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.


A Final Thought

Seek Solutions

Celebrating what U.S. schools do well and a man who pointed the way.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Good News, Again!

But our school buildings still need more attention and funding.

Access Control and Lockdown

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Improving Access Control and Lockdown

Access control is the most critical aspect of any organization's safety strategy.

ABCs of ELAs

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

ABCs of ELAs

Best practices for extended learning areas.

Better Light

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Let There Be Better Light

Research shows that different kinds of light help students take tests, study, collaborate with others and relax.

Facility planning reports

Facility Planning

Trending Today

Facility planning reports as websites.

Noise Control

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Controlling Noise and Increasing the Voice

The materials used for walls, ceilings and even furnishings have a considerable impact on classroom acoustics. Here’s what the experts say about it.

Indoor Air Quality

Trends In Green

The Guide

A holistic approach to energy efficiency retrofits, health and safety.



Technology is Reshaping Instructional Space

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

How Technology is Reshaping Instructional Space

As technology reshapes the way we define instructional space, educators may be obliged to vacate comfort zones.

Trends in Education

Trends in Education 2015

outdoor classrooms

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Whole-Child Learning

Learning comes alive in outdoor classrooms.

School furniture

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Flipping for Student Success

Furniture is an important and effective design component when planning and creating these learning spaces.

Fire & Life Safety

Self-Inspection Programs

Reducing life-safety and legal risks for the district.

next generation learning

Trends in Education

The Future Is Now

Bringing next generation learning to all school buildings.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Schools and Community

Serving all students in the classrooms and beyond.

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