Oklahoma school system to issue credentials on the blockchain
Tulsa-based Union Public Schools' high school will issue blockchain-anchored digital credentials using the Learning Machine Issuing System. Students graduating in Spring 2019 will receive diplomas using the Blockcerts open standard for digital credentials.
Adaptable instruction and personalized learning for school leaders
Education Elements is making its personalized learning expertise and methodology available to schools and districts through the Personalized Learning Toolkit. The toolkit includes customizable agendas, teacher and leadership team workshop material, resource libraries and more.
Ballooning costs of schools bring Va. officials back to drawing board
Construction costs outpacing the rate of inflation and the exclusion of various building tasks from dated calculations are to blame for a higher-than-expected price to build three schools in Richmond, city officials said. The price tag has ballooned from $110 million to $140 million.
Why are so many teen athletes struggling with depression?
When high-school sports replicate the training methods and intensity seen at the college level, players feel the toll. This professionalization has led to overtraining and exhaustion, which is central to the mental-health problems of competitive high-school athletes.
Portland school construction costs could top $1 billion
The Oregon district's officials told voters in 2017 it would cost $790 million to renovate four schools. But a new report shows that the initial construction estimates fall short by $100 million. The result? Construction costs for the current round of school modernization could approach or even top $1 billion.