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School Safety

Colorado School Safety Committee Propose 5 Bills for 2020 Legislature

The bills drafted by the bipartisan committee stayed away from controversial ideas like arming teachers and instead focused on student mental health and safety training.

Nebraska SD Scan Student Fingerprints for School Lunch

Elementary and middle school students in a Nebraska district now can pay for lunch with a touch of their finger instead of carrying a lunch card or remembering a PIN.

New School Construction

NY Officials Break Ground on Staten Island School

The school is expected to serve more than 750 students in Pre-K through fifth grade when it opens in the 2022-2023 school year.

New School Construction

New Missouri Elementary Features Collaborative Spaces for Each Grade Level

The new, two-story elementary school will replace South Point Elementary and is funded by Prop S, a $26 million bond issue approved in April.



Safety & Security

Beaumont ISD Implements AI Program to Prevent Violence and Suicide

The Texas school district approved a contract with Gaggle, a software company that scans student emails and files stored on school-issued Google or Microsoft accounts.

New School Construction

New Construction for Growing Mountain View Student Population

The new construction, funded by a $295-million bond measure passed last year, will accommodate the California district’s rapidly growing student population.

Over the summer, Olathe West High School added solar panels over two picnic tables where students can charge their phones and laptops.

Sustainable Schools

Solar Panels Installed to Charge Student Cell Phones

Over the summer, Olathe West High School added solar panels over two picnic tables where students can charge their phones and laptops.

The $15 million building renovation was part of Mayor Walsh’s $2.08 billion Imagine Boston Capital Plan. It was the final phase of an overall $33 million project to two Eliot school buildings.

New School Construction

Innovative Boston School Officially Opens in North End

The $15 million building renovation was part of Mayor Walsh’s $2.08 billion Imagine Boston Capital Plan. It was the final phase of an overall $33 million project to two Eliot school buildings.

Cybersecurity

Pennsylvania School District Hacked By Their Own Students

The students got “teacher-level access” to systems and hacked the system to obtain home addresses, in addition to GPAs, SAT scores, phone numbers and other private information about every student in the district.

STEM & STEAM

Encinitas Middle School's STEM Building Nearly Complete

Diegueño Middle School in Encinitas, California will soon have a new classroom building with ample space for hands-on STEM learning.

New School Construction

New Texas High School Faces Rising Construction Costs

Construction on Frisco ISD’s newest high school began this summer amidst rising costs of building materials and labor shortages.

New Software

Montgomery Public Schools Consider New Software to Track Graduation

Montgomery Public Schools is considering HiEd, a software program that allows high school students and counselors to track the student’s progress toward graduation.

School Safety & Security

South Dakota Receives $2 Million for School Security

South Dakota received three grants totaling $2 million to help school districts prevent and address threats of violence.

Green Schools

Department of Education Honors Green Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education recently honored 35 schools, 14 districts and four post-secondary institutions for their focus on the environment.