Q&A: 3-D Printing in the Classroom

By Jessie Fetterling
(11/29/2016)
One of the most popular classroom technologies to date is the 3-D printer. The device helps transform the classroom experience from a passive one to an active one by helping students visualize abstract concepts through printing 3-D objects on the spot. As the technology begins to spread across U.S. classrooms, School Construction News spoke with Eric Langhorst, an eighth-grade teacher at Discovery Middle School in Liberty, about his experience using the Dremel 3D Idea Builder and how it has shaped his classroom curriculums.
 

Efficient Program Management Drives $267 Million Goose Creek CISD Makeover: Part II

By J.P. Grom
(10/11/2016)
Headquartered in Baytown is one of the fastest growing school districts in Texas — the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District (GCCISD). Driven by multi-billion dollar expansions at petrochemical companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron and ConocoPhillips, this property-wealthy district is projecting more than 4,500 new students over the next decade, according to a demographic study. To accommodate this growth, forward-thinking area residents, business and industry representatives, community leaders and district personnel passed a $267 million bond in May 2013, following many months of work.
 

Efficient Program Management Drives $267 Million Goose Creek CISD Makeover

By J.P. Grom
(10/04/2016)
Headquartered in Baytown is one of the fastest growing school districts in Texas — the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District (GCCISD). Driven by multi-billion dollar expansions at petrochemical companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron and ConocoPhillips, this property-wealthy district is projecting more than 4,500 new students over the next decade, according to a demographic study. To accommodate this growth, forward-thinking area residents, business and industry representatives, community leaders and district personnel passed a $267 million bond in May 2013, following many months of work.
 

A4LE Announces School Planning and Architectural Award Winners


(09/20/2016)
On Sept. 12, the Scottsdale-based Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) announced the winners of its 2016 Exhibition of School Planning & Architectural Awards. Winners represent three different continents and span the entire education spectrum.
 

Thomas Edison Prep Opens Tornado-Safe Collegiate Center

By Jessie Fetterling
(09/13/2016)
Thomas Edison Preparatory High School in Tulsa announced the official opening of its new Collegiate Center just in time for the 2016-2017 school year. The 18,884-square-foot addition provides new spaces for Tulsa Public Schools students participating in advanced placement (AP) and other higher-education courses, and two of the new multipurpose rooms can double as FEMA-361 safe rooms in the event of a tornado.
 

Winter Construction to Complete Six Georgia School Projects


(09/13/2016)
Winter Construction, based in Atlanta, is completing six, K-12 school projects in Georgia before the end of 2016.
 

New Texas Elementary Named for Freed Slave, School Founder


(08/18/2016)
More than 125 years after Newton Isaac Collins Sr. first established a school in the area now occupied by the Del Valle Independent School District (DVISD), district leaders have named its newest elementary in his honor.
 

5 Phoenix-Area School Construction Projects Greet Returning Students


(08/18/2016)
With the start of the 2016-17 school year, students at several Phoenix-area schools are heading back to newly constructed buildings, according to The Arizona Republic. Here’s a roundup of five major school construction projects helping to change the face of local education for the 2016-2017 school year:
 

2016 Project to Watch: Innovate ABQ Campus

By Lindsey Coulter
(08/16/2016)
University of New Mexico Albuquerque officials and local leaders broke ground July 12 on what will eventually be the 160,000-square-foot, six-story Lobo Rainforest Building. The groundbreaking marks the beginning of Phase I of the four-phase, seven-acre InnovateABQ campus project, envisioned to be a multi-dimensional, integrated work, live and play community.
 

Sheldon ISD Invests $285 Million in New Construction, Upgrades


(06/30/2016)
The Sheldon Independent School District (Sheldon ISD) located in unincorporated northeast Harris County will soon embark on a $285 million bond program.