American School & University http://asumag.com/rss.xml en 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 Contaminated soil suspends Honolulu high school field renovations http://asumag.com/blog/contaminated-soil-suspends-honolulu-high-school-field-renovations <div class="node-body blog-body">Work on a high school athletic field in Honolulu has come to a halt after subsurface soil tested positive for contaminants. </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/contaminated-soil-suspends-honolulu-high-school-field-renovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/contaminated-soil-suspends-honolulu-high-school-field-renovations#comments Renovation Schoolhouse Beat Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:14:00 +0000 41891 at http://asumag.com Renovated high school planetarium gets its star turn http://asumag.com/renovation/renovated-high-school-planetarium-gets-its-star-turn <div class="field-byline"> Jill Nolin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Originally built in 1979, the planetarium was closed three years ago for renovations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/renovation/renovated-high-school-planetarium-gets-its-star-turn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/renovation/renovated-high-school-planetarium-gets-its-star-turn#comments Renovation Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:14:00 +0000 41831 at http://asumag.com <p>Marc Horowitz, planetarium director and head of the Edward R. Murrow High School astronomy program, speaks to students about the renovations made to the school&#39;s planetarium.</p> Edward R. Murrow High School Edward R. Murrow High School Security upgrade gives police access to Baltimore Co. school cameras http://asumag.com/blog/security-upgrade-gives-police-access-baltimore-co-school-cameras <div class="node-body blog-body">The security upgrade was in reaction to a 2012 high school shooting that left one student injured on the first day of school. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/safety-school">Safety at School</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/blog/security-upgrade-gives-police-access-baltimore-co-school-cameras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/security-upgrade-gives-police-access-baltimore-co-school-cameras#comments Cameras & Surveillance Schoolhouse Beat Safety at School Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:54:00 +0000 41791 at http://asumag.com University of Chicago students thwart sexual assault http://asumag.com/blog/university-chicago-students-thwart-sexual-assault <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A man who attempted to sexually assault a female student at the University of Chicago has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, battery of a police officer and residential burglary, the <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-uic-students-praised-for-catching-sex-assault-suspect-20140331,0,4484144.story">Chicago Tribune </a>reported.<span style="font-size: 13px;">Tavares Humphries, 28, was witnessed attacking a female student in the shower of Commons South dormitory.</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/safety-school">Safety at School</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/blog/university-chicago-students-thwart-sexual-assault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/university-chicago-students-thwart-sexual-assault#comments Crime & Bullying Prevention Safety at School Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:06:00 +0000 41551 at http://asumag.com Texas high school stadium will memorialize Challenger, Columbia crews (with video) http://asumag.com/new-construction/texas-high-school-stadium-will-memorialize-challenger-columbia-crews-video <div class="node-body article-body">The project is funded through a $367 million school bond that was approved in 2013. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/texas-high-school-stadium-will-memorialize-challenger-columbia-crews-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/texas-high-school-stadium-will-memorialize-challenger-columbia-crews-video#comments New Construction Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:56:00 +0000 41531 at http://asumag.com <p>Design plans for Clear Creek ISD&#39;s new stadium. (Photo credit: PBK Sports)</p> School construction spending dips nationally http://asumag.com/blog/school-construction-spending-dips-nationally <div class="node-body blog-body">Governments spent less on new school construction in the past 12 months, the Wall Street Journal reported. </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/school-construction-spending-dips-nationally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/school-construction-spending-dips-nationally#comments New Construction Schoolhouse Beat Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:12:00 +0000 41521 at http://asumag.com Atlanta sees jump in charter enrollment http://asumag.com/news/atlanta-sees-jump-charter-enrollment <div class="node-body article-body">This fall, Atlanta Public Schools will educate about 7,000 students through charter schools. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/news/atlanta-sees-jump-charter-enrollment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/news/atlanta-sees-jump-charter-enrollment#comments news Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:14:00 +0000 41511 at http://asumag.com University of California borrows nearly $1 billion for construction http://asumag.com/blog/university-california-borrows-nearly-1-billion-construction <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The University of California is issuing nearly $1 billion in new debt, making the deal the largest bond sale of the week, <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/28/markets-municipals-deals-idUSL1N0MP0ZL20140328">Reuters has reported</a>. The $968.24 million in bonds, more than half of which is tax-exempt, will go toward construction projects.</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-california-borrows-nearly-1-billion-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/university-california-borrows-nearly-1-billion-construction#comments news Schoolhouse Beat Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:14:00 +0000 41471 at http://asumag.com University of Maine to eliminate 61 jobs http://asumag.com/blog/university-maine-eliminate-61-jobs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The University of Maine will eliminate 61 positions in an effort to close its $9.7 million budget gap. In addition to cutting positions, the university will also apply $5.3 million of its savings toward making up the budgetary difference.</p> <p>Of the eliminated positions, 30 are faculty. All of those positions are currently vacant or will soon become vacant because of retirement and attrition. The remaining 31 eliminated positions are non-faculty and at least five of those will be layoffs.&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-maine-eliminate-61-jobs#comments Funding Schoolhouse Beat Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:55:00 +0000 41451 at http://asumag.com Pennsylvania college evacuated after threatening email received http://asumag.com/crisis-disaster-planningmanagement/pennsylvania-college-evacuated-after-threatening-email-received <div class="node-body article-body">The details of the email were not released, but school officials said it contained a “specific date and time.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/crisis-disaster-planningmanagement/pennsylvania-college-evacuated-after-threatening-email-received" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/crisis-disaster-planningmanagement/pennsylvania-college-evacuated-after-threatening-email-received#comments Crisis & Disaster Planning/Management Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:51:00 +0000 41441 at http://asumag.com Surge in schools use of architectural mesh http://asumag.com/blog/surge-schools-use-architectural-mesh <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Stainless steel mesh may prove to be both a viable design and energy saving element in college and university construction projects. Cambridge Architectural reports that it is seeing increased demand from institutes of higher learning for use of the material, according to the Digital Journal. Cambridge Architectural is a full-service provider of sustainable architectural mesh systems.&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/surge-schools-use-architectural-mesh#comments Building Structure Schoolhouse Beat Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:52:00 +0000 41421 at http://asumag.com