Schoolhouse Beat

7 years after school was torn down, construction begins on new campus in New Brunswick, N.J.

After seven years of being crammed into trailers without a playground, students of A. Chester Redshaw Elementary School in New Brunswick, N.J., were excited to watch as ground was broken on the reconstruction of their school. Demolished in 2006, the school’s construction was stalled for several years because of a lack of state funding. says the new Redshaw Elementary School will be a 135,000-square-foot, two-story facility designed for about 900 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grades. The building will be constructed on the site of the original school. The facility will include 46 classrooms, 12 classrooms for special education, basic skills and small-group instruction, a cafeteria, a multipurpose room with stage, gymnasium, media center, art room and a music room.

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