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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.


There Can Be No Doubt

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

Cooperative Purchasing

Cooperative Purchasing

How schools are using it to upgrade security.

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.

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.

A Final Thought

Schools Are Still Changing

We need a non-governmental foundation, like EFL, to support and fund exploration.

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Net Positive

After its first year in operation, this school facility is proving to be unique.



Sustainable Security Design

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Sustainable Security Design

Integrating access control into a K-12 Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) program.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Things Are Looking Up

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Combined Schools Boost Sustainability

Healthy Carpet Care

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Keys to Healthy Carpet Care

Methods to make sure your school's carpeted areas are clean and safe.

Trends in Green | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Controlling Moisture in America's Schools

One way to enhance the health and productivity of students, faculty and staff and the sustainability and resiliency of our schools.

Technology

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Technology's Contribution to Sustainability

What's being done to make schools sustainable, and a shout out to the unsung heroes on the IT team.

Facility Planning

The Real Question

What will the 21st-century learning environment look like?