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)

Forget the 10 Cents

Developing a different kind of capital.

Trends in Green

Tools to Paint With

Wi-Fi Access

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Anytime, Anywhere Access Leads to Fascinating Classrooms

Where leading-edge Wi-Fi deployments have enabled seamless collaboration, regardless of the type of device or location, students and teachers are already developing unique ways to personalize learning and create fascinating classrooms.

A Final Thought

I Don't Like It

Schools should be designed for the good of the students

Greening Schoolyards

Facilies (Learning Spaces)

Greening Schoolyards

Benefitting students, the community, the schoolyards and beyond.

school security


Less Invasive Security

Incident reporting and student inclusion.


The Trouble with Social Media: Bullies

Cyber bullies have flooded into social media, taking administrators, faculty and parents by surprise.

Increasing energy efficiency

Reinvesting Energy Dollars In The Classroom

Increasing efficiency is one of the best ways to cut energy costs.


School Access Control

Access control to keep intruders out of schools and kids with mischief in mind out of trouble.

Transparency in buildings

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Sense of Place

Making schools more transparent builds a communal environment.

School Restrooms

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

School Restrooms

Poor design and maintenance can contribute to misbehavior, vandalism and accidents.

Ask the Expert: Restroom Environment

How Do We Discourage Restroom Vandalism?

James D. MacConnell Award finalists

Facility Planning

2015 James D. MacConnell Award Finalists

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