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SP&M Article Archive

School Planning & Management's vast database of articles is a valuable tool for anyone who plans, designs, equips, maintains and operates pK-12 schools nationwide.  Popular topics include facilities, safety & security, technology, business, finance and the learning environment. Articles are displayed in chronological order, beginning with the most recent.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Things Are Looking Up

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Combined Schools Boost Sustainability

Facility Planning

The Real Question

What will the 21st-century learning environment look like?

Going Green on a Budget

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Going Green on a Budget

Smart classrooms without breaking the bank in Mississippi.

Emerging Technology

Classroom Audio

It's time to adapt to today's student-centered learning culture.

Permanent modular construction

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Quick, Efficient Options

Permanent modular construction can provide fast, green solutions for schools.

Healthy Carpet Care

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Keys to Healthy Carpet Care

Methods to make sure your school's carpeted areas are clean and safe.

Safety & Security

The Window of Life

An approach that is easy to understand and apply.

A Final Thought

Schools Are Still Changing

We need a non-governmental foundation, like EFL, to support and fund exploration.

Renovating, Reusing Facilities

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Renovating, Reusing Facilities

All stakeholders need to be on board when creating efficient and sustainable facilities.

Solar Power Savings

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Using the Sun to Save Money

A school district's path to running completely on solar.

Trends in Green | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Controlling Moisture in America's Schools

One way to enhance the health and productivity of students, faculty and staff and the sustainability and resiliency of our schools.

Sustainable Energy Efficient Schools

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Reaping Numerous Benefits

Seven steps to sustainable, energy-efficient schools.

Reaching for Net Zero in School Design

Reaching for Net Zero in School Design

What does "Net Zero Ready" mean anyway? A careful planning process is critical to achieving the goal of net zero ready.


Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Technology's Contribution to Sustainability

What's being done to make schools sustainable, and a shout out to the unsung heroes on the IT team.