American School & University en Going Up: Residence hall under construction at Marquette University will get 2 additional floors <div class="node-body article-body">Student housing complex will now have capacity for 890 students, instead of 750.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Construction Housing & Residence Halls Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:56:00 +0000 67861 at <p>McCormick Hall will be torn down when Marquette University opens new student housing.</p> Marquette University Elementary school in Eagleville, Pa., will close <div class="node-body article-body">Declining enrollment persuades Methacton school board to close Aububon Elementary.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Budgeting Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:16:00 +0000 67851 at <p>Audubon Elementary School in Eagleville, Pa.</p> Methacton School District Do you agree with the Trump administration's rescinding of rules on transgender students and bathrooms? <div class="node-body 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at Shuttered for-profit college in Florida must pay $20 million to U.S. government <div class="node-body article-body">FastTrain College submitted falsified documents to acquire federal loans for students.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Budgeting Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:50:00 +0000 67811 at Trump administration rescinds rules on bathrooms and transgender students <div class="node-body article-body">Guidance issued under Obama administration said transgender students should be allowed to use washrooms that matched their gender identity.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety & Security Washrooms & Locker Rooms Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:07:00 +0000 67821 at Utah legislation would remove prohibition on advocacy of homosexuality in schools <div class="node-body article-body">State senate panel approves revision that would remove the ban on advocacy of homosexuality in sex education classes.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facilities Management Safety & Security Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:12:00 +0000 67801 at <p>Equality Utah has sued the state&nbsp;over a law that bar teachers and students from positive discussions about homosexuality.</p> College Station (Texas) district postpones elementary school construction for a year <div class="node-body article-body">City needs more time to provide needed infrastructure, so district's 10th elementary now is set to open in 2019.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Construction Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:31:00 +0000 67791 at San Diego district proposes cutting 850 jobs to close budget gap <div class="node-body article-body">District says it is facing a $124 million deficit in its $1.3 billion budget.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Budgeting Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:14:00 +0000 67781 at <p>Protesters urged the San Diego school board not to eliminate district jobs.</p> KSWB-TV Federal probe of Los Angeles district's iPad initiative ends with no charges <div class="node-body article-body">Federal prosecutors conducted a long investigation into the district's $1.6 billion plan to provide an iPad for every student.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Budgeting Computers/Tablets Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:15:00 +0000 67771 at Apple Computer $572 million bond election set for Round Rock (Texas) school district <div class="node-body article-body">Steadily growing district needs funds to build its 6th high school and other facilities.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bond Issues Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:57:00 +0000 67761 at Michigan State University bans whiteboards from residence hall doors <div class="node-body article-body">Bullying messages left on boards have prompted the university to keep them off the doors in student housing</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime & Bullying Prevention Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:03:00 +0000 67751 at <p>Whiteboards like the one above will no longer be allowed outside residence hall rooms at Michigan State University.</p> WLNS-TV 8 Cleveland schools targeted for improvement need additional intervention <div class="node-body article-body">3 high schools and 5 elementary schools have failed to make significant gains after four years.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:58:00 +0000 67741 at <p>Collinwood&nbsp;High is one of 8 schools in Cleveland that will receive more intensive intervention to improve their&nbsp;performance.</p> Cleveland Metropolitan School District With lawsuits pending over bond funds, Poudre (Colo.) district has to delay school construction <div class="node-body article-body">Voters approved a $375 million bond issue, but legal challenges to the vote prevent Poudre from issuing bonds.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Construction Business & Finance Bond Issues Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:47:00 +0000 67721 at Solar installations boost renewable energy at University of Virginia <div class="node-body article-body">Panels have been installed atop 2 buildings on the Charlottesville campus.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sustainability Initiatives Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:19:00 +0000 67711 at University of Virginia All-boys Catholic school in Burbank, Ill., will go coed <div class="node-body article-body">St. Laurence High School had said it would remain a boys-only campus when a nearby girls school announced its closing, but now officials have changed their minds.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:50:00 +0000 67701 at <p>The closing of Queen of Peace High School has prompted neighboring St. Laurence High to become a coed institution.</p> Administration building at IUPUI gets LEED Gold rating <div class="node-body article-body">University Hall is the 5th facility on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus to receive LEED certification.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Design & Buildings Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:50:00 +0000 67691 at <p>University Hall on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.</p> IUPUI Preliminary hearing set for Oklahoma's state school superintendent <div class="node-body article-body">Joy Hofmeister, the Oklahoma superintendent of public instruction, was charged in 2016 with accepting illegal campaign contributions.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Crime & Bullying Prevention Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:00:00 +0000 67681 at Teacher in Bangor, Mich., resigns after restraining student with duct tape <div class="node-body article-body">Teacher admits wrapping duct tape around 16-year-old student in chemistry class.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety & Security Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:57:00 +0000 67671 at WWMT-TV Chicago school system sues state of Illinois over funding shortfall <div class="node-body article-body">City district argues that the state's funding formula for schools treats Chicago differently and discriminates against minority students.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:47:00 +0000 67661 at <p>Chicago Schools CEO Forrest Claypool says the Illinois school funding formula&nbsp;has created a separate and unequal system that hurts minority students.</p> Loyola Marymount to open satellite campus for film and television school <div class="node-body article-body">The Playa Vista campus in Los Angeles will be a couple of miles from the university's main location.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facility Planning Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +0000 67651 at <p>Loyola Marymount&#39;s Playa Vista campus will house its graduate film and television school.</p> Loyola Marymount University New Jersey official overrules local district, fires school security guard for excessive force <div class="node-body article-body">State monitor fires security guard in Pleasantville (N.J.) school district.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety & Security Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:25:00 +0000 67641 at Yale University reverses decision, renames Calhoun College <div class="node-body article-body">College had been named for John Calhoun, who as vice president and senator was an ardent supporter of slavery.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:31:00 +0000 67631 at <p>Yale&#39;s Calhoun College has been renamed Hopper College.</p> Yale University Editor's Focus: New Beginnings <div class="node-body blog-body">2017 is bringing change to American School & University just as it most likely is bringing change to you.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Research Silver Editor&#039;s Focus Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:41:00 +0000 67621 at Connecting to Things <div class="node-body article-body">As the Internet of Things connects more and more devices to one another, schools and universities need to be ready to take advantage of the technological capabilities.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cameras & Surveillance Classroom Technology Doors/Entry Systems Silver Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:00:00 +0000 67611 at <p>Interactive whiteboards are an IoT&nbsp;technology being adopted by schools at all levels.</p> Bounce in Their Step <div class="field-byline"> Tasha Hughes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rubber flooring provides an economical and sustainable option for schools.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flooring Silver Sat, 11 Feb 2017 05:54:00 +0000 67601 at Photo courtesy of nora systems. Jefferson County (Colo.) board gives reprieve to 4 elementary schools <div class="node-body article-body">Board had been looking at closing 5 schools, but has decided to shutter only one.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:18:00 +0000 67591 at <p>The Jefferson County (Colo.) school board met Thursday night and decided it would not close four elementary schools that had been on the chopping block.</p> KMGH-TV Winds of Change <div class="field-byline"> Dave Fisher </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hand dryer industry comes together to support LEED certification.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hand Dryers Sustainability Initiatives Silver Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:56:00 +0000 67581 at Image courtesy of World Dryer. Support Center at California State University East Bay receives LEED Platinum certification <div class="node-body gallery-body">The five-story, 75,344-square-foot, $29 million building on the Hayward, Calif., campus has received the top LEED rating for its sustainable design and construction.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Design & Buildings Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:39:00 +0000 67571 at