American School & University http://asumag.com/rss.xml en Philadelphia charter school ends legal fight to stay open http://asumag.com/business-finance/philadelphia-charter-school-ends-legal-fight-stay-open <div class="node-body article-body">Truebright Science Academy Charter School will dissolve three years after officials declined to renew its charter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/philadelphia-charter-school-ends-legal-fight-stay-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/philadelphia-charter-school-ends-legal-fight-stay-open#comments Business & Finance Funding Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:43:00 +0000 51121 at http://asumag.com Cal Poly Pomona intensifies water-conservation efforts http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/cal-poly-pomona-intensifies-water-conservation-efforts <div class="node-body article-body">Severe drought prompts additional sustainability initiatives on a campus that uses more water than any other in the California State University system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/cal-poly-pomona-intensifies-water-conservation-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/cal-poly-pomona-intensifies-water-conservation-efforts#comments Sustainability Initiatives Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:27:00 +0000 51111 at http://asumag.com <p>Cal Poly Pomona is exploring ways to irrigate its agricultural land more efficiently.</p> Cal Poly Pomona Court ruling means NYU can move ahead with contentious campus expansion http://asumag.com/new-construction/court-ruling-means-nyu-can-move-ahead-contentious-campus-expansion <div class="node-body article-body">New York State's highest court rejects argument that the city had no right to turn over parkland to the university</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/court-ruling-means-nyu-can-move-ahead-contentious-campus-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/court-ruling-means-nyu-can-move-ahead-contentious-campus-expansion#comments Facility Planning New Construction Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:32:00 +0000 51091 at http://asumag.com <p>A rendering of the planned expansion of New York University.</p> New York University 1,400 jobs eliminated in Chicago Public Schools http://asumag.com/budgeting/1400-jobs-eliminated-chicago-public-schools <div class="node-body article-body">Savings from employee layoffs will help school system make $634 million pension payment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/budgeting/1400-jobs-eliminated-chicago-public-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/budgeting/1400-jobs-eliminated-chicago-public-schools#comments Budgeting Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:41:00 +0000 51081 at http://asumag.com WGN-TV Performing arts center nears completion at University of Arkansas http://asumag.com/auditoriums-performance-spaces/performing-arts-center-nears-completion-university-arkansas <div class="node-body article-body">Renovated 1930s building will become the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/auditoriums-performance-spaces/performing-arts-center-nears-completion-university-arkansas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/auditoriums-performance-spaces/performing-arts-center-nears-completion-university-arkansas#comments Auditoriums & Performance Spaces Renovation Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:33:00 +0000 51071 at http://asumag.com <p>The Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.</p> Freedom of Information isn't free, Michigan district says http://asumag.com/business-finance/freedom-information-isnt-free-michigan-district-says <div class="node-body article-body">Goodrich district bills parents $77,000 for records search involving their son.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/freedom-information-isnt-free-michigan-district-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/freedom-information-isnt-free-michigan-district-says#comments Business & Finance Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:36:00 +0000 51061 at http://asumag.com <p>The Goodrich (Mich.) district wants parents to pay more than $77,000 for a records search involving their son.</p> Colorado district's voucher plan ruled unconstitutional http://asumag.com/budgeting/colorado-districts-voucher-plan-ruled-unconstitutional <div class="node-body article-body">Court says Douglas County's Choice Scholarship Program would impermissibly provide financial support to religious schools.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/budgeting/colorado-districts-voucher-plan-ruled-unconstitutional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/budgeting/colorado-districts-voucher-plan-ruled-unconstitutional#comments Budgeting Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:49:00 +0000 51031 at http://asumag.com Ex-superintendent returns to Dallas as interim leader http://asumag.com/business-finance/ex-superintendent-returns-dallas-interim-leader <div class="node-body article-body">Michael Hinojosa led the Dallas district from 2006 to 2011</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/ex-superintendent-returns-dallas-interim-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/ex-superintendent-returns-dallas-interim-leader#comments Business & Finance Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:22:00 +0000 51021 at http://asumag.com <p>Michael Hinojosa&nbsp;returns to the Dallas School District as interim superintendent.</p> Dallas Independent School District Construction begins on K-8 campus in Orange County, Fla, http://asumag.com/new-construction/construction-begins-k-8-campus-orange-county-fla <div class="node-body article-body">1,000-student campus in the Wedgefield area is being built over the objections of neighbors who want the area to keep its rural atmosphere.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/construction-begins-k-8-campus-orange-county-fla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/construction-begins-k-8-campus-orange-county-fla#comments New Construction Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:18:00 +0000 51011 at http://asumag.com <p>A rendering of the K-8 school planned for the Wedgefield area of Orange County, Fla.</p> Zyscovich Architects Provo (Utah) district breaks ground on 2 elementary schools http://asumag.com/new-construction/provo-utah-district-breaks-ground-2-elementary-schools <div class="node-body article-body">The projects are the first funded by last year's $108 million bond issue.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/provo-utah-district-breaks-ground-2-elementary-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/provo-utah-district-breaks-ground-2-elementary-schools#comments New Construction Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:47:00 +0000 51001 at http://asumag.com Task force presents proposed $1.59 billion bond package for Dallas schools http://asumag.com/facility-planning/task-force-presents-proposed-159-billion-bond-package-dallas-schools <div class="node-body article-body">Board will decide later this year whether to put a bond package on the November ballot</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/facility-planning/task-force-presents-proposed-159-billion-bond-package-dallas-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/facility-planning/task-force-presents-proposed-159-billion-bond-package-dallas-schools#comments Facility Planning Classrooms Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:39:00 +0000 50991 at http://asumag.com Fit Me Kate: St. Catherine University upgrades fitness facilities http://asumag.com/recreation-athletic-facilities/fit-me-kate-st-catherine-university-upgrades-fitness-facilities <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p><strong>St. Catherine University </strong>, known more familiarly as St. Kate's, has renovated and expanded its fitness facilities on its <strong>St. Paul, Minn.,</strong> campus.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/recreation-athletic-facilities/fit-me-kate-st-catherine-university-upgrades-fitness-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/recreation-athletic-facilities/fit-me-kate-st-catherine-university-upgrades-fitness-facilities#comments Recreation & Athletic Facilities Renovation Thu, 25 Jun 2015 21:29:00 +0000 50981 at http://asumag.com University of Washington opens a facility in Spokane http://asumag.com/renovation/university-washington-opens-facility-spokane <div class="node-body article-body">The UW Visitors Center will be a hub for area alumni, students, prospective students, parents and supporters in the Spokane area.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/renovation/university-washington-opens-facility-spokane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/renovation/university-washington-opens-facility-spokane#comments Renovation Facilities Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:26:00 +0000 50971 at http://asumag.com <p>A rendering of the UW Spokane Center.</p> University of Washington Hartford, Conn., hones in on site for performing arts high school http://asumag.com/auditoriums-performance-spaces/hartford-conn-hones-site-performing-arts-high-school <div class="node-body article-body">School system is negotiating to buy Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Hartford campus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/auditoriums-performance-spaces/hartford-conn-hones-site-performing-arts-high-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/auditoriums-performance-spaces/hartford-conn-hones-site-performing-arts-high-school#comments Auditoriums & Performance Spaces Business & Finance Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:16:00 +0000 50951 at http://asumag.com <p>The Hartford, Conn., school system, looking for a performing arts high school,&nbsp;is negotiating to buy the the building that houses the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute&#39;s Hartford campus.</p> Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Only 1 in 10 schools in Detroit is performing acceptably, nonprofit group says http://asumag.com/business-finance/only-1-10-schools-detroit-performing-acceptably-nonprofit-group-says <div class="node-body article-body">Excellence Schools Detroit evaluated 224 schools serving city students and only 21 received a grade of C+ or higher </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/only-1-10-schools-detroit-performing-acceptably-nonprofit-group-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/only-1-10-schools-detroit-performing-acceptably-nonprofit-group-says#comments Business & Finance Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:46:00 +0000 50941 at http://asumag.com Newly approved budget in Los Angeles Unified means hundreds of layoffs http://asumag.com/budgeting/newly-approved-budget-los-angeles-unified-means-hundreds-layoffs <div class="node-body article-body">$7.8 billion spending plan provides salary hikes for teachers and administrators, but also eliminates hundreds of positions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/budgeting/newly-approved-budget-los-angeles-unified-means-hundreds-layoffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/budgeting/newly-approved-budget-los-angeles-unified-means-hundreds-layoffs#comments Budgeting Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:08:00 +0000 50931 at http://asumag.com Los Angeles Unified School District Gaming industry donations support facility for hotel management program http://asumag.com/new-construction/gaming-industry-donations-support-facility-hotel-management-program <div class="node-body article-body">University of Nevada Las Vegas announces $7.5 million in gambling industry donations that will help pay for the planned Hospitality Hall</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/gaming-industry-donations-support-facility-hotel-management-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/gaming-industry-donations-support-facility-hotel-management-program#comments Building Structure New Construction Facilities Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:58:00 +0000 50921 at http://asumag.com <p>Rendering of Hospitality Hall, planned for the University of Nevada Las Vegas.</p> Courtesy UNLV Baby Boomer Lament: Where Did My School Go? http://asumag.com/facilities-management/baby-boomer-lament-where-did-my-school-go <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here's what happened in one district to the school facilities that have been closed over the last 40 years</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/facilities-management/baby-boomer-lament-where-did-my-school-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/facilities-management/baby-boomer-lament-where-did-my-school-go#comments Facilities Management Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:30:00 +0000 50911 at http://asumag.com Sweet Outcome: Virginia college will remain open http://asumag.com/business-finance/sweet-outcome-virginia-college-will-remain-open <div class="node-body article-body">A judge approves a settlement that will allow Sweet Briar College to stay open in 2015-16</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/sweet-outcome-virginia-college-will-remain-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/sweet-outcome-virginia-college-will-remain-open#comments Maintenance & Operations Business & Finance Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:48:00 +0000 50901 at http://asumag.com <p>Sweet Briar House has been home to the presidents of Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va.,&nbsp;since its founding in 1901.</p> Sweet Briar College Sign of the Times: "Texting lane" on university stairway gets huge response http://asumag.com/signage-wayfinding/sign-times-texting-lane-university-stairway-gets-huge-response <div class="node-body article-body">Texters, keep right.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/signage-wayfinding/sign-times-texting-lane-university-stairway-gets-huge-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/signage-wayfinding/sign-times-texting-lane-university-stairway-gets-huge-response#comments Signage & Wayfinding Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:18:00 +0000 50891 at http://asumag.com <p>A stairway in the Student Life &amp; Wellness Center at Utah Valley University calls attention to multitasking students who text while walking.</p> Utah Valley University Sustainability staff need more support in school districts, report says http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/sustainability-staff-need-more-support-school-districts-report-says <div class="node-body article-body">Report from the Center for Green Schools says too many top administrators lack an understanding of sustainability and how it can improve a school district.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/sustainability-staff-need-more-support-school-districts-report-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/sustainability-staff-need-more-support-school-districts-report-says#comments Sustainability Initiatives Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:48:00 +0000 50881 at http://asumag.com Ann Arbor district may outsource grounds maintenance http://asumag.com/maintenance-operations/ann-arbor-district-may-outsource-grounds-maintenance <div class="node-body article-body">4 companies would be hired to handle grass cutting, snow removal and athletic field care</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/maintenance-operations/ann-arbor-district-may-outsource-grounds-maintenance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/maintenance-operations/ann-arbor-district-may-outsource-grounds-maintenance#comments Maintenance & Operations Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:50:00 +0000 50871 at http://asumag.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Turf field at Skyline High School, Ann Arbor.</span></p> Ann Arbor Schools Watch the Sky: University of Utah wants to expand telescope array http://asumag.com/science-laboratory-research-facilities/watch-sky-university-utah-wants-expand-telescope-array <div class="node-body article-body">$6.4 million plan would quadruple the size of its cosmic ray observatory in the Utah desert.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/science-laboratory-research-facilities/watch-sky-university-utah-wants-expand-telescope-array" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/science-laboratory-research-facilities/watch-sky-university-utah-wants-expand-telescope-array#comments Science, Laboratory & Research Facilities Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:29:00 +0000 50861 at http://asumag.com <p>The table-like scintillation detector&nbsp;is among 507 placed across 300 square miles of Utah desert as part of the&nbsp;$25 million Telescope Array cosmic ray observatory operated by the University of Utah.</p> University of Utah Michigan State University begins construction on Grand Rapids medical research facility http://asumag.com/science-laboratory-research-facilities/michigan-state-university-begins-construction-grand-rapids-me <div class="node-body article-body">$88.1 million research center is scheduled to open in downtown Grand Rapids in 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/science-laboratory-research-facilities/michigan-state-university-begins-construction-grand-rapids-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/science-laboratory-research-facilities/michigan-state-university-begins-construction-grand-rapids-me#comments New Construction Science, Laboratory & Research Facilities Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:31:00 +0000 50851 at http://asumag.com <p>Rendering of the Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center.</p> Michigan State University In the Mainstream: Most special-education students are taught in traditional classrooms http://asumag.com/business-finance/mainstream-most-special-education-students-are-taught-traditional-classrooms <div class="node-body article-body">Data from the U.S. Department of Education found that more than 60% of students served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 2011-12 were in a regular school setting more than 80% of the time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/mainstream-most-special-education-students-are-taught-traditional-classrooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/mainstream-most-special-education-students-are-taught-traditional-classrooms#comments Business & Finance Classrooms Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:55:00 +0000 50841 at http://asumag.com Former chapel will become home of honors college at Eastern Michigan University http://asumag.com/budgeting/former-chapel-will-become-home-honors-college-eastern-michigan-university <div class="node-body article-body">University is buying the Holy Trinity Chapel from the Catholic Diocese for $940,000</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/budgeting/former-chapel-will-become-home-honors-college-eastern-michigan-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/budgeting/former-chapel-will-become-home-honors-college-eastern-michigan-university#comments Budgeting Classrooms Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:18:00 +0000 50831 at http://asumag.com <p>Eastern Michigan University will convert the Holy Trinity Chapel into the new home of its Honors College.</p> Eastern Michigan University Legislation would require carbon monoxide detectors in Illinois schools http://asumag.com/fire-life-safety/legislation-would-require-carbon-monoxide-detectors-illinois-schools <div class="node-body article-body">Lawmakers approve new requirement and send bill to governor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/fire-life-safety/legislation-would-require-carbon-monoxide-detectors-illinois-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/fire-life-safety/legislation-would-require-carbon-monoxide-detectors-illinois-schools#comments Fire & Life Safety Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:01:00 +0000 50811 at http://asumag.com <p>A 2014 carbon monoxide leak at the North Mac school district in Girard, Ill., prompted legislators to enact a bill mandating installation of CO alarms in state schools.</p> North Mac (Ill.) Schools Sharing the Spotlight: The Collaborative Life Sciences Building/OHSU Skourtes Tower in Portland, Ore. http://asumag.com/new-construction/sharing-spotlight-collaborative-life-sciences-buildingohsu-skourtes-tower-portland- <div class="node-body gallery-body">Three education institutions--Oregon Health & Science University, Portland State University and Oregon State University--collaborated to build this $295 million, 650,000-square-foot complex.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/sharing-spotlight-collaborative-life-sciences-buildingohsu-skourtes-tower-portland-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/sharing-spotlight-collaborative-life-sciences-buildingohsu-skourtes-tower-portland-#comments Green Design & Buildings New Construction Science, Laboratory & Research Facilities Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:10:00 +0000 50801 at http://asumag.com <p>Three higher-education institutions worked together and used the latest technologies to design and build a health and science facility near downtown Portland, Ore.</p> Bus company sues Florida school district that recommends purchase of competitors' vehicles http://asumag.com/transportation-parking/bus-company-sues-florida-school-district-recommends-purchase-competitors-vehi <div class="node-body article-body">Hillsborough County wants to buy 100 buses, but Blue Bird says the district's choice of Thomas Built buses is based on inaccurate figures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/transportation-parking/bus-company-sues-florida-school-district-recommends-purchase-competitors-vehi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/transportation-parking/bus-company-sues-florida-school-district-recommends-purchase-competitors-vehi#comments Transportation & Parking Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:31:00 +0000 50791 at http://asumag.com California district will pay $15 million to sexual abuse victims http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/california-district-will-pay-15-million-sexual-abuse-victims <div class="node-body article-body">Evergreen district in San Jose settles lawsuit brought by families of second-grade students molested by their teacher.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/california-district-will-pay-15-million-sexual-abuse-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/california-district-will-pay-15-million-sexual-abuse-victims#comments Crime & Bullying Prevention Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:24:00 +0000 50781 at http://asumag.com <p>Settlement will compensate students sexually assaulted by their teacher at O.B. Whaley Elementary School in San Jose, Calif.</p> NBC Bay Area