June 2015 School Planning & Management

June 2015

On the Cover

Adaptive Reuse

Cover Story

Adaptive Reuse

By Scott Berman

Resolving expansion problems by converting existing buildings into schools.


combat rising energy costs

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Battle Worth Fighting

By Mike Borski

Proven ways to combat rising energy costs.

Education Technology

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Involve, Engage, Motivate: Teaching Students With Ed Tech

By Ellen Kollie

As schools transition toward e-learning environments, educational technology offers new opportunities and resources to increase student participation and classroom interactivity.

Architecture impacts student success

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

'Wow, you really like me!'

By Janet Selser

Architecture has powerful impact on student success.

Libraries and Media Centers

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Libraries Media Centers

By David Krutz

Designing school spaces in the information age.


Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Choosing Your Floor

By Scott Berman

Decisions need to be made that are based on more than looks.

School Security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Blended School Security

By Michael Fickes

Security planning and spending that protects students, faculty, staff and property — in that order.


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Research Review

By Deborah P. Moore

More challenges on the horizon.

Safety & Security

Safe Rooms

By Michael Dorn

An efficient deterrent to school violence if used appropriately.

A Final Thought

Rules, Laws, Policies

By Paul Abramson

Aren't they supposed to be for the benefit of the students?

Trends in Green

Reducing Peak Energy Demand

By Darrell Smith

One cost-effective solution for reducing energy costs provides additional positive results.

STEAM Facilities

Facility Planning

The STEAM Express-Future Ready

By Cindy Doyle

Facilities that make a difference.


Special-Lite doors

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Less Maintenance, Better Security, Insulation


Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

New Washfountain Makes A Splash



Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

The Bullies Inside Locked Schools

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