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Software

Oregon SD Improves Attendance with Help from Software

Grants Pass School District 7 has improved absenteeism within the last two years with the help of a software program that tracks enrollment and notifies parents of absences.

Contest

Nominate Your Favorite Custodian for "Custodians Are Key" Contest

Tennant Company announced the launch of Custodians Are Key, a contest to recognize the work of K-12 custodians around the country and honors them and their school with a $15,000 prize. The contest started on Sept. 9 and will run until May 6, 2020.  

Hot Tips (HVAC)

Wall Heaters

Emory University

Facility Focus (Student Centers)

Emory University: Emory Student Center

concrete floors

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Concrete Floors Deliver the 'Wow' Factor

Editor's Note (The View from Here)

Social Recruitment

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Interiors

Designing with an Eye to the Future

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Facilities (Campus Spaces)

What's New in Sport and Fitness Facilities Design?

Student-athlete wellness is just one of a number of drivers of college and university sport and fitness facilities design.

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Facilities (Sports and Fitness)

Let's Play Ball! Managing Sport Facilities

Ask the Expert (Restroom Fixtures)

Why should we install waterless urinals?



Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

Changing the Landscape

Innovative AV technologies are changing the higher ed experience.

Harvard University

Facility Focus (Student Centers)

Harvard University: Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center

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Facilities (Workforce Development)

A Changing Workforce Demands Change in Education

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Facilities (Campus Spaces)

From the Outside In

Building envelope systems not only work to keep the inside in and the outside out, but can also contribute to a facility’s or institution’s sustainability goals while presenting an attractive, functional front.

makerspace

Reinventing the Student Experience

Makerspaces are providing students with the tools they will need in the world of work through hands-on projects and the use of cutting-edge technology.

Field House

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

The Flexible Field House

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Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Transforming Traditional Campus Buildings

With careful planning and craft, architecturally significant buildings can take on new life through interior renovations that create up-to-date spaces while retaining historic integrity.

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Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Outside the Walls

Encourage students and the campus community to engage with outdoor spaces through purposeful planning, but don't be surprised by unanticipated uses that may emerge as those spaces evolve.

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Oudoor Areas

Synthetic Turf That Wins for the Environment

Editor's Note (The View from Here)

The Next Stage: Spaces4Learning

STEM & STEAM

Dayton Elementary Opens New Makerspace

The Dayton Elementary makerspace features 3D printers, two Dobot Magician robotic arms from STEM Education Works and SDI Innovations, a green screen and robotic balls called Sphero.

reinventing learning

A Roadmap for Reinventing Learning

confinged spaces

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Turning Confined Spaces Into Agile Classrooms

Tulane University

Facility Focus (Student Centers)

Tulane University: Mussafer Hall

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Facilities (Building Envelope)

3 Critical Elements of a Building Exterior

Infrastructure Solutions

King William County Public Schools Projected to Save Millions in Operating Costs

Through ABM’s Energy Performance Contracting program, the customized solution is projected to save the school district close to $5 million in energy and operating costs over a 15-year period.

The 66,000 square-foot campus will feature 26 classrooms, a space for students enrolled in the district’s Therapeutic Learning Program, administrative offices, a multipurpose cafeteria/auditorium and play-fields.

New School Construction

Santa Maria-Bonita Elementary Celebrates Construction Milestone

The two-story, $51 million school was designed by DLR Group and constructed by AMG & Associates. When completed in August 2020, it’s expected to accommodate up to 900 students in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade.

The upper half of a school bus is shown with the words "School Bus" printed between the headlights.

School Transportation

Alabama SD Reduces School Bus Idle Times with New Software

Montgomery Public Schools in Alabama recently installed Verizon Connect, a GPS fleet tracking software, that has significantly reduced school bus idling times by almost 80 percent.

Bucks County Intermediate Unit in Pennsylvania debuted a new mobile fab lab that brings “STEAM education on the go.”

STEM & STEAM

Mobile Fab Lab Brings "STEAM Education on the Go"

Bucks County Intermediate Unit in Pennsylvania debuted a new mobile fab lab that brings “STEAM education on the go.” The van is equipped with the latest in science technology that will prepare students for the workforce.

School Safety

Michigan SD Upgrades Security with Police Grant

The $132,545 grant will be used to install 102 new security cameras throughout the district, with 48 being installed at Pontiac High School.

The new middle school located in Missouri City will include about 90,000 square feet of solar panels on the roof and overhangs.

Green Schools

Net-Zero Middle School to Be Built Outside of Houston

A new middle school, just outside of Houston, will have a net zero design, meaning the building will produce as much energy as it consumes.

A Boom in Campus Construction

Hundreds of campus projects are launching throughout the U.S. Here are just a few of them.

Global technology company, Epson debuted the Moverio Assist, a new augmented reality headset that lets field technicians and remote experts collaborate in real-time to accelerate repairs and complete tasks.

New Smart Glasses Offer Real-Time Collaboration for Faster Repairs

Global technology company, Epson debuted the Moverio Assist, a new augmented reality headset that lets field technicians and remote experts collaborate in real-time to accelerate repairs and complete tasks.

School Rankings

Massachusetts Leads in School District Quality and Safety Ranking

A new state ranking of the best and worst school systems compared districts by performance, funding, safety, class size and instructor credentials. The project by WalletHub pegged Massachusetts at the top of its list based on overall results and New Mexico at the bottom.