Costs and Funding

Find out how to balance your budget – from funding, purchasing and procurement; to construction and maintenance/operations costs; bond issues and endowments, and more…

ESSA and School Facility Conditions

An examination of what the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) states about educational facilities.

Writing RFPs: Five Factors for a Favorable Purchase

Well prepared RFP's will result in better, faster and more valuable outcomes for schools.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Education Marketplace

International Comparisons of Education

maintenance planning


Preserving Our School Facility Investments

Building component forecasting and obsolescence/major maintenance planning.

Maintaining School Facilities


U.S. Public School Facilities In Trouble

Investment levels in all but three states will not meet the standards.

A Final Thought

Wakeup Call

Can we get the dollars needed to fix our schools?

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

$5M for 30 seconds — $0 for education

Cost Containment

Strategies for Cost Containment

Purchasing experts teach us the difference between cost containment, purchasing, procurement and strategic sourcing — and offer strategies for containing costs.

Obama's Last Education Budget Proposal: Building a Legacy

In the last year of a two-term presidency, the sitting president proposes his last budget for the upcoming fiscal year. President Obama announced his last proposed budget on Tuesday, February 8, 2016.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Problem (not) Solved

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Future Looks Bright

Best wishes for a great new year!

Safety Within the Budget

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Safety Within the Budget

Low cost security measures for schools.

Life Cycle Costs

Education Interiors

Figuring Life Cycle Costs

Buying furniture and equipment for K-12 school districts requires an analyst's mind.

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