Facilities

7/18/2013

7/18/2013
The push for healthier food in schools has taken a turn for the creative. Schools have met new U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements for lunches, and now it’s all about finding new foods and new ways to present them to students.
7/18/2013
Ballard Bus Inc., which declared bankruptcy in December, recently underwent a name and management change after being bought out by Chris Hamill of Roswell. The sale was finalized July 3, and the company is now operating under the name Valley Transportation, Hamill said.
7/18/2013
All three Arlington high schools have recently been rebuilt, but it appears they are already over capacity. Washington-Lee has seen its enrollment rise by 30 percent in the last six years, and this increase can be partially attributed to the abundance of transfers coming to the school for the International Baccalaureate diploma program.

7/17/2013

7/17/2013
In St. Paul, schools will pay about four times as much as they're accustomed to for food-service health permits.
7/17/2013
Thirty public schools impacted by superstorm Sandy will receive $4.5 million from the United Arab Emirates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday.
7/17/2013
With the nation's childhood obesity rate triple what it was 30 years ago for adolescents, expectations that schools will do more to help keep students healthy continue to rise.
7/17/2013
A northeast Iowa district is testing the Z-pass, new technology by Zonar that uses radio frequency identification to track when students get on and off a bus. A small card students carry passively records their entry and exit as they pass the scanner.

7/15/2013

7/15/2013
Public schools sell sometimes-unhealthy snacks and fatty alternatives to balanced, government-regulated lunches for a simple reason: They earn hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to an exclusive Poughkeepsie Journal review of financial documents and menus and interviews with food service managers.
7/15/2013
The current mess involving unaccredited school districts threatening to send bus-loads of children to school districts where they will be unwelcome is as much about the failure of our political system as it is the failure of our educational system.

7/11/2013

7/11/2013
The Iowa City school board will save its discussion on a highly anticipated facilities plan for another day, but people in an impassioned crowd made their opinions clear Tuesday night.
7/11/2013
Though the bodies have been taken to Fort Lewis College for further study, very little is known about the dead, and everyone from professors at FLC to Ignacio School District officials has been publicly keeping mum about the origin of the bodies, perhaps out of respect for Native American views of death and wariness of the might of the Southern Ute Tribe.
7/11/2013
The improvements are part of the construction of a middle school on the grounds of the old Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School satellite campus.

7/10/2013

7/10/2013
Representatives of the National Federation of State High School Associations, in Denver for its 94th summer meeting, announced Tuesday it will team with PlayOn! Sports to launch an all-digital national network by the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.
7/10/2013
Elementary and middle school principals from around the nation will put in sweat equity on Wed., July 10, to build an inclusive playground at a Baltimore elementary school during the National Association of Elementary School Principals’ (NAESP) fifth annual Community Service Day.

7/8/2013

7/8/2013
With a record number of school districts sinking into a deficit, and two possibly on their way to being dissolved, state Superintendent Mike Flanagan is urging drastic action—such as converting Michigan’s nearly 550 districts, 56 intermediate districts, and nearly 280 charter schools into countywide school districts.

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