January 2016 School Planning & Management

January 2016

On the Cover

Leveraging Community

Trends in Education

Community Sustainability

By Lisa Nash

Leveraging Community Sustainability in Schools

Trending in Education

Trends in Education

What Will Be Trending in Education During 2016?

By Fritz Edelstein

safe environments

Trends in Education

The Sign of Our Times

By Scott Layne

Making safe environments our main concern.

Integrated Security Systems

Trends in Education

School Safety

By Michael Dorn

Increasing the Focus on School Terrorism


service provider for school repairs

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Meeting the Challenge

By Rick Wilburg

How The Department of General Services used a non-profit service provider to assist in monitoring and verification of school repairs during a short timeframe.

Response To A Terrorist Attack at School

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Planning Your School's Response To A Terrorist Attack

By Michael Fickes

Terrorists do attack K-12 schools, and you need to plan a response just in case your school comes under attack.

Outdoor Environments

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Outdoor Environments

By Scott Berman

Playgrounds, gardens and outdoor classrooms are gaining in features and uses.

library to media center

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Finding New Life in an Old Space

By Earl Crossland

Making the move from library to media center.

Learning Ecosystem

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Learning Ecosystem in Action

By Ellen Kollie

Bloomfield Hills Schools administrators have built a learning ecosystem that includes three learning ecosystem elements — flexible furnishings, engaging technologies and collaborative spaces.


Facility Planning

Everyone a Changemaker: Education for the 21st century

By Linda Cato

A Final Thought

A New Year and a New Act for Education

By Paul Abramson

Business Practices

The Embezzler Next Door

By Sandra Pfau Englund

Preventing theft in school support organizations.

Sustainable Schools

Winning with Onsite Generated Solutions

By Allen P. Rathey

Producing cleaning chemicals onsite using the building's water supply.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

My New Year's Wish

By Deborah P. Moore


Upgraded Ceiling

Case History (Real-World Solutions)

Ugly Ceiling Gets a Facelift


Hot Tips

Flooring Installation

By David Daughtrey

"How to prevent moisture-related flooring issues."

Ask the Expert: Security

What Are Best Practices For Securing A Campus Building?

By John Mosebar

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