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.
 

Lake Mills Elementary School Earns Top Sustainability Certification


(08/18/2016)
On Aug. 5, Lake Mills Elementary School achieved LEED Platinum certification from the USGBC, the organization’s highest sustainability 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:
 

Northern Michigan University to Add 1,200 Beds by 2018


(08/16/2016)
Northern Michigan University (NMU) began construction Aug. 4 on the first phase of a multiple building living-learning community intended to expand campus housing options.
 

2016 Brick in Architecture Awards Winners Announced


(08/16/2016)
Two school projects — one at Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas and the other at Intermediate School 230Q Annex in Queens, N.Y. — were named as part of the seven 2016 Best in Class Brick in Architecture Awards winners from the Brick Industry Association (BIA).