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Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Discusses the integration of the school intercom system with phones in the classroom to enhance main office to classroom communication with an element of privacy. The contribution of classroom phones to safety and security issues is highlighted. (GR)
Descriptors: Communications, Elementary Secondary Education, Privacy, Public Schools
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Discusses design features schools can use to compliment and enhance education, including six design principles for learning environments that help schools provide effective education. School linkage with the surrounding community is also addressed. (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Explains how establishing a cleaning and maintenance program for floors and carpets makes schools safer and more attractive, including recommendations for cleaning that help maintain good air quality. The problems of shorter summer opportunities for cleaning are highlighted. (GR)
Descriptors: Carpeting, Cleaning, Elementary Secondary Education, Flooring
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Explains how new federal rules on disclosing campus crime may lead to confusion due to Record keeping problems. Additional reporting regulations that includes reporting of crimes from areas near the school but not on campus are cited as particular problems. (GR)
Descriptors: Colleges, Crime, Federal Legislation, Higher Education
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Discusses school furniture flexibility that can accommodate changing instructional styles, a diverse student characteristics, and classroom technology demands. Characteristics to look for that can enhance a chair's ergonomics are highlighted along with tips for better furniture budgeting.(GR)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Classroom Furniture, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Factors Engineering
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Explores how to improve roofing inspections so minor repair problems can be exposed while they are still inexpensive to repair. The need for regular inspections is advocated. Tips are provided for checking a roof for potential problems. (GR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Inspection, Public Schools
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Explains how planning and design can allow schools to welcome the community into parts of their facilities without risking the security of the entire building. (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Community Relationship
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Discusses how colleges and universities are scrambling to catch up on deferred maintenance before the backlog becomes overwhelming. The problems, and some solutions, for acquiring repair funding and collecting needs data are addressed. (GR)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Deferred Maintenance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Discusses how schools and universities are turning to the Internet to improve business and facilities operations. The use of websites to help institutions manage most or all of the purchasing process and the Internet services targeting education are described. (GR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Facilities Management, Internet, Postsecondary Education
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Provides three articles on the subject of educational facility upgrading and retrofiting that address setting guidelines for classroom acoustics, making sports facilities brighter and more energy-efficient, and cutting energy bills and protecting interiors. (GR)
Descriptors: Acoustical Environment, Athletic Fields, Classroom Environment, Educational Facilities Improvement
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Explains why private companies and schools doing business with one another may be harmful to students. Problems uncovered from a decade of commercialization in the classroom are discussed as are issues of for-profit companies seeking to take over the operation of public schools, and one attempt to impose legislation to curtail commercialism. (GR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Privatization, Public Schools, School Business Relationship
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Reviews how technologically enhanced ID cards are helping colleges and universities keep their students and staff safe. The benefits of a one-card system for identification, building access, and financial transactions are highlighted as are the liberal use of security phones and security cameras. (GR)
Descriptors: Business, Postsecondary Education, School Security
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Discusses the types of washroom fixtures and locker room equipment that can help minimize and discourage student mischief. Topics include germ control by avoiding the use of tile grout and substituting epoxy paint, using phenolic toilet-stall partitions to reduce vandalism, and using expanded metal lockers to control locker odor. (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Locker Rooms, Public Schools, Sanitation
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Examines how the use of electronic access-control system enables college and universities to provide a safer environment for students and staff. The advantages of no-key doors, adapting entry card systems for multiple uses, and successfully retaining lock and key systems when facilities do not lend themselves to electronic security are discussed.…
Descriptors: Electronic Control, Postsecondary Education, School Security
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Explores the issue of school district financial needs and the construction of school facilities for low income areas. Discussions on state and federal aid are highlighted. Arizona's experience in providing educational equity by revamping its old system of paying for school construction is discussed. (GR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Financial Support, Low Income Groups
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