American School & University http://asumag.com/rss.xml en Students in Sunderland, Mass., get new playground http://asumag.com/playgrounds/students-sunderland-mass-get-new-playground <div class="node-body article-body">The $140,000 upgrade to the playground improved drainage, added accessibility features, and provided new play elements and challenges for the students.</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/playgrounds/students-sunderland-mass-get-new-playground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/playgrounds/students-sunderland-mass-get-new-playground#comments Playgrounds Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:47:00 +0000 46651 at http://asumag.com <p>Students play on new playground at Sunderland Elementary School.</p> Photo courtesy of the Recorder. <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Students play on new playground at Sunderland Elementary School.</span></p> Photo courtesy of the Recorder. Gunman in Florida State University campus shooting was an alumnus (with video) http://asumag.com/dailynews/gunman-florida-state-university-campus-shooting-was-alumnus-video <div class="node-body article-body">The gunman, who has been identified as Myron May, a graduate of Florida State University and Texas Tech University's law school, wounded three people before he was shot and killed by campus police.</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/gunman-florida-state-university-campus-shooting-was-alumnus-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/gunman-florida-state-university-campus-shooting-was-alumnus-video#comments Safety & Security dailynews Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:26:00 +0000 46641 at http://asumag.com Southern Miss reduces its light bill http://asumag.com/energy-management/southern-miss-reduces-its-light-bill <div class="node-body article-body">The University of Southern Mississippi has realized more than $10 million in energy savings since the school implemented measures to reduce its energy consumption in 2009. </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/energy-management/southern-miss-reduces-its-light-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/energy-management/southern-miss-reduces-its-light-bill#comments Energy Management Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:59:00 +0000 46631 at http://asumag.com <p>South Miss has saved millions on its energy bill.&nbsp;</p> Photo courtesy of the Hattiesburg American. Photo courtesy of the Hattiesburg American. Bond Commission approves $5 million for new Sandy Hook elementary school http://asumag.com/new-construction/bond-commission-approves-5-million-new-sandy-hook-elementary-school <div class="node-body article-body">This project is a necessary part of the recovery process.</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/bond-commission-approves-5-million-new-sandy-hook-elementary-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/bond-commission-approves-5-million-new-sandy-hook-elementary-school#comments New Construction Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:54:00 +0000 46621 at http://asumag.com <p>Rendering of new Sandy Hook elementary school.&nbsp;</p> Rendering courtesy of Fox News. Unseasonable cold weather in Tulsa, Okla., highlights the safety conundrums schools face in winter (with video) http://asumag.com/transportation-parking/unseasonable-cold-weather-tulsa-okla-highlights-safety-conundrums-schools-fac <div class="node-body article-body">In determining whether or not to close schools, the safety of the students and staff should be the first priority.</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/transportation-parking/unseasonable-cold-weather-tulsa-okla-highlights-safety-conundrums-schools-fac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/transportation-parking/unseasonable-cold-weather-tulsa-okla-highlights-safety-conundrums-schools-fac#comments Transportation & Parking Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:41:00 +0000 46611 at http://asumag.com Panama City beefs up school security http://asumag.com/safety-security/panama-city-beefs-school-security <div class="node-body article-body">Bay District School System in Panama City, Fl. is enhancing its security and will be adding new officers, police cars, 24-hour campus surveillance and a half-dozen M16s.</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/safety-security/panama-city-beefs-school-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/safety-security/panama-city-beefs-school-security#comments Safety & Security Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:08:00 +0000 46591 at http://asumag.com Rowan County, N.C., school board seeks money for new administrative building http://asumag.com/building-structure/rowan-county-nc-school-board-seeks-money-new-administrative-building <div class="node-body article-body">Rowan County’s (N.C.) Board of Education wants the city of Salisbury to pony up $1 million to assist with construction of a new central office for the school system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/building-structure/rowan-county-nc-school-board-seeks-money-new-administrative-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/building-structure/rowan-county-nc-school-board-seeks-money-new-administrative-building#comments Building Structure Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 46581 at http://asumag.com Building rendering courtesy of the Salisbury Post. Building rendering courtesy of the Salisbury Post. New University of Minnesota recreation center focuses on daylighting http://asumag.com/windows/new-university-minnesota-recreation-center-focuses-daylighting <div class="node-body article-body">The $59.7 million, 150,000-square foot addition doubled the size of the existing facility. Created by Studio Five Architects of Minneapolis, in collaboration with the Chicago office of Cannon Design, the building’s wedge-shaped design makes the most of the space’s compact triangular site.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/windows/new-university-minnesota-recreation-center-focuses-daylighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/windows/new-university-minnesota-recreation-center-focuses-daylighting#comments Windows Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:29:00 +0000 46561 at http://asumag.com South Carolina district faced with $400 million in construction needs http://asumag.com/blog/south-carolina-district-faced-400-million-construction-needs <div class="node-body blog-body">A South Carolina school district may have to spend nearly $400 million over the next decade to keep pace with growth projections. </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/south-carolina-district-faced-400-million-construction-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/south-carolina-district-faced-400-million-construction-needs#comments Schoolhouse Beat Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:39:00 +0000 46531 at http://asumag.com Developer picked for Georgia higher-ed privatization deal http://asumag.com/maintenance-operations/developer-picked-georgia-higher-ed-privatization-deal <div class="node-body article-body">A first phase will include 3,683 new beds and 6,195 existing beds, comprising more than 3 million square feet of space. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/maintenance-operations/developer-picked-georgia-higher-ed-privatization-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/maintenance-operations/developer-picked-georgia-higher-ed-privatization-deal#comments Maintenance & Operations Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:30:00 +0000 46521 at http://asumag.com $3 billion in higher ed construction funding proposed in Texas http://asumag.com/blog/3-billion-higher-ed-construction-funding-proposed-texas <div class="node-body blog-body">The legislation was just one of the bills related to higher education that was submitted on the first day of filing.</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/3-billion-higher-ed-construction-funding-proposed-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/3-billion-higher-ed-construction-funding-proposed-texas#comments Legislation Schoolhouse Beat Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:25:00 +0000 46511 at http://asumag.com Association for Career and Technical Education, CareerTech VISION 2014 http://asumag.com/association-career-and-technical-education-careertech-vision-2014 <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">Gaylord Opryland</span> <span class="locality">Nashville</span>, <span class="region">TN</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+Nashville%2C+TN%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://asumag.com/association-career-and-technical-education-careertech-vision-2014#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:20:00 +0000 46491 at http://asumag.com National Association for Pupil Transportation, Annual Summit http://asumag.com/national-association-pupil-transportation-annual-summit <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">Kansas City Marriott Downtown</span> <span class="locality">Kansas City</span>, <span class="region">MO</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+Kansas+City%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://asumag.com/national-association-pupil-transportation-annual-summit#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:16:00 +0000 46481 at http://asumag.com Students consider three-degree programs to reduce debt http://asumag.com/dailynews/students-consider-three-degree-programs-reduce-debt <div class="node-body article-body">In an effort to mitigate rising college costs and student debt, an increasing number of schools have introduced three-year bachelor’s degrees.</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/students-consider-three-degree-programs-reduce-debt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/students-consider-three-degree-programs-reduce-debt#comments dailynews Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:07:00 +0000 46461 at http://asumag.com University of California, Merced, launches accessibility technology (with video) http://asumag.com/dailynews/university-california-merced-launches-accessibility-technology-video <div class="node-body article-body">The new technology will bring the school into compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which is among a set of recently updated laws that now require the websites of all colleges, universities and schools to be accessible to individuals with disabilities. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/dailynews/university-california-merced-launches-accessibility-technology-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/university-california-merced-launches-accessibility-technology-video#comments dailynews Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:58:00 +0000 46451 at http://asumag.com Image courtesy of AudioEye. Image courtesy of AudioEye. Arizona State University expanding food sustainability http://asumag.com/green/arizona-state-university-expanding-food-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body">The efforts are a part of the school’s overarching the goal of becoming a zero-waste university by 2015. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green/arizona-state-university-expanding-food-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green/arizona-state-university-expanding-food-sustainability#comments Green Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:56:00 +0000 46441 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of State Press Magazine. Photo courtesy of State Press Magazine. St. Olaf hosts ‘Sustainapalooza’ http://asumag.com/green/st-olaf-hosts-sustainapalooza <div class="node-body article-body">Student organizations and Northfield businesses representing varying aspects of sustainable living gathered to raise campus awareness about sustainable living. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green/st-olaf-hosts-sustainapalooza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green/st-olaf-hosts-sustainapalooza#comments Green Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:53:00 +0000 46431 at http://asumag.com Picture courtesy of the Manitou Messenger. Picture courtesy of the Manitou Messenger. U Penn’s new dormitory follows campus sustainability directive http://asumag.com/green/u-penn-s-new-dormitory-follows-campus-sustainability-directive <div class="node-body article-body">In late October the University of Pennsylvania announced that all of the school’s new buildings will seek LEED Silver certification.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/green/u-penn-s-new-dormitory-follows-campus-sustainability-directive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green/u-penn-s-new-dormitory-follows-campus-sustainability-directive#comments Green Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:50:00 +0000 46421 at http://asumag.com New Boston College dorm poised for LEED Silver http://asumag.com/new-construction/new-boston-college-dorm-poised-leed-silver <div class="node-body article-body">Boston College expects to open a new 245,000-square-foot residence hall in time for the 2016 academic year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/new-boston-college-dorm-poised-leed-silver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/new-boston-college-dorm-poised-leed-silver#comments New Construction Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:13:00 +0000 46411 at http://asumag.com New University of Georgia dining hall boasts fresh look, food program http://asumag.com/new-construction/new-university-georgia-dining-hall-boasts-fresh-look-food-program <div class="node-body article-body">The University of Georgia now has a new dining facility that accommodates a revamped approach to food preparation and serving.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/new-university-georgia-dining-hall-boasts-fresh-look-food-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/new-university-georgia-dining-hall-boasts-fresh-look-food-program#comments New Construction Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:02:00 +0000 46401 at http://asumag.com Richard Mandelkorn Richard Mandelkorn Two Texas college campus police officers stabbed (with video) http://asumag.com/dailynews/two-texas-college-campus-police-officers-stabbed-video <div class="node-body article-body">Two Eastfield College campus police officers were reportedly stabbed on Monday night as they were investigating an individual who appeared to be trying to break into an unused classroom.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/dailynews/two-texas-college-campus-police-officers-stabbed-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/two-texas-college-campus-police-officers-stabbed-video#comments dailynews Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:05:00 +0000 46391 at http://asumag.com Foul odor leads to evacuation of New Jersey college http://asumag.com/dailynews/foul-odor-leads-evacuation-new-jersey-college <div class="node-body article-body">At least nine buildings on the campus were evacuated after reports of a bad odor in the library, school officials said. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/dailynews/foul-odor-leads-evacuation-new-jersey-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/foul-odor-leads-evacuation-new-jersey-college#comments dailynews Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:03:00 +0000 46381 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of NJ.com Photo courtesy of NJ.com Swarthmore’s newest building is a testament to sustainability http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/swarthmore-s-newest-building-testament-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body">Swarthmore College officially opened its newest building, “the Matchbox,” a 21,000-square-foot fitness, wellness, and theater space that school officials say, not only reflects the school’s commitment to community health, but also to environmental sustainability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/swarthmore-s-newest-building-testament-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/swarthmore-s-newest-building-testament-sustainability#comments Sustainability Initiatives Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:01:00 +0000 46371 at http://asumag.com Temporary K-12 funding boost floated in Colorado http://asumag.com/blog/temporary-k-12-funding-boost-floated-colorado <div class="node-body blog-body">Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has pitched a $380 million supplement for K-12 schools that would increase the per-pupil funding by $475. </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/hot-topics">Hot Topics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/blog/temporary-k-12-funding-boost-floated-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/temporary-k-12-funding-boost-floated-colorado#comments dailynews Schoolhouse Beat Hot Topics Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:47:00 +0000 46361 at http://asumag.com Georgia university system’s plan to privatize goes before voters http://asumag.com/blog/georgia-university-system-s-plan-privatize-goes-voters <div class="node-body blog-body">Georgia voters will decide whether private entities that run housing and parking operations for the state’s university system should get a pass on paying taxes for campus property. </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/georgia-university-system-s-plan-privatize-goes-voters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/georgia-university-system-s-plan-privatize-goes-voters#comments Legislation Outsourcing/Contract Services Schoolhouse Beat Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:44:00 +0000 46321 at http://asumag.com Allen University wins $20,000 security grant http://asumag.com/cameras-surveillance/allen-university-wins-20000-security-grant <div class="node-body article-body">As a Video Insight School Security In-Kind Grant winner, the university will receive a security system valued at more than $20,000 consisting of video management software (VMS) licenses; 16 IP video surveillance cameras; one video encoder that includes VMS software licenses; 10 years of software upgrades; one year of a customer assurance program; and product training.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/cameras-surveillance/allen-university-wins-20000-security-grant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/cameras-surveillance/allen-university-wins-20000-security-grant#comments Cameras & Surveillance Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:18:00 +0000 46311 at http://asumag.com Transylvania University joins farm to campus program http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/transylvania-university-joins-farm-campus-program <div class="node-body article-body">The initiative is designed to encourage universities to buy as much local food as possible and to sign contracts with multiple growers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/transylvania-university-joins-farm-campus-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/transylvania-university-joins-farm-campus-program#comments Sustainability Initiatives Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:16:00 +0000 46301 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of University of Transylvania. Photo courtesy of University of Transylvania. Chevrolet partners with Wisconsin college for renewable energy partnership http://asumag.com/dailynews/chevrolet-partners-wisconsin-college-renewable-energy-partnership <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Chevrolet is partnering with University of Wisconsin&ndash;Stevens Point and several other institutions of higher education that have demonstrated a commitment to energy efficiency and renewable energy. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/dailynews/chevrolet-partners-wisconsin-college-renewable-energy-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/chevrolet-partners-wisconsin-college-renewable-energy-partnership#comments dailynews Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:13:00 +0000 46291 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Photo courtesy of University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Department of Education overhauls PLUS Loan program http://asumag.com/dailynews/department-education-overhauls-plus-loan-program <div class="node-body article-body">The new rule will help more students and families pay for college, and ensure they have the tools and resources to make informed decisions about financing their educational pursuits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/dailynews/department-education-overhauls-plus-loan-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/department-education-overhauls-plus-loan-program#comments dailynews Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:38:00 +0000 46281 at http://asumag.com Maryland schools need additional $220 million for construction (with video) http://asumag.com/building-structure/maryland-schools-need-additional-220-million-construction-video <div class="node-body article-body">The request for additional funding would increase the 2015-2020 Capital Improvements Program Budget to $1.75 billion from the $1.53 billion approved by the Montgomery County Council in May. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/building-structure/maryland-schools-need-additional-220-million-construction-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/building-structure/maryland-schools-need-additional-220-million-construction-video#comments Building Structure Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:36:00 +0000 46271 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of Gazette.net Photo courtesy of Gazette.net