March 2014 School Planning & Management

March 2014

On the Cover

Creating Healthy Schools

Creating Healthy Schools

By Ellen Kollie

What to do with the growing body of research documenting the benefits of healthy schools.


school building products and materials

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Pleasing and Green

By William Atkinson

What's new in building products and materials?

The Wired Classroom

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

The Wired Classroom

By Danielle Przyborowski

Using technology in a way that is advantageous to the students and teachers.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

By Tod Schneider

Basic approach looks like natural surveillance.

School Roofs Aren

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

School Roofs Aren't What They Used To Be

By Michael Fickes

Sustainable, teachable roofs are beginning to replace asphalt and black membrane roofs.


Trends In Green

Initiatives Go From Novel To Norm

By Arthur B. Weissman

How to get on board with improving the health of your school.

Maintenance & Operations

The Power of the Partnership

By Mikaela Randolph

Shared use practices support a growth mantra that active children learn better.

Business Practices

Saving Crucial Education Dollars

By Thomas A. DeLuca

A case study in business service consolidation.

Fire & Life Safety

Repeat Offenses

By Mike Halligan

Ways to keep track of violations and monitor efforts to correct them.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Good Schools Affect Everyone

By Deborah P. Moore

Emerging Technology

Charged Up and Ready To Learn

By Andrew LaRowe, Mike Raible

Maintaining connectivity in school buildings requires more than bandwidth. Finding the latest "must-have" technology to engage students may boil down to keeping their batteries charged throughout the day.

A Final Thought

An Opportunity to be Creative

By Paul Abramson

There are a number of reasons why closing a school may not be the best choice.


Design For Outdoor Learning

Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

Design For Outdoor Learning

By Mike Lindstrom, Joanne Hiromura

It's not just the playground anymore.


Energy Saving Retrofit

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Energy Saving Retrofit

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