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.


Learning Studios and Classroom Design

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Learning Studios and Classroom Design

When students become the masters of their own learning.

Preventing Sexual Assault at school

Safety & Security

Preventing Sexual Assault, Grooming and Child Molestation in Schools

How Building Design Concepts and Smart Security Technology Can Help.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

New Schools, Old Schools, Safe Schools

Safety Practices

Maintenance & Operations

Don't Overlook Safety Practices in the Workplace

Is your school division reactionary or proactive?

Sustainable Schools

Taking Ownership of Energy Usage

Energy is controllable and manageable, so the opportunity for savings is large.

Ask the Expert: Purchasing and Procurement

To Bid Or Not To Bid: That Isn't the Question!

Emerging Technology

Bandwidth Overkill

It isn't the '90s anymore.

Hot Tips (Color Pavement Marking)

MMA vs. Thermoplastic



Arrival Sequence

Safety & Security

Changing the 'Arrival Sequence'

Architecture firm’s proposed design makes progressive school more secure.

energy rebates

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

High School Qualifies for Energy Rebates

Sidney High School also betters its energy efficiency.

Modernizing Schools

Lessons Learned: Modernizing K-12 Facilities

The impact of a modernized school can be transformative. An updated facility can enhance teacher recruitment, retention and commitment, and students reap benefits in behavior and heath, engagement and learning.

Acoustical Considerations

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Acoustical Considerations for 21st-Century K-12 Learning Environments

Today's educational trends require sound acoustical design.

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.

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.

Business (Controlling Your Resources)

Doing More with Less: 5 Behaviors for Success

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