American School & University http://asumag.com/rss.xml en Number of homeless students in New York City was up 15% in 2015-16 http://asumag.com/business-finance/number-homeless-students-new-york-city-was-15-2015-16 <div class="node-body article-body">Figures from the school system's budget office say 32,803 students who attended city public schools in 2015-16 lived in homeless shelters at least part of the year.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/number-homeless-students-new-york-city-was-15-2015-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/number-homeless-students-new-york-city-was-15-2015-16#comments Business & Finance Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:27:00 +0000 69301 at http://asumag.com Student injured in stabbing at Kenosha, Wis. high school http://asumag.com/safety-security/student-injured-stabbing-kenosha-wis-high-school <div class="node-body article-body">Another student is in custody in connection with the attack.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/safety-security/student-injured-stabbing-kenosha-wis-high-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/safety-security/student-injured-stabbing-kenosha-wis-high-school#comments Safety & Security Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:04:00 +0000 69291 at http://asumag.com <p>Bradford High School, Kenosha.</p> Fox6Now.com New York City plans to provide free preschool to 3-year-olds http://asumag.com/business-finance/new-york-city-plans-provide-free-preschool-3-year-olds <div class="node-body article-body">"3K for All" program will begin as a pilot program in two neighborhoods.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/new-york-city-plans-provide-free-preschool-3-year-olds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/new-york-city-plans-provide-free-preschool-3-year-olds#comments Business & Finance Planning & Design Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:22:00 +0000 69271 at http://asumag.com <p>New York City Bill de Blasio&nbsp;announces an ambitious preschool program for 3-year-olds.</p> WABC-TV Pilfered bell returns to Colorado State campus after nearly 100 years http://asumag.com/facilities/pilfered-bell-returns-colorado-state-campus-after-nearly-100-years <div class="node-body article-body">The bell, stolen from a university building in 1919, will have a new home in the university's new alumni center.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/facilities/pilfered-bell-returns-colorado-state-campus-after-nearly-100-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/facilities/pilfered-bell-returns-colorado-state-campus-after-nearly-100-years#comments Renovation Facilities Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:52:00 +0000 69261 at http://asumag.com <p>A bell returned to Colorado State University after nearly 100 years will hang in a new alumni center on campus.</p> Colorado State University University of Rhode Island begins work on $125 million engineering complex http://asumag.com/new-construction/university-rhode-island-begins-work-125-million-engineering-complex <div class="node-body article-body">190,000-square-foot facility is set to open in 2019.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/university-rhode-island-begins-work-125-million-engineering-complex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/university-rhode-island-begins-work-125-million-engineering-complex#comments New Construction Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:19:00 +0000 69251 at http://asumag.com <p>Rendering of engineering complex to be built at the University of Rhode Island.</p> University of Rhode Island Wheaton College student dies in track and field accident http://asumag.com/fire-life-safety/wheaton-college-student-dies-track-and-field-accident <div class="node-body article-body">Student volunteering at event was struck in the head during the hammer throw competition.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/fire-life-safety/wheaton-college-student-dies-track-and-field-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/fire-life-safety/wheaton-college-student-dies-track-and-field-accident#comments Fire & Life Safety Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:28:00 +0000 69241 at http://asumag.com Preschool teacher in Texas accused of biting 4-year-old autistic student http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/preschool-teacher-texas-accused-biting-4-year-old-autistic-student <div class="node-body article-body">The woman has resigned from the Abilene school district and faces a felony charge in connection with the incident.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/preschool-teacher-texas-accused-biting-4-year-old-autistic-student" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/preschool-teacher-texas-accused-biting-4-year-old-autistic-student#comments Business & Finance Crime & Bullying Prevention Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:50:00 +0000 69221 at http://asumag.com <p>Kirsten Barnett has been charged with biting a 4-year-old autistic student.</p> Taylor County Jail 3 schools in South San Antonio (Texas) district to close http://asumag.com/business-finance/3-schools-south-san-antonio-texas-district-close <div class="node-body article-body">Low enrollment and financial issues are blame for decision to close an elementary, a middle and an alternative school.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/3-schools-south-san-antonio-texas-district-close" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/3-schools-south-san-antonio-texas-district-close#comments Business & Finance Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:13:00 +0000 69211 at http://asumag.com Reducing building engineer jobs raises safety concerns in Minneapolis district http://asumag.com/business-finance/reducing-building-engineer-jobs-raises-safety-concerns-minneapolis-district <div class="node-body article-body">District is cutting back engineers and assistant engineers to help close a $28 million shortfall.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/reducing-building-engineer-jobs-raises-safety-concerns-minneapolis-district" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/reducing-building-engineer-jobs-raises-safety-concerns-minneapolis-district#comments Maintenance & Operations Business & Finance Fire & Life Safety Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:37:00 +0000 69201 at http://asumag.com GCA 2017 Honorable Mention (Best New Program) Higher Education: Folsom Lake College, Folsom, Calif. http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-2017-honorable-mention-best-new-program-higher-educati <div class="node-body article-body"><h3>Program Information</h3> <p><strong>Total number of students:</strong> 8,000</p> <p><strong>Total square footage maintained:</strong> 500,000</p> <p><strong>Total number of custodians:</strong> 17</p> <p><strong>Total annual cleaning budget:</strong> $125,000</p></div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-2017-honorable-mention-best-new-program-higher-educati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-2017-honorable-mention-best-new-program-higher-educati#comments Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:22:00 +0000 69191 at http://asumag.com GCA Honorable Mention K-12/School Districts: Baldwin Union Free School District, Baldwin, N.Y. http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-honorable-mention-k-12school-districts-baldwin-union-f <div class="node-body article-body"><h3>Program Information</h3> <p><strong>Total number of students:</strong> 5,579</p> <p><strong>Total square footage maintained:</strong> 840,000</p> <p><strong>Total number of custodians:</strong> 67</p> <p><strong>Total annual cleaning budget:</strong> $250,000</p></div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-honorable-mention-k-12school-districts-baldwin-union-f" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-honorable-mention-k-12school-districts-baldwin-union-f#comments Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:17:00 +0000 69181 at http://asumag.com GCA 2017 Silver Award Higher Education: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-2017-silver-award-higher-education-university-michigan <div class="node-body article-body"><h3>Program Information</h3> <p><strong>Total number of students:</strong> 42,000 (12,000 residents)</p> <p><strong>Total square footage maintained:</strong> 5,200,000</p> <p><strong>Total number of custodians:</strong> 133 full-time (165 custodians)</p> <p><strong>Total annual cleaning budget:</strong> $6,338,000</p></div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-2017-silver-award-higher-education-university-michigan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-2017-silver-award-higher-education-university-michigan#comments Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:12:00 +0000 69171 at http://asumag.com GCA 2017 Silver Award K-12/School Districts: Elk Grove Unified School District, Elk Grove, Calif. http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-2017-silver-award-k-12school-districts-elk-grove-unifi <div class="node-body article-body">In 2000, the previous Manager for Elk Grove USD (EGUSD) began looking for less expensive, more effective, more environmentally friendly products to clean the growing number of sites in her charge. At the time the district was using about 15 separate cleaning products.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-2017-silver-award-k-12school-districts-elk-grove-unifi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-2017-silver-award-k-12school-districts-elk-grove-unifi#comments Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:08:00 +0000 69161 at http://asumag.com GCA 2017 Grand Award K-12/School Districts: Lake Washington School District, Redmond, Wash. http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-2017-grand-award-k-12school-districts-lake-washington- <div class="node-body article-body">The Green Cleaning initiative at Lake Washington School District began in the fall of 2012 when the Custodial Services department started evaluating how to gain a sustainability mindset and approach that integrated all aspects of its cleaning program.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-2017-grand-award-k-12school-districts-lake-washington-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-2017-grand-award-k-12school-districts-lake-washington-#comments Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:01:00 +0000 69151 at http://asumag.com GCA 2017 Grand Award Higher Education: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich. http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-2017-grand-award-higher-education-western-michigan-uni <div class="node-body article-body">It isn’t easy being green; just ask Steve Gilsdorf and the team from Western Michigan University (WMU). Three years ago, the school started the journey to earn a Green Seal (GS-42) certification, and its hard work has paid off.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-2017-grand-award-higher-education-western-michigan-uni" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-cleaning-award-schools-universities/gca-2017-grand-award-higher-education-western-michigan-uni#comments Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:46:00 +0000 69131 at http://asumag.com Detroit district disputes state's claim that it will voluntarily close some schools http://asumag.com/business-finance/detroit-district-disputes-states-claim-it-will-voluntarily-close-some-schools <div class="node-body article-body">State has identified 38 struggling schools&mdash;16 in the Detroit district&mdash;that are candidates for closure.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/detroit-district-disputes-states-claim-it-will-voluntarily-close-some-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/detroit-district-disputes-states-claim-it-will-voluntarily-close-some-schools#comments Business & Finance Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:41:00 +0000 69141 at http://asumag.com New building for economics department at UMass Amherst is net-zero energy http://asumag.com/green-design-buildings/new-building-economics-department-umass-amherst-net-zero-energy <div class="node-body article-body">The university dedicated the 16,800-square-foot Crotty Hall last month.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/green-design-buildings/new-building-economics-department-umass-amherst-net-zero-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/green-design-buildings/new-building-economics-department-umass-amherst-net-zero-energy#comments Green Design & Buildings New Construction Sustainability Initiatives Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:56:00 +0000 69111 at http://asumag.com <p>Crotty Hall on the campus of University of Massachusetts Amherst is designed to be a net-zero energy building.</p> UMass Amherst Loyola Marymount, Rhode Island School of Design are champions of recycling competition http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/loyola-marymount-rhode-island-school-design-are-champions-recycling-compe <div class="node-body article-body">Colleges and universities have competed in Recyclemania since 2001.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/loyola-marymount-rhode-island-school-design-are-champions-recycling-compe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/loyola-marymount-rhode-island-school-design-are-champions-recycling-compe#comments Sustainability Initiatives Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:31:00 +0000 69101 at http://asumag.com Plans approved for recovery high school in Houston area for students with substance-abuse issues http://asumag.com/facility-planning/plans-approved-recovery-high-school-houston-area-students-substance-abuse-issues <div class="node-body article-body">The Harris County Department of Education will operate the school, which will be open to students from all 25 districts in the county.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/facility-planning/plans-approved-recovery-high-school-houston-area-students-substance-abuse-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/facility-planning/plans-approved-recovery-high-school-houston-area-students-substance-abuse-issues#comments Facility Planning Business & Finance Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:42:00 +0000 69091 at http://asumag.com Throwback Thursday http://asumag.com/facilities/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="http://asumag.com/facilities/throwback-thursday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/facilities/throwback-thursday#comments Facilities Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000 56381 at http://asumag.com Girls boarding school in Troy, N.Y., discloses decades of sexual misconduct by teachers http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/girls-boarding-school-troy-ny-discloses-decades-sexual-misconduct-teachers <div class="node-body article-body">Report from Emma Willard School describes inappropriate relationships between faculty members and students going back as far as the 1950s.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/girls-boarding-school-troy-ny-discloses-decades-sexual-misconduct-teachers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/girls-boarding-school-troy-ny-discloses-decades-sexual-misconduct-teachers#comments Crime & Bullying Prevention Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:20:00 +0000 69081 at http://asumag.com WTEN-TV Detroit board chooses Duval County (Fla.) superintendent as its new leader http://asumag.com/business-finance/detroit-board-chooses-duval-county-fla-superintendent-its-new-leader <div class="node-body article-body">Nikolai Vitti is the choice to be the first permanent superintendent of the newly formed Detroit Public Schools Community District.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/detroit-board-chooses-duval-county-fla-superintendent-its-new-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/detroit-board-chooses-duval-county-fla-superintendent-its-new-leader#comments Business & Finance Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:09:00 +0000 69071 at http://asumag.com Duval County Public Schools Long delayed school in Needles (Calif.) district won't be ready in August http://asumag.com/new-construction/long-delayed-school-needles-calif-district-wont-be-ready-august <div class="node-body article-body">The school was built in Big River in 2010, but because of complications providing water and electricity service, it has not been able to open.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/long-delayed-school-needles-calif-district-wont-be-ready-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/long-delayed-school-needles-calif-district-wont-be-ready-august#comments Facility Planning New Construction Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:48:00 +0000 69061 at http://asumag.com <p>The Needles (Calif.) district has been waiting for seven years to open an elementary school that has been built in Big River.</p> Maine governor wants to slash the number of school districts in the state http://asumag.com/business-finance/maine-governor-wants-slash-number-school-districts-state <div class="node-body article-body">Reducing the number of school systems would save on administrative costs, Gov. LePage asserts.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/maine-governor-wants-slash-number-school-districts-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/maine-governor-wants-slash-number-school-districts-state#comments Legislation Business & Finance Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:49:00 +0000 69051 at http://asumag.com <p>Maine Gov. Paul LePage&nbsp;discusses consolidating school systems.</p> WGME-TV Superintendent of Baltimore County (Md.) district resigns http://asumag.com/business-finance/superintendent-baltimore-county-md-district-resigns <div class="node-body article-body">Dallas Dance, who led the 112,000-student district for five years, did not disclose a reason for leaving.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/superintendent-baltimore-county-md-district-resigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/superintendent-baltimore-county-md-district-resigns#comments Business & Finance Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:28:00 +0000 69041 at http://asumag.com Campus police officers at University of Texas at Austin get body cameras http://asumag.com/cameras-surveillance/campus-police-officers-university-texas-austin-get-body-cameras <div class="node-body article-body">University believes the cameras will help build trust with people on campus.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/cameras-surveillance/campus-police-officers-university-texas-austin-get-body-cameras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/cameras-surveillance/campus-police-officers-university-texas-austin-get-body-cameras#comments Cameras & Surveillance Technology & Communications Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:10:00 +0000 69021 at http://asumag.com <p>Officers at the University of Texas at Austin will wear body cameras like these on their uniforms.</p> KXAN-TV Ohio University ready to begin construction of academic center for athletes http://asumag.com/new-construction/ohio-university-ready-begin-construction-academic-center-athletes <div class="node-body article-body">The Sook Academic Center will have will have study and meeting spaces for student-athletes.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/ohio-university-ready-begin-construction-academic-center-athletes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/ohio-university-ready-begin-construction-academic-center-athletes#comments Recreation & Athletic Facilities New Construction Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:19:00 +0000 69011 at http://asumag.com <p>Rendering of plans for academic center for student-athletes at Ohio University.</p> Ohio University Carnegie Mellon begins construction on research facility http://asumag.com/new-construction/carnegie-mellon-begins-construction-research-facility <div class="node-body article-body">University has partnered with Tata Consultancy Services to work on next-generation technologies.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/carnegie-mellon-begins-construction-research-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/carnegie-mellon-begins-construction-research-facility#comments Green Design & Buildings New Construction Science, Laboratory & Research Facilities Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:31:00 +0000 69001 at http://asumag.com Carnegie Mellon University Muncie (Ind.) board votes to close 3 elementary schools http://asumag.com/business-finance/muncie-ind-board-votes-close-3-elementary-schools <div class="node-body article-body">With the threat of a state takeover looming, the district takes steps to eliminate a deficit of as much as $18 million.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/muncie-ind-board-votes-close-3-elementary-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/muncie-ind-board-votes-close-3-elementary-schools#comments Business & Finance Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:32:00 +0000 68991 at http://asumag.com <p>Three elementary schools in the Muncie district will close at the end of the school year.</p> Fox 59 Mississippi district begins construction of vo-tech facility http://asumag.com/new-construction/mississippi-district-begins-construction-vo-tech-facility <div class="node-body article-body">The Baldwyn district's 11,900-square-foot Career Advancement Center will expand vocational offerings for students.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/mississippi-district-begins-construction-vo-tech-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/mississippi-district-begins-construction-vo-tech-facility#comments New Construction Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:45:00 +0000 68981 at http://asumag.com <p>Rendering of plans for the Baldwyn Career Advancement Center.</p> Baldwyn School District