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.


Northland Pines High School

Intelligent Schools

K-12 school buildings that automatically manage and control utility costs 24-hours a day.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Examining Our Priorities

learning environment

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Reuse or Rebuild?

Balancing the call of history with next-gen learning.

Organic Learning Environments

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Creating Organic Learning Environments Through Sustainable Design

The structure and surrounding landscape can be active learning tools.

Ask the Expert (Student Safety)

Can Technology Contribute To School Safety?

students

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Authentic Experiences

The key to engaging students in learning.

Safety & Security

Are Your Strategies Wanting?

Emerging extreme violent attack methodologies.

flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

"Both/And"

Like many things in life, flooring decisions are not always easy 'black or white' decisions.



school bus

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Keeping Schools Healthy Starts Before the Kids Get to School

mechanical systems

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Control Freaks

Optimizing School Mechanical Systems By Paying Attention.

school commons area

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

We All Scream For—Mobility, Convenience, Flex Appeal, and Lunchtime Learning

Today's schools aren't putting all of their eggs in one basket, but opting for more personal choice, food portability, and digital functionality in student dining facilities.

Ask the Expert (Vacuum Cleaner)

What Are The Advantages Of Switching To Cordless Vacuums?

GWMS classroom

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

A Space to Grow

Preparing students to be independent, self-sufficient

Maintenance & Operations

Managing the Day-to-Day Operations of a Maintenance Department

Things to consider for continued progress and efficiency.

fresh air in the classroom

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

FRESH AIR: The Impact of HVAC Systems on Indoor Air Quality

Expecting children to learn in poorly ventilated classrooms is like requiring them to read blurry textbooks.

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