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Feb. 14, 2012 | A Publication of American School & University

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What's News


Joplin board looks at plans for new high school

  • The Joplin (Mo.) school board has approved preliminary architectural renderings for a new Joplin High School to replace the facility destroyed last year in a tornado, The Joplin Globe reports. Read more
  • The New York City Panel for Educational Policy has voted to close 18 schools and eliminate the middle school grades at five others because of poor academic performance, The New York Times reports. Read more
  • Detroit school district officials say they plan to close 16 schools and offer four others as candidates to be turned into charter schools, The Detroit News reports. Read more
  • City and school officials in Philadelphia have reached a deal that will enable the district to keep some school buildings open for outside use on weekends and evenings, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Read more
  • Schools on military bases in the United States and abroad could face significant cuts if proposed massive U.S. Defense Department cuts go through next year, USA Today reports. Read more
  • The Medina Valley (Texas) Independent School District has agreed in a court settlement that its teachers, administrators and other employees will not pray with students, elicit prayer, proselytize or display religious artifacts, The Houston Chronicle reports. Read more
  • A lawsuit contends that the driver of a bus on which a Florida A&M University drum major was killed stood guard while the student was being hazed by fellow band members, The Orlando Sentinel reports. Read more
  • A 14-year-old boy was seriously wounded when he shot himself in the face in a cafeteria full of his classmates at a Walpole, N.H., elementary school, The Boston Globe reports. Read more
  • The former business manager for the Chokio-Alberta (Minn.) school district, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing about $300,000 from the district, The Morris Sun-Tribune reports. Read more
  • The Seminole County (Fla.) Commission says poor planning and overbuilding by the county school district has created a glut of classroom seats and unnecessary expenses that may force the district to close some schools, The Orlando Sentinel reports. Read more


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    Stats Corner


    Backlog in Broward

    Source: The Miami Herald

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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.


    Construction Corner


    11-story residence hall planned for University of Tampa

  • The University of Tampa has broken ground on an 11-story residence hall that would enable hundreds of students living in a nearby hotel to move onto campus, The Tampa Bay Times reports. Read more.
  • Construction is ready to begin in Newark, N.J., on Teachers Village, a $150 million mixed-use development that will have three charter schools and more than 200 apartments for teachers, The Newark Star-Ledger says. Read more.


  • To view the web's most extensive portfolio of outstanding education construction projects, visit SchoolDesigns.com.

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    AS&U Resources


    Now online from American School & University:

    Data security breaches in the educational sector can be devastating to institutions and the students and employees they serve....Institutions must take seriously their responsibility to handle this information securely....

    Read the entire article, "School Security Gap."

    ALSO:
    Automation of costly manual tasks could save funds for many education institutions, specifically in data protection. The IT departments of schools and universities can cut costs in data protection that and increase data recovery expectations and school safety....

    Read the entire article, "Backup, Archive, Recovery."

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    Calendar


    Coming events:

  • Feb. 15-17: School Safety Advocacy Council, National Conference on Bullying, Orlando, Fla.
  • Feb. 16-19: American Association of School Administrators, 2012 National Conference on Education, Houston
  • Feb. 20-22: Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH), Annual Conference, Sacramento, Calif.


  • For more upcoming education-related events and conferences, visit our online calendar.

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