April 2018 School Planning & Management

April 2018


Features

clean air quality

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Cleaning the Air in Classrooms

By Michael Fickes

Dirty classroom air can slow learning and even make students and teachers sick. Find out how to improve indoor air quality or IAQ.


Charter school

Charter Schools: Making A Dent In Education

By Sarat Pratapchandran

Charter schools are not for everyone and are meticulously designed for their student populations. As conservative school choice activists argue for greater funding for charter schools, like public schools, they differ in performance and student outcomes based on zip codes.


edtech

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

EdTech's Influence: Both In and Out of the Classroom

Technology has become an integral part of K-12 classrooms. Here are some examples of how districts across the country use technology—both software and hardware—to create authentic learning experiences for students.


school restroom

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Moment of Privacy

By Andrew LaRowe, Mike Raible

Outside of the political arena, school planners, architects and engineers probably have the best chance of solving gender-neutral and other associated issues behind the doors of school restrooms.


Columns

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

More on High-Speed Access (Or Lack of it) in U.S. Schools

By Jerry Enderle


Energy Efficient Schools

Looking to the Future

By Sarat Pratapchandran

Intelligent buildings, data sharing, will impact energy efficiency in schools.


school plant manager

Maintenance & Operations

An Endorsement

By John A. Bailey

The benefits of a national certification program for school plant managers.


Business Practices

Cycle-Based Budgeting

By Bo Yan

Improving system deficiencies for stronger budget decisions.


Departments

Flexible auditorium space

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Ultimate Flexibility

By Tina Stanislaski

Designing spaces to support student and community performing arts.


Products

Bilco

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Going to Bat for School Safety


Santiam Christian Schools

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Secure Campus Access Made Easy


Extras

Hot Tips (Energy Costs)

Reducing Your Energy Use and Cost

By Amy Vigneux


teacher of the year

National Teacher of the Year in 2017 is a Charter School Teacher

By Sarat Pratapchandran


Ask the Expert (Network Communications)

How can we move to network-based communication?

By Jaime Mendez


School Gains Efficiencies with Central Online Calendar

How did a central online event calendar with event publisher make a big difference for Spartanburg Community College? Check out their success story to see how they benefit from a centralized event calendar, how it has given them a new way to market events and more.

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