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Summer is winding to a close, and students are headed back to school. Will dirty restrooms create a negative impression of their school and its leaders?


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Summer is winding to a close, and students are headed back to school. Will dirty restrooms create a negative impression of their school and its leaders?

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Friday Funny: Do Stinky School Restrooms Mean Your School Stinks?

Summer is winding to a close, and students are headed back to school. Will dirty restrooms create a negative impression of their school and its leaders?

Friday Funny: Californian Custodian Wins The Crown

The 73-year-old winner of the 2019 Custodian of the Year contest, Aristeo Flores of Scotts Valley Middle School, exemplifies the “American Dream.”

Friday Funny: Music Classroom Gets A Tune Up

Victoria Sundberg, a music teacher at Lake Marion Elementary in Lakeville, MN, is the first-ever winner of Atmosphere Commercial Interiors' FLIP Your Classroom contest.

Friday Funny: Who Will Get Your Vote?

The polls are now open for the third-annual SC Johnson Professional Happy Hands Contest. Let your voice be heard and cast your vote for your favorite! 

Danfoss Names EnVisioneer Of The Year Winners

Since 2010, Danfoss has recognized North American OEMs, manufacturers, building owners, municipalities, contractors, and end users employing Danfoss products for energy and environmental savings.

$150M High Tech High School Opens In New Jersey

The 350,000-square-foot technical school meets LEED Gold standards, and includes water efficient landscaping, geothermal heating, a green roof, and wind turbines.

Strategies For School Security

From training and drills to access control, act with intent and purpose to combat active shooter and other threats.

Eight Tips For Effectively Spray Buffing A Floor

Something of a lost art, spray buffing has resurfaced as a key to stretching floor refinishing cycles, removing stains, and leaving floors with a high-gloss shine.

CHILDGARD Security Glazing Protects Educational Facilities

CHILDGARD security glazing can be used in insulating glass units and paired with high-performance and tinted glass options to meet safety, energy, and other design goals.

Shelter From The Storm

In Moore, OK, the public school district is building FEMA-grade storm shelters to protect against tornadoes.

16 Schools Earn Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grants

The program supports active learning strategies in classrooms where teachers are already striving to implement related practices by installing furniture designed to encourage student engagement and success.

NCPC Focuses On School Safety And Security

There have been at least 200 shootings on school campuses—the most recent in Parkland, FL—and shooting drills are becoming as commonplace as fire drills.

California Schools Recognized For ZNE Strides

The 2017 ZNE School Leadership Awards recognize building teams driving a new zero net energy (ZNE) standard for school environments.

Question Of The Week: How Can Winter Illnesses Be Prevented?

With flu and norovirus season ramping up and expected to last through May, facilities across the country are honing in on illness prevention.

Classroom Faucet, Bubbler From Just Manufacturing

The 100% stainless steel faucet and drinking fountain bubbler protect the quality of drinking water in schools. 

Friday Funny: Get Your Crayons Ready!

The start of the new school year brings an exciting opportunity for K-12 students: Registration is now open for Deb Group’s second annual Happy Hands Contest.

New Jersey High School Awarded $65,000 For Classroom Redesign

Selected from more than 950 applications, Toms River High School North is among 15 recipients awarded a Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant.

Is Your School In Compliance With The Safe Drinking Water Act?

NSF International offers resources for school administrators and facility directors to ensure the plumbing products used in schools meet EPA lead-free requirements.

New STEM Activity Desk, Mobile Seating Storage Bins Set 

Innovative desk and seating ensemble from Whitney Brothers features surfaces, storage, and functionality purpose-built for STEM activities in Early Learning classroom environments.

School Athletic Center Gets A Makeover

Since Portville Central School’s newly renovated athletic complex opened at the end of January, the New York school has seen increased use of its facilities by students and community members.

New Jersey High School Of The Future Becomes Reality

The school will be among the nation’s first to meet LEED's rigorous platinum standards and requirements for sustainability.

Creating “Better Buildings” With Solar Energy

A program of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Better Buildings Initiative partners with organizations to facilitate and track energy improvements.

Philadelphia Janitor Mops Up 2017 Janitor Of The Year Award

Beloved Newtown Elementary School janitor and U.S. veteran Ted Qualli Jr. takes home the custodial crown.

Friday Funny: Who’s The Best School Janitor?

It’s up to you! Cintas has announced the top 10 finalists in its nationwide Janitor of the Year Contest and the polls are open.

School District Tracks Space Use

Cloud-based tool provides third largest school district in Oregon improved insight and control into its facility and room scheduling operation.

Is Your School Janitor At The Head Of The Class?

Cintas Corporation is accepting nominations for its fourth annual Janitor of the Year contest, which recognizes the best-of-the-best among school janitors and custodians.

Friday Funny: Another Chance To Vote!

Feeling the need to cast your ballot again? Deb's Happy Hands Dispenser Design Contest provides a chance to vote on something a little more light-hearted.

Question Of The Week: Do Door Barricades Compromise School Safety?

Concerns about school safety have led to the installation of non-code compliant and possibly dangerous classroom door barricade devices.

FM Alert: APPA Plans Second ANSI Standard

The proposed APPA 1100: Facility Management Terms and Definitions, will establish a database of nationally recognized terms and definitions used within the facilities, building, or supporting infrastructure industries.

5 Best Practices for Capital Planning: Taking Notes From Education Sector

While capital forecasting software can provide valuable insight, adhering to this list of exercises keeps FM departments in the best position for long-term planning.

Sagging Middle School Ceiling Wins “Ugly Ceilings” Contest

School facilities director wins 1,000 square feet of Armstrong® Ultima® ceiling panels to fix an ugly, sagging ceiling.

Energy Conservation, Student Performance Top Reasons for Improving U.S. Public Schools

More than 90 percent of Americans agree that greater investments should be put toward upgrading U.S. public school buildings, according to a new poll from U.S. Green Building Council.

Greener Living, One Parking Lot At A Time 

A parking lot at Pratt Institute's Brooklyn campus in New York City is the site of a green infrastructure project that will reduce flooding, eliminate sewer outfalls to open waters, and keep nearby plants lush and green.

Summer Safety Checklist: Avoid Counterfeit Electrical Products In Educational Facilities

Summer safety checklist for educational institutions helps electrical professionals maintain a safe environment by avoiding counterfeit electrical products. Guidelines include what to look for and what actions to take to protect the property, students and staff from the serious health and safety risks counterfeit electrical products pose during the school year.

New Study Shows Classroom Design Contributes To College Enrollment Decisions

Students say classrooms are more important than dining halls and fitness facilities, despite trends in university spending.

Free White Paper: Impact Of Paint On Indoor Air Quality In Schools

The health and comfort of students and teachers are among the many factors that contribute to learning and productivity in the classroom, and although every effort is made to achieve good indoor air quality (“IAQ”), studies show that more than half of our nation's schools have problems aligned with poor IAQ. To find out more about how paint can impact the IAQ in schools, click this link in order to access the free white paper.

Higher Education Case Study: Future Proof

A new complex on a community college campus in Menifee, CA was built to last. From the July 2013 issue.

Tricks Of The Trade: Hiring An Outside Facility Auditor

Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom provides pointers on how to select an outside auditor. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.

The HVAC Factor: How Does That Sound?

In education facilities, acoustical considerations can impact learning.

K-12 Case Study: “A” Is For Agriculture

In Lexington, KY, a new high school widens the field of learning for students pursuing agricultural instruction. The school district is seizing the opportunity to expand a popular area of study.

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