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Spaces4Learning recently launched Schools In Focus, a podcast spotlighting K-12 school design, planning and management.

Episode 1

Introducing Schools In Focus Podcast

<em>Spaces4Learning</em> recently launched a podcast focused on K-12 school design, planning and management.

The district decided to install engaging digital displays in various locations throughout Sherlock School, including the main entrance and the 4th floor interactive space.

Signage

New Elementary School Unveils Custom Digital Displays

The district installed engaging digital displays in various locations throughout Sherlock School, including the main entrance and the 4th floor interactive space.

Student Wellness

Exercise is Medicine on Campus



Operation and Maintenance

UG2 Announces Top Green Cleaning Certification

The integrated facilities services company earned ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (GB) certification.

Ridesharing on Campus

Parking and Transportation

Let's Share a Ride: Promoting Carpooling on Campus

When students, faculty or staff carpool, the end result is less congestion on campus roads and a greener campus. The key to promoting carpooling is in your students’ hands.

Nearly half of all U.S. students go to schools in states that do not have specific programs for testing drinking water.

How Schools Can Find Success with Lead Programs

Currently, only 15 states require public school districts to test for lead in drinking water — and when they do test, many are well above the EPA’s action level of 15 parts per billion. Unfortunately, what this means is that nearly half of all U.S. students go to schools in states that do not have specific programs for testing drinking water.

Cybersecurity

Texas School District Loses $2.3M to Phishing Scam

Three separate fraudulent transactions happened in November, according to the Manor Police Department.

STEM & STEAM

Preschool in Conn. Opens Makerspace

The United Methodist Preschool (UMPS) in New Canaan recently held a public open house of their newly completed makerspace.

Sustainability

Mass. Middle School Launches Program to Reduce Food Waste

The new food recovery program saves edible food that would normally be thrown away and is given to food banks, restaurants, and other food distributors.

Sustainability

Santa Barbara School District Approves Renewable Energy Project

If completed, the district will install solar energy, battery storage, and electrical vehicle charging stations at school sites districtwide.

Cybersecurity

School Management Software Reports Data Breach

The hackers possibly accessed personal information of webstore users including names, credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, security codes and Blue Bear account usernames and passwords.

Washington University in St. Louis

Facility Focus: Outdoor Spaces

Washington University in St. Louis: Ann and Andrew Tisch Park

Publisher's Note

The New Face of Education Coverage

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K-12 Building Blueprints

Designing Robotics Labs

Robotics education is among the most relevant workforce development training a school can provide. However, these specialized labs require specific design strategies to optimize real-world learning.

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Higher Ed Technology

3 Ways AV Can Draw People to Campus

Today’s audiovisual experiences reflect a digital world that strongly appears to tomorrow's higher education students.

school flooring

K-12 High-Traffic Areas

Flooring and the Impact It Has On K-12 Learning Environments

timber building

Residence Halls

Constructing Community

The largest mass timber building in America, Adohi Hall at the University of Arkansas, exemplifies a new generation of wood-framed and light-filled residence halls designed to foster connections.

K-12 building design

K-12 STEM & Makerspaces

Innovative K–12 Design Inspired by Innovative Curriculum

The first of its kind in the state of Arizona, the Dove Mountain CSTEM K–8 School is setting a precedent as a school of choice, defining the future of school design.

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Higher Ed Services

Bundling Auxiliary Services

There is opportunity to better deliver on your institution’s mission. A new approach to the organization of service lines involves bundling the outsourcing of auxiliaries work.

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Maintenance

Healthy Cleaning

Can more effective cleaning reduce student absenteeism? The evidence seems to say that it can.

University of Tennessee

Facility Focus: Outdoor Spaces

University of Tennessee: University Center Bridge

High Tech Trends

The 15 Key Technology Hurdles, Trends and Enablers for 2020

Here are a few areas to focus on to ensure a smooth transition to a beautiful, up-to-date, and informative website that serves your needs, connects your community, and shows your school in the best possible light.

Technology

6 Tips to Redesign Your School's Website

Overhauling your school’s site can feel like a daunting undertaking, but it can be a painless process with no downtime. Here are a few areas to focus on to ensure a smooth transition to a beautiful, up-to-date, and informative website that serves your needs, connects your community, and shows your school in the best possible light.

The new $10.7 million, 15,000-square foot facility creates a multifunctional events center for the campus. The two buildings will accommodate theater productions, band performances and other events, as well as a drama classroom, band and orchestra suite and dance studio.

School Construction

Construction Completed on El Capitan High School’s Events Center

Construction has been completed on the new $10.7 million, 15,000-square-foot event center for Grossmont Union High School District’s El Capitan High School in Lakeside, California.