Schools

Blog post
August 27, 2008, 11am PDT

A couple months ago, we posted an announcement seeking student bloggers for the 2008-2009 school year. We received a pile of great applications, but two new students stood out. Each week, they will bring you reports from their master's programs at the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachussetts Institute of Technology.

Tamika Camille Gauvin                      Jeffrey Barg

Tim Halbur
August 20, 2008, 8am PDT
New research from the University of Cincinnati shows that nearly a third of U.S. schools are located within a quarter-mile of major highways, posing a significant air pollution threat to students.
University Of Cincinnati
May 29, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>New schools are consistently built far from community centers, while historic school buildings near where people live are demolished, The Blue Ridge Press reports.</p>
The Blue Ridge Press
May 20, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>After forty years in the statistical doldrums, what does Milwaukee make of a sudden, slight increase in population? Local expert and urban enthusiast Dave Steele reports.</p>
The Next American City
April 17, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Fewer kids are walking to school these days. This piece from the American Society of Landscape Architects' <em>Land Online</em> wonders what landscape architects can do to reverse the trend.</p>
Land Online
March 23, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>This report from <em>NPR</em> looks at the efforts of one educator to help rebuild communities in New Orleans by rebuilding the city's charter school system.</p>
NPR
March 13, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>The Aborigine population in Australia is on the rise, and the shift in demographics is posing problems for the country's school system.</p>
The Sydney Morning Herald
March 9, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>The 93-year old Bronx Borough Courthouse will soon become a charter school.</p>
The New York Times
  •