May 2014 School Planning & Management

May 2014

On the Cover

Instilling Opportunities

Instilling Opportunities

By Jim French, Bob Binder

Innovative E-12 campus targets early childhood development.


Summer Maintenance

Maintaining Buildings Grounds

Summer Is No Vacation When It Comes To Maintenance

By Jerry Enderle

How do you schedule necessary maintenance projects when school facilities are being used year-round for a variety of purposes?

Natural Disaster and Preparation

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

A Primer: Natural Disaster and Preparation

By Stephen Satterly

Developing, practicing and planning protocols used to prepare and respond to natural disasters.

choosing the right flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Flooring: Putting Your Foot Down

By Ellen Kollie

Experts share their preferences and decision-making processes for choosing the right flooring.

School Cafeterias

Building Blueprints (Facilites in Focus)

School Cafeterias 2.0

By Jeffrey K. Elliott, Deborah Marai

Not your parents' lunchroom!

School Germs

Maintaining Buildings Grounds

What Can't Be Ignored

By Ellen Kollie

Germs must be dealt with in a firm and consistent manner.

Classroom Design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Do Classrooms Have To Be Designed A Certain Way?

By Rose Mary Su, Julia McFadden

Rethinking the good, the bad, and the ugly of flexible learning spaces.

Interactive Visuals as a learning tool

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Inter-Actions Speak Louder Than Lectures

By Michael Fickes

Interactive projectors, monitors and whiteboards provide new teaching and learning tools.


Emerging Technology

The Faster You Go, The Behinder You Get

By Mike Raible, Andrew LaRowe

Unless your district is a one-room schoolhouse, every capital improvement brings a corresponding disparity.

Creating Healthier Schools

Maintenance & Operations

Creating Healthier Schools

By Jim Jones

Is your child's school stuck on a pest control treadmill?

A Final Thought

Time to Change Course?

By Paul Abramson

Use money wisely to prevent school violence.

Business Practices

Assessing Emerging Technologies

By Chris Beyne

Can it improve student learning or teacher quality?

Editor's Note (The View From Here)


By Deborah P. Moore

How some schools are spending taxpayer's dollars.

Fire & Life Safety

Testing, Testing

By Mike Halligan

Battery-operated devices have different specifications.

Regenerative Education

Trends in Green

Regenerative Education

By Robert Kobet, AIA, LEED

Improving outcomes and changing destinies.


Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

10 Tips for Talking to Children About Natural Disasters and School Shootings

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The Importance of Auditorium Acoustics

By Jonah Sacks

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