A Proactive Approach to K-12 School Safety

On a bright morning in a small town, as children play and teachers prepare their lessons, school administrators face the solemn task of ensuring everyone's safety—a fundamental responsibility in today’s...

Environmentally Preferred Purchasing: A New Strategy to Help K-12 Schools Go Green

By embracing EPP, schools can not only contribute to environmental conservation but also instill a sense of responsibility and awareness in students, paving the way for a more sustainable future.

Shielding Our Schools: A Step-by-Step Guide to Improving Cyber Security in K-12 Education

Procurement decisions in educational institutions are critical and can have serious implications for cybersecurity. A notable example involves a district that suffered a ransomware attack due to poorly chosen software.

The K-12 Classroom and Executive Function: Designing for Success

A well-designed classroom can do more than just support learning; it can actively boost cognitive processes, including executive functions. Executive functions are vital cognitive skills necessary for planning, focusing attention,...

K-12 School Design That Prioritizes Wellness: How Can We Better Support the Mental and Physical Health of Our Students?

The Harvard School of Public Health emphasizes the critical role that school building design plays in supporting the physical and mental well-being of both students and teachers. An environment that...

Prioritizing Outdoor Learning: Challenges and Success Stories

By integrating outdoor learning and natural play spaces into the curriculum, schools can foster not just academic excellence but also crucial life skills and environmental stewardship among students. The evidence...