July 2014 School Planning & Management

July 2014


Best Design for Restrooms, Locker Rooms

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Best Design for Restrooms, Locker Rooms

By Ellen Kollie

Restrooms and locker rooms can be a school's grossest areas, but they don't have to be.

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Technology in the Classroom: What's New?

By William Atkinson

Technology tools in the classroom continue to advance, providing not only innovation, but more importantly, functionality.

underground spaces

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Learning at the Lowest Level?

By Scott Berman

Making the most of available space by gong underground.

Reflecting on Sandy Hook

Safety & Security

Reflecting on Sandy Hook: Among the lessons learned is, be creative.

By Sarat Pratapchandran

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

What We Should Fear At School

By Michael Fickes

Stories of active shooters in K-12 schools frighten us all. But in the scheme of things, active shooters are a horrible but small problem.

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Mobile Device Security Tutorial

By Paul Timm

Managing and securing mobile devices in K-12 schools.

Schools working with the community and local law enforcement

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

A Proactive Approach

By Scott Berman

Working with the community and local law enforcement.

Design Decisions

Design Decisions: Project Management, Master Planning & BIM

By Scott A. Kramer

To make the most informed design decisions, school districts should follow a regimented approach to a construction project. This approach should always start with master planning, which sets the stage and builds a case for any project that may arise from this effort.


Emerging Technology

Net Zero and Beyond

By Andrew LaRowe, Mike Raible

As we consider the future of technology in educational facilities, no components or systems will have more influence on the way we design, construct and operate school buildings than those that achieve net-zero energy consumption.

Trends In Green

An Important Lesson

By Linda Chipperfield

Teaching "green" by how you clean.

A Final Thought

No Other Option

By Paul Abramson

How to successfully create a small school within a large one.

Maintenance & Operations

School Buildings: Their Relationship to the Learning Environment, Behavior and Attitude.

By John A. Bailey

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

You Can't Ignore It

By Deborah P. Moore

We must find ways to keep kids safe.

Business Practices

Ethics in Purchasing

By Kimberly Bauer

Some dos and don'ts to guide purchasing practices.

Fire Drill

Fire & Life Safety

Fire Drill!

By Mike Halligan

Lining students up and marching them out of the door is not enough.


Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Designing and Planning Space for the Frontline of Education

By Catherine Cruickshank, Jody Andres

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