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.


Safety & Security

Bulletproof Glass

Be careful, assumptions aren't the same as realities.

Hot Tips: School Bathrooms

Why Bathrooms/Locker Rooms Matter More

Editor's Note: The View From Here

Another BIG Change

School Facilities

Facility Planning

School Facilities Belong in the Nation's Infrastructure Portfolio

Restroom design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Rethinking Restroom, Shower Room and Locker Room Design

For a variety of reasons, restroom, shower room and locker room designs are changing. Here's a look at what's driving those changes and what the spaces look like.

Outsourcing

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Should I or Shouldn't I? Facing the Outsourcing Decision

Sometimes it's a more responsible use of resources to contract a service. But how do you know for sure? Here's how to work through the process.

Successful School Design

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Successful Designs Inside and Out

Experiential and accessible environments for students with special needs.

Ask the Expert: Emergency Communications

What Do We Already Have That Can Improve Safety?



High Tech learning

Sustainable Schools

High Tech Learning and Ecological Design Go Hand in Hand for School Facilities

Making Schools New

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Making School New Again

Technology is reinventing K-12 teaching and learning.

Fire & Life Safety

Building Inspections

If you hire a firm, make sure they understand your systems and complexities.

Architectural Innovations

Architectural Innovations for Immersive Learning Environments In K-12 Schools

New forms of architecture design for K-12 schools are creating in-depth, adaptive and flexible learning spaces for students with diverse and changing learning needs.

Early Childhood Design

5 Building Blocks of Early Childhood Design

Creating a Student-Centered Environment.

Building Condition

Maintenance & Operations

Building Condition and the Influence on Student Learning

The time is now for a national study on the correlation between public school buildings and learning.

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