February 2015 School Planning & Management

February 2015


Technology is Reshaping Instructional Space

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

How Technology is Reshaping Instructional Space

By Mike Raible, Andrew LaRowe

As technology reshapes the way we define instructional space, educators may be obliged to vacate comfort zones.

Noise Control

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Controlling Noise and Increasing the Voice

By Ellen Kollie

The materials used for walls, ceilings and even furnishings have a considerable impact on classroom acoustics. Here’s what the experts say about it.

Access Control and Lockdown

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Improving Access Control and Lockdown

By April Dalton-Noblitt

Access control is the most critical aspect of any organization's safety strategy.

Better Light

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Let There Be Better Light

By Michael Fickes

Research shows that different kinds of light help students take tests, study, collaborate with others and relax.


Safety & Security

Six Important Considerations

By Michael Dorn

Evaluating new safety, security and emergency preparedness technology solutions.

A Final Thought

Seek Solutions

By Paul Abramson

Celebrating what U.S. schools do well and a man who pointed the way.

Facility planning reports

Facility Planning

Trending Today

By David Sturtz

Facility planning reports as websites.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Good News, Again!

By Deborah P. Moore

But our school buildings still need more attention and funding.

Indoor Air Quality

Trends In Green

The Guide

By Kudret Utebay, Michele Curreri

A holistic approach to energy efficiency retrofits, health and safety.


ABCs of ELAs

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

ABCs of ELAs

By David Sturtz

Best practices for extended learning areas.


Recycling Old Ceilings

Case History

Denver School District Recycles Old Ceilings

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