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.

combat rising energy costs

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Battle Worth Fighting

Proven ways to combat rising energy costs.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Research Review

More challenges on the horizon.

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.

Safety & Security

Safe Rooms

An efficient deterrent to school violence if used appropriately.

Architecture impacts student success

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

'Wow, you really like me!'

Architecture has powerful impact on student success.

A Final Thought

Rules, Laws, Policies

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

Libraries and Media Centers

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Libraries Media Centers

Designing school spaces in the information age.


Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

The Bullies Inside Locked Schools

Trends in Green

Reducing Peak Energy Demand

One cost-effective solution for reducing energy costs provides additional positive results.

STEAM Facilities

Facility Planning

The STEAM Express-Future Ready

Facilities that make a difference.


Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Choosing Your Floor

Decisions need to be made that are based on more than looks.

Adaptive Reuse

Cover Story

Adaptive Reuse

Resolving expansion problems by converting existing buildings into schools.

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.

Maintenance & Operations

Membership in an Organization is Beneficial

Attaining excellence in education through professional facility management.

Designing Early Learning Classrooms

Time to Make Some Facility Changes

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