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August 9, 2010

School Construction Work Nears Completion in Jackson Metro Area

Jackson:

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20100809/NEWS/8090328/Construction+snags+ring+in+Jackson+s+school+year

Madison County:

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20100809/NEWS/8090322/Madison-Co-school-work-on-schedule-official-says

August 12, 2010

School Destroyed by Katrina Re-opens in Gulfport

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20100812/NEWS/100812006/Miss.+school+destroyed+by+Katrina+reopens

August 21, 2010

Brief Overview of Campus Security from School Construction News

http://www.schoolconstructionnews.com/articles/2010/08/11/school-safety-securit

August 23, 2010

Security Overview from American School & University

An overview of school security issues with a couple of interesting sidebars. You may have to register with AS&U to get the full story.

Main article:

http://asumag.com/security/safe-and-secure-201006/index.html

Dissecting School Violence Numbers:

http://asumag.com/security/safe-and-secure-201006/index2.html

Low Cost First Steps:

http://asumag.com/security/safe-and-secure-201006/index3.html

Cutting Maintenance Budgets Probably Won't Save Money

In these tight economic times, school districts may be tempted to cut maintenance budgets. However, any short-term savings will likely lead to long-term costs. From American School & University:

http://asumag.com/Maintenance/effective-maintenance-programs-201006/

Some Thoughts on Closing Schools

An editorial from American School & University:

http://asumag.com/Construction/planning/surplus-space-201006/

August 24, 2010

Life Skills and Vocational Education for the 21st Century

The 2010 EDI Studio worked on a project for the CREATE Foundation that follows many of the principles discussed in this article:

http://www.peterli.com/spm/resources/articles/archive.php?article_id=2557

Classroom Makeover Backed by Research

Although this article is authored by an employee of the groups discussed, it still warrants a look.

In my opinion, no classroom redesign is worth pursuing unless the teacher(s) buy in to the redesign. Otherwise, the end product is the same teaching style in a space often less suited for it.

From School Planning & Management:

http://www.peterli.com/spm/resources/articles/archive.php?article_id=2604

What Does $500 Million Buy?

One school in L.A.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/08/24/mxp.half.billion.dollar.school.hln?hpt=C2

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