d ever climbed on to a roof to install one.

9/26/2013

9/26/2013

Oklahoma City Public Schools continues to build new construction projects without a plan for a tornado safe room.

9/26/2013

Portland's Franklin and Grant high schools would be large enough to hold about 16 percent more students than initially planned under a new construction proposal from Portland Public Schools officials.

9/26/2013

During a special meeting of the Board of Education to discuss several proposals already on the table, Moss added another plan to the mix -- one that would redraw attendance zones across the district to balance enrollment numbers and racial composition among the county's schools.

9/26/2013

In this school year’s official head count, which took place that day, Hispanic students outnumbered any two other ethnicities combined in the Clark County School District. Their numbers are rising at twice the rate that the Caucasian student population is declining.

9/25/2013

9/25/2013

Ninth-graders at Scott’s Branch High School in South Carolina began the challenge of designing a poetry cafe by doing something expected in the business world but not so much in the classroom. They signed a contract obligating team members to complete certain tasks and established the team’s process for agreeing on the project’s details, including decorations for the cafe and what food to serve.

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