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.


Legally Speaking

Don't Be at Risk

There are no "instant" background checks for volunteers.

parking

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The K-12 Parking Puzzle

Parking problems have grown at schools along with the size of cars and increased traffic. Here's how experts suggest dealing with these new needs.

Ask the Expert (Classroom Furnishings)

Does Design Impact Student Success?

Sustainable Parking Design

Sustainable Schools

Efficient and Prudent

Sustainable design revolves around the sun.

Active Planning

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Using Active Planning to Evaluate Space and Leverage Resources

Active planning of facilities is critical for all school districts, no matter the size.

Hot Tips (Safe Flooring Choices)

How Floors Keep Students Safer

Business Practices

Stakeholder Financial Literacy

Telling the story behind the numbers.

Planning Strategies

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Programmatic Synergies

Planning strategies to support future pedagogies



Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Two New Annual Special Features

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!

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