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.


Hot Tips (Acoustics)

Flooring's Affect on Noise Levels

Cleaner Air

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Cleaner Air, Better Students

Research shows that students — as well as teachers — perform better when schools implement indoor air quality programs.

Business Practices

Change Doesn't Need to be Disruptive

Making the move to a new vendor.

Learning Landscape

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Learning Landscape Benefits S.T.E.A.M. Education

The children's center at Caltech reflects local ecology.

Ask the Expert (School Communications)

Is It Possible To Integrate, Segment School Communications?

Sustainable Schools

Learning from Design

How sustainable design becomes net-positive education.

Building Materials

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Deciding What Building Materials to Specify

It's time to build a new school, and there's a lot more to the process than securing the funding and beginning the digging. One part of the process is choosing building materials. Here's how.

Legally Speaking

Be Prepared

The future of public education in the Trump era.



Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Everything Old Is New Again

Checking School Visitors

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

All Visitors Must Sign In

With the enormous attention we have placed on safe and secure campuses, is it still possible for a stranger to enter a school building and walk around freely without anyone noticing?

school roof installation

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Weather or Not?

Maintaining watertight roofs is an ongoing challenge for many facilities professionals. In seeking advice from experts all over the country, their lessons learned were in several categories.

elementary school prototype paradigm

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

What If We Changed the Rules

Multi-purpose training facilities

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Flexible Space Inspires Innovation

Multi-purpose training facilities follow 21st-century learning trends.

Natural Disasters

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Preparing Schools for Natural Disasters

Preparation paves the way to surviving a disaster and getting right back to business. How can K-12 schools prepare?

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