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.

Maintenance & Operations

Membership in an Organization is Beneficial

Attaining excellence in education through professional facility management.

A Final Thought

Based on the Data

Figures about new schools and where those figures come from.

Dining Commons

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Dining Commons

Strategic design solutions for multi-use spaces.

Fire & Life Safety

Planning With Purpose

Have you got your peeps ready for emergency evacuation?

Editor's Note

Unsung Heroes

Doing their best with less and less.

Maryland HighPerformance Building

Trends in Green

Drawing a Green Line in Maryland

Learning environments that build a greener future.

Designing Early Learning Classrooms

Time to Make Some Facility Changes

mass notification system

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Managing Mass Notification

In an emergency, a well-managed mass notification system can help keep students and faculty safe.

Designing Early Learning Classrooms

Designing Early Learning Classrooms

Early learning experts offer insights for classroom design, illustrated by an Illinois-based example.

Business Practices

Uh-Oh What Should We Do?

Can you ace the disaster recovery test?

Understanding technology, controls and systems integration

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Where's the Owner's Manual?

Understanding technology, controls and systems integration

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

An Emergency App

school energy savings

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

I x T = S + E

Leaders in the field point to key elements in a formula for school energy savings.

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Sustainable School Safety Compliance


Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Acoustics Alert

Raise your hand if you can't hear me.

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