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.

Fire Safety in our Schools

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Fire Safety School

What we've learned about protecting people and school buildings from fire.

Comfortable Learning Environments

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A "Kit of Parts"

Providing high-quality, comfortable learning environments.

Quality education facilities

Facility Planning

Fix Them Now!

Quality education facilities foster better learning.

Next Generation Learning Interiors

Education Interiors

The Needs They Are A-Changin'

"Next-Generation Learning" is having a significant affect on interior design.

Maker Spaces to Create

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Maker Spaces

Creating new spaces for making and problem solving.

Safety & Security

Proof is in the Picture (Image)

Use school security cameras intelligently.

Classroom Sensory Elements

Education Interiors

Multiple Sensory Elements of Classrooms

Study shows that sitting still does not equal paying attention.

Sustainable School Design

Trends in Green

No Longer a Lofty Goal

Sustainable design is becoming the norm and being incorporated into all facets of building design.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Pendulum Swings

Basic education issues haven't changed much.

A Final Thought

It's All About the Money

Children lose when politicians make educational decisions.

Safe, Efficient, School Transportation

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Transportation's Key Words: Safety, Efficiency and Service

Here's how two transportation directors are using GPS, routing and other systems to increase student and fleet safety while making operations more efficient.

Emerging Technology

1:1 Initiative?

Hopefully the 1:1 computing device-to-student ratio initiatives will be great.

Trends in Green

Integrating Sustainability and Education

How greener classrooms can spark next generation learning.

A Final Thought

Better Educational Outcomes

The instant gratification of test results won't do it.

Digital Video Schools

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Digital Video Schools

Teachers are figuring out how to use video in the classroom. At the same time, school boards are figuring out technology budgets.

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