Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 9:11am
In 2010, a building condition study showed that Yonkers (N.Y.) Public Schools needed $480 million for capital improvements to existing school buildings, while new schools needed to be built given an expected enrollment increase of 3,000 by 2020, for a total of $1.2 billion.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 9:09am
Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski went door to door to drum up voter support for a new high school in the Franklin (Mass.) Public Schools. Sabolinski visited local coffee shops to tell community members they also would get to use the new high school gym, walking track, theater and library.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 9:05am
Record lows in student enrollment and staggering budget cuts have forced some of the nation’s largest districts to close schools, a disruption that has often interfered with classroom instruction.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 3:04pm
Two kindergarten classes are speaking Spanish throughout most of their days in a successful opt-in, dual-language program in the Tigard-Tualatin (Ore.) School District.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:59pm
Four students in Maine had the unique chance to study organisms on their shoreline this past year to help contribute research to a new chemical bond discovery that Vanderbilt University researchers made three years ago.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:56pm
With more than 30 years of education experience, Joseph Lopez brought grant money and state funding to help grow student achievement at El Paso ISD.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:53pm
This past school year has been a little less hectic for busy juniors and seniors at Hempfield High School, thanks to a new, unique online course-sharing initiative.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:42pm
Education and business leaders, the press, and the president have all called for increased emphasis on STEM in K12 schools. “Next Generation Science Standards” are a response to those priorities.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:32pm
Districts are trading print for digital textbooks, with 22 states making significant digital content policy changes in recent years—altering the definition of a textbook and encouraging flexible funding.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:29pm
Cloud computing is taking K12 by storm with fully 90 percent of K12 institutions relying on or implementing cloud technology in 2012, according to the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).