November 2015 School Planning & Management

November 2015

On the Cover

Aquaponics, Aeroponics, and Closed Loop Food Systems

Teaching Tools for K-12; Aquaponics, Aeroponics, and Closed Loop Food Systems

By Bruce Haxton, Rebecca Nelson

K-12 School Teaching Tools that use closed-loop food production systems are needed to prepare for the future; both for space travel and to feed the fast growing population on our planet.


sustainability signage

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Everywhere a Sign

By Scott Berman

Using signage to teach about sustainability while prompting green behavior.

wiring and cabling

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Wires Crossed

By Andrew LaRowe, Mike Raible

Clearing Up the Question of Who's Responsible for Connectivity?

Safe Schools

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Code Compliance

By Ellen Kollie

Ensuring the Design and Construction of Safe Schools.

Learning Spaces

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Unique Approach

By Trey Laird

Designing to meet the needs of today's students.

Innovative Products + Services

New Product of the Year Awards 2015


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

A Long Time Coming

By Deborah P. Moore

Furnishings for learning spaces are about to change for the better.

A Final Thought

Better Prepared Students

By Paul Abramson

Four sure ways to raise test scores (without tests).

Business Practices

Six Essential Tools

By Jeff Feyerer

Orienting board members to the school business office

Maintenance & Operations

Empower the Users

By John A. Bailey

Energy teams as a resource for energy cost reduction.

Illusions of Security

Safety & Security

Illusions of Security

By Michael Dorn

Be prepared to own the results.

Trends in Green

Sustainable Schools

By Jason Lembke

A long-term value proposition.



Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

Serving the Whole Community

By Amy Jones

Commons spaces support campus goals and student needs.


Collaborative Learning

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Oil Boom Funds Collaborative Learning Future

HVAC System

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

New HVAC System Enhances Renovation


Hot Tips (Transparency)

The Red List and Declare Labels

By Lauri Watnee

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