February 2014 School Planning & Management

February 2014


School Emergency Communications Systems

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

This Is An Emergency: Listen Up

By Michael Fickes

Are you using mass notification and emergency communications systems to clearly instruct students, parents, faculty and staff?

Facilities Management and Maintenance

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Back to the Chalk Board

By Scott Rice

School systems can benefit from a holistic approach to facilities management and maintenance.

Smaller School Districts

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Smaller District, Greater Rewards

By Hugh Pearson

Manchester, Conn.'s school consolidation plan shows where facilities, student achievement and state reimbursements intersect.

Collaborative Learning Spaces

Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

A Challenge and Opportunity

By Andy Joseph

Three strategies are essential when creating successful classrooms and collaborative spaces.

Saving Big With Cooperative Purchasing

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Saving Big With Cooperative Purchasing

By Ellen Kollie

Cooperative purchasing allows districts and schools to stretch their limited dollars. Here's how.

Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

By John Andrews

Enabling BYOD and other mobile strategies.


A Final Thought

Things Have Changed

New school buildings now cost more, here's why.

By Paul Abramson

Emerging Technology

What a Waste!

Simpler auditoriums and performing arts facilities.

By Glenn Meeks


Facility Planning


Of people, programs and places...

By Steven Bingler

Trends In Green

Keeping Eyes On the Ball(s)

Creating healthy indoor school environments.

By David A. Stubbs

Safety & Security

Mixed Messages

Why many school officials are overwhelmed by conflicting school security advice.

By Michael S. Dorn

Editor's Note (The View From Here)


Things are beginning to look up.

By Deborah P. Moore


Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Championing Environmental Excellence

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