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Learning Events

Classroom with windows.Resources are available to assist school leaders on a variety of school facilities topics. Choose from a variety of learning events such as podcasts/podcasts, interactive lessons, webinars, and publications to gain insight on Sustainable and Healthy Schools, Safety and Security, School Design, and Planning and Finance.

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Sustainable and Healthy Schools

Creating a school environment to effectively serve student and faculty populations over time may be assisted with research. The school environment should promote student and faculty health over time as well. Explore our Sustainable and Healthy School resources to gain knowledge about school building design through renovation or new construction, and resources to improve the healthy environment of your school facility. Experts from across the country explain their research and provide school facility examples for school leaders to learn from.

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Safety and Security

Feeling secure from danger may be important to the level of learning students are capable of achieving. The design of a school facility may affect the level of security school leaders can provide to the school community. For example, a school design may create blind spots of surveillance creating challenges to reduce bullying. Natural disasters may also threaten the safety of a school community increasing the need for the school building to be capable of shielding disasters like tornados or earthquakes. Find resources here from our nation’s experts about designing safer school facilities.

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School Design

The design of a school facility may impact individuals in a school community differently. Find research produced by experts across the nation addressing universally designed school facilities as well as transforming learning environments to focus on being learner-centered.

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Planning & Finance

Allocating financial resources for school facility improvements is necessary. Taking time to strategically plan for a school facility may help determine appropriate financial decisions. Explore the resources to gain knowledge about strategic planning for educational facilities. Best practices, highlighted by experts across the nation, provide lessons to be learned in the school facility planning process