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.

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.