Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 8:55am
In his ongoing effort to make New York City a technological powerhouse, Mayor Michael Bloomberg today revealed the 20 middle and high schools selected for the city’s new Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) program. As part of the program, the schools will get “comprehensive computer science and software engineering curriculum” for around 1,000 students. The program will launch this September and is expected to grow to 3,500 students by 2016.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 2:49pm
The Washington state Senate voted unanimously Monday to authorize $544 million in bonds for school construction projects, including $10 million for security upgrades spurred by the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 1:29pm
The public school district that serves Stockton, California, which became the biggest U.S. city to enter bankruptcy in June, plans to issue $45 million in debt as soon as next week in its first sale since the municipality sought Chapter 9 protection.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 3:12pm
Three southwest-area high schools could receive new buildings and another could get substantial renovations if voters approve a Houston school district bond package to go before voters in November.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:42pm
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission moved Monday to borrow $300 million to bridge a massive deficit, emphasizing the bond deal will probably be the district's last for several years. In a brief, sober meeting, the commission approved a tough five-year financial plan for the district as a prelude to the bond sale to cover a deficit of more than $200 million in the current $2.5 billion budget, as well as a shortfall anticipated in the fiscal year that begins next July 1.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Wed, 08/08/2012 - 3:39pm
It’s being called a loan not even a subprime lender would make.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 07/15/2012 - 3:18pm
Houston voters may face a dizzying array of decisions in November as the city, school district and community college system seek authority to borrow more than $2 billion for construction work.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 5:54pm
The state attorney general has been asked to investigate allegations that Sunnyside High School athletes were told to report for a weekend practice, in uniform, then directed to pass out literature in support of the district's upcoming bond and override election.