Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will seek more than $370 million in school construction funding in next year's budget, The Baltimore Sun reports. Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that church-run schools can fire employees and not be subject to some job discrimination laws, The Detroit Free Press reports. Read more
A commission report in Illinois says merging the state's 800-plus school districts into a more manageable number could cost nearly $4 billion, The Quad City Times reports. Read more
An alumnus of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., has given the college 377 acres of land that border the school's campus, The Rutland Herald reports. Read more
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- 26.9: Percentage of U.S. population aged 3 and older that was enrolled in education institutions, October 2010. (Link to Excel spreadsheet)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
A new $115 million high school will open next month in Wellesley, Mass., The Boston Globe says. Read more.
The University of Tennessee is opening the first new engineering building on the Knoxville campus in nearly half a century, The Knoxville News Sentinel says. Read more.
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2012 Educational Interiors Showcase Call For Entries
American School & University is now accepting
entries for the 2012 Educational Interiors Showcase. Enter today for the chance
to include your outstanding school or university project in the August 2012
Educational Interiors Showcase issue. Entry forms due March 7. Submission
binders due April 13. Download the Call For Entries today.
New bonus this year: Choose two or more pages for
your project and receive a FREE print-ready PDF of your layout. Contact
Molly Roudebush for more information about the 2012 Educational Interiors Showcase.
...All projects have their share of problems even when "accurate and complete" documents are produced--human errors and mistakes happen. Poorly drafted, ambiguous or conflicting plans and specifications create problems for all parties--architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors and education institutions....
Read the entire Facility Planning column, "Check and Recheck in School Construction."
The problem of what to do with vacant schools is unlikely to go away. Many districts, especially those with shrinking enrollments in urban areas, frequently find themselves with underutilized facilities and without the resources to keep them operating....
Read the entire Editor's Focus column, "Empty Promises."
Jan. 23-25: International
Air-Conditioning, Heating Refrigeration Exposition, (AHR Expo),
Jan. 24-26: School and College Building Expo, Orlando, Fla.
Jan. 25-28: Association of American Colleges & Universities, annual meeting, Washington, D.C.
For more upcoming education-related events and conferences, visit our online calendar.
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