January 2018 School Planning & Management

School Planning & Management January 2018


educational space

Education in 2018 and Beyond: A Look Ahead

By Philip Idle

Readers, columnists and others who work in education-related positions look ahead to 2018 and beyond and share their thoughts about what we have to look forward to—both positive and negative.


cyber security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Cyber Criminals Are After Your Schools

By Michael Fickes

Cyber security breaches can shut down a school district's entire operation. How can you fight back?

Education and Related Policy Predictions for 2018

By Fritz Edelstein

rainwater harvesting

Sustainable Schools

Rainwater Harvesting Made Easy

By Jessica Molter

Eight strategies to make rainwater conservation affordable and efficient.

Business Practices

Fundraising and Finance: The school–volunteer relationship.

By Sandra Pfau Englund

digital signage

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Digital Signage: Everything Old Is New Again

By Ellen Kollie

Take a look at how school administrators are putting digital signage to use, capturing the attention of digital natives, aka students.


Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Outsourcing – Common Sense or Nonsense?

By Mike Raible, Andrew LaRowe

Whether outsourcing is a nightmare or dream scenario depends on who is doing the talking.

award winner

Facility Planning

James D. MacConnell Award Winners

By Barbara C. Worth

Projects that enhance the educational program and hold purpose and distinction within a community.


informal space for collaborative learning

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Anyplace Anytime

By Jason Mellard, Vandana Gupta

Creating informal spaces for collaborative learning.

early childhood learning space

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Early Childhood Learning Spaces

By Stephen M. Nelson

Many factors play role in creating effective space.



Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Storage made Easier with LEVPRO

rooftop solar

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Rooftop Solar Commissioning Cuts Energy Costs


School Security Trends for 2018

By Michael Dorn