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Washington Update: Education and a Preview of the 2016 Election

During the primaries we received a glimpse of some the education and related policy positions or proposals of each of the two presumptive nominees.

Academic Building Supports Collaborative Learning Environments

The Samueli School is a place where students “live and learn” in a variety of spaces that can inspire and guide them to become productive in their academic careers which can lead to lifelong success.

Vail Mountain School learning commons

Not Hush Hush Anymore

Today, school libraries are undergoing a transformation — going from a stationary, uncomfortable, one-size-fits-all space with study carols and a card catalog to a highly flexible, interactive, technology-rich area.

Obama's Last Education Budget Proposal: Building a Legacy

In the last year of a two-term presidency, the sitting president proposes his last budget for the upcoming fiscal year. President Obama announced his last proposed budget on Tuesday, February 8, 2016.

Top 10 Considerations for Planning the School Library of 2070

With the right planning, your libraries can be viable well into 2070 and will prepare students for careers in the 22nd century

Congress Takes Action: Writes and Passes a New Education Law

Who would of thunk it? The Senate and House agreed to overhaul No Child Left Behind (NCLB) by approving the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA).

THINC Academy

Most high schools are designed with a cookie-cutter approach “that can be reproduced easily,” architectural intern Ashley Smith believes. But that’s not the case with the new THINC College & Career Academy in LaGrange, Ga.

Washington Update: Where Do Things Stand?

One could say several things have happened in Congress, and others might say nothing has really moved in Congress. And that is determined by your point of view.



Maker Culture

3 Key Factors for Creating a "Maker Culture" at Your School

MakersLabs: Creative Spaces for the 21st Century School

A MakersLab is a great way to help schools adapt and offer the types of tools students need to thrive in a 21st Century Classroom.

A Legislative Surprise: Breaking Through Congressional Gridlock

For the first time in many years, both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have voted out of committee an appropriation for the U.S. Department of Education.

Architecture's Powerful Impact on Student Success

What if the school itself were a powerful learning tool, capable of creating the kind of positive, secure and engaging atmosphere children need to succeed?

Managing Wireless Tenants on School Properties

The pros and cons of being a wireless site landlord from a school district’s point of view, and practical tips on how to minimize the cons.

Rewriting No Child Left Behind: Are there the legs to carry it across the finish line?

Reauthorization is long overdue. The last three Congresses have tried and failed to rewrite it. Everyone agrees that No Child Left Behind is broken and in need of a rewrite.

The President’s FY 2016 Education Budget: Continuing to Invest in the Nation’s Future

This article is on the President’s FY 2016 budget proposal. It seems like an annual rite of spring. What is different?

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