Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments

Strategic planning (83)

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Travel and Environmental Implications of School Siting

Provides empirical evidence on the effect of school location on travel, education, human health, and the environment. In particular it shows that school siting and design can affect traffic congestion, air pollution, school transportation budgets, and children’s health and obesity.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: United States
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Schools for Successful Communities: An Element of Smart Growth

Discusses the impact and the benefits on school location on the way communities develop and aims at providing information needed by school districts and community leaders to employ smart growth planning principles to build schools. Presents examples of supportive state and local policies, as well as case studies from around the U.S that show how community-centered schools and the planning process used to design and build these schools have improved education and fostered more livable places.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: United States
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Facility Guidelines for School Construction or Renovation: Elementary School Educational Specifications

Describes the model facility for an elementary school in the Meade School District; what the facility should be to support the education goals of the district and current and future educational programs. Covers a wide range of topics from school site to food service guidance all of which are necessary to be taken into account throughout decision making processes concerning renovation or new construction.
Categories: Strategic planning, Briefing, Construction and cost management
Country: United States
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Criteria and Procedures of the Planning Accreditation Program

Describes Accreditation in Planning Education and defines the structure of the planning accreditation board. Outlines accreditation criteria and procedures.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: United States
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A Guide to Facility Site Selection

Highlights the reasons for the choice of a facility site and proposes a thorough and objective evaluation methodology by elaborating the important elements such as size, utilities, environmental factors, site development. Provides a preliminary school site evaluation and facility site approval form.
Categories: Strategic planning, Condition assessment
Country: United States
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Mitigating Hazards in School Facilities

Provides a systematic approach to mitigate hazards in school facilities which is composed of assessing school facilities, making a plan and implementing the plan. For the first step, introduces 'NCEF Assessment Guides' for examining the safety and security of all aspects of a school facility.
Categories: Strategic planning, Condition assessment
Country: United States
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Increasing State Investments in Early Care and Education: Lessons Learned from Advocates and Best Practices

Provides advocates with proven strategies for making progress in securing access to early learning opportunities for all children, and demonstrates the possibilities for children when advocacy strategies, political will and fiscal opportunities align. Provides state profiles for early childhood education strategies and discusses the lessons learned.
Categories: Strategic planning, Investment guidelines and policy
Country: United States
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Analytics as a Planning Tool

Discusses the need for changing school boundaries as a solution to uneven population growth and other political and economic challenges pertain to limited resources. Suggests long-term planning methods by giving examples from experiences.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: United States
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The CEFPI Guide for Educational Facility Planning

Focuses on the various aspects of progressive school planning and the importance of creating connections among all the constituents that are necessary to the planning process such as school boards, teachers, administrators, parents, students, planners and architects and concerned citizens.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: United States
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School Buildings and Community Building

Discusses the ways pupils go to schools in the United States by stressing issues such as school neighborhoods, renovation & re-construction and site selection policies. Advocates selection of sites where students can walk or cycle to schools by minimizing site service costs and in liaison with the community and experts.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: United States