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.


interior design for schools

Design Does Matter

Are your students engaged and excited about learning? Lecture versus hands-on exercises. Static desks versus swivel chairs and Hokkie Stools. Industrial Age versus 21st Century design. What does your high school look like? And how engaged are your students?

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Facilities Do Matter

Safety & Security

Active Shooter Training

Does your options-based approach meet standards of care?

campus fence

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Removing Barriers

As years go by, school campuses can become tangled with fencing which no longer serves its original purpose. Improve the appearance of school grounds by removing outdated, unnecessary barriers.

Operation Leadership

Maintenance & Operations

Excellence in Operation, Leadership

Having a strong vision for the new school year.

Ask the Expert (Response Plans)

What Is the Difference Between Emergency Response and Pre-Incident Plan?

Tech Friendly Interiors

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Tech-Friendly Learning Hub

District transforms traditional school library into media center and internet café.

School Construction

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Solving Construction and Operating Problems With BIM

Building Information Modeling can help manage building construction, operations and maintenance.



Internet of Things

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

The Internet of Things (IoT): The Art of the Possible

Education professionals predict that, in five years, the majority of schools will have incorporated IoT into core functional areas. What is IoT, and how does it and will it relate to our educational facilities?

educational design

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Preparing for the Future

Rethinking educational design for a new generation of learners.

place influencing design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Wilderness Wonder

How place influences design.

Legally Speaking

Don't Be at Risk

There are no "instant" background checks for volunteers.

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.

Facility Planning

Educator Commissioning

A crucial step in collaborative teaching.

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