Healthy Schools


Healthy Classroom

Maintaining a Healthy Classroom Environment

Lowering health risks enables students to learn better and teachers to teach more.

Healthy Learning Environments

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

U.S. Schools Struggle to Maintain a Healthy Learning Environment

Educational institutions face mounting risks from mold, asbestos and hidden underground environmental issues.

Healthy Facilities

Healthy Facilities

The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), in partnership with School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management magazines, held the first annual Healthy Facilities Award program. This special section highlights the standouts among the entries received.

Hand Washing, Face Washing, and Disease Prevention

A survey conducted by Russell Research for the American Cleaning Institute and published towards the end of 2011. The study found that nearly 90 percent of children do wash their hands after using the toilet at school, but the numbers drop considerably from this healthy high point.

Cleaner Air

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Cleaner Air, Better Students

Research shows that students — as well as teachers — perform better when schools implement indoor air quality programs.

Green Cleaning for Schools: It’s more than the chemicals

In any green cleaning program, the obvious place to begin is to replace toxic chemicals. What are the next steps?

Five Ways to Survive the Front Lines of Flu Season

Cost-effective strategies that keep students in school and the flu virus out of circulation are appreciated by educational leaders everywhere.

Greening Carpet Care



child washing hands

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Five Ways to Kickstart Your School's Cleanliness

Routine cleaning measures can significantly reduce overall facility costs.

steam cleaning urinals

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Germs on Campus: And What to Do About Them

School designed with health in mind

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Healthy Buildings by Design

The benefits for students, teacher and other occupants are too compelling to ignore.

A Final Thought

Testing in Schools

Not that kind of test, it's about your water.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Rough Waters Ahead

Mining Bees

Maintenance & Operations

Managing and Understanding Mining Bees

Pollinating bees on school grounds pose little threat but can be intimidating.

Ask the Expert: Floor Maintenance

Does Using An Orbital Scrubber Make A Difference?

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