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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 Smart Steps to Integrate Sustainable Design into the Curriculum – That Work Over the Long Haul

Every school construction or renovation project is an opportunity to make the world a better place.

Washington Update: Where Are the Nation and Education Headed?

In the weeks to come we will learn more about the approach Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be taking and who will be some of the key players in the agency.

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.

The In-House/Outsource Cleaning Quandary

The pros and cons of in-house and outsourced cleaning services.

Washington Update: Post-Election and Pre-Inauguration

After the election the country entered a period of uncertainty. Recent polling data indicates that 50 percent of Americans approve of how the transition is moving. Several experts have found it to be quite different than transitions in the past.

Washington Update: A 2016 Post Election Update

Few pollsters predicted the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election. Education was not a primary talking point during the campaign. The initial questions people who have an interest in education are asking: “What will our President-Elect do? and what is on his agenda?”

Washington Update: Pre-2016 Election

It is a very tight Presidential race, and for many House and Senate seats. Election results can influence the legislative agenda during a lame duck session of Congress and a good part of Congress’ willingness to be active will be determined by the election’s outcomes.



ESSA and School Facility Conditions

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

John Adams Elementary: District 11 Students Move to Reopened School

The first day of school for students at John Adams Elementary, on August 18, will mark a new beginning for students and staff.

Writing RFPs: Five Factors for a Favorable Purchase

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

Environments That Inspire

Celebrating legacy, school, pride and culture through inspiring environmental graphics improves student awareness and recruiting.

Washington Update: Education and a Preview of the 2016 Election

During the primaries we received a glimpse of some the education and related policy positions or proposals of each of the two presumptive nominees.

Academic Building Supports Collaborative Learning Environments

The Samueli School is a place where students “live and learn” in a variety of spaces that can inspire and guide them to become productive in their academic careers which can lead to lifelong success.

Vail Mountain School learning commons

Not Hush Hush Anymore

Today, school libraries are undergoing a transformation — going from a stationary, uncomfortable, one-size-fits-all space with study carols and a card catalog to a highly flexible, interactive, technology-rich area.

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