April 2015 School Planning & Management

April 2015

On the Cover

Next Generation Learning Interiors

Education Interiors

The Needs They Are A-Changin'

By Scott Berman

"Next-Generation Learning" is having a significant affect on interior design.

Classroom Sensory Elements

Education Interiors

Multiple Sensory Elements of Classrooms

By Zoe Mailloux

Study shows that sitting still does not equal paying attention.


Safe, Efficient, School Transportation

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Transportation's Key Words: Safety, Efficiency and Service

By Ellen Kollie

Here's how two transportation directors are using GPS, routing and other systems to increase student and fleet safety while making operations more efficient.

Fire Safety in our Schools

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Fire Safety School

By Michael Fickes

What we've learned about protecting people and school buildings from fire.

Comfortable Learning Environments

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A "Kit of Parts"

By Scott Berman

Providing high-quality, comfortable learning environments.


Quality education facilities

Facility Planning

Fix Them Now!

By Randy Horn

Quality education facilities foster better learning.

Sustainable School Design

Trends in Green

No Longer a Lofty Goal

By Stephen M. Nelson

Sustainable design is becoming the norm and being incorporated into all facets of building design.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Pendulum Swings

By Deborah P. Moore

Basic education issues haven't changed much.

Safety & Security

Proof is in the Picture (Image)

By Michael S. Dorn

Use school security cameras intelligently.

A Final Thought

It's All About the Money

By Paul Abramson

Children lose when politicians make educational decisions.

Emerging Technology

1:1 Initiative?

By Glenn Meeks

Hopefully the 1:1 computing device-to-student ratio initiatives will be great.


Maker Spaces to Create

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Maker Spaces

By Laura Wernick

Creating new spaces for making and problem solving.


iSTEAM3d Classroom Furnishings

Case History (Real-World Solutions)

Successfully Furnishing iSTEAM3D Classrooms

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