Fall 2021 Spaces4Learning

Fall 2021


Features

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Building Blueprints

New Spaces for a New Era of Learning

Winton Woods School District debuts two campuses designed around project-based learning.

By Jeff Parker


drawing of John and Joan Bollier Family Center for Integrated Science and Engineering Gonzaga University

Facility Focus

Creative Curves Distinguish Both Design And Study At Gonzaga University

The John and Joan Bollier Family Center for Integrated Science and Engineering

By Tom Miller

The John and Joan Bollier Family Center for Integrated Science and Engineering completes a 270,490-square-foot quadrangle of buildings aiming to enhance interaction between students and faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the College of Arts and Sciences.


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It's Everyone's Role To Keep Our Schools Healthy, Safe and Open

Standard hygiene practices, like proper handwashing, are more important than ever.

By Brian Sansoni

Standard hygiene practices, like proper handwashing, are more important than ever.


Columns

Schools Reopen with Federal Dollars

Remedy for "Unfinished Learning" Remains Uncertain

By Mira Korber


Editor's Note

The Slow Return to Normalcy

By Matt Jones


Indoor Air Quality in Schools Is Necessary

A healthy school environment contributes to a better learning environment.

By Anthony Rossi

It is a well-known fact that the environment affects human performance, both physically and mentally. This is especially true for students, who are impacted by the quality of air in their learning environment.


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How Schools Can Maximize COVID Relief Funds

A little strategic thinking is all it takes to stretch your school’s relief funds.

By Angela Hall

ESSER and EANS funds are designed to help schools reopen quickly and safely, as well as address the months of significant learning loss by U.S. students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Only now are experts beginning to understand the full scope of learning loss brought on by a year-plus of the pandemic – and initial reports are worrying.


From the Field

A University's Small Change Makes a Big Difference

Mount St. Mary's University installs a solution for slip-and-fall incidents.

By Luke Blattenberger

Mount St. Mary's University installs a solution for slip-and-fall incidents.


unbrella sheilding off viruses

Keys to Comprehensive Health Awareness in Your Building

Five key factors prevent spread of infectious disease.

By Jonathan Antar

COVID-19 and many other viruses are thought to spread mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets and aerosols in the air. Studies suggest that emissions from people can span a room and be pulled into air circulation systems in just a few seconds. A strong air-monitoring and air-management strategy can make the difference between a healthy environment and one in which disease easily spreads.