American School & University http://asumag.com/rss.xml en Palm Beach County (Fla.) district names new superintendent http://asumag.com/business-finance/palm-beach-county-fla-district-names-new-superintendent <div class="node-body article-body">Robert Avossa will become the chief executive of the nation's 11th-largest district.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/palm-beach-county-fla-district-names-new-superintendent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/palm-beach-county-fla-district-names-new-superintendent#comments Business & Finance Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:47:00 +0000 49471 at http://asumag.com <p>Robert Avossa will lead the Palm Beach County (Fla.) school system.</p> Chicago Schools CEO goes on paid leave amid federal probe of possible conflict of interest http://asumag.com/budgeting/chicago-schools-ceo-goes-paid-leave-amid-federal-probe-possible-conflict-interest <div class="node-body article-body">School board approved a $20 million no-bid contract with a firm that CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett had worked for.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/budgeting/chicago-schools-ceo-goes-paid-leave-amid-federal-probe-possible-conflict-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/budgeting/chicago-schools-ceo-goes-paid-leave-amid-federal-probe-possible-conflict-interest#comments Budgeting Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:48:00 +0000 49461 at http://asumag.com Chicago Public Schools Los Angeles district mulls suing Apple over iPad curriculum http://asumag.com/computerstablets/los-angeles-district-mulls-suing-apple-over-ipad-curriculum <div class="node-body article-body">District wants the company to refund money spent on curriculum software that it says is inadequate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/computerstablets/los-angeles-district-mulls-suing-apple-over-ipad-curriculum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/computerstablets/los-angeles-district-mulls-suing-apple-over-ipad-curriculum#comments Computers/Tablets Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:25:00 +0000 49451 at http://asumag.com Wealth gap grows as rich universities get richer http://asumag.com/budgeting/wealth-gap-grows-rich-universities-get-richer <div class="node-body article-body">Report from Moody's Investor's Service says the nation's wealthiest universities are accumulating assets faster than typical four-year institutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/budgeting/wealth-gap-grows-rich-universities-get-richer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/budgeting/wealth-gap-grows-rich-universities-get-richer#comments Budgeting Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:22:00 +0000 49441 at http://asumag.com <p>Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., is one of the 10 wealthiest higher-education institutions in the United States.</p> Photo: Princeton University, Office of Communications New Orleans school will move from state's Recovery District to local control http://asumag.com/business-finance/new-orleans-school-will-move-states-recovery-district-local-control <div class="node-body article-body">Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School is the first school taken over by the Louisiana Recovery District to return to the Orleans Parish School Board.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/new-orleans-school-will-move-states-recovery-district-local-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/new-orleans-school-will-move-states-recovery-district-local-control#comments Business & Finance Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:03:00 +0000 49431 at http://asumag.com <p>Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School, New Orleans</p> Ann Arbor (Mich.) district bans guns on school property http://asumag.com/access-controlvisitor-management/ann-arbor-mich-district-bans-guns-school-property <div class="node-body article-body">Board approves updated policy after a man attending a high school choir concert was openly carrying a gun.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/access-controlvisitor-management/ann-arbor-mich-district-bans-guns-school-property" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/access-controlvisitor-management/ann-arbor-mich-district-bans-guns-school-property#comments Access Control/Visitor Management Crime & Bullying Prevention Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:32:00 +0000 49421 at http://asumag.com WDIV-TV Murray State University begins work on engineering and physics buildling http://asumag.com/new-construction/murray-state-university-begins-work-engineering-and-physics-buildling <div class="node-body article-body">Construction of the 72,500-square-foot building will complete the university's science complex.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/murray-state-university-begins-work-engineering-and-physics-buildling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/murray-state-university-begins-work-engineering-and-physics-buildling#comments Building Structure New Construction Science, Laboratory & Research Facilities Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:49:00 +0000 49411 at http://asumag.com Rendering by Hastings + Chivetta New superintendent chosen in Louisiana's largest district (with Video) http://asumag.com/business-finance/new-superintendent-chosen-louisianas-largest-district-video <div class="node-body article-body">29-year district veteran will lead the Jefferson Parish school system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/new-superintendent-chosen-louisianas-largest-district-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/new-superintendent-chosen-louisianas-largest-district-video#comments Business & Finance Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:24:00 +0000 49401 at http://asumag.com 2 all-girls high schools approved to open in the Los Angeles district http://asumag.com/facility-planning/2-all-girls-high-schools-approved-open-los-angeles-district <div class="node-body article-body">The district will operate one, and the other will be a charter campus modeled on a school in Denver.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/facility-planning/2-all-girls-high-schools-approved-open-los-angeles-district" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/facility-planning/2-all-girls-high-schools-approved-open-los-angeles-district#comments Facility Planning Classrooms Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:20:00 +0000 49391 at http://asumag.com <p>One of the all-girls high schools set to open in the Los Angeles district is modeled on an all-girls charter campus in Denver.</p> Denver Public Schools San Francisco administrator will be the new superintendent in Albuquerque http://asumag.com/business-finance/san-francisco-administrator-will-be-new-superintendent-albuquerque <div class="node-body article-body">Luis Valentino has worked in California public schools for more than 25 years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/san-francisco-administrator-will-be-new-superintendent-albuquerque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/san-francisco-administrator-will-be-new-superintendent-albuquerque#comments Business & Finance Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:56:00 +0000 49381 at http://asumag.com <p>The Albuquerque school board picks&nbsp;Luis Valentino as its new superintendent.</p> Albuquerque Public Schools Former Atlanta educators get jail time for their roles in test cheating scheme http://asumag.com/business-finance/former-atlanta-educators-get-jail-time-their-roles-test-cheating-scheme <div class="node-body article-body">Nine of 10 defendants will serve time behind bars for being part of a conspiracy to inflate students' standardized test scores. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/former-atlanta-educators-get-jail-time-their-roles-test-cheating-scheme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/former-atlanta-educators-get-jail-time-their-roles-test-cheating-scheme#comments Business & Finance Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:08:00 +0000 49371 at http://asumag.com Baptist college in Nashville agrees to sell campus to homebuilder http://asumag.com/business-finance/baptist-college-nashville-agrees-sell-campus-homebuilder <div class="node-body article-body">If Welch College completes the sale, it will move forward with construction of a new campus in Gallatin, Tenn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/baptist-college-nashville-agrees-sell-campus-homebuilder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/baptist-college-nashville-agrees-sell-campus-homebuilder#comments New Construction Business & Finance Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:06:00 +0000 49351 at http://asumag.com Former student charged with murder in shooting of worker at community college in North Carolina (with Video) http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/former-student-charged-murder-shooting-worker-community-college-north-caro <div class="node-body article-body">After being arrested, the suspect asserts in court that the shooting victim had molested the suspect's brother.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/former-student-charged-murder-shooting-worker-community-college-north-caro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/former-student-charged-murder-shooting-worker-community-college-north-caro#comments Crime & Bullying Prevention Fire & Life Safety Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:27:00 +0000 49321 at http://asumag.com WNCN-TV Athletic facilities will get overhauled at Trinity University in San Antonio http://asumag.com/recreation-athletic-facilities/athletic-facilities-will-get-overhauled-trinity-university-san-antoni <div class="node-body article-body">Upgraded facility will have expanded fitness center for students and staff.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/recreation-athletic-facilities/athletic-facilities-will-get-overhauled-trinity-university-san-antoni" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/recreation-athletic-facilities/athletic-facilities-will-get-overhauled-trinity-university-san-antoni#comments Recreation & Athletic Facilities Renovation Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:24:00 +0000 49341 at http://asumag.com Rendering from Trinity University Nursing school facility is being built at community college in Mississippi http://asumag.com/new-construction/nursing-school-facility-being-built-community-college-mississippi <div class="node-body article-body">Nursing and Simulation Center at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will enable the school to double the number of graduates from its nursing program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/nursing-school-facility-being-built-community-college-mississippi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/nursing-school-facility-being-built-community-college-mississippi#comments New Construction Science, Laboratory & Research Facilities Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:37:00 +0000 49331 at http://asumag.com Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College $10 million gift will help pay for music school building at University of Missouri http://asumag.com/new-construction/10-million-gift-will-help-pay-music-school-building-university-missouri <div class="node-body article-body">The university is working to raise $74 million for School of Music building.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/10-million-gift-will-help-pay-music-school-building-university-missouri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/10-million-gift-will-help-pay-music-school-building-university-missouri#comments New Construction Auditoriums & Performance Spaces Mon, 13 Apr 2015 03:19:00 +0000 49301 at http://asumag.com Proposed School of Music Building, University of Missouri New facility opens for alternative school in Englewood, Colo. http://asumag.com/construction/new-facility-opens-alternative-school-englewood-colo <div class="node-body article-body">Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice has a new home in a converted middle school</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/construction/new-facility-opens-alternative-school-englewood-colo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/construction/new-facility-opens-alternative-school-englewood-colo#comments Construction Classrooms Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:54:00 +0000 49291 at http://asumag.com Slaterpaull | Hord Coplan Macht Michigan State University will stop burning coal at its power plant http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/michigan-state-university-will-stop-burning-coal-its-power-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Eliminating coal will enable the university to reduce emissions on campus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/michigan-state-university-will-stop-burning-coal-its-power-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/michigan-state-university-will-stop-burning-coal-its-power-plant#comments Facilities Sustainability Initiatives Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:44:00 +0000 49281 at http://asumag.com Michigan State University Sustainability Report 2014 Sweetwater (Calif.) board delays action on 2 school construction projects http://asumag.com/construction/sweetwater-calif-board-delays-action-2-school-construction-projects <div class="node-body article-body">Plans call for building a middle school and high school in Chula Vista, but board members aren't ready to give the go-ahead.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/construction/sweetwater-calif-board-delays-action-2-school-construction-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/construction/sweetwater-calif-board-delays-action-2-school-construction-projects#comments Construction Classrooms Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:53:00 +0000 49271 at http://asumag.com Voters approve funding for technology academy in Missouri district http://asumag.com/building-structure/voters-approve-funding-technology-academy-missouri-district <div class="node-body article-body">Lee's Summit district will share the new facility with the University of Central Missouri.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/building-structure/voters-approve-funding-technology-academy-missouri-district" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/building-structure/voters-approve-funding-technology-academy-missouri-district#comments Building Structure Science, Laboratory & Research Facilities Thu, 09 Apr 2015 02:38:00 +0000 49261 at http://asumag.com <p>The existing Summit Technology Academy/Missouri Innovation Center is housed in leased space.</p> Lee's Summit School District Texas district halts construction at high school after second worker dies at job site (with Video) http://asumag.com/safety-security/texas-district-halts-construction-high-school-after-second-worker-dies-job-site-vide <div class="node-body article-body">Argyle board stops work on high school activity center after second fatal accident.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/safety-security/texas-district-halts-construction-high-school-after-second-worker-dies-job-site-vide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/safety-security/texas-district-halts-construction-high-school-after-second-worker-dies-job-site-vide#comments Building Structure Safety & Security Wed, 08 Apr 2015 23:48:00 +0000 49251 at http://asumag.com $52 Million Wellness Center under Construction at Worcester State University http://asumag.com/recreation-athletic-facilities/52-million-wellness-center-under-construction-worcester-state-univers <div class="node-body article-body">Worcester State University in Worcester, Mass., is building a 101,000-square-foot Wellness Center to replace a gymnasium facility constructed in 1958.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/recreation-athletic-facilities/52-million-wellness-center-under-construction-worcester-state-univers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/recreation-athletic-facilities/52-million-wellness-center-under-construction-worcester-state-univers#comments New Construction Recreation & Athletic Facilities Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:37:00 +0000 49231 at http://asumag.com Rendering by Architectural Resources Cambridge. James Madison University Doubling the Size of Recreation Center http://asumag.com/recreation-athletic-facilities/james-madison-university-doubling-size-recreation-center <div class="node-body article-body">A $57 million expansion and renovation of the recreation center now underway at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., will double the size of the facility.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/recreation-athletic-facilities/james-madison-university-doubling-size-recreation-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/recreation-athletic-facilities/james-madison-university-doubling-size-recreation-center#comments Recreation & Athletic Facilities Renovation Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:30:00 +0000 49221 at http://asumag.com Rendering courtesy of James Madison University. Science building under construction at community college in Illinois http://asumag.com/science-laboratory-research-facilities/science-building-under-construction-community-college-illinoi <div class="node-body article-body">College of Lake County will seek LEED platinum certification for facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/science-laboratory-research-facilities/science-building-under-construction-community-college-illinoi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/science-laboratory-research-facilities/science-building-under-construction-community-college-illinoi#comments Building Structure Science, Laboratory & Research Facilities Tue, 07 Apr 2015 01:35:00 +0000 49201 at http://asumag.com College of Lake County, Grayslake, Ill. $341 million bond proposal on the May ballot in the Alief (Texas) district http://asumag.com/construction/341-million-bond-proposal-may-ballot-alief-texas-district <div class="node-body article-body">The district in southwest Houston had its last successful bond election 12 years ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/construction/341-million-bond-proposal-may-ballot-alief-texas-district" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/construction/341-million-bond-proposal-may-ballot-alief-texas-district#comments Construction Fri, 03 Apr 2015 20:50:00 +0000 49191 at http://asumag.com Alief Independent School District Choate Rosemary Hall dedicates new math and computer science facility http://asumag.com/science-laboratory-research-facilities/choate-rosemary-hall-dedicates-new-math-and-computer-science- <div class="node-body article-body">Donation from 2 former faculty members helped pay for construction of 34,000-square-foot facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/science-laboratory-research-facilities/choate-rosemary-hall-dedicates-new-math-and-computer-science-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/science-laboratory-research-facilities/choate-rosemary-hall-dedicates-new-math-and-computer-science-#comments Building Structure Green Science, Laboratory & Research Facilities Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:30:00 +0000 49181 at http://asumag.com Lanphier Center, Choate Rosemary Hall Shelby County board votes to close 3 schools in Memphis http://asumag.com/budgeting/shelby-county-board-votes-close-3-schools-memphis <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Students will be moved to schools with better academic performance.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/budgeting/shelby-county-board-votes-close-3-schools-memphis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/budgeting/shelby-county-board-votes-close-3-schools-memphis#comments Budgeting Classrooms Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:46:00 +0000 49171 at http://asumag.com Green Cleaning: Earth Day Drill http://asumag.com/blog/green-cleaning-earth-day-drill <div class="node-body blog-body">Earth Day programs should extend beyond recycling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/green-schools">Green Schools</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/blog/green-cleaning-earth-day-drill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/green-cleaning-earth-day-drill#comments Green Green Cleaning Sustainability Initiatives Green Schools Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:00:00 +0000 49361 at http://asumag.com Editor's Focus: Old Is New http://asumag.com/blog/editors-focus-old-new <div class="node-body blog-body">The closing of a school building is not something that comes easily or without careful research and deliberation, as the action can have a significant detrimental impact on a community. But many of these shuttered buildings are finding new life, and are once again invigorating communities that suffered the initial loss of a beloved school.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/editors-focus">Editor&#039;s Focus</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/blog/editors-focus-old-new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/editors-focus-old-new#comments Facility Planning Renovation Editor&#039;s Focus Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:27:00 +0000 49051 at http://asumag.com Northwestern University Moves Forward with Athletics and Recreation Center http://asumag.com/new-construction/northwestern-university-moves-forward-athletics-and-recreation-center <div class="node-body article-body">Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, is preparing to seek the needed approvals to move forward with development of an athletics and recreation complex along Lake Michigan.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/northwestern-university-moves-forward-athletics-and-recreation-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/northwestern-university-moves-forward-athletics-and-recreation-center#comments New Construction Recreation & Athletic Facilities Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:04:00 +0000 49041 at http://asumag.com <p>Northwestern University is planning to build the Lakefront Athletic and Recreational Complex on its Evanston, IL, campus.</p> Rendering courtesy of Northwestern University.