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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)

The Education Marketplace

Deborah P. Moore explains how to make the best use of this comprehensive guide of products and suppliers for the education market.

Cooperative Purchasing

Cooperative Purchasing

How schools are using it to upgrade security.

Sustainable Purchasing for Schools

Sustainable Purchasing for Schools

This recently released guide provides a host of tools and resources for administrators, teachers and parents concerned with making healthy purchasing decisions that are good for students and the school environment.

There Can Be No Doubt

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

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.