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Maintenance

Foul Odors Negatively Impact Schools and Colleges According to New Poll

When it comes to schools and colleges in particular, 55% of the survey-takers say a foul odor would negatively impact their perception of the educational institution.

Makerbot, a 3D printer company and subsidiary of Stratasys, recently launched MakerBot SKETCH Classroom, a 3D printing setup for the classroom that maximizes student access and helps teachers manage printing resources and student projects.

Technology

Makerbot Launches SKETCH Classroom

Makerbot, a 3D printer company and subsidiary of Stratasys, recently launched MakerBot SKETCH Classroom, a 3D printing setup for the classroom that maximizes student access and helps teachers manage printing resources and student projects.

Safety & Security

Register for Free Illinois School Safety Conference

The Illinois State Board of Education, along with the Illinois State Police and several other agencies, will host a free one-day conference focused on school safety and crisis prevention.

EDspaces 2020

EDspaces 2020: Call for Presentations

The deadline to submit a proposal is March 10, 2020. There is no submission fee and speakers chosen to present at the conference will be given a special discounted rate to attend.



Green Schools

New Study: ‘Green’ School Buildings Can Serve as 3D Textbooks

Researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) have found that “green” school buildings can help students better understand the role that humans have in and on the environment.

The district decided to install engaging digital displays in various locations throughout Sherlock School, including the main entrance and the 4th floor interactive space.

Signage

New Elementary School Unveils Custom Digital Displays

The district installed engaging digital displays in various locations throughout Sherlock School, including the main entrance and the 4th floor interactive space.

Student Wellness

Exercise is Medicine on Campus

Operation and Maintenance

UG2 Announces Top Green Cleaning Certification

The integrated facilities services company earned ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (GB) certification.

STEM & STEAM

Preschool in Conn. Opens Makerspace

The United Methodist Preschool (UMPS) in New Canaan recently held a public open house of their newly completed makerspace.

Cybersecurity

Texas School District Loses $2.3M to Phishing Scam

Three separate fraudulent transactions happened in November, according to the Manor Police Department.

Sustainability

Mass. Middle School Launches Program to Reduce Food Waste

The new food recovery program saves edible food that would normally be thrown away and is given to food banks, restaurants, and other food distributors.

Sustainability

Santa Barbara School District Approves Renewable Energy Project

If completed, the district will install solar energy, battery storage, and electrical vehicle charging stations at school sites districtwide.

Cybersecurity

School Management Software Reports Data Breach

The hackers possibly accessed personal information of webstore users including names, credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, security codes and Blue Bear account usernames and passwords.