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cleaning products

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Safer Environment

How to make healthier cleaning work in educational facilities.

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Business (Managing K-12 Education)

School Facilities: What Do They Really Cost?

In this article, we explore lifecycle costs and vital factors to consider in order to make the most cost-effective choices for your facilities.

school construction

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Bookbags and Hardhats Don't Mix

school safety

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Keeping Students Safe

Today's world can be a dangerous for students, teachers and administrators. Here are some thoughts about preparing for the worst.

flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

It's All Good!

Carpet, tile, rubber, and hardwood? All have their benefits.

Resimericial Design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Resimercial Design

Creating learning environments that positively impact students.

adaptive reuse

Adaptive Reuse

An alternative to new construction, renovation.

deferred maintenance

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Who's on First? Prioritizing Deferred Maintenance Projects

With limited resources in school districts burdened with leaky roofs and worn out heating equipment, how can facility managers prioritize?



outdoor classroom

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Classrooms in the Great Outdoors

After years inside classrooms, educators are rediscovering the learning benefits provided by the great outdoors. There are outdoor educational opportunities in engineering, math, science—all of the basic subjects.

school access control

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

School Access Control

Even the most thoughtfully designed and perfectly installed access control strategies can often easily be compromised by staff who do not do their part to support them. While staff development is called for, making access control a reality in deed as well as word is must be a leadership priority.

sustainable interior design

Sustainable Interior Design

In recent years, more research has come to light in support of the impact that facility design has on student performance. These studies reveal clear evidence that the physical characteristics of a classroom impact learning, and furthermore, that a link exists between well-designed school facilities and increased academic achievement.

clean air quality

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Cleaning the Air in Classrooms

Dirty classroom air can slow learning and even make students and teachers sick. Find out how to improve indoor air quality or IAQ.

Charter school

Charter Schools: Making A Dent In Education

Charter schools are not for everyone and are meticulously designed for their student populations. As conservative school choice activists argue for greater funding for charter schools, like public schools, they differ in performance and student outcomes based on zip codes.

edtech

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

EdTech's Influence: Both In and Out of the Classroom

Technology has become an integral part of K-12 classrooms. Here are some examples of how districts across the country use technology—both software and hardware—to create authentic learning experiences for students.

school restroom

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Moment of Privacy

Outside of the political arena, school planners, architects and engineers probably have the best chance of solving gender-neutral and other associated issues behind the doors of school restrooms.

Has interest in sustainability initiatives—from alternative energy and water conservation to “green” landscaping, recycling, fossil-fuel divestment, local sourcing, and more—waned in your district?


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