Encouraging California district’s schoolchildren to drink more water
FloWater has deployed its FloWater Refill Stations at every school in the Oakland USD. The integration of FloWater Refill Stations into Oakland schools is designed to get students to drink more water and reduce their consumption of sugary drinks.
New courses cover key safety topics
SafeSchools launched new safety courses in its SafeSchools Online Training System for students in grades 9-12. The web-based courses are designed to keep students safe and better protected at school and online, and help contribute to an overall positive school culture.
New districts incorporate Schoology’s system
Schoology's K-12-focused learning management system has been adopted by a number of districts, including Spring ISD in Texas, Pittsburgh Public Schools in Pennsylvania, Tempe Union High School District in Arizona and Fort Smith School District in Arkansas.
Helping blind and visually impaired children learn Braille
The LEGO Foundation and LEGO Group are supporting a project that will help blind and visually impaired children learn Braille. The customized LEGO Braille Bricks will be molded with the same number of studs used for individual letters and numbers in the Braille alphabet, while remaining compatible with the LEGO System in Play.
Closing the classroom connectivity gap
A partnership will leverage GeoTel Communications' geospatial telecom datasets to deliver strategic insight, enabling EducationSuperHighway to assist the more than 2.3 million students across the nation who still lack access to the minimum connectivity required for digital learning and the 1,350 schools without a fiber-optic connection.
School districts chosen to pilot Michigan data collection project
Merit Network, in partnership with Michigan State University’s Quello Center and Measurement Lab, is addressing the digital divide in Michigan with access and availability data collection, and infrastructure investment and societal impact investigation and education. Three districts will pilot the Michigan Moonshot broadband data collection project.
School solar project slated for completion in Minnesota
New Energy Equity, Region Five Development Commission and Rural Renewable Energy Alliance have partnered to develop six solar arrays for Pine River-Backus and Pequot Lakes school districts, and Central Lakes College. These three projects will reduce each school's carbon footprint by 1,420 metric tons of C02.