April 2018 School Planning & Management

School Planning & Management April 2018


school restroom

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Moment of Privacy

By Andrew LaRowe, Mike Raible

Outside of the political arena, school planners, architects and engineers probably have the best chance of solving gender-neutral and other associated issues behind the doors of school restrooms.


Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

EdTech's Influence: Both In and Out of the Classroom

Technology has become an integral part of K-12 classrooms. Here are some examples of how districts across the country use technology—both software and hardware—to create authentic learning experiences for students.

clean air quality

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Cleaning the Air in Classrooms

By Michael Fickes

Dirty classroom air can slow learning and even make students and teachers sick. Find out how to improve indoor air quality or IAQ.

Charter school

Charter Schools: Making A Dent In Education

By Sarat Pratapchandran

Charter schools are not for everyone and are meticulously designed for their student populations. As conservative school choice activists argue for greater funding for charter schools, like public schools, they differ in performance and student outcomes based on zip codes.


school plant manager

Maintenance & Operations

An Endorsement

By John A. Bailey

The benefits of a national certification program for school plant managers.

Business Practices

Cycle-Based Budgeting

By Bo Yan

Improving system deficiencies for stronger budget decisions.

Energy Efficient Schools

Looking to the Future

By Sarat Pratapchandran

Intelligent buildings, data sharing, will impact energy efficiency in schools.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

More on High-Speed Access (Or Lack of it) in U.S. Schools

By Jerry Enderle


Flexible auditorium space

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Ultimate Flexibility

By Tina Stanislaski

Designing spaces to support student and community performing arts.



Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Going to Bat for School Safety

Santiam Christian Schools

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Secure Campus Access Made Easy


Hot Tips (Energy Costs)

Reducing Your Energy Use and Cost

By Amy Vigneux

teacher of the year

National Teacher of the Year in 2017 is a Charter School Teacher

By Sarat Pratapchandran

Ask the Expert (Network Communications)

How can we move to network-based communication?

By Jaime Mendez