Publications

Title Abstract Year
Investigation of Best Practices for Evacuating and Sheltering Individuals with Special Needs and Disabilities Prepared in response to the June 2007 General Accountability Office report, "Emergency Management: Most School Districts Have Developed Emergency Management Plans, but Would Benefit from... 2008
Lighting for Schools Provides concise guidance on how to imbue school facilities with the most modern and effective lighting systems and design attributes, such as daylighting, which can be an effective and energy... 2001
Linking School Facility Conditions to Teacher Satisfaction and Success Documents how teachers in Chicago and Washington, DC rated their working conditions and perceived the affect of those conditions on their job performance and teaching effectiveness. Teachers noted... 2003
Low-Cost Security Measures for School Facilities Presents 50 school safety and security measures that may be implemented at little or no cost and without the use of complex technology. Measures are selected from the assessment guides that... 2008
Mass Notification for Higher Education Discusses essential considerations when designing a campus-wide mass notification system, and the pros and cons of current notification systems. 2010
Mitigating Hazards in School Facilities (includes 25 downloadable assessment guides) This NCEF publication describes a process for assessing the safety and security of school buildings and grounds, making a hazard mitigation plan, and implementing the plan. Steps include: select an... 2008
Mold in My School: What Do I Do? Provides a succinct look at the most important indoor mold-related health concern and discusses how school districts can keep school facilities mold free. Mold issues are examined under the... 2002
Mold in My School: What Do I Do? Provides a succinct look at the most important indoor mold-related health concern and discusses how school districts can keep school facilities mold free. Mold issues are examined under the... 2002
Multipurpose Spaces Examines multipurpose class spaces, educational trends influencing multipurpose classroom use, and key issues when using these spaces. Issues discussed include room location, technology integration,... 2010
Music Education Suites Examines multipurpose class spaces, educational trends influencing multipurpose classroom use, and key issues when using these spaces. Issues discussed include room location, technology integration,... 2009
Planning School Grounds for Outdoor Learning Covers the planning and design of outdoor learning environments in new and existing K-12 facilities, as well as their implementation during new school site selection and development, their... 2010
Planning and Designing for Students with Disabilities Presents the laws, regulations, and design requirements needed for educational facilities to meet the challenge of educating students with disabilities. A list of planning and design principles to be... 2001
Principal's Guide to On-Site School Construction Explores what school principals should know when construction takes place in or near a school while it is in session. It covers pre-construction preparation, including how to work with architects/... 2009
Principal's Guide to On-Site School Construction Explores what school principals should know when construction takes place in or near a school while it is in session. It covers pre-construction preparation, including how to work with architects/... 2009
Reducing the Negative Effects of Large Schools Reviews recent efforts to promote small schools. The rationale for small schools is discussed, drawing on recent studies linking school size and various outcomes. Arguments for large schools are... 2009
Reducing the Negative Effects of Large Schools Reviews recent efforts to promote small schools. The rationale for small schools is discussed, drawing on recent studies linking school size and various outcomes. Arguments for large schools are... 2009
Role of Wireless Computing Technology in the Design of Schools Discusses integrating computers logically and affordably into a school building's infrastructure through the use of wireless technology. Explains why wireless networks using mobile computers are... 2002
School Building Assessment Methods Addresses whether schools and classroom spaces enhance or detract from the learning process and provides school assessment guidelines for communities anticipating the expansion of existing schools or... 2001
School Health Centers Addresses the key elements for designing school health centers, the emergence of school-based health clinics, the minimum requirements these facilities should have, and the basic principles to... 2010
School Security Technologies Provides current information on school security technologies, including access control systems, surveillance equipment, weapons detectors, communications and alarm systems, and emergency notification... 2010
School Security Technologies Provides current information on school security technologies, including access control systems, surveillance equipment, weapons detectors, communications and alarm systems, and emergency notification... 2010
School Size and Its Relationship to Student Outcomes and School Climate: A Review and Analysis of Eight South Carolina State-Wide Studies Reviews eight school size studies performed by doctoral students and graduate faculty at the University of South Carolina. These studies examine the relationship of South Carolina school size to... 2006
Schools as Centers of Community: A Citizen's Guide For Planning and Design Outlines a process intended to engage all educational stakeholders in planning schools that more adequately address the needs of the whole learning community. It explores six design principles for... 2004
Schools Designed with Community Participation Presents case studies of school buildings to demonstrate the application of a post occupancy evaluation (POE) during various stages of the design and planning process. It explains that because POE is... 2002
Science Facilities Advises on the design of elementary and secondary school science facilities. Trends toward integration of science with other disciplines within the curriculum, project-based learning, and technology... 2009

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