January 2015 School Planning & Management

January 2015

On the Cover

Trends in Education

Trends in Education 2015

By Fritz Edelstein

School Safety Trends

Trends in Education

School Safety Trends

By Mo Canady

It is important that we all work together and communicate to ensure our efforts to improve school safety.

next generation learning

Trends in Education

The Future Is Now

By Dan Mader

Bringing next generation learning to all school buildings.


School furniture

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Flipping for Student Success

By Jim Brady

Furniture is an important and effective design component when planning and creating these learning spaces.

Comprehensive Renovation

Facilities (Leaning Spaces)

A Comprehensive Renovation

By Scott Berman

The challenges of making a high school feel "old yet new."

outdoor classrooms

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Whole-Child Learning

By Dex Lane

Learning comes alive in outdoor classrooms.

Emergency Preparedness

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Emergency Preparedness

By KSQ Architects

Don't plan for the last disaster — plan for the next disaster.


Business Practices

School Business

By David Bein

Teaching educators about school finance.

Indoor Pools

Maintenance & Operations

Don't Dread Indoor Pools

By Thomas Lesser

The key to a comfortable, healthy aquatic center? It' not about the water — it's about the air.

Fire & Life Safety

Self-Inspection Programs

By Mike Halligan

Reducing life-safety and legal risks for the district.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Schools and Community

By Deborah P. Moore

Serving all students in the classrooms and beyond.

Emerging Technology

Wireless: How fast is fast?

By Glenn Meeks

Trends in Green

An Often Overlooked Criteria

By Dagmar Ebaugh

Sustainability should be a priority when purchasing high-tech equipment.


Renovating Historic Theaters

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Renovating Historic Theaters

By Ed Schmidt

Bringing new relevance to aging performance venues.



Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Collaboration, Furniture Make the Difference

E-Plex Enterprise System

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Keeping Students Secure, No Matter What

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