August 2015 School Planning & Management

August 2015


On the Cover

Increasing energy efficiency

Reinvesting Energy Dollars In The Classroom

By Dan Vastyan

Increasing efficiency is one of the best ways to cut energy costs.


Features

Greening Schoolyards

Facilies (Learning Spaces)

Greening Schoolyards

By Kai Wood Mah

Benefitting students, the community, the schoolyards and beyond.


Wi-Fi Access

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Anytime, Anywhere Access Leads to Fascinating Classrooms

By Robert J. Gravina, Dan Rivera

Where leading-edge Wi-Fi deployments have enabled seamless collaboration, regardless of the type of device or location, students and teachers are already developing unique ways to personalize learning and create fascinating classrooms.


Transparency in buildings

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Sense of Place

By Peter Gisolfi

Making schools more transparent builds a communal environment.


Columns

Safety

School Access Control

By Michael Fickes

Access control to keep intruders out of schools and kids with mischief in mind out of trouble.


school security

Safety

Less Invasive Security

By David Timm

Incident reporting and student inclusion.


Safety

The Trouble with Social Media: Bullies

By Paul Timm

Cyber bullies have flooded into social media, taking administrators, faculty and parents by surprise.


Trends in Green

Tools to Paint With

Sustainable Paints: A Healthier Start To The School Year

By Linda Chipperfield


A Final Thought

I Don't Like It

By Paul Abramson

Schools should be designed for the good of the students


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Forget the 10 Cents

By Deborah P. Moore

Developing a different kind of capital.


James D. MacConnell Award finalists

Facility Planning

2015 James D. MacConnell Award Finalists

By Barbara C. Worth


Departments

School Restrooms

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

School Restrooms

By Paula Worthing

Poor design and maintenance can contribute to misbehavior, vandalism and accidents.


Ask the Expert: Restroom Environment

How Do We Discourage Restroom Vandalism?

By Will Haas


Products

Cleaner Air

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Cleaner Air Means Happier, Healthier Students


library furniture

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

New Media Center Prepares Students for the Future


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