American School & University http://asumag.com/rss.xml en University of Illinois building earns LEED Gold http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/university-illinois-building-earns-leed-gold <div class="node-body article-body">Initially, the building was on track for LEED Silver, but changes – most notably in regards to energy efficiency – were made to achieve the higher status. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/university-illinois-building-earns-leed-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/university-illinois-building-earns-leed-gold#comments Sustainability Initiatives Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:06:00 +0000 45441 at http://asumag.com New Chicago high school will not bear Obama’s name http://asumag.com/blog/new-chicago-high-school-will-not-bear-obama-s-name <div class="node-body blog-body">Mayor Rahm Emanuel has nixed his plan to name an exclusive high school in an affluent part of the city after President Barack Obama. </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/new-chicago-high-school-will-not-bear-obama-s-name" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/new-chicago-high-school-will-not-bear-obama-s-name#comments dailynews Schoolhouse Beat Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:33:00 +0000 45431 at http://asumag.com Thousands of U.S. schools now have solar installations http://asumag.com/blog/thousands-us-schools-now-have-solar-installations <div class="node-body blog-body">Recent research found that about 450 districts could potentially save more than $1 million over 30 years with a solar photovoltaic system.</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/green-schools">Green Schools</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/blog/thousands-us-schools-now-have-solar-installations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/thousands-us-schools-now-have-solar-installations#comments Sustainability Initiatives Green Schools Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:20:00 +0000 45421 at http://asumag.com For rural schools, digital connectivity can require resourcefulness and patience http://asumag.com/blog/rural-schools-digital-connectivity-can-require-resourcefulness-and-patience <div class="node-body blog-body">Even where high-speed broadband exists, rural districts can lack the means to buy the technology that relies on that quality Internet connection. </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/rural-schools-digital-connectivity-can-require-resourcefulness-and-patience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/rural-schools-digital-connectivity-can-require-resourcefulness-and-patience#comments dailynews Schoolhouse Beat Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:38:00 +0000 45411 at http://asumag.com Council of Education Facility Planners International, 2014 World Congress on Educational Environments http://asumag.com/council-education-facility-planners-international-2014-world-congress-educational-environments <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">Oregon Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Portland</span>, <span class="region">OR</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+Portland%2C+OR%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://asumag.com/council-education-facility-planners-international-2014-world-congress-educational-environments#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:08:00 +0000 45401 at http://asumag.com ASIS International, Annual Seminar and Exhibition http://asumag.com/asis-international-annual-seminar-and-exhibition <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">Georgia World Congress Center</span> <span class="locality">Atlanta</span>, <span class="region">GA</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+Atlanta%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://asumag.com/asis-international-annual-seminar-and-exhibition#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:03:00 +0000 45391 at http://asumag.com Kansas State expansion causes student frustration http://asumag.com/building-structure/kansas-state-expansion-causes-student-frustration <div class="node-body article-body">The school broke ground on the renovation last October, expecting to add 107,000 square feet to the Engineering Complex with costs totaling $40 million. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/building-structure/kansas-state-expansion-causes-student-frustration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/building-structure/kansas-state-expansion-causes-student-frustration#comments Building Structure Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:44:00 +0000 45381 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of the Kansas State Collegian. Photo courtesy of the Kansas State Collegian. University of Iowa construction boom follows flooding http://asumag.com/building-structure/university-iowa-construction-boom-follows-flooding <div class="node-body article-body">The 2008 flooding in Iowa has led to a construction boom at the University of Iowa, enabling out-of-state contractors to compete with local workers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/building-structure/university-iowa-construction-boom-follows-flooding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/building-structure/university-iowa-construction-boom-follows-flooding#comments Building Structure Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:29:00 +0000 45371 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of the Daily Iowan. Photo courtesy of the Daily Iowan. Department of Education gives $6.4 million to aid Newtown recovery efforts http://asumag.com/dailynews/department-education-gives-64-million-aid-newtown-recovery-efforts <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Education is awarding an additional $3.1 million to the Newtown (Conn.) Public School District to help with ongoing recovery efforts over the next two school years as the district continues to recover from the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/dailynews/department-education-gives-64-million-aid-newtown-recovery-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/department-education-gives-64-million-aid-newtown-recovery-efforts#comments dailynews Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:53:00 +0000 45351 at http://asumag.com States attempt to rein in use of student data http://asumag.com/dailynews/states-attempt-rein-use-student-data <div class="node-body article-body">As technology expands into nearly every facet of school life, more state legislatures are intervening to limit how all that student data can be used after it is collected, the New York Times reported. </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/states-attempt-rein-use-student-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/states-attempt-rein-use-student-data#comments dailynews Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:58:00 +0000 45341 at http://asumag.com Kent State outraged by Urban Outfitters sweatshirt http://asumag.com/dailynews/kent-state-outraged-urban-outfitters-sweatshirt <div class="node-body article-body">The shirt, which until recently was selling for $129 on the company’s website, featured the Kent State logo and was splattered with red dye. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/dailynews/kent-state-outraged-urban-outfitters-sweatshirt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/kent-state-outraged-urban-outfitters-sweatshirt#comments dailynews Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:08:00 +0000 45331 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters. Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters. Firm strikes balance to modernize, restore aging John Carroll University hall http://asumag.com/renovation/firm-strikes-balance-modernize-restore-aging-john-carroll-university-hall <div class="node-body article-body">Incorporating modern amenities and living options at Murphy Hall while meeting the standards of the Secretary of the Interior for historic restoration – and doing it on a 14-month construction schedule – was one of the challenges overcome during the project.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/renovation/firm-strikes-balance-modernize-restore-aging-john-carroll-university-hall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/renovation/firm-strikes-balance-modernize-restore-aging-john-carroll-university-hall#comments Renovation Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:59:00 +0000 45311 at http://asumag.com Scott Pease Photography Scott Pease Photography Murphy Hall dormitory renovation at John Carroll University http://asumag.com/renovation/murphy-hall-dormitory-renovation-john-carroll-university <div class="node-body gallery-body">Murphy Hall is the largest residential hall on the John Carroll University campus. Hasenstab Architects provided architectural services for the renovation project.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/renovation/murphy-hall-dormitory-renovation-john-carroll-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/renovation/murphy-hall-dormitory-renovation-john-carroll-university#comments Renovation Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:03:00 +0000 45301 at http://asumag.com Massachusetts college tops off sports complex work http://asumag.com/renovation/massachusetts-college-tops-sports-complex-work <div class="node-body article-body">A private Catholic college near Boston will be able to offer new recreational opportunities when a renovation and expansion project is finished next summer. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/renovation/massachusetts-college-tops-sports-complex-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/renovation/massachusetts-college-tops-sports-complex-work#comments Renovation Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:26:00 +0000 45291 at http://asumag.com <p><span>Workers put the final steel beam in place at Stonehill College&#39;s Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex.&nbsp;</span></p> BOND <p><span>Workers put the final steel beam in place at Stonehill College&#39;s Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex.&nbsp;</span></p> BOND Georgia may replicate Louisiana’s charter school system http://asumag.com/dailynews/georgia-may-replicate-louisiana-s-charter-school-system <div class="node-body article-body">Louisiana’s system, known as the Recovery School District, was created in 2003. It allows the state to become involved after a school is categorized as “academically unacceptable” for four straight years. </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/georgia-may-replicate-louisiana-s-charter-school-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/georgia-may-replicate-louisiana-s-charter-school-system#comments dailynews Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:17:00 +0000 45281 at http://asumag.com Davis Turner/Getty Images <p><span>Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal answers questions from the media during a news conference at the Capitol building on Feb. 11, 2014, in Atlanta in this file photo.&nbsp;</span></p> Davis Turner/Getty Images $2.5 million offered for groundbreaking ideas about libraries http://asumag.com/blog/25-million-offered-groundbreaking-ideas-about-libraries <div class="node-body blog-body">Participants are asked to answer this question: How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?</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/25-million-offered-groundbreaking-ideas-about-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/25-million-offered-groundbreaking-ideas-about-libraries#comments dailynews Schoolhouse Beat Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:49:00 +0000 45271 at http://asumag.com University of Nebraska at Lincoln renovates one of the oldest buildings on campus http://asumag.com/renovation/university-nebraska-lincoln-renovates-one-oldest-buildings-campus <div class="node-body gallery-body">Prior to the $8 million renovation, the 1906 Brace Hall building had been primarily unoccupied with the exception of a couple studio spaces. Now, Brace Hall features life-science laboratory and support space, a 186-seat auditorium, classrooms and office space. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/renovation/university-nebraska-lincoln-renovates-one-oldest-buildings-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/renovation/university-nebraska-lincoln-renovates-one-oldest-buildings-campus#comments Renovation Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:09:00 +0000 45261 at http://asumag.com Respiratory virus sending students in many states to hospitals http://asumag.com/blog/respiratory-virus-sending-students-many-states-hospitals <div class="node-body blog-body">Experts say hand washing and proper hand hygiene at school are essential in preventing the virus from spreading.</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/respiratory-virus-sending-students-many-states-hospitals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/respiratory-virus-sending-students-many-states-hospitals#comments dailynews Schoolhouse Beat Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:58:00 +0000 45111 at http://asumag.com Washington State’s first charter school opens http://asumag.com/blog/washington-state-s-first-charter-school-opens <div class="node-body blog-body">First Place Scholars, which has operated as a private school for 25 years, has reopened as Washington State’s first charter school, the Seattle Times reported.</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/washington-state-s-first-charter-school-opens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/washington-state-s-first-charter-school-opens#comments dailynews Schoolhouse Beat Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:45:00 +0000 45101 at http://asumag.com Off-campus housing becomes $4 billion industry http://asumag.com/dailynews/campus-housing-becomes-4-billion-industry <div class="node-body article-body">Private developers are increasingly stepping in to create off-campus housing to complement campus dormitories and give students options, NPR reported. These often high-end residences are part of what is now a $4 billion industry.</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/campus-housing-becomes-4-billion-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/campus-housing-becomes-4-billion-industry#comments dailynews Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:35:00 +0000 45091 at http://asumag.com Historic Cincinnati high school gets a modern performing arts center http://asumag.com/building-structure/historic-cincinnati-high-school-gets-modern-performing-arts-center <div class="node-body article-body">The $52 million project adds 77,000 square feet to the campus, modernizing the existing space while preserving its history, and fitting the new building between the school’s football field and its main building, which was built in 1929.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/building-structure/historic-cincinnati-high-school-gets-modern-performing-arts-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/building-structure/historic-cincinnati-high-school-gets-modern-performing-arts-center#comments Building Structure Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:07:00 +0000 45081 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of SHP Leading Design. Photo courtesy of SHP Leading Design. University of Iowa nears completion of theater construction stymied by flood http://asumag.com/construction/university-iowa-nears-completion-theater-construction-stymied-flood <div class="node-body article-body">The project has made significant progress since construction began, but summer flooding caused unexpected setbacks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/construction/university-iowa-nears-completion-theater-construction-stymied-flood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/construction/university-iowa-nears-completion-theater-construction-stymied-flood#comments Construction Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:51:00 +0000 45071 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of University of Iowa. Photo courtesy of University of Iowa. U.S. Department of Education overhauls student loan servicing http://asumag.com/dailynews/us-department-education-overhauls-student-loan-servicing <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Education has announced several new steps to help federal student loan borrowers better manage their student debt. The action comes in response to President Obama’s executive actions to help make student loans more affordable.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/dailynews/us-department-education-overhauls-student-loan-servicing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/us-department-education-overhauls-student-loan-servicing#comments dailynews Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:44:00 +0000 45061 at http://asumag.com Johnson C. Smith University shares campus with N.C. charter school http://asumag.com/dailynews/johnson-c-smith-university-shares-campus-nc-charter-school <div class="node-body article-body">The move is a new approach for the charter school, which was created in 1998 to serve students in the foster care system, but is becoming increasing common both in Charlotte and the rest of the country. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/dailynews/johnson-c-smith-university-shares-campus-nc-charter-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/dailynews/johnson-c-smith-university-shares-campus-nc-charter-school#comments dailynews Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:39:00 +0000 45051 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of Kennedy High School. Photo courtesy of Kennedy High School. Eastern Michigan University replaces green field with grey turf http://asumag.com/blog/eastern-michigan-university-replaces-green-field-grey-turf <div class="node-body blog-body">Eastern Michigan has replaced its green artificial turf at Rynearson Stadium with gray FieldTurf – a move that is intended to give the field an industrial look</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/eastern-michigan-university-replaces-green-field-grey-turf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/blog/eastern-michigan-university-replaces-green-field-grey-turf#comments Schoolhouse Beat Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:18:00 +0000 45041 at http://asumag.com Texas judge: “Robin Hood” approach to school funding is unconstitutional http://asumag.com/legislation/texas-judge-robin-hood-approach-school-funding-unconstitutional <div class="node-body article-body">Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office has said it plans to appeal to the decision, meaning the case appears destined for the Texas Supreme Court. If the ruling stands, state legislators will have to create a new funding formula. </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/legislation/texas-judge-robin-hood-approach-school-funding-unconstitutional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/legislation/texas-judge-robin-hood-approach-school-funding-unconstitutional#comments Legislation Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:56:00 +0000 44991 at http://asumag.com Binghamton University breaks ground on $70M Smart Energy facility http://asumag.com/building-structure/binghamton-university-breaks-ground-70m-smart-energy-facility <div class="node-body article-body">Research conducted in the new building will focus on energy-efficient technologies, including making solar power economically competitive and energy transmission technology.</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/building-structure/binghamton-university-breaks-ground-70m-smart-energy-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/building-structure/binghamton-university-breaks-ground-70m-smart-energy-facility#comments Building Structure Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:25:00 +0000 44971 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy Binghamton University. Photo courtesy Binghamton University. Virginia high school destroyed by earthquake to be rebuilt (with video) http://asumag.com/building-structure/virginia-high-school-destroyed-earthquake-be-rebuilt-video <div class="node-body article-body">The $54-million project will be supported partially by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will include an expanded career and technical education center.</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/building-structure/virginia-high-school-destroyed-earthquake-be-rebuilt-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/building-structure/virginia-high-school-destroyed-earthquake-be-rebuilt-video#comments Building Structure Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:14:00 +0000 44961 at http://asumag.com Photo courtesy of NBC. Photo courtesy of NBC. Case Western meets $1 billion fundraising goal http://asumag.com/new-construction/case-western-meets-1-billion-fundraising-goal <div class="node-body article-body">The university had planned to raise $1 billion by December 2016, but as a result of its successful fundraising efforts has decided to extend the campaign to raise an additional $500 million.</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/case-western-meets-1-billion-fundraising-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/case-western-meets-1-billion-fundraising-goal#comments New Construction Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:08:00 +0000 44951 at http://asumag.com The 2014 AS&U 100 http://asumag.com/research/2014-asu-100 <div class="field-deck"> Schools in some former metropolises have faded remarkably in the last quarter century, while other districts flourish in unlikely places. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Schools in some former metropolises have faded remarkably in the last quarter century, while other districts flourish in unlikely places.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://asumag.com/research/2014-asu-100" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/research/2014-asu-100#comments Research Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000 45221 at http://asumag.com W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA, is part of the Fairfax County Public Schools. Architect: Architecture, Incorporated. Photo: David Galen