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.


adaptive reuse

Adaptive Reuse

An alternative to new construction, renovation.

Emerging Technology

BYOD is Bombing

Some things to examine if the district is considering this route.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Summer Learning Opportunities

Ask the Expert (Battery-Powered Equipment)

What Advances Have Impacted Battery-Powered Cleaning Equipment?

Ask the Expert (Gunshot Sensors)

What Does It Take To Add Gunshot Detection Services To Your Facility?

integration

Facility Planning

Integration by Compaction and Subtraction

Fostering blended work-sharing environments in next-generation schools

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Looking to the Future



squash court

Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

A New Challenge

Building school squash courts requires planning outside of the box.

Intelligent Buildings

5 Considerations for Resilient Schools

Resilience means preparing for and adapting to risks and vulnerabilities, but what exactly does this mean for k-12 schools?

Fire & Life Safety

A Few Tips

Reducing the risks from wildfires for your campus.

school access control

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

School Access Control

Even the most thoughtfully designed and perfectly installed access control strategies can often easily be compromised by staff who do not do their part to support them. While staff development is called for, making access control a reality in deed as well as word is must be a leadership priority.

outdoor classroom

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Classrooms in the Great Outdoors

After years inside classrooms, educators are rediscovering the learning benefits provided by the great outdoors. There are outdoor educational opportunities in engineering, math, science—all of the basic subjects.

Sustainable Schools

Focus on the Silent Middle

Practical politics for facility planning.

Hot Tips (Emergency Evacuation)

Planning For Evacuation

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