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.

Purchasing Practices

Today's Purchasing Practices

Here's a broad look at today's school purchasing practices from four veterans representing different-sized, and both rural and urban, districts.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Education Marketplace

There Can Be No Doubt

Facilities and the conditions of the learning environment have an effect on students and staff.

Education Technology

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Involve, Engage, Motivate: Teaching Students With Ed Tech

As schools transition toward e-learning environments, educational technology offers new opportunities and resources to increase student participation and classroom interactivity.

STEAM Facilities

Facility Planning

The STEAM Express-Future Ready

Facilities that make a difference.

School Security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Blended School Security

Security planning and spending that protects students, faculty, staff and property — in that order.

combat rising energy costs

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Battle Worth Fighting

Proven ways to combat rising energy costs.


Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

The Bullies Inside Locked Schools

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Research Review

More challenges on the horizon.

Architecture impacts student success

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

'Wow, you really like me!'

Architecture has powerful impact on student success.

Libraries and Media Centers

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Libraries Media Centers

Designing school spaces in the information age.

Safety & Security

Safe Rooms

An efficient deterrent to school violence if used appropriately.

A Final Thought

Rules, Laws, Policies

Aren't they supposed to be for the benefit of the students?

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