November 2015 School Planning & Management

November 2015


On the Cover

Aquaponics, Aeroponics, and Closed Loop Food Systems

Teaching Tools for K-12; Aquaponics, Aeroponics, and Closed Loop Food Systems

By Bruce Haxton, Rebecca Nelson

K-12 School Teaching Tools that use closed-loop food production systems are needed to prepare for the future; both for space travel and to feed the fast growing population on our planet.


Features

Learning Spaces

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Unique Approach

By Trey Laird

Designing to meet the needs of today's students.


Safe Schools

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Code Compliance

By Ellen Kollie

Ensuring the Design and Construction of Safe Schools.


Innovative Products + Services

New Product of the Year Awards 2015


sustainability signage

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Everywhere a Sign

By Scott Berman

Using signage to teach about sustainability while prompting green behavior.


wiring and cabling

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Wires Crossed

By Andrew LaRowe, Mike Raible

Clearing Up the Question of Who's Responsible for Connectivity?


Columns

A Final Thought

Better Prepared Students

By Paul Abramson

Four sure ways to raise test scores (without tests).


Maintenance & Operations

Empower the Users

By John A. Bailey

Energy teams as a resource for energy cost reduction.


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

A Long Time Coming

By Deborah P. Moore

Furnishings for learning spaces are about to change for the better.


Business Practices

Six Essential Tools

By Jeff Feyerer

Orienting board members to the school business office


Illusions of Security

Safety & Security

Illusions of Security

By Michael Dorn

Be prepared to own the results.


Trends in Green

Sustainable Schools

By Jason Lembke

A long-term value proposition.


Departments

Commons

Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

Serving the Whole Community

By Amy Jones

Commons spaces support campus goals and student needs.


Products

Collaborative Learning

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Oil Boom Funds Collaborative Learning Future


HVAC System

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

New HVAC System Enhances Renovation


Extras

Hot Tips (Transparency)

The Red List and Declare Labels

By Lauri Watnee


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