American School & University http://asumag.com/rss.xml en Connecticut school shuts down after E. coli is found in water http://asumag.com/blog/connecticut-school-shuts-down-after-e-coli-found-water <div class="node-body blog-body">School officials are sanitizing the water and attempting to discern the source of the bacteria.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/connecticut-school-shuts-down-after-e-coli-found-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/connecticut-school-shuts-down-after-e-coli-found-water#comments dailynews Schoolhouse Beat Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:57:00 +0000 44941 at http://asumag.com Returning University of Nevada students will face traffic and parking challenges http://asumag.com/blog/returning-university-nevada-students-will-face-traffic-and-parking-challenges <div class="node-body blog-body">The $44 million project will be built on the site where the Getchell Library was located, northwest of UNR's main Quad and is projected to open as early as 2017.</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/returning-university-nevada-students-will-face-traffic-and-parking-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/returning-university-nevada-students-will-face-traffic-and-parking-challenges#comments Facilities Management Schoolhouse Beat Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:28:00 +0000 44931 at http://asumag.com West Contra Costa, Calif., school district faces bond woes http://asumag.com/news/west-contra-costa-calif-school-district-faces-bond-woes <div class="node-body article-body">Loss of new bond money is just one of many challenges the district faces. The program has experienced increased scrutiny, including an investigation by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/news/west-contra-costa-calif-school-district-faces-bond-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/news/west-contra-costa-calif-school-district-faces-bond-woes#comments news Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:26:00 +0000 44921 at http://asumag.com University of Richmond evacuates building http://asumag.com/blog/university-richmond-evacuates-building <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The University of Richmond evacuated a building as a result of what officials said was a &ldquo;hazardous gas&rdquo; situation. Gray Court, the site of the evacuation, is an on-campus dorm that houses upperclassmen, a Richmond CBS news affiliate reported.</p> <p>Fire crews said that carbon monoxide caused the evacuation. Construction crews were working in the basement of Gray Court at the time the order was issued.</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-richmond-evacuates-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/university-richmond-evacuates-building#comments Maintenance & Operations Schoolhouse Beat Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:25:00 +0000 44911 at http://asumag.com An Argument for 'Engaged Learning' http://asumag.com/blog/argument-engaged-learning <div class="node-body blog-body">Failures in math and science education are beginning to add up. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hot-topics">Hot Topics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/blog/argument-engaged-learning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/argument-engaged-learning#comments Interior Design Hot Topics Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:17:00 +0000 44891 at http://asumag.com Kansas school district may opt for construction management at-risk http://asumag.com/blog/kansas-school-district-may-opt-construction-management-risk <div class="node-body blog-body">Wichita officials may use construction at-risk management procurement, which allows school districts to hire a construction manager prior to the bidding and design process. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/kansas-school-district-may-opt-construction-management-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/kansas-school-district-may-opt-construction-management-risk#comments Schoolhouse Beat Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:52:00 +0000 44881 at http://asumag.com Penn State student dies after fall from construction crane http://asumag.com/blog/penn-state-student-dies-after-fall-construction-crane <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A Penn State University freshman died after either falling or jumping from an 85-foot-tall construction crane at the university&rsquo;s main campus,<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/25/penn-state-student-dies_n_5706403.html?utm_hp_ref=college" style="font-size: 13px;">Reuters has reported</a><span style="font-size: 13px;">. Jack Crean, an 18-year-old from Boalsburg, Pa., was found at about 11 a.m. Sunday, just one day before classes started.</span></p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/penn-state-student-dies-after-fall-construction-crane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/penn-state-student-dies-after-fall-construction-crane#comments dailynews Schoolhouse Beat Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:44:00 +0000 44861 at http://asumag.com ASU Schoolhouse Beat Subscription Confirmation http://asumag.com/asu-schoolhouse-beat-subscription-confirmation <div class="node-body page-body">Thank you for subscribing to Schoolhouse Beat, which delivers the latest education facilities and business news, legislation updates and industry statistics</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/asu-schoolhouse-beat-subscription-confirmation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:16:04 +0000 44801 at http://asumag.com Anderson-Clarke Center for Continuing Studies at Rice University http://asumag.com/new-construction/anderson-clarke-center-continuing-studies-rice-university <div class="node-body gallery-body">The D. Kent and Linda C. Anderson and Robert L. and Jean T. Clarke Center for Continuing Studies at Rice University is a 54,800-square foot, three-story building located in a previously under-utilized portion of the Houston campus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/anderson-clarke-center-continuing-studies-rice-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/anderson-clarke-center-continuing-studies-rice-university#comments New Construction Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 44791 at http://asumag.com University of Tennessee starts school year with new residence hall, pedestrian bridge http://asumag.com/new-construction/university-tennessee-starts-school-year-new-residence-hall-pedestrian-bridge <div class="node-body gallery-body">The University of Tennessee is now sporting a new pedestrian bridge and residence hall. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/university-tennessee-starts-school-year-new-residence-hall-pedestrian-bridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/university-tennessee-starts-school-year-new-residence-hall-pedestrian-bridge#comments New Construction Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:27:00 +0000 44781 at http://asumag.com Rice’s continuing studies center makes use of undeveloped land http://asumag.com/new-construction/rice-s-continuing-studies-center-makes-use-undeveloped-land <div class="node-body article-body">Rice University has finished and opened its first building that is expected to cost under $2 per square feet of energy consumption.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/rice-s-continuing-studies-center-makes-use-undeveloped-land" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/rice-s-continuing-studies-center-makes-use-undeveloped-land#comments New Construction Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:08:00 +0000 44771 at http://asumag.com Dror Baldinger, AIA Dror Baldinger, AIA Department of Education implements high-quality preschool grant competition http://asumag.com/news/department-education-implements-high-quality-preschool-grant-competition <div class="node-body article-body">The goal of Preschool Development Grants is to support states in building, developing and expanding voluntary, high-quality preschool programs in high-need communities for children from low- and moderate-income families. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/news/department-education-implements-high-quality-preschool-grant-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/news/department-education-implements-high-quality-preschool-grant-competition#comments news Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:45:00 +0000 44751 at http://asumag.com Construction begins on Louisiana elementary school http://asumag.com/building-structure/construction-begins-louisiana-elementary-school <div class="node-body article-body">Area leaders announced in July 2012 that $20 million in funding had been secured for the new school. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/building-structure/construction-begins-louisiana-elementary-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/building-structure/construction-begins-louisiana-elementary-school#comments Building Structure Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:38:00 +0000 44741 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of the Town Talk. Photo courtesey of the Town Talk. How important are the green/sustainable attributes of the products you will use in your next construction project? http://asumag.com/poll/08192014 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"></div><form action="/poll/08192014" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-401-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-401"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-401" name="choice" value="401" class="form-radio" /> Critically important</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-411-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-411"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-411" name="choice" value="411" class="form-radio" /> Very important</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-421-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-421"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-421" name="choice" value="421" class="form-radio" /> Will be considered</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-431-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-431"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-431" name="choice" value="431" class="form-radio" /> Not very important</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="44731" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-h4y0E4_gdZAR8R2Z_pOuF4dnfAHKOLD79RcYK4azwsU" value="form-h4y0E4_gdZAR8R2Z_pOuF4dnfAHKOLD79RcYK4azwsU" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://asumag.com/poll/08192014#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:29:43 +0000 44731 at http://asumag.com Technical Literacy: Is it an institutional responsibility? You bet! http://asumag.com/blog/technical-literacy-it-institutional-responsibility-you-bet <div class="node-body blog-body">Most of us think of technical literacy as related to students. Personally, I’m not too worried about their technical literacy. I’m much more worried about trustees, cabinet members, staff and faculty.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tech-talk">Tech Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/blog/technical-literacy-it-institutional-responsibility-you-bet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/technical-literacy-it-institutional-responsibility-you-bet#comments Technology & Communications Tech Talk Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:09:00 +0000 44721 at http://asumag.com Career tech expansion in Spokane underway as school starts http://asumag.com/new-construction/career-tech-expansion-spokane-underway-school-starts <div class="node-body article-body">At $9 million, this project may seem like a relatively small project – especially by West Coast standards – but the challenge for Heery International, the firm leading the project, is completing the work without disrupting class or compromising student safety. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/career-tech-expansion-spokane-underway-school-starts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/career-tech-expansion-spokane-underway-school-starts#comments New Construction Master Planning Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:40:00 +0000 44711 at http://asumag.com Bernardo Wills Architects Bernardo Wills Architects Subscribe to Newsletters http://asumag.com/newsletters/signup <div class="node-body page-body">Sign up for our newsletters. View sample issues.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/newsletters/signup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:39:55 +0000 44691 at http://asumag.com Campaign challenges football fans to reduce waste at games http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/campaign-challenges-football-fans-reduce-waste-games <div class="node-body article-body">As college football teams prepare to compete on the field, their cheering fans in the stands have a chance to score another kind of honor for their school. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/campaign-challenges-football-fans-reduce-waste-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/campaign-challenges-football-fans-reduce-waste-games#comments Sustainability Initiatives Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:27:00 +0000 44671 at http://asumag.com GameDay Recycling Challenge GameDay Recycling Challenge University of Michigan to spend $400K to relocate oak tree http://asumag.com/green/university-michigan-spend-400k-relocate-oak-tree <div class="node-body article-body">The process uses oil well drilling equipment and air bladders to pull the tree from a hole that has already been dug around it. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green/university-michigan-spend-400k-relocate-oak-tree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green/university-michigan-spend-400k-relocate-oak-tree#comments Green Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:31:00 +0000 44661 at http://asumag.com Buried home costs Indiana school district an extra $147,000 http://asumag.com/blog/buried-home-costs-indiana-school-district-extra-147000 <div class="node-body blog-body">As the crew excavated for footers, they struck the remnants of a home that had been buried decades ago.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/buried-home-costs-indiana-school-district-extra-147000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/buried-home-costs-indiana-school-district-extra-147000#comments dailynews Schoolhouse Beat Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:40:00 +0000 44631 at http://asumag.com World’s largest campus to get a new stadium http://asumag.com/building-structure/world-s-largest-campus-get-new-stadium <div class="node-body article-body">As the latest addition to the world’s largest campus of 27,000 acres, the project will be located south of Maple Drive, adjacent to Berry’s main entrance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/building-structure/world-s-largest-campus-get-new-stadium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/building-structure/world-s-largest-campus-get-new-stadium#comments Building Structure Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:16:00 +0000 44621 at http://asumag.com School budgets force teens to be early risers http://asumag.com/news/school-budgets-force-teens-be-early-risers <div class="node-body article-body">Staggered school start times reduce the number of buses that school districts must maintain. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/news/school-budgets-force-teens-be-early-risers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/news/school-budgets-force-teens-be-early-risers#comments news Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:41:00 +0000 44611 at http://asumag.com Colorado ponders school transparency law http://asumag.com/news/colorado-ponders-school-transparency-law <div class="node-body article-body">The new law has been met with a variety of responses—some districts think that compliance will be relatively easy, while others argue that it will be difficult to meet the requirements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/news/colorado-ponders-school-transparency-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/news/colorado-ponders-school-transparency-law#comments news Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:39:00 +0000 44601 at http://asumag.com Administration approves states’ NCLB flexibility requests http://asumag.com/news/administration-approves-states-nclb-flexibility-requests <div class="node-body article-body">ESEA has been due for Congressional reauthorization since 2007. In the absence of reauthorization, President Obama announced in September 2011 that the administration would grant waivers from parts of the law to qualified states</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/news/administration-approves-states-nclb-flexibility-requests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/news/administration-approves-states-nclb-flexibility-requests#comments news Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:47:00 +0000 44571 at http://asumag.com Department of Education to change credit requirements for PLUS Loan Program http://asumag.com/news/department-education-change-credit-requirements-plus-loan-program <div class="node-body article-body">The current adverse credit history regulations have not been updated since the Direct Lending program was established in 1994.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/news/department-education-change-credit-requirements-plus-loan-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/news/department-education-change-credit-requirements-plus-loan-program#comments news Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:44:00 +0000 44561 at http://asumag.com $2 billion plan for school technology in New York teed up for vote http://asumag.com/bond-issues/2-billion-plan-school-technology-new-york-teed-vote <div class="node-body article-body">Some have voiced concern over borrowing funds for a short-term purpose, and others have questioned whether the debt service payments would siphon funding away from other critical needs.</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/bond-issues/2-billion-plan-school-technology-new-york-teed-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/bond-issues/2-billion-plan-school-technology-new-york-teed-vote#comments Bond Issues Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:14:00 +0000 44541 at http://asumag.com <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">TARRYTOWN, NY - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduces U.S. President Barack Obama at the Washington Irving Boat Club on May 14, 2014, in Tarrytown, New York.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">TARRYTOWN, NY - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduces U.S. President Barack Obama at the Washington Irving Boat Club on May 14, 2014, in Tarrytown, New York.&nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images New Mexico awards districts $97 million for design, construction http://asumag.com/blog/new-mexico-awards-districts-97-million-design-construction <div class="node-body blog-body">The localities will also contribute about $91 million in matching funds toward the work. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/new-mexico-awards-districts-97-million-design-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/new-mexico-awards-districts-97-million-design-construction#comments dailynews Schoolhouse Beat Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:56:00 +0000 44531 at http://asumag.com Structural flaws close new Texas high school stadium http://asumag.com/dailynews/structural-flaws-close-new-texas-high-school-stadium <div class="node-body article-body">The Allen Independent School District in Texas may have to spend up to $2 million to repair a two-year-old $60 million high school stadium after “engineering failures” were discovered in June. </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/dailynews/structural-flaws-close-new-texas-high-school-stadium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/structural-flaws-close-new-texas-high-school-stadium#comments dailynews Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:38:00 +0000 44521 at http://asumag.com Design of new Sandy Hook gains local approval http://asumag.com/dailynews/design-new-sandy-hook-gains-local-approval <div class="node-body article-body">The heavily scrutinized Sandy Hook Elementary School project has been winding through the local approval process and will now go forward for state review. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/dailynews/design-new-sandy-hook-gains-local-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/design-new-sandy-hook-gains-local-approval#comments dailynews Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:26:00 +0000 44511 at http://asumag.com Svigals + Partners via the Newtown Public School District's website Svigals + Partners via the Newtown Public School District's website Feds honor green ribbon schools http://asumag.com/green-design-buildings/feds-honor-green-ribbon-schools <div class="node-body article-body">The White House Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Education recognized 48 schools and nine districts for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-design-buildings/feds-honor-green-ribbon-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-design-buildings/feds-honor-green-ribbon-schools#comments Green Design & Buildings Mon, 11 Aug 2014 04:14:00 +0000 44501 at http://asumag.com