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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.



School Safety

Minnesota Schools Secure Entrances with State Safety Grants

Here’s a brief look at how Minnesota schools used $25 million state safety grants awarded last fall.

STEM & STEAM

Milwaukee School Opens New STEM Center

Cass Street School, a K4-8 school in Milwaukee, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 3 to debut their new STEM Center.

IoT Solution

HSB Launches New IoT Solution for Schools

Hartford Steam Boiler, part of Munich Re, announced a new customized IoT solution for schools to protect buildings and equipment against water leaks, freezing pipes, mold and perishable goods spoilage.

A new survey by Corgan, a global architecture and design firm, takes a look at how school design impacts teacher happiness and effectiveness in the workplace.

Learning Spaces

School Design Impacts Teacher Happiness and Effectiveness, New Research Finds

Nearly all teachers surveyed (98%) say that a well-designed classroom makes teaching more enjoyable.

Software

Oregon SD Improves Attendance with Help from Software

Grants Pass School District 7 has improved absenteeism within the last two years with the help of a software program that tracks enrollment and notifies parents of absences.

Contest

Nominate Your Favorite Custodian for "Custodians Are Key" Contest

Tennant Company announced the launch of Custodians Are Key, a contest to recognize the work of K-12 custodians around the country and honors them and their school with a $15,000 prize. The contest started on Sept. 9 and will run until May 6, 2020.  

STEM & STEAM

Dayton Elementary Opens New Makerspace

The Dayton Elementary makerspace features 3D printers, two Dobot Magician robotic arms from STEM Education Works and SDI Innovations, a green screen and robotic balls called Sphero.

Infrastructure Solutions

King William County Public Schools Projected to Save Millions in Operating Costs

Through ABM’s Energy Performance Contracting program, the customized solution is projected to save the school district close to $5 million in energy and operating costs over a 15-year period.

The 66,000 square-foot campus will feature 26 classrooms, a space for students enrolled in the district’s Therapeutic Learning Program, administrative offices, a multipurpose cafeteria/auditorium and play-fields.

New School Construction

Santa Maria-Bonita Elementary Celebrates Construction Milestone

The two-story, $51 million school was designed by DLR Group and constructed by AMG & Associates. When completed in August 2020, it’s expected to accommodate up to 900 students in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade.

The upper half of a school bus is shown with the words "School Bus" printed between the headlights.

School Transportation

Alabama SD Reduces School Bus Idle Times with New Software

Montgomery Public Schools in Alabama recently installed Verizon Connect, a GPS fleet tracking software, that has significantly reduced school bus idling times by almost 80 percent.