Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:30pm
Preschoolers can be smarter than college students at figuring out how unusual toys and gadgets work because they're more flexible and less biased than adults in their ideas about cause and effect, according to new research.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:16pm
The board voted to close Lower Milford Elementary School in several years and demolish Hopewell Elementary School. The district would then build a 57,000-square-foot school on the Hopewell property. The plan will cost $17.75 million with no set timeline.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:00pm
The Jasper County School District has initiated litigation concerning the design and construction of specific elements of two school sites. After investigating the cause of sinkholes, defects in the construction of the underground storm water system have been identified.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 8:50pm
New Jersey voters in 11 of 13 school districts with bond referendums this week approved $116.1 million of construction. The largest project, out of a total of $180 million proposed, failed. Voters in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District rejected $37 million in renovations to three schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 4:27pm
Irving Burton Associates’ In Case of Crisis released its new 3.0 version in four editions–Corporate, Education, Hospitality and Government. The mobile emergency management product is available as an iOS and Android app and now includes incident reporting capabilities and a host of new data security features.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 4:02pm
Hypersign's digital signage software will soon be integrated into PowerSchool's Environment from Pearson. This will allow users to manage Hypersign within Powerschool itself.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 4:01pm
Students at Frazier International Magnet School in Chicago were treated to a fresh-painted gymnasium, classrooms and hallways thanks to School Makeover, a national charity team-building program that equips groups of 500 to 1,000 people to make over a local school in two hours.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:53pm
The town of Hopkinton, Mass., has served as the starting point for Boston Marathon since 1924. Now, Hopkinton Middle School is incorporating the town’s historical connection with the iconic race into a new curriculum called “Desire to Inspire.”
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:48pm
Third-grade students from five Colquitt Elementary Schools are doing something different with PE. Thanks to the “Action Packed Family” program, these kids are learning how to fight obesity by eating healthy and staying active.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:33pm
Urban school systems need something individualized and intensive as a safety net to help prevent students who start falling behind from falling completely through the cracks. But there is also a larger lesson here that it is not too late to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds even once they reach adolescence.