The Samueli Academy Story ABSTRACT:  For over 30 years, the Orangewood Foundation has provided innovative services for abused and neglected children and at-risk families to end the cycle of child abuse one life at a time.  The Samueli ...

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The Power of Passion, Purpose and Perspective: The Story of Anaheim City Elementary vs. Disney ABSTRACT:  In the 1990’s the Anaheim City School District faced unprecedented challenges.  They had grown from 7000 students to over 21,000 ...

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The Great Outdoors: Environmental Stewardship in Urban Landscapes ABSTRACT:  “It’s so important to raise a generation of young people who have a relationship with nature, because then they will want to protect it.” ...

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Telling our Story:  Gardiner Middle School Dual Immersion Program SchoolsNext Competition ABSTRACT:  This session will present the overarching experience of the 30 students from the 6th grade Dual Immersion Program at Gardiner Middle.  ...

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Societal Benefits of Managing Facility Cost of Ownership ABSTRACT:  Learn how managing facility total cost of ownership (TCO) can positively impact society.  Preserving funds for education, preserving resources, saving energy, reducing ...

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Schools as Professional Workplace ABSTRACT:  A growing body of research is clarifying the relationship between built educational environments and student success.  Responsive design professionals are using this data to develop ...

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Schools as Community Catalyst ABSTRACT:  As the density in cities grows, so do the needs for civic facilities that serve the population throughout the year.  Restrictive sites, needs for year round community spaces, and city’s need to ...

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School Safety: What Can Schools Learn from America’s Busiest Airports ABSTRACT:  In airports, heading off small and large security threats while easing the experience for tens of thousands of passengers in a complex environment, ...

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Reengaging a Campus Community Through Facilities and Instructional Transformation ABSTRACT:  Traditional learning environments are leaving students and teachers disengaged from the learning process. Washington Elementary an ...

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