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ACEF releases two new publications!
Apr 12, 2013
ACEF is proud to release two new school safety publications which highlight   

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Resources and  CPTED Implementations Strategies.

We hope you will review these two ACEF publications and explore...

High school seeks federal ‘green’ designation
Apr 12, 2013
After a long application process, Manchester Essex Regional High School has been nominated as the lone public school from Massachusetts to be reviewed for the Green Ribbon Schools award by the federal Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition award honors schools that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs, improving the health and wellness of students and staff, and providing effective environmental and sustainability...

Buncombe County considers new school safety measures
Apr 12, 2013
The Buncombe County Board of Education heard a series of proposals Thursday night to make schools safer, including the addition of seven school resource officers to cover elementary schools throughout the system. With input from experts including Buncombe County Sherriff Van Duncan, Superintendent Tony Baldwin and representatives from the Western Highlands Network, the school system’s safe schools task force has been working for months to address safety concerns...

School safety issues aired
Apr 12, 2013
From the need for more school resource officers to early mental health intervention, citizens shared school safety concerns with state officials Wednesday. Parents, citizens and representatives of area school districts, law enforcement and mental health agencies and government leaders met Wednesday with N.C. Department of Public Safety officials for a public forum on school safety at Morehead City Primary School.

Indian Mountain School Building New Student Center With Fabrication Lab
Apr 11, 2013
Competition is fierce among private schools in the U.S., and one of the ways to attract students and teachers is to make sure that campuses are up-to-date and modern, offering challenging programs that expand the horizons of students. Recent years have seen vigorous building programs at Salisbury’s secondary private schools, Hotchkiss and Salisbury School, and now Indian Mountain School, an independent school that educates children in Pre-K through grade 9 on two separate campuses...

Twinsburg City Schools looking to install new doorways to improve security
Apr 11, 2013
The school district is reassessing building architecture and visitation policies to ensure student safety, by encouraging preemptive action and minimizing threats before they arise. As part of an ongoing effort to improve security in the district, school officials are considering redesigning their building entrances and visitor screening procedures to improve security against potential threats and increase the efficiency of foot traffic.

Axtell community bands together to build new track
Apr 10, 2013
The streets of Axtell have long served as the practice course for local track and cross country athletes. But over the years, Axtell community members came to the consensus that the junior high and high school athletes were not safe running in the streets. Volunteers from the Axtell community banded together this winter to begin work on a new track and field facility.

UB unveils dramatic design for new medical school
Apr 10, 2013
UB publicly unveiled today the dramatic design for its new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building to be constructed on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in downtown Buffalo. A groundbreaking for the new seven-story building is set for fall, and construction is expected to be completed in 2016. The new medical school will bring 2,000 UB faculty, staff and students to downtown Buffalo daily.

Skyvue project begins
Apr 09, 2013
THE SWITZERLAND of Ohio Local School District has broken ground on what will be Skyvue Elementary School. This is the last school that the district is building and the only other one that is still under construction is River High School in Hannibal. "This is the start of the final page of providing quality, 21st century schools for our students. Now all of our students will have up-to-date schools very soon," said Superintendent Larry Elliott.

Parents express concerns about asbestos exposure
Apr 08, 2013
On the last day of spring break, Ivy Davis, like many kids, dreads going back to school. But Ivy, a sixth grader at East Bank Middle School, said she's nervous for a very specific reason. "When I get in there, I notice I can't breathe that well and I start coughing a lot where the dust has been stirred," said Ivy, who suffers from asthma. She said ever since construction started at the junior high last fall, her wheezing has only gotten worse.

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