Pennsylvania Invests in School Safety


(05/14/2014)
Gov. Tom Corbett and Senator Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, have announced the award of $6.5 million in statewide school safety grants. The Pennsylvania lawmakers made the announcement at a May 6 press conference during which they discussed the importance of providing a safe learning environment for students.

SDSU Demonstrates Sustainable Design with New Complex

By Jessie Fetterling
(05/14/2014)
Construction on the newly renovated Storm and Nasatir Halls complex at San Diego State University (SDSU) was completed in time for the spring semester, with a grand opening celebration held on Feb. 21. The $73 million project included a 100,000-square-foot renovation and 35,000-square-foot expansion of the existing complex, built in 1957. The design incorporated both energy-efficient and security measures that helped improve the complexes past deficiencies.

Ft. Knox to Build 21st Century Learning School


(05/14/2014)
Construction will begin next month on Kingsolver-Pierce Elementary School, a United States Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) 21st Century Education institution. The new school will replace and consolidate two older elementary schools, and will accommodate 635 students, grades PK-5.

Whittier Elementary Students Reconnect with Nature

By Jessie Fetterling
(05/06/2014)
Local contractor and community supporter Bruss Landscaping broke ground on a new outdoor classroom project at Whittier Elementary School in Wheaton in early April. The project is affiliated with Come Alive Outside, an organization that focuses on helping people reconnect with nature and the outdoors in ways that improve health and wellness.

CSU San Marcos Opens New Student Union


(05/06/2014)
California State University San Marcos officially welcomed students to its new University Student Union (USU) on April 15, marking the end of a nearly two-year construction process. The student union was designed to serve as the “heartbeat” of the southern California campus and the new base of student services and activities. The school honored the building’s completion with two weeks of cultural events and activities.