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.


Ask the Expert (Ergonomic Methods)

What Results Should You Expect When Cleaning Is Genuinely Ergonomic?

Facility Planning

Creative Flexibility

Designing schools that promote active and engaged learning.

Sustainable Schools

Game On for Green Cleaning

Creating a playbook for greener cleaning.

healthier more sustainable school environment

Facility Planning

The Educational Village

Moving towards a healthier, more sustainable school environment.

School designed with health in mind

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Healthy Buildings by Design

The benefits for students, teacher and other occupants are too compelling to ignore.

outdoor learning space

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Blinded by the Light

Consideration for outdoor learning spaces.

Sustainable School Design

Sustainable Schools

Make Green Your Theme

Design strategies to keep sustainability top of mind.



Hot Tips (Power Protection)

Backup Power Is Critical

healthy cleaning

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Lean Cleaning as a Path to Quality

Editor's Note (The View From Here

School Calendars

Emergency Egress

Fire & Life Safety

Emergency Egress

Not all plans are (or should be) created equal.

Sustainability approach

A Whole Systems Approach to Sustainability

When we refer to sustainability in an academic setting, we are talking about an environmental system in which a building or a campus can sustain itself. What does this mean?

school exit door

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Access Control Goes To High School

In response to violent incidents at schools, access control at many K-12 schools is being tightened up.

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