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.


Facility Planning

Educator Commissioning

A crucial step in collaborative teaching.

perimeter security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

The Secure School Perimeter

Meeting the growing challenge of security in K-12 schools.

place influencing design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Wilderness Wonder

How place influences design.

Healthy Facilities

Healthy Facilities

The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), in partnership with School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management magazines, held the first annual Healthy Facilities Award program. This special section highlights the standouts among the entries received.

educational design

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Preparing for the Future

Rethinking educational design for a new generation of learners.

Legally Speaking

Don't Be at Risk

There are no "instant" background checks for volunteers.

parking

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The K-12 Parking Puzzle

Parking problems have grown at schools along with the size of cars and increased traffic. Here's how experts suggest dealing with these new needs.



Ask the Expert (Classroom Furnishings)

Does Design Impact Student Success?

Sustainable Parking Design

Sustainable Schools

Efficient and Prudent

Sustainable design revolves around the sun.

Active Planning

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Using Active Planning to Evaluate Space and Leverage Resources

Active planning of facilities is critical for all school districts, no matter the size.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Two New Annual Special Features

Hot Tips (Safe Flooring Choices)

How Floors Keep Students Safer

Business Practices

Stakeholder Financial Literacy

Telling the story behind the numbers.

Planning Strategies

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Programmatic Synergies

Planning strategies to support future pedagogies

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