August 2015 School Planning & Management

August 2015

On the Cover

Increasing energy efficiency

Reinvesting Energy Dollars In The Classroom

By Dan Vastyan

Increasing efficiency is one of the best ways to cut energy costs.


Wi-Fi Access

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Anytime, Anywhere Access Leads to Fascinating Classrooms

By Robert J. Gravina, Dan Rivera

Where leading-edge Wi-Fi deployments have enabled seamless collaboration, regardless of the type of device or location, students and teachers are already developing unique ways to personalize learning and create fascinating classrooms.

Greening Schoolyards

Facilies (Learning Spaces)

Greening Schoolyards

By Kai Wood Mah

Benefitting students, the community, the schoolyards and beyond.

Transparency in buildings

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Sense of Place

By Peter Gisolfi

Making schools more transparent builds a communal environment.


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Forget the 10 Cents

By Deborah P. Moore

Developing a different kind of capital.

Trends in Green

Tools to Paint With

Sustainable Paints: A Healthier Start To The School Year

By Linda Chipperfield

A Final Thought

I Don't Like It

By Paul Abramson

Schools should be designed for the good of the students

school security


Less Invasive Security

By David Timm

Incident reporting and student inclusion.


The Trouble with Social Media: Bullies

By Paul Timm

Cyber bullies have flooded into social media, taking administrators, faculty and parents by surprise.


School Access Control

By Michael Fickes

Access control to keep intruders out of schools and kids with mischief in mind out of trouble.

James D. MacConnell Award finalists

Facility Planning

2015 James D. MacConnell Award Finalists

By Barbara C. Worth


School Restrooms

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

School Restrooms

By Paula Worthing

Poor design and maintenance can contribute to misbehavior, vandalism and accidents.

Ask the Expert: Restroom Environment

How Do We Discourage Restroom Vandalism?

By Will Haas


Cleaner Air

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Cleaner Air Means Happier, Healthier Students

library furniture

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

New Media Center Prepares Students for the Future

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