American School & University http://asumag.com/rss.xml en Newtown school budget includes funding for armed guards http://asumag.com/crisis-disaster-planningmanagement/newtown-school-budget-includes-funding-armed-guards <div class="field-byline"> Jill Nolin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Voters overwhelmingly approved a new $71.3 million school budget with a new $500,000-security plan. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/crisis-disaster-planningmanagement/newtown-school-budget-includes-funding-armed-guards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/crisis-disaster-planningmanagement/newtown-school-budget-includes-funding-armed-guards#comments Crisis & Disaster Planning/Management Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:03:00 +0000 42341 at http://asumag.com Top Green Historically Black Colleges and Universities Recognized http://asumag.com/green/top-green-historically-black-colleges-and-universities-recognized <div class="node-body article-body">The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University were the top green public universities among historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green/top-green-historically-black-colleges-and-universities-recognized" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green/top-green-historically-black-colleges-and-universities-recognized#comments Green Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:39:00 +0000 42301 at http://asumag.com University of Utah launches solar panel program http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/university-utah-launches-solar-panel-program-0 <div class="node-body article-body">The University of Utah is launching a solar program that will allow the school to offer discounted rooftop photovoltaic panels and installation to students and other members of the university community.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/university-utah-launches-solar-panel-program-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/university-utah-launches-solar-panel-program-0#comments Sustainability Initiatives Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:24:00 +0000 42221 at http://asumag.com Florida school board ends corporal punishment http://asumag.com/blog/florida-school-board-ends-corporal-punishment <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The Marion County School Board in Florida voted to reverse its decision to include corporal punishment as a disciplinary action, according to the <a href="http://www.ocala.com/article/20140422/ARTICLES/140429886/-1/housing?Title=School-Board-votes-to-ban-paddling">Ocala Star Banner</a>. Negative feedback from parents led to the reversal of the decision made just last year. The new decision will be effective as of June 30, 2014. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/schoolhouse-beat">Schoolhouse Beat</a></li> </ul></div> http://asumag.com/blog/florida-school-board-ends-corporal-punishment#comments dailynews Schoolhouse Beat Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:21:00 +0000 42211 at http://asumag.com University of Kentucky uses cameras to fight crime http://asumag.com/blog/university-kentucky-uses-cameras-fight-crime <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The University of Kentucky hopes that a $5 million investment in security cameras will help prevent and solve more crimes on campus.</p> <p>The university ultimately plans to install almost 2,000 cameras on campus. Last month the school&rsquo;s existing surveillance system helped solve two crimes, including catching students in the act of igniting a car on fire, according to<a href="http://www.prisonplanet.com/university-invests-5-million-in-surveillance-cameras.html"> Prison Planet</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/schoolhouse-beat">Schoolhouse Beat</a></li> </ul></div> http://asumag.com/blog/university-kentucky-uses-cameras-fight-crime#comments Cameras & Surveillance Schoolhouse Beat Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:20:00 +0000 42201 at http://asumag.com The flawless interior: Protecting doors and walls in new buildings http://asumag.com/white-papers/flawless-interior-protecting-doors-and-walls-new-buildings <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper explores how everyone responsible for how a new building lasts long-term should take a long-term view when it comes to door and wall protection products as preventative “medicine” to keep facilities looking good long after the ribbon cutting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/white-papers/flawless-interior-protecting-doors-and-walls-new-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/white-papers/flawless-interior-protecting-doors-and-walls-new-buildings#comments White Papers Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 42101 at http://asumag.com Penn State to add hundreds of security cameras http://asumag.com/cameras-surveillance/penn-state-add-hundreds-security-cameras <div class="field-byline"> Jill Nolin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Penn State plans to automatically budget for cameras when planning for all future buildings and renovations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/cameras-surveillance/penn-state-add-hundreds-security-cameras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/cameras-surveillance/penn-state-add-hundreds-security-cameras#comments Cameras & Surveillance Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:51:00 +0000 42181 at http://asumag.com Princeton Review releases 2014 guide to green colleges http://asumag.com/green-design-buildings/princeton-review-releases-2014-guide-green-colleges <div class="node-body article-body">The Princeton Review released its 2014 Guide to 332 Green Colleges in partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council in which it urges students to look at more than just academics in selecting their future homes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-design-buildings/princeton-review-releases-2014-guide-green-colleges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-design-buildings/princeton-review-releases-2014-guide-green-colleges#comments Green Design & Buildings Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:27:00 +0000 42171 at http://asumag.com Northwestern pursues trio of major renovations http://asumag.com/building-structure/northwestern-pursues-trio-major-renovations <div class="node-body article-body">Northwestern University is undergoing several major construction and renovation projects all aimed at enhances its technical abilities. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/building-structure/northwestern-pursues-trio-major-renovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/building-structure/northwestern-pursues-trio-major-renovations#comments Building Structure Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:17:00 +0000 42161 at http://asumag.com New Jersey high school stadium is honored for historic role http://asumag.com/dailynews/new-jersey-high-school-stadium-honored-historic-role <div class="node-body article-body">The city of Paterson and the New Jersey Historic Trust donated $1.2 million to stabilize the structure, but much more funding is needed to renovate it. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/dailynews/new-jersey-high-school-stadium-honored-historic-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/new-jersey-high-school-stadium-honored-historic-role#comments dailynews Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:17:00 +0000 42141 at http://asumag.com Tennessee to provide free two-year college tuition http://asumag.com/blog/tennessee-provide-free-two-year-college-tuition <div class="node-body blog-body">The 87-8 vote will help Gov. Bill Haslam keep his promise to provide free community college to Tennessee residents.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/schoolhouse-beat">Schoolhouse Beat</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/blog/tennessee-provide-free-two-year-college-tuition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/tennessee-provide-free-two-year-college-tuition#comments dailynews Schoolhouse Beat Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:16:00 +0000 42131 at http://asumag.com National School Choice Week http://asumag.com/national-school-choice-week-0 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Various Events and Locations</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">National School Choice Week provides an unprecedented opportunity, every January, to shine a spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children.</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Planned by a diverse and nonpartisan coalition of individuals and organizations, National School Choice Week features special events and activities that highlight support for school choice programs and proposals. The effort is a collaboration of more than 200 partner organizations, which each use the week to advance their own messages of educational opportunity while uniting with like-minded organizations across the country.</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">National School Choice Week believes that parents should be empowered to choose the best educational environments for their children and supports a variety of school choice options &mdash; from encouraging increased access to great public schools, to public charter schools, magnet schools, virtual schools, private schools, homeschooling and more.</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><em style="font-size: 13px;">Find out more information at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.schoolchoiceweek.com/" style="font-size: 13px;" target="_blank">http://www.schoolchoiceweek.com/</a></em></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://asumag.com/national-school-choice-week-0#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:17:00 +0000 42121 at http://asumag.com 100th Anniversary: AAC&U Annual Meeting http://asumag.com/100th-anniversary-aacu-annual-meeting <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Washington, DC</span> <span class="locality">Washington</span>, <span class="region">DC</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Washington%2C+DC%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Each year, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aacu.org/meetings/annualmeeting/index.cfm">Annual Meeting</a>&nbsp;provides a broad, national framework and setting for approximately 1,800 attendees interested in higher education&mdash;including presidents, academic administrators, faculty members, policy leaders, and student affairs administrators&mdash;to gain a deeper understanding of current research, national trends, and innovative approaches to undergraduate education reform.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://asumag.com/100th-anniversary-aacu-annual-meeting#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:09:00 +0000 42111 at http://asumag.com EEOC sues Phoenix school district for age discrimination http://asumag.com/dailynews/eeoc-sues-phoenix-school-district-age-discrimination <div class="node-body article-body">The agency is seeking monetary relief, which will include the amount of money a retiree should have received absent the discrimination, with pre-judgment interest, and liquidated damages. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/dailynews/eeoc-sues-phoenix-school-district-age-discrimination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/eeoc-sues-phoenix-school-district-age-discrimination#comments dailynews Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:15:00 +0000 42091 at http://asumag.com Mr. Smith may be going to Tallahassee http://asumag.com/legislation/mr-smith-may-be-going-tallahassee <div class="node-body article-body">A number of school board members believe that the school district could benefit from having a lobbyist focused on its needs, particularly in regards to education bills. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/legislation/mr-smith-may-be-going-tallahassee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/legislation/mr-smith-may-be-going-tallahassee#comments Legislation Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:10:00 +0000 42081 at http://asumag.com Student suicide video prompts temporary network shutdown http://asumag.com/dailynews/student-suicide-video-prompts-temporary-network-shutdown <div class="field-byline"> Jill Nolin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Administrators temporarily shut down network access to Twitter and YouTube, but students were still able to access the video on their cellphones. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/dailynews/student-suicide-video-prompts-temporary-network-shutdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/student-suicide-video-prompts-temporary-network-shutdown#comments dailynews Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:30:00 +0000 42071 at http://asumag.com Florida high school mum on student shop injury (with video) http://asumag.com/safety-security/florida-high-school-mum-student-shop-injury-video <div class="node-body article-body">Despite inquiries from a number of news agencies, little information has been made available by the school or the district.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/safety-security/florida-high-school-mum-student-shop-injury-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/safety-security/florida-high-school-mum-student-shop-injury-video#comments Safety & Security Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:36:00 +0000 42061 at http://asumag.com Boston University student found dead in dorm room http://asumag.com/safety-security/boston-university-student-found-dead-dorm-room <div class="node-body article-body">A 19-year-old Boston University student, Kevin Lee, was found dead in his dorm room in Towers building on Bay State Road. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/safety-security/boston-university-student-found-dead-dorm-room" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/safety-security/boston-university-student-found-dead-dorm-room#comments Safety & Security Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +0000 42051 at http://asumag.com Top Social Universities http://asumag.com/top-10s/top-social-universities <div class="node-body article-body">A ranking of the universities that drive the most activity on Facebook and Twitter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/top-10s/top-social-universities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/top-10s/top-social-universities#comments Top 10s Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:47:00 +0000 42041 at http://asumag.com University of Rhode Island campus police to carry guns http://asumag.com/blog/university-rhode-island-campus-police-carry-guns <div class="node-body blog-body">The decision was prompted by a campus gun scare in which campus police were able to arrive at the scene in less than a minute</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/schoolhouse-beat">Schoolhouse Beat</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/blog/university-rhode-island-campus-police-carry-guns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/university-rhode-island-campus-police-carry-guns#comments Crisis & Disaster Planning/Management Schoolhouse Beat Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:12:00 +0000 42031 at http://asumag.com Connecticut lawmakers pass campus sexual assault act http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/connecticut-lawmakers-pass-campus-sexual-assault-act <div class="node-body article-body">The bill, which has is called “An Act Concerning Assault, Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus,” is similar to the Clery Act.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/connecticut-lawmakers-pass-campus-sexual-assault-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/connecticut-lawmakers-pass-campus-sexual-assault-act#comments Crime & Bullying Prevention Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:07:00 +0000 42021 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of Liberty Voice. Lakefront Northwestern building to open in 2016 http://asumag.com/new-construction/lakefront-northwestern-building-open-2016 <div class="field-byline"> Jill Nolin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Work on Northwestern University’s new Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Ill., could begin this summer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/lakefront-northwestern-building-open-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/lakefront-northwestern-building-open-2016#comments New Construction Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:03:00 +0000 42011 at http://asumag.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Rendering of new Kellogg building at Northwestern University.&nbsp;</span></p> Northwestern University Delaware district establishes universal free lunch program http://asumag.com/dailynews/delaware-district-establishes-universal-free-lunch-program <div class="node-body article-body">The Capital School District in Kent County, Del. will now offer universal free lunch to all of its K-12 students, </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/dailynews/delaware-district-establishes-universal-free-lunch-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/delaware-district-establishes-universal-free-lunch-program#comments dailynews Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:54:00 +0000 42001 at http://asumag.com Florida county reverses decision affecting students with lice http://asumag.com/dailynews/florida-county-reverses-decision-affecting-students-lice <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Broward County, Fla., recently reversed its decision to allow students with head lice to remain in school.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/dailynews/florida-county-reverses-decision-affecting-students-lice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/florida-county-reverses-decision-affecting-students-lice#comments dailynews Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:52:00 +0000 41991 at http://asumag.com 85-year-old university sculpture is restored http://asumag.com/blog/85-year-old-university-sculpture-restored <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">The Alma Mater sculpture is back at the University of Illinois after being removed in 2012 for a thorough cleaning and restoration, <a href="http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140409/NEWS13/140409718/alma-mater-returns-home-to-the-university-of-illinois-campus">the Associated Press reported</a>. The 10,000-pound bronze sculpture, which was created by Lorado Taft in 1929, was recently hoisted back onto its pedestal with a crane. The artwork has stood at the corner of Wright and Green streets on the Champaign, Ill.</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/schoolhouse-beat">Schoolhouse Beat</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/blog/85-year-old-university-sculpture-restored" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/85-year-old-university-sculpture-restored#comments dailynews Schoolhouse Beat Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:35:00 +0000 41971 at http://asumag.com Miami college president furious with Florida lawmakers http://asumag.com/legislation/miami-college-president-furious-florida-lawmakers <div class="node-body article-body">Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padrón is angry at Florida lawmakers for considering a bill that would allow a Miami-Dade voter referendum on a half-penny sales tax that would benefit the college.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/legislation/miami-college-president-furious-florida-lawmakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/legislation/miami-college-president-furious-florida-lawmakers#comments Legislation Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:13:00 +0000 41961 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of Miami Dade College. <p>Miami Dade College President&nbsp;<span>Eduardo Padr&oacute;n</span></p> Photo courtesy of Miami Dade College. Iowa State celebration devolves into riot (with video) http://asumag.com/crisis-disaster-planningmanagement/iowa-state-celebration-devolves-riot-video <div class="node-body article-body">An annual celebration at Iowa State University turned into a riot resulting in violence and overturned cars. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/crisis-disaster-planningmanagement/iowa-state-celebration-devolves-riot-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/crisis-disaster-planningmanagement/iowa-state-celebration-devolves-riot-video#comments Crisis & Disaster Planning/Management Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:07:00 +0000 41951 at http://asumag.com <p>Iowa State University celebration results in riot.&nbsp;</p> Photo courtesy of Social News Daily. Nebraska school board may broaden scope of criminal background checks http://asumag.com/access-controlvisitor-management/nebraska-school-board-may-broaden-scope-criminal-background-checks <div class="node-body article-body">The additions to the list of infractions it plans to track are child enticement, unlawful intrusion, violation of a harassment protection order</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/access-controlvisitor-management/nebraska-school-board-may-broaden-scope-criminal-background-checks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/access-controlvisitor-management/nebraska-school-board-may-broaden-scope-criminal-background-checks#comments Access Control/Visitor Management Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:03:00 +0000 41941 at http://asumag.com Serious injuries reported in school stabbing in Pennsylvania (with video) http://asumag.com/securitynews/serious-injuries-reported-school-stabbing-pennsylvania-video <div class="field-byline"> Jill Nolin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The high school, which has about 1,200 students, does not have metal detectors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/securitynews/serious-injuries-reported-school-stabbing-pennsylvania-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/securitynews/serious-injuries-reported-school-stabbing-pennsylvania-video#comments security_news Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:36:00 +0000 41931 at http://asumag.com University of Alabama to get new theater http://asumag.com/blog/university-alabama-get-new-theater <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The University of Alabama announced it will build a $60-million performing arts center. The 109,017-square-foot state-of-the-are venue will be located on the old Bryce Hospital site in Tuscaloosa, Ala. It will feature a 350-seat drama theater, a 450-seat dance theater, a 250-seat studio, as well as rehearsal and scenery space.</p> <p>The University purchased the 168-acre parcel from the state in 2010 for $77 million and agreed to pay another $10 million for environmental clean-up.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/schoolhouse-beat">Schoolhouse Beat</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/blog/university-alabama-get-new-theater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/university-alabama-get-new-theater#comments Building Structure Schoolhouse Beat Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:02:00 +0000 41921 at http://asumag.com