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A New School of Thought on Collaboration Spaces

Colleges and universities can make every space on campus a learning space - corridors, outdoor spaces, entryways and more. Greater use of collaboration spaces helps prepare students for the workplace.

Five Reasons Every School Needs to Brand

A solid brand is an essential beacon for a school; one that not only unifies but also strengthens. A well-crafted school brand is key to a school's communication effectiveness.

Challenges to STEM Education and How to Overcome Them

College and universities must focus on attracting and retaining students into STEM majors to meet the demands for a skilled workforce educated in these disciplines.

Washington Update - Let’s Make a Deal: Appropriations and Other Policy Issues

Lawmakers appear to be sending early signals of independence to the Trump administration on education budget issues.

Plastic Liners, Oatmeal and Cost Savings

Reducing the number of plastic trash can liners used on your campus is good for sustainability goals as well as your budget.

Washington Update. To Be or Not to Be: That is the Budget Question

The Trump administration’s “skinny budget” was submitted to Congress on March 16, 2017. The proposed budget received little support from both Republicans and Democrats, and was almost unanimously criticized by education associations, think tanks and related groups.

Five Marketing Ideas to Capitalize on the CTE Renaissance

CTE programs also are receiving dedicated marketing money, but with so many marketing choices it can be tough for a college to decide where its dollars will have the most impact.

Science Labs: Design to Influence Recruitment, Retention

Cutting-edge design trends for science facilities can help recruit and retain the best and the brightest scientists, faculty and students.



Washington Update: Where Are the Nation and Education Headed?

In the weeks to come we will learn more about the approach Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be taking and who will be some of the key players in the agency.

Tips to Ensure GHS Compliance for Chemical Container Labels

Facility managers in charge of safety, purchasing, administration or operations would be wise to ensure that labels on containers for chemical formulations such as cleaners, sanitizers, paints, solvents and sealants are “Globally Harmonized System” (GHS) compliant.

Seven E-Learning Trends for Educational Institutions in 2017

What is in store for e-learning in 2017?

Washington Update: Post-Election and Pre-Inauguration

After the election the country entered a period of uncertainty. Recent polling data indicates that 50 percent of Americans approve of how the transition is moving. Several experts have found it to be quite different than transitions in the past.

Washington Update: A 2016 Post Election Update

Few pollsters predicted the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election. Education was not a primary talking point during the campaign. The initial questions people who have an interest in education are asking: “What will our President-Elect do? and what is on his agenda?”

Washington Update: Pre-2016 Election

It is a very tight Presidential race, and for many House and Senate seats. Election results can influence the legislative agenda during a lame duck session of Congress and a good part of Congress’ willingness to be active will be determined by the election’s outcomes.

The Cleaning Worker’s ‘Mobile Workstation’

Do your research to ensure that your custodial staff has the right equipment to efficiently do their jobs.

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