May 2017 School Planning & Management

May 2017

On the Cover

Architectural Innovations

Architectural Innovations for Immersive Learning Environments In K-12 Schools

By Kirk Marchisen, Tim Williams, Don Eberly

New forms of architecture design for K-12 schools are creating in-depth, adaptive and flexible learning spaces for students with diverse and changing learning needs.


Restroom design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Rethinking Restroom, Shower Room and Locker Room Design

By Ellen Kollie

For a variety of reasons, restroom, shower room and locker room designs are changing. Here's a look at what's driving those changes and what the spaces look like.

Making Schools New

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Making School New Again

By Michael Fickes

Technology is reinventing K-12 teaching and learning.


Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Should I or Shouldn't I? Facing the Outsourcing Decision

By Ellen Kollie

Sometimes it's a more responsible use of resources to contract a service. But how do you know for sure? Here's how to work through the process.


Business (Controlling Your Resources)

Doing More with Less: 5 Behaviors for Success

Editor's Note: The View From Here

Another BIG Change

By Deborah P. Moore, Jerry Enderle

School Facilities

Facility Planning

School Facilities Belong in the Nation's Infrastructure Portfolio

By Mary Filardo, Jeff Vincent

Safety & Security

Bulletproof Glass

By Michael S. Dorn

Be careful, assumptions aren't the same as realities.

Fire & Life Safety

Building Inspections

By Mike Halligan

If you hire a firm, make sure they understand your systems and complexities.

High Tech learning

Sustainable Schools

High Tech Learning and Ecological Design Go Hand in Hand for School Facilities

By Pradeep Kapoor


Successful School Design

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Successful Designs Inside and Out

By Jake Kelly-Salo, Jason Mellard

Experiential and accessible environments for students with special needs.


Trillium Creek Primary

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Connecting the Community

Riverside Elementary

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Room(s) to Breathe


Hot Tips: School Bathrooms

Why Bathrooms/Locker Rooms Matter More

By Cyrus D. Boatwalla

Ask the Expert: Emergency Communications

What Do We Already Have That Can Improve Safety?

By Jana Rankin

Using 3D Printers in the Classroom

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