At their March 21 meeting, the School Committee awarded the contract for the Elmwood School roof replacement to the lowest bidder, MDM Engineering of Dudley for $884,000.
An agreement was reached between the School Committee and Hopkinton’s new Superintendent, Cathy MacLeod. It is a 3-year contract at a salary of $170,000 per year. Click here to view the full contract.
TED Talks Videos – Build a School in the Cloud
Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud (Feb 2013)
Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other — using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), and learn more at tedprize.org.
Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education (Sept 2010)
Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.