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.


energy rebates

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

High School Qualifies for Energy Rebates

Sidney High School also betters its energy efficiency.

school collaboration

Business

Creating Successful Joint-Use Collaborations

Collaboration is the art and science of combining people's talents, skills, and knowledge to achieve a common goal.

Hot Tips (Color Pavement Marking)

MMA vs. Thermoplastic

Washington Update Let’s Make a Deal: Appropriations and Other Policy Issues

Lawmakers appear to be sending early signals of independence to the Trump administration on education budget issues.

Hot Tips: School Bathrooms

Why Bathrooms/Locker Rooms Matter More

Restroom design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Rethinking Restroom, Shower Room and Locker Room Design

For a variety of reasons, restroom, shower room and locker room designs are changing. Here's a look at what's driving those changes and what the spaces look like.

Business (Controlling Your Resources)

Doing More with Less: 5 Behaviors for Success

Successful School Design

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Successful Designs Inside and Out

Experiential and accessible environments for students with special needs.



Editor's Note: The View From Here

Another BIG Change

Safety & Security

Bulletproof Glass

Be careful, assumptions aren't the same as realities.

School Facilities

Facility Planning

School Facilities Belong in the Nation's Infrastructure Portfolio

Outsourcing

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Should I or Shouldn't I? Facing the Outsourcing Decision

Sometimes it's a more responsible use of resources to contract a service. But how do you know for sure? Here's how to work through the process.

Making Schools New

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Making School New Again

Technology is reinventing K-12 teaching and learning.

Ask the Expert: Emergency Communications

What Do We Already Have That Can Improve Safety?

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