March 2017 School Planning & Management

March 2017


elementary school prototype paradigm

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

What If We Changed the Rules

By Tim Ganey

school roof installation

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Weather or Not?

By Mike Raible, Andrew LaRowe

Maintaining watertight roofs is an ongoing challenge for many facilities professionals. In seeking advice from experts all over the country, their lessons learned were in several categories.

Natural Disasters

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Preparing Schools for Natural Disasters

By Michael Fickes

Preparation paves the way to surviving a disaster and getting right back to business. How can K-12 schools prepare?

school lit up at night

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Saving Money on School Lighting Design

By Ellen Kollie

A school's lighting system affects the physical and emotional well being of the students and the staff. It also plays a major role in the facility's energy costs. In this article we explore how much of this expense can be avoided.

personal learning spaces

Personal Learning Spaces: Going Beyond Just Flexiblity

By Jody Andres, Rob Koehler

Special Section

Des Moines Public Schools

Impact on Learning

Des Moines Public Schools

Lynn Camp Elementary School

Impact on Learning

Lynn Camp Elementary School

Beaver Local High School

Impact on Learning

Beaver Local High School

Orem High School

Impact on Learning

Orem High School

Minnesota Autism Center

Impact on Learning

Minnesota Autism Center

ProTeam backpack vacuum

Impact on Learning

Elmhurst Community USD 205


school play environments

Facility Planning

The Stuff of Memories

By Katie Ramsbottom

Designing for play in learning environments.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Developing Human Capital

By Deborah P. Moore

Emerging Technology

Let's Huddle...Sort of

By Glenn Meeks

Student collaboration doesn't need to be hardware-based.

Washington Update

Where is the Nation and Education Headed?

By Fritz Edelstein

Expect controversy and division, and definitely a difference in style and approach.

Sustainable school design

Sustainable Schools

What's Old Is New Again

By Sean O'Donnell, Mary R. Rankin

Sustainable design and the modernization of our existing schools.

There Can Be No Doubt

Facilities and the conditions of the learning environment have an effect on students and staff.


Multi-purpose training facilities

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Flexible Space Inspires Innovation

By Kerrianne Wolf

Multi-purpose training facilities follow 21st-century learning trends.


map across classroom ceiling

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Ceiling Designed for Learning

school playground

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Putting the Play in Playground


Hot Tips (Daylighting Techniques)

Better Light, Better Schools

By David Velarde

Ask the Expert (Cordless Vacuums)

Are Battery-Powered Backpack Vacuums Worth the Gains?

By Jacalyn High

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