Schoolhouse Beat


Montana hopes to increase pre-K opportunities

Oct. 28, 2014
Montana does not currently dedicate state funding for preschool education, but it’s trying to change that.

Work on new Sandy Hook school begins quietly

Oct. 28, 2014
No official groundbreaking was held out of respect to the community. “It’s a very sensitive topic,” Newtown Selectman Will Rodgers told the News-Times. “We want it to be handled...

Houghton College expects solar installation to nearly half energy costs

Oct. 16, 2014
A 2.5-megawatt solar installation is underway at Houghton College in western New York.

Federal grant comment period a chance to champion health in schools, group says

Oct. 6, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education is accepting feedback on proposed requirements for its School Improvement Grant program (SIG), which awards grants to revenue-challenged districts...

Northeastern quietly closes renowned research center

Oct. 3, 2014
University officials told the Globe that the decision was made because there was no endowment to support the center and there was no successor to replace the director, Andrew ...

New Chicago high school will not bear Obama’s name

Sept. 19, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has nixed his plan to name an exclusive high school in an affluent part of the city after President Barack Obama.

For rural schools, digital connectivity can require resourcefulness and patience

Sept. 18, 2014
Even where high-speed broadband exists, rural districts can lack the means to buy the technology that relies on that quality Internet connection.

$2.5 million offered for groundbreaking ideas about libraries

Sept. 11, 2014
Participants are asked to answer this question: How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?

Respiratory virus sending students in many states to hospitals

Sept. 8, 2014
Experts say hand washing and proper hand hygiene at school are essential in preventing the virus from spreading.