Features


Facilities & Design

Building Trendy K-12 Schools

The world of education is changing more quickly and more comprehensively than ever before. Two key developments are effectively changing the traditional design of K-12 schools.

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Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

7 Tips to Ensure Your District Is 'Digital from Day 1'

Three district-level directors of technology share their best practices for ensuring that your digital initiatives are ready to go the moment students set foot in the classroom.

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Floors Need Special Care

Nearly all flooring surfaces in a school facility can be considered 'high traffic areas.'

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Healthy, Safe Schools

K-12 school environments can cause illness and injuries. What schools must do to prevent these problems.

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

My Roof's Got a Hole In it...

Each roof leak is an opportunity to fail. As always, planning for all possible alternatives in advance will pay dividends in the future.

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Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Planning Disaster Responses

Many different kinds of disasters can strike your school. Are you prepared to respond?

Wallace School Iowa

Specifier's Report: Outfitting 21st-Century Educational Facilities

Here's what administrators have to say about specifying products that best serve the needs of the school or district.

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

New Wine in Old Bottles

Imagine the opportunities that could be created in the learning environment if there were 50 or even a 100 points of light in each classroom that could be controlled individually or grouped in zones.



Northland Pines High School

Intelligent Schools

K-12 school buildings that automatically manage and control utility costs 24-hours a day.

Organic Learning Environments

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Creating Organic Learning Environments Through Sustainable Design

The structure and surrounding landscape can be active learning tools.

students

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Authentic Experiences

The key to engaging students in learning.

flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

"Both/And"

Like many things in life, flooring decisions are not always easy 'black or white' decisions.

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Keeping Schools Healthy Starts Before the Kids Get to School

mechanical systems

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Control Freaks

Optimizing School Mechanical Systems By Paying Attention.

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

We All Scream For—Mobility, Convenience, Flex Appeal, and Lunchtime Learning

Today's schools aren't putting all of their eggs in one basket, but opting for more personal choice, food portability, and digital functionality in student dining facilities.

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