Arizona School District Named for Operational Excellence

SchoolDude, a company that delivers cloud-based applications to help schools better manage their facilities, IT and business operations, named Dysart Unified School District in Surprise a national Campus Champion for operational excellence in early July.

MIT Releases East Campus Redevelopment Plans

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Provost Marty Schmidt recently announced that school officials have progressed on a proposal to rezone the school’s East Campus and Kendall Square parcel in Boston.

FCC Pushes for School Technology Expansion

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took major steps recently to expand digital learning opportunities made possible by the E-rate program.

School Construction Bond Debated in California

The decision to place a statewide school construction bond, known as Assembly Bill (AB) 2235, on the November ballot is still up for debate as Gov. Jerry Brown still has not said whether or not he will terminate the proposal before allowing Californians to vote on it.

Charter Schools Experience Set Backs

Legislators in both Massachusetts and Louisiana last week dealt blows to charter schools in their respective states.

Wine Program Gets Boost from Noted Magazine

The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation, the charitable arm of Wine Spectator magazine, is making a substantial investment in the future of viticulture with a $3 million gift to Sonoma State University.

Clover School District Prepares for Construction

Builders, renovators and planners are working through the summer to finish up upgrade projects in the Clover School District in time to start work on the five larger projects approved by voters in March as part of the $67 million bond referendum, which will pay part of the $99 million construction plan.

Hawaii School to Build Innovative DREAMS Facility

The Hawaii Department of Education and Waihapu Intermediate School have partnered with Santa Monica, Calif.-based DLR Group to design a facility that will house the school’s new DREAMS Program.

Cleveland School Board Approves Construction Tax Extension

The Cleveland school board last week approved a $200 million extension of the $335 million bond issue passed in 2001.

Construction on New Texas High School to Begin

Construction on a new Mission Collegiate High School (MCHS) campus in Alton, Texas is expected to begin July 1.