June 2013 School Planning & Management

School Planning & Management June 2013

On the Cover

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Flipping Classrooms

By Michael Fickes

How flipping classrooms will alter classroom design, furnishings and technology to help students learn more.


Access Control Test

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Put to the Test

Sobering Security Flaws

By Michael S. Dorn

Will your school access control approach really stop a determined aggressor? Important information and observations on access control.


Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Making the Outsourcing Decision

Three school districts share how they determined their choice.

By Ellen Kollie

Strong opinions aside, the truth is that many school districts outsource one or more services, and for reasons that include financial savings, as well as enhancing organizational flexibility, economies of scale, risk avoidance and access to capital invest

Sustainable School Building

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Working From the Outside In

Thinking Outside the Box

By Scott Berman

Creating a sustainable building envelope can be complicated, but worth it. Think about today and tomorrow. Educational institutions need to plan for sustainable management of their built assets both now and in the future. Building envelopes are part of that effort.


Editor's Note: Special June Issue

By Deborah P. Moore

This special June issue features our 13th annual Education Design Showcase awards winners. It is also the first issue to be published by 1105 Media, following the magazines' acquisition from Peter Li Inc.

Trends in Green

A Deeper Shade of Green

By Brian Cunningham

How Seattle's Bertschi School expansion became the fourth "Living Building" in the world.

A Final Thought

In Defense of Public Education

By Paul Abramson

It is time, long past time, for the education associations to step up and take a unified stand in the defense of public education.

Maintenance & Operations

Leadership Position?

By Jim Vicar

It takes more than a title to make someone a leader.

Safety & Security

An Honor to Serve

By Michael Dorn

Despite the tragedies. there is no shortage of outstanding men and women who are willing to serve.