October 2017 School Planning & Management

October 2017


Healthy Classroom

Maintaining a Healthy Classroom Environment

Lowering health risks enables students to learn better and teachers to teach more.

Whole System Design

Whole Systems Design

By Jason Mellard

An integrated approach to sustainability.

Outdoor Spaces

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Outdoor Spaces

By Scott Berman

Creating a true community place where everyone feels welcome.

Healthy Learning Environments

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

U.S. Schools Struggle to Maintain a Healthy Learning Environment

By Miles Foxworth

Educational institutions face mounting risks from mold, asbestos and hidden underground environmental issues.

Livable Building

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Texas Middle School Earns Livable Buildings Award

By Tom Oehler

Design reflects growing trend toward sustainable solutions and hands-on learning environments.


Immersive Learning

Facility Planning

Immersive Learning Environment

By Tom Balke, Tomas Eliaeson

Designing to impact student achievement.

Funding Capital Projects

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Better than Bake Sale Funding for Capital Projects

By Mike Raible, Andrew LaRowe

It doesn't matter how good your facilities plan is... if you can’t fund it, you can’t build it.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

It's Never Enough

By Jerry Enderle

Sustainable Facility

Sustainable Schools

Progress in the Heartland

By Stuart A. Brodsky

Continuing the push for sustainable facility development.

Emerging Technology

Which Door Did You Choose?

By Glenn Meeks

Making the Correct Decision Concerning Technology Purchases.


Performing Arts Center Renovation

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Making Old New Again

By Kristen van Elden, Emily Koch

5 things to consider when renovating performing arts centers.



Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Team Cleaning Creates Consistency


Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Preserving History with Pride and Care


Ask the Expert (Pest Control)

Rodents: How Are They Getting In, How Do We Stop Them?

By Drew McFadden

Hot Tips (Learning Spaces)

Reimagining the Ideal Learning Space

By Dietmar Lang

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