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Schools

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Gov. Larry Hogan proposed allocating $3.8 billion for Maryland school construction over five years and a separate measure to increase accountability in academic performance during a recent news conference, as education funding is expected to be a top issue in the upcoming legislative session.

A new stadium is being built on the campus of the University of South Alabama in Mobile, with plans to open in 2020. Since the football program began at the university in 2009, the Jaguars have played home games at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, which is owned by the city and first opened its doors to the public in 1948.

Work is under way on a new living-learning, mixed-use community that represents the University of California, Riverside's (UCR) largest-ever expansion. The multiphase redevelopment effort known as the North District is part of a move to increase on-campus student housing, with construction taking place at the same time as the school's Dundee-Glasgow project.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland lawmakers outlined plans on Nov. 6 for increasing school construction funding by $2.2 billion, as part of a larger push to increase education funding by billions of dollars. Democrats who control the General Assembly discussed the proposal in what amounted to a preview of the leading role education funding will play in the upcoming legislative session.

Site work continues on the shared campus of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC), as crews prepare to build a $32 million STEM Center. The John and Mary Alford Center for Science and Technology has been years in the making.

In Phoenix, work is underway on a new school bearing the name of one of the nation's most revered American heroes. Pat Tillman Middle School will include a nearly 70,000 sq.-ft. building with 42 new classrooms, administrative offices, STEM learning flex space and two new laboratories.

To meet the growing demand for housing, construction crews on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are working to complete a new 231,000 sq. ft., U-shaped dormitory. Work on the roughly $75 million Residence Hall 2020 began last November and should be completed by next summer, in preparation for the fall semester.

With the first of two iconic buildings on Auburn University's campus now reduced to rubble, construction crews are one step closer to building the Academic Classroom and Laboratory Complex (ACLC). The $83 million ACLC project calls for a 151,000 sq. ft.

When junior high students in Roy, Utah, start school next year, they won't only be attending a brand new school, they'll be attending the first school of its kind in the state. The school is being constructed of insulated concrete forms (ICF), a building block that comes with all sorts of advantages, said Mike Schwab, regional sales manager for Fox Blocks.

In midtown Phoenix work continues on a $100 million medical school. Nebraska-based Creighton University is building the Health Sciences Campus at Park Central to meet the demand for physicians, nurses and other health professions within Phoenix and the entire state.

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a tsunami. Experts say it's only a matter of time before a shift in a major fault line off the Oregon coast causes a massive earthquake that generates a tsunami as much as seven stories tall.