Hospitals, schools, military, commercial and retail facilities often require openings that need increased monitoring, extra protection against theft or vandalism, or unique safety and notification solutions.
Glastonbury (Conn.) Public Schools is the latest district to roll out a plan to provide iPads to its 2,200 high school students—and it is only the first step to significantly reduce textbook costs and focus on providing a 21st-century learning environment for its students.
The tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo. in May 2011 killed more than 150 people, demolished thousands of homes and businesses, and damaged or destroyed 10 public schools. To encourage students to discuss their feelings, the Joplin School District partnered with a local mental health center to offer students a free, 24-hour communication tool that allows them to confidentially reach out for help.
Due to a lack of adequate school funding, teachers nationwide spend an average of $350 of their own money each year to pay for basic classroom materials, totaling $1.3 billion annually. Fuel Your School is dedicated to helping end that practice, at least for science.
Since 1990, the Lees Summit (Mo.) School District has worked with 250 local business partners, including corporations that send experts to the high school’s marketing classes and local banks that deploy volunteers to help teach math in elementary classrooms.
A new United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant designed to help schools respond to the growing demand for locally-sourced foods and to increase opportunities for local producers and food businesses will make it easier for area farmers to supply thousands of students in northern Michigan with fresh, locally-grown produce.
Paterson’s schools would be entitled to $29 million less in state aid under funding changes proposed by the Christie administration, according to a report by the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services (OLS).
Reviews of the teacher contract negotiation process, school district administrative structures, purchasing policies and state obligations on school construction bonds are among a dozen recommendations from the Governor’s School Efficiency Task Force.
After months of negotiations, the Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers union have reached a compromise that will now use a controversial multifactor system to evaluate teacher performance.
“Traffic accidents are the No. 1 cause of death among young adults,” according to information provided by Sabrina Pritchett-Evans, a State Farm Insurance agent in Kalamazoo, and the mother of a young man who will graduate this spring from Kalamazoo Central High School.
A 5-year-old kindergartner who told classmates she was going to shoot them, and then herself, with her pink gun that shoots bubbles, was grilled for three hours by school officials without her mother’s knowledge, and then suspended.