American School & University en Former Penn State president convicted of child endangerment in connection with Sandusky abuse <div class="node-body article-body">Jury convicts Graham Spanier of one count of child endangerment, but acquits him of conspiracy and a 2nd endangerment count.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime & Bullying Prevention Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:59:00 +0000 68491 at Penn State Consultant gets 7-year prison sentence in Chicago Public Schools bribery scandal <div class="node-body article-body">Gary Solomon provided kickbacks to the Chicago Public Schools CEO in return for consulting contracts for his principal-training firm.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:46:00 +0000 68481 at <p>Gary Solomon (left), at the federal court building in Chicago.</p> WLS-TV Toronto school district curtails trips to U.S. because of Trump travel ban <div class="node-body article-body">Already booked trips will go forward, but Toronto officials do not want any of their students subjected to discrimination at the border.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Safety & Security Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:43:00 +0000 68471 at Catholic high school sues Milwaukee district over bus transportation for students <div class="node-body article-body">The lawsuit contends that Wisconsin law requires the public school district to provide transportation to St. Joan Antida High School students.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Transportation & Parking Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:40:00 +0000 68461 at <p>St. Joan Antida High School in Milwaukee.</p> Green Cleaning: Earth Day Education <div class="node-body blog-body">Earth Day is a great day to showcase green cleaning.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Cleaning Green Schools Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:40:00 +0000 68451 at Philadelphia district announces ambitious energy-saving program <div class="node-body article-body">Pilot project could lead to districtwide energy performance contract that could save $600 million over 20 years.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Management Sustainability Initiatives Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:52:00 +0000 68441 at Sales tax approved by Cobb County, Ga., voters will provide $860 million for school facilities <div class="node-body article-body">1-cent tax will provide 5 years of funding for Cobb County and Marietta school districts.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Funding Business & Finance Planning & Design Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:19:00 +0000 68431 at <p>The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) will provide $860 million from 2019 to 2023.</p> Throwback Thursday <div class="node-body gallery-body">Each Thursday, we'll post a photograph of a vintage educational facility culled from American School & University archives or from images submitted by readers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facilities Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000 56381 at Supreme Court ruling boosts protections for students with disabilities <div class="node-body article-body">Unanimous decision overturns Colorado ruling that limited the resources provided to students with disabilities.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:39:00 +0000 68421 at Kentucky becomes 44th state to allow charter schools <div class="node-body article-body">Gov. Matt Bevin signs legislation that allows local districts and big-city mayors to authorize charter schools.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:11:00 +0000 68411 at School bus driver in Connecticut dies after tree falls on bus <div class="node-body article-body">No students were on board when the Avon (Conn.) district bus crashed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transportation & Parking Safety & Security Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:48:00 +0000 68401 at <p>The driver of this school bus died after a tree fell onto the vehicle.</p> NBC Connecticut Pennsylvania student who objected to sharing locker room with transgender student sues school <div class="node-body article-body">Lawsuit against Boyertown Area (Pa.) district contends that the school policy violates the student's privacy.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Washrooms & Locker Rooms Safety & Security Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:57:00 +0000 68391 at New high school under construction in Bonita Springs, Fla. <div class="node-body article-body">Lee County district plans to open Bonita Springs High in 2018.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Construction Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:18:00 +0000 68381 at <p>Rendering of plans for Bonita Springs High School.</p> Lee County Schools Assistant superintendent in Knox County (Tenn.) district promoted to top job <div class="node-body article-body">Bob Thomas has worked in the district for more than 40 years.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:47:00 +0000 68371 at Billionaire plans a private high school in Nebraska <div class="node-body article-body">The NGL Academy will cater to low-income students and emphasize interactive learning.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facility Planning Business & Finance Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:14:00 +0000 68361 at 3 higher-education institutions to team with city of Portland on $100 million health and education center <div class="node-body article-body">Building on Portland State University campus also will be used by the city, Portland Community College and Oregon Health Sciences University.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Construction Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:00:00 +0000 68341 at <p>Rendering of plans&nbsp;$100 million education and health center in downtown Portland.</p> Portland State University Campus improvements move forward at Concordia University Irvine <div class="node-body article-body">Irvine Planning Commission OKs master plan changes for $200 million upgrade</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facility Planning New Construction Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:23:00 +0000 68331 at <p>Expansion plans at Concordia University Irvine include a new music and worship building.</p> Concordia University Irvine UMass Boston's move away from commuter school status has led to financial woes <div class="node-body article-body">Campus construction and program expansions have left the university with sizable debts.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facility Planning Funding Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:44:00 +0000 68321 at <p>A residence hall planned for UMass Boston is scheduled to open in 2018.</p> UMass Boston Omaha superintendent search comes up empty after all finalists withdraw <div class="node-body article-body">One withdrew a week ago, and two others pulled out over the weekend.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:31:00 +0000 68311 at <p>The two remaining finalists for the superintendent&#39;s job in Omaha Public Schools have withdrawn from consideration.</p> WOWT-TV Texas Attorney General and Frisco district spar over high school prayer room <div class="node-body article-body">State suggests prayer room unlawfully favors Muslim students, but district says attorney general's inquiry is a publicity stunt.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facilities Management Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:08:00 +0000 68301 at <p>Muslim students at Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas, meet for prayer sessions in a school classroom.</p> Regents approve $63 million expansion of University of Georgia stadium <div class="node-body article-body">Update of Sanford Stadium includes new video board, locker room, hospitality lounge.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Recreation & Athletic Facilities New Construction Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:15:00 +0000 68291 at <p>Sanford Stadium</p> University of Georgia West Virginia state board approves closing of elementary in Randolph County <div class="node-body article-body">Valley Head Elementary has only 27 students.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:58:00 +0000 68281 at Massachusetts high court to hear case challenging state's cap on charter schools <div class="node-body article-body">Charter advocates argue that the cap deprives children in the poorest districts from receiving an adequate education.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legislation Business & Finance Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:18:00 +0000 68271 at Fitness Center renovation at Williamette University gets LEED Gold rating <div class="node-body article-body">Sparks Fitness Center is cited for its environmentally friendly design and construction strategies.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Design & Buildings Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:43:00 +0000 68261 at <p>The renovated fitness center at Williamette University.</p> Williamette University Catholic elementary school in Fresno will close <div class="node-body article-body">St. Helen's School is in debt to the Catholic diocese and suffers from low enrollment.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:35:00 +0000 68251 at <p>St. Helen&#39;s Catholic School in Fresno, Calif., will close later this year.</p> St. Helen's School University of California, Riverside, will build solar-powered greenhouse <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers seek to create greenhouses that can produce food with no need for outside electricity.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sustainability Initiatives Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:55:00 +0000 68241 at <p>A solar-powered greenhouse to be built at UC Riverside will be similar to this one at UC Santa Cruz.</p> Soliculture Kentucky lawmakers approve charter school legislation <div class="node-body article-body">If the governor signs the bill, as expected, Kentucky will become the 44th state to allow charter schools.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legislation Business & Finance Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:18:00 +0000 68231 at <p>Kentucky lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow charter schools in the state.</p> WDRB-TV South Dakota school wins 2017 Aspen Prize as top community college <div class="node-body article-body">Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, S.D., receives a $1 million prize from The Aspen Institute.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:33:00 +0000 68221 at Detroit district will sue state of Michigan to block school closures <div class="node-body article-body">16 schools run by the district are among 38 statewide that have been threatened with closure because of poor performance.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Finance Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:01:00 +0000 68211 at 5 employees at Arkansas school placed on leave after death of 6-year-old student <div class="node-body article-body">Boy wandered away from the playground at a Fayetteville, Ark., school and was found unresponsive in a swimming pool.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fire & Life Safety Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:43:00 +0000 68191 at <p>Following the death of a 6-year-old boy, the Fayetteville district plans to install a fence to enclose the playground at Vandergriff&nbsp;Elementary School.</p> KFSM-TV