Historic Chicopee High School Undergoes Upgrade

By Jessie Fetterling
(07/24/2014)
A groundbreaking ceremony for the roughly $38 million renovation of the old Chicopee High School was held on July 22. The more-than-110-year-old building will undergo significant changes to convert the building into a middle school and bring the antiquated facility up to 21st century standards.

Educational Heritage Shines in New Student Center


(07/24/2014)
North Carolina State University (NC State) was founded in two areas of study: agricultural, earth-based sciences and technology-driven mechanical arts. To honor this twofold heritage, Duda|Paine Architects has designed a new student union that reflects the institution’s dual origins and provides a new cultural hub for students.

MIT Releases East Campus Redevelopment Plans


(07/24/2014)
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


(07/24/2014)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took major steps recently to expand digital learning opportunities made possible by the E-rate program.

Hamilton College Arts Building Prepares for Debut

By Jessie Fetterling
(07/23/2014)
The new 81,000-square-foot Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts at Hamilton College in Clinton will open later this summer, with an official dedication scheduled for Oct. 10. The new arts building will consolidate all of the theater, studio arts and digital media departments into one concentrated space.

Overcrowding Audit Highlights Major Problem for NYC Schools


(07/23/2014)
Nearly one in three New York City public schools experienced overcrowding during the 2012 school year, an issue neither documented nor tracked by the city’s Department of Education, according to an audit released by city Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.

Charter Schools Experience Set Backs


(07/23/2014)
Legislators in both Massachusetts and Louisiana last week dealt blows to charter schools in their respective states.

Report Highlights School Safety Gains, Losses


(07/09/2014)
The Indicators of School Crime and Safety for 2013 was released in June, highlighting a number of safety and security issues at the nation’s schools. The report is the result of a long-standing collaboration between researchers from the American Institutes for Research, National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics, and is intended to serve as a reference for developing effective programs and policies aimed at violence and school crime prevention.

Harvard Refreshes Anthropology Department Library

By Jessie Fetterling
(07/09/2014)
Harvard students and staff moved into the newly renovated Tozzer Anthropology Building in Cambridge in May, about one and a half years after construction broke ground on the project. The renovated facility replaces the Tozzer Library in an effort to combine the social anthropology and anthropology archaeology programs at the school.

Clover School District Prepares for Construction


(07/09/2014)
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.